Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Balls

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Balls

I used to host quite a few dinner parties, football day events, holiday dinners, and other food centric shindigs throughout the year. Nowadays, I don’t entertain as often, but when I do, I still enjoy making some of the old favorite recipes and will pull out the recipe boxes and start searching for the ones that were always a hit with guests when planning a menu.

One recipe that was always sure to please is Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Balls (or Bacon Roll-Ups). These were especially popular during game day get-togethers in the fall or winter when the weather was cooler and people craved hearty fare. Of course, I’m sure the previously consumed brewskis might also have had a thing or two to do with the cravings for heavy food.

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Oyster Cracker Snacks

Oyster Cracker Nibbles (1 of 1)-2

I enjoy having snacks on hand for nibbling around the holidays.  The hectic days, especially as we get closer to the end of the year, encourage more snacking and less regular meals as our schedules get busy with parties and entertaining.  Not to say that all snacking is healthier.  It just happens.

As with many older recipes, this one for Oyster Cracker Snacks is a bit quirky.  Remember the impossible pies made with Bisquick?  You mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, pour the mixture into a pie pan or baking dish, and Voilà!, you have a pie (of sorts) with custard on the top and a crust that’s miraculously formed below.

This recipe is another one of those unusual things and you have to wonder how someone ever came up with it in the first place, but, it works and it’s tasty.  In fact, I used to be addicted to these highly seasoned little morsels many years ago.  I’d make them around the holidays and keep a stash on hand for guests and and store a bag or two away for me.  I’d pop a few while sipping wine and cooking the holiday meals.  Did I mention they’re quite good with wine and beer?! 😉

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