Crab dip, cheesy bacon snack, the duck cocktail


Maybe at this time of the winter you just need a pick-me-up. How about this?
Crab dip
1 8-oz.pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 C Miracle Whip Dressing
3/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 C finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 green onions, sliced, divided
1 6-oz.can lump crabmeat, drained
1/4 C roasted red peppers, chopped
1-1/4 C fresh corn kernels, divided
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cream cheese and Miracle Whip in medium bowl until blended. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan; mix well. Reserve 2 TBS onions for later use. Add remaining onions to dip along with the crabmeat, peppers and 1 cup corn; mix lightly. Spoon into 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining mozzarella, Parmesan and corn.
Bake 30 to 35 min. or until dip is heated through and mozzarella is melted. Sprinkle with reserved onions.
Cheesy bacon snack
12 oz. softened cream cheese
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg. ranch seasoning
1 C finely chopped bacon (1 lb. bacon)
1 tbsp. parsley
pretzel sticks
Add softened cream cheese to a medium bowl and smooth with a spatula or a hand mixer. Add cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning and mix until combined. In a small bowl, combine bacon and parsley. Use a melon baller to scoop out a ball of cheese mixture. Use your hands to make sure it is in a ball and then roll it in bacon mixture. Set aside. Repeat until all cheese balls are made. Place a pretzel stick in the middle of each cheese ball and serve.
The duck cocktail
1 oz. Baileys
1 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Amaretto or Crown Royal
2 scoops of vanilla Ice cream
2 oz. whole milk
whipped cream and cherry for garnish
In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into your glass and top with cream and cherry.
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