Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yummy sausage appetizers - easy and delicious!

Sausage Cheese Balls
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This is definitely one of my "go-to" recipes when I want to make a ton of appetizers.  You can make these ahead of time and freeze them - then just pop as many as you want onto a baking sheet and into a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, and in no time you will have delicious snacks/appetizers for your guests.  

These would be a great addition to any Superbowl Sunday menu!

  • 3 cups of Bisquik® mix
  • 1 pound of uncooked bulk sausage (out of casing)
  • 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (16 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dired parsley
  • BBQ sauce or chili sauce for dipping (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Lightly grease bottom and sides of a jelly roll pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients, except BBQ sauce, using hands or spoon (I like to use plastic gloves and mix by hand).   
  • After mixed together, shape into 1 inch balls and place on jelly roll pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve warm with dipping sauce.

Want to make these savory cheese balls ahead? Your options are many! You can:
  • Cover and refrigerate unbaked balls up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.
  • Cover and freeze unbaked balls up to 1 month. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place frozen balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brown.
  • Bake as directed; cover and freeze up to 1 month. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place frozen balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through.
  • Bake as directed; cover and freeze up to 1 month. Place 6 frozen balls on microwavable plate. Loosely cover with waxed paper. Microwave on High 45 seconds to 1 minute or until heated through.

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Michael's 12x12 scrapbook case on sale this week - Use for LEGOS!

    These are the scrapbook cases from
    Michael's on sale for $4.99 each (reg. $8.99 each).

    This is the case Toys R Us sells for $13.99 (not including the legos shown in the case), and it does include a small base,
    which retails for $4.99, so the case alone would still come to $9.99.

         This week in Michael's craft stores, they have scrapbook cases on sale for $4.99 each, which would be great for storing your children's legos.  If your children are anything like mine, then they live and breathe legos, and those little tiny pieces can get all over the place! LOL  Why not organize them while not breaking the bank?  You could even color coordinate according to the lego colors (the scrapbook cases usually come in a variety of colors).  This size case should fit the small square lego bases in them as well.

         To make these even more special, buy some stickers for your children to decorate them with, or some paint markers to write their names on their very own LEGO cases!  For this price, you simply can't beat it!