PASTA SALAD MIX
SWEET AND SPICY SPREAD
Mix all ingredients except cream cheese. Place cream cheese in center of plate and spread it in a circle. Spread mixture around the outside of the cream cheese. Add the Tortilla chips around the outside of the Sweet and Spicy mixture for a colorful and yummy presentation.
For a dip:
*** You can also use Yaya’s Yummys “Silly Tilly's Tomato” or “Apricot Jalapeño Red Pepper” for variation in this recipe. Your guest will be surprised at how creative you are!***
EASY, FAST AND DELICIOUS SCAMPI
If using chicken cut in thin slices or small chunks. Follow these easy directions. Cook pasta first. Mix package of Garlic n’ Herb Olive Oil Dip Mix with 2 TBSP water. Then add 3/4—1 cup PURE olive oil and mix. Take out enough to coat a fry pan and cook seafood or chicken in it. When done, add cooked pasta and rest of mixture. Combine in the pan, add grated cheese and toss well. This is Soooo good, easy and fast! Add a salad and you have a complete gourmet meal in minutes.
FAST AND DELICIOUS COCKTAIL MEATBALLS
Place frozen meatballs, Yaya’s Merlot Jelly, chili sauce and lemon juice in a crock pot set on high. Stir to combine the sauce and meatballs. Cover and cook 2 to 3 hours until meatballs are defrosted, cooked and mixture is hot throughout. Enjoy!
EASY SWEET AND SOUR BITES
In a saucepan, combine mustard, Yaya’s Sweet Onion Spread, and relish. Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is hot and well blended. Slice frankfurters diagonally into bite-size pieces. Add to sauce and heat thoroughly. Serve with toothpicks.
(You may also use cooked mini smoked sausages for a nice smoky taste.)
YAYA’S YUMMYS SOUTHWEST CHICKEN BARBEQUE
In a 3 - 4 quart Crockpot place:
Stir mixture to combine. Add - 4 uncooked Skinless Chicken Breasts (You can put in whole or cut into pieces)
Stir again to cover chicken with sauce. Set Crockpot on high and cook for 3 1/2 – 4 hours until chicken is done and tender or cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours. Enjoy!
***For an extra treat, try shredding the chicken after it has cooked completely, and serve with black beans, avocado slices and warm tortillas wraps***
REALLY RASPBERRY TOFU SMOOTHY
In a blender combine tofu, apple juice, frozen raspberries, jam, frozen bananas and almond extract. Blend until smooth.
SPINACH SALAD WITH PEPPERY JELLY DRESSING
In a small bowl, whisk together the Apricot, Red Pepper Spread, olive oil, salt and mustard to make the dressing. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool. Place the spinach in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. Divide between two serving bowls. Top each one with slices of goat cheese and sprinkle with walnuts.
SPICY ALMOND CHICKEN
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To skillet add Merlot jelly, mustard, almonds, sugar, juice and cinnamon. Stir together and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until jelly dissolves. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (no longer pink inside). Serves 4-6.
“SWEET BRENYA’S” AMAZING TRIFLE
Slice cake and spread pieces with jam. Sandwich pieces of cake together and arrange pieces in bottom of glass trifle bowl or other glass serving bowl. Prepare the gelatin according to package directions and pour over cake. Refrigerate until set, 2 hours. Pour prepared pudding or custard over the set gelatin. In a medium bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Spread over pudding. Sprinkle with chocolate and chill in refrigerator until serving.
HOT AND CREAMY SPINACH ‘N GARLIC DIP
Cut a (8 oz) package of cream cheese into small pieces. Place in a microwave safe bowl and add, 8 oz grated cheddar cheese, 1 packet Garlic "Oh My" dip mix, 10-12 oz fresh chopped spinach-rinsed and dried, and 1 medium tomato-chopped into tiny pieces. Mix well. Heat until cheese is melted (do not overheat) Stir halfway through cooking. Serve hot with pita wedges, crackers or Baggett slices.
Take one package of Sweet n' Spicy Jalapeno dip mix and add it to 16 ounces of crushed or diced tomatoes and let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours and serve. You can add more or less tomatoes to alter taste.
