Graduations are always exciting events. It is a time to reflect on the
past and wonder about the future. Your child has accomplished an
important goal in their life and it should be a time to celebrate.
Graduation parties can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish. Many
people host their graduation party in their home using their backyard,
deck or porch for outdoor entertaining while others opt to have the
party outside of the home. Whatever you choose below you will find some
recipes to help make it a memorable occasion.
Select a variety of fruits such
as strawberries, kiwi, grapes. bananas, apples, pineapples or oranges
and some sweets like marshmallows, pretzels, pound cake squares. Display
the goodies on a gold or silver platter.
12 ounces sweet
German chocolate, or semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 cup light cream or half and half
Add small pieces of chocolate into a saucepan on low heat. Add the cream
and stir until the chocolate is all melted. Add the vanilla extract and
stir. Transfer the chocolate sauce to a fondue pot. Using the fondue
forks or small wooden skewers, spear the goodies and dip into the
Grad Caps Recipe
Frosting or peanut
Place a miniature peanut butter cup, bottom up, on a plate. Top with a
small dollop of frosting or peanut butter, then press on a
chocolate-covered graham cracker.
For a tassel, tightly roll up a small square of fruit leather. Cut
fringe on one end and attach the other end to the center of the graham
cracker with another dab of frosting or peanut butter.
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.
Cut up 1 inch pieces of Italian or French style bread
to serve with it.
Dip can be served in a hollowed out round loaf of
Layer in a 9 inch pie plate or quiche pan the
One 8 oz package of cream cheese (spread like a
One 14 oz jar of pizza sauce
1/3 cup chopped onions (optional)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
One 3 oz can chopped black olives
3 ozs chopped pepperoni
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with
Note: can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.
1/2 lb Cappacola
1/2 lb imported ham
1/2 lb Provolone cheese
1/2 lb Genoa salami
1/2 head shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato to taste
Chopped onion to taste (optional)
Oregano, salt and paper to taste
Olive oil to taste
Tear lunch meat and cheese into bite-size pieces and
put into a large bowl. Add lettuce. Mix well.
Before serving add tomato and onions (optional).
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Add olive oil and mix well.
Serve with small Kaiser rolls.
Salad Bar Pizza
One 8 oz pkg refrigerated
One 8 oz pkg cream cheese
One 1 oz pkg original ranch salad
dressing mix (dry)
About 1 lb finely chopped salad
bar vegetables. Example: red and green peppers, broccoli,
carrots, black olives, cherry tomatoes.
Unroll crescent rolls and place the
sections on a cookie sheet. Press the perforations and seams together to
form a crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until
Cream together cream cheese and
dressing mix until smooth.
Spread the mixture over the baked and
Sprinkle veggies over creamy mixture.
Chill, cut into squares and serve.
Combine 1/2 gallon sherbet and
pineapple juice in a punch bowl and
mix well. Add carbonated beverage
stir until sherbet is almost
dissolved. Mix well. Scoop and
float some additional orange sherbet
on the top of the liquid if desired.
Serve punch immediately
Alternate on a platter sliced, ripe tomatoes and sliced fresh
mozzarella. Add julienned basil leaves over the tomatoes. Drizzle
with olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar.
watermelon and filling it with fruit salad is a wonderful display on
your food table. To learn how to carve a watermelon into a heart
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