March 15, 1999
Spread tomato sauce on both English muffin halves. Sprinkle grated cheese all over one half. Add olive halves for eyes and a nose, and a red pepper slice for a mouth. On the other muffin half, use olive slices for eyes and a nose, a green pepper for a mouth, and the remaining cheese for hair. Broil in a toaster oven for 5 minutes. Makes 2 individual pizzas.
Prepare the blueberry gelatin in a large mixing bowl according to package directions and refrigerate until partially set. Make a rocky ocean floor by pouring the blueberries or grapes into the fishbowl. Spoon the blue water over the fruit, arranging the gummy fish into the gelatin. Chill thoroughly. Let the kids fish for the snack with a ladle and be sure to restock the aquarium with extra candies. Makes 12 cups.
Place peanut butter, yogurt, and cinnamon in 1-qt. bowl; stir with 10" whisk until thoroughly blended. Using whisk, gently stir whipped topping into peanut butter mixture until blended. Put dip in chilled bowl for serving and storing. For dippers, cut apples or pears into wedges. Makes 12 servings.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except crescent rolls. Unroll crescent roll dough, fold in half and then roll into a 10" square; cut into 16 squares. Make 1" cuts diagonally from corners of each square. Place 1 heaping tsp. filling in the center of each square. To form stars, fold in every other dough tip toward center. Insert wooden toothpick into center of each star to hold dough. Bake on greased baking sheet 10-12 minutes. Makes 16 appetizers.
For crust: Melt margarine over low heat in medium, heavy saucepan. Add marshmallows and peanut butter; stir until melted. Remove from heat, add cereal, and stir until coated. Press onto bottom of 13x9" baking pan coated with non-stick spray.
For fudge: Combine margarine, evaporated milk, sugar, and salt in medium, heavy saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add marshmallows, morsels, peanut butter, and vanilla, stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows and morsels are completely melted. Pour over prepared crust. Sprinkle peanuts over fudge; press in slightly. Chill until set. Makes 80 squares.
Mix together turkey, egg, water chestnuts, bread crumbs, green onions, and teriyaki sauce; form into patties. Grill slowly until cooked through. Blend ketchup and jam. Serve burgers with ketchup mixture and lettuce. Makes 4 servings.
Cook onions in oil until tender. Form ground beef into 4 burgers. Sprinkle burgers on both sides with salt. Grill to desired doneness. Place a slice of cheese on each burger, heat briefly on grill until cheese begins to soften. Serve burgers in buns, topped with onions and ketchup. Makes 4 servings.
Shake chicken pieces with coating mixture; discard any remaining mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with barbecue sauce, if desired. Makes 4-6 servings.