HARDY HORSERADISH BEEF TENDERLOIN
1 2 lb Beef Tenderloin, 4 cloves garlic finely chopped, 4 Tbsp. regular olive oil , 1 package Hardy Horseradish dip mix Trim fat off of beef tenderloin. Place in a baking dish. Sprinkle entire dip package and garlic over it. Drizzle olive oil dip on top and bake in a preheated oven at 400 for 30 minutes or to desired tenderness. Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
SOUTHWEST VEGGIE BURGERS
You will need: 2 oz olive oil, 6 Tbsp diced red onions, 4 Tbsp diced black olives, 5 Tbsp diced red peppers, 4 Tbsp diced garlic, 4 oz black beans rinsed and drained, 4 oz white beans rinsed and drained, 4 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained, 8 oz rolled oats, 2 Tbsp Sweet n’ Spicy Jalapeno dip mix, 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves 1/2 tsp celery salt, 4 Tbsp seasoned bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs, 1 egg.
Directions: In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 oz olive oil and all raw vegetables except beans. Sauté until translucent. Remove and cool. Cook the oats according to oatmeal directions and let cool. Place beans in a mixing bowl and crush with a fork. Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl and mix well. Add egg and mix well. Then add cooked veggies to mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and form into 4 medium sized thin patties, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. In sauté pan add 1 oz olive oil, and cook patties on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes per side until browned.
Takes a little time, but boy are these good!
MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORED FISH
Mix 1 package of Mediterranean Delight olive oil blend with 1/2 cup of pure olive oil. (Adding the Feta cheese is optional) Mix well and let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, using white fish such as cod, haddock or flounder rinse under cold water and set aside. In a sauté pan, add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil to coat the pan. Turn on to medium high and when pan is hot add fish to it. Add a spoonful at a time of the Mediterranean Delight olive oil blend prepared mix to the top of the fish and let fish cook to almost done. Then flip fish over in pan for another minute or so and then serve. (You can actually use any of the olive oil dipping mixes for this dish.)
DEVINE CHICKEN DIP
Mix one package of Curry n’ Red Chili dip mix according to the directions. Add 2 cans of chicken or 1 large chicken breast (cooked and shredded) and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well and heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted. Serve with crackers for dipping.
*You can also sprinkle some buttery, toasted bread crumbs on the top before serving for an extra special treat*
ARTICHOKE BRUSCHETTA CREA CHEESE SPREAD
1 (8 oz of cream cheese)softened, 3 tsp. finely chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. sugar, 4 Tbsp. artichoke hearts (drained and chopped), 3 Tbsp. finely chopped onions, 3 Tbsp. chopped chives, 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 4 Tbsp. softened and chopped sundried tomatoes, 1 package Bruschetta Olive Oil Blend mix.
Directions: Take 1 Tbsp. of Bruschetta dip mix and mix with 1 Tbsp. of water in a cup and let sit 5 minutes to soften. Mix all ingredients together with cream cheese and let sit in fridge for at least 3 hours. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
YOUR OWN SIGNATURE FRENCH FRIES
Wash potatoes well and slice them in long strips. Coat in olive oil and spread out on a cookie sheet. Heat oven to 400. Sprinkle any of Yaya’s Veggie Dip Mix you would like the flavor of your fries to have, onto the sliced potatoes. Toss well to coat the potatoes. Bake in oven for approximately 30-35 minutes turning the fries over after the first 15 minutes
GOURMET ICE CREAM
Add a small amount of any of our Fruit Dip mixes (unprepared) to softened vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Mix in well and place into freezer for at least 1 hour and serve. You have created your own unique Gourmet ice cream flavor.
OMELETTES YOUR WAY
Use half of the package of any veggie dip you would like to 3 eggs and 2 Tbsp. milk or water…whisk together all ingredients…let sit in fridge for 10 minutes. Cook eggs until are the way you like them. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve.
Prepare Basil n’ Pine Nut Pesto Olive Oil Blend mix according to package directions using ONLY ONE HALF CUP regular olive oil. Cleanand devein one pound of jumbo shrimp. When steamed or cooked, add prepared pesto to pan with shrimp. Toss until the shrimp are hot and coated with the Pesto. Serve over pasta or rice or even mixed cooked veggies. Also works great with chicken or scallops!
BUFFALO BLUE BURGERS
Mix a packet of Buffalo Blue Wing Dip mix in with your burger. Shape into patties and cook. This works well with ground chicken or turkey too. Let me tell you......this is Y-U-M-M-Y !
Mix up a package of Yaya's Yummys "Double Dip" Brownie Mix as directed. Spread the batter in a prepared pan. Warm some of Yaya's Yummys "Mom's Magnificent" Strawberry Jam in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Swirl the warmed jam in the brownie batter and bake as directed on brownie package. Know one will be able to resist your signature brownies!
SWEET ‘N SPICY COLESLAW
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, apples, sliced almonds, and cilantro. In a small bowl, combine the pepper jelly, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and cumin, stirring until smooth. Pour over the cabbage mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
BACON, LETTUCE ‘N TOMATO BITES
Make 1 package of Yaya's Bacon n' Tomato dip mix according to directions. Take 1 or 2 pints of cherry tomatoes,( depending on how many you want to serve) scoop the top and middle out of each tomato. Fill the tomatoes with the Bacon n' Tomato and top with finely shredded lettuce. Chill until ready to serve.
BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA
Stir together Beer Bread Mix and beer or seltzer. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. With greased hands, press dough into a greased pizza pan.
BABY BUFFALO BITES
Spread Buffalo Blue Mix (prepared with only cream cheese) over a tortilla to about 1/8" thick. Arrange chicken slices in a single layer on top of the dip Roll up tortilla tightly. Repeat with remaining ingredients until you run out of chicken or dip. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until cream cheese sets. Using a sharp knife, slice rolls into 1" sections. Wipe the knife blade with a damp kitchen towel or paper towel every few slices. Arrange sliced bites on a platter. Refrigerate until served.
***Note: Tortillas are more pliable when brought to room temperature first.***
CHICKEN CUTLETS/ TENDERS
Wisk 2-3 eggs in bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. milk or water. Add 1 package Garlic & Herb Olive Oil Dipping Mix. Toss 1-2 pounds of chicken into egg mixture. Using 1 cup of bread crumbs. (You can add 1/2 bread crumb mixture with Panko bread crumbs for extra crispness) coat the egg dipped chicken. Use REGULAR olive oil, fry until done.
GRILLED SWEET POTATOES
Wash and cut sweet potatoes in half, long ways. Cut the halfs in 1-2 inch peices. Brush with the Garlic n' Herb Olive Oil Dipping Mix (prepaired as directed on package) and lightly sprinkle with sea salt. Toss to mix. Place on grill and cook until fork tender.
TACO SUPREME PIZZA
ZESTY GRILLED SANDWICHES
Spread some of Yaya's Apricot Red Pepper Jam on the cheese before grilling your grilled cheese sandwich. You will not believe how good it is!
FIG HOR 'D OEUVRE SPREAD
Spread Yaya's Figgy Wiggy Preserves on a log of goat cheese or cream cheese (if you don't like goat cheese). Top with a mixture of crushed nuts of your choice. (I prefer crushed almonds and pistachios.) You may also add some crushed dried fruit like cranberries if you'd like. Serve your gourmet treat with a Flat Bread Cracker or any Gourmet Cracker.
This is unbelievably delicious!
GREAT PARTY SNACK
(This recipe was submitted by Paula D. of Hamlin, NY.)
Cut hotdogs into bite size pieces and set aside. In frying pan,add 1 jar of Yaya's Yummys Apricot Red Pepper Spread and 1 Tbsp. of sweet or honey mustard. Cook until the spread comes to a liquid stage and is at a low boil. Lower heat and add hotdog pieces.
Coat hotdogs with mixture and simmer for a bit. Serve hot.
"This makes a great snack for any party or get together. Paula said they were a BIG hit at the party she took them to. Thanks Paula for sharing with us!"
GRILLED TURKEY SLIDERS with Yaya’s “SILLY TILLY’S” TOMATO JAM
Mix the ground turkey, ricotta, mustard, onion, basil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Form into small 1/2-inch thick patties. Place formed patties on a platter and refrigerate just to help firm up.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates with olive oil to keep the patties from sticking. Grill the patties for 4 minutes, and then flip and continue to cook the other side for another 4 minutes. Place the rolls on the warmer rack to toast during the last 3 minutes of grilling.
To assemble burgers, place a patty between the buns and top with lettuce and a Tablespoon of Silly Tilly’s Tomato Jam.
These sliders are so yummy and don’t have a lot of fat. The ricotta cheese keeps them moist and wonderful and the flavor of the Tomato jam just makes them pop.*If you like a larger burger, just make your patties the size you want and adjust the cooking time accordingly.*
My husband is a meat and potato kind of guy and he LOVES these burgers!!
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