RECIPE: Helga’s Playhouse Hot Sausage Meatballs

(Electronic image by Ron Flaviano) PLAYHOUSE HOT SAUSAGE MEATBALLS (RECIPE BY HELGA WENGLER) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. fresh hot Italian sausage (bulk) 1¼ lb. or more sharp cheddar cheese (grated) 3 cups Bisquick Dash of Maggi seasoning (optional) PREPARATION Mix ingredients well. Form into balls 1 inch in diameter. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 […]

RECIPE: Edamame Hummus Dip

  (Electronic image by Stephanie Shaw. Courtesy of Leigh & Ollie Interiors) Edamame Hummus Dip (Recipe by Stephanie Shaw) INGREDIENTS 1 cup edamame 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon Sriracha seasoning 1/2 teaspoon cumin 4 Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons Kalamata juice 1/3 cup tahini 1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt 1 bunch cilantro 3 tablespoons […]

RECIPE: Egg Salad Canapés

 (Image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly) This recipe is unique in how the egg is prepared, and, honestly, this is the absolute best way to make egg salad! The key is putting the hard-boiled egg mixture through a potato ricer. The effort yields a fluffy, unbelievably light egg salad that’s great on sandwiches, too. […]

RECIPE: Feta Cranberry Pinwheels

Feta Cranberry Pinwheels prepared with flatbread from Ghossain’s Mid-East Bakery. Originally broadcast on Dec. 22-23, 2012 and featured on “Entertaining with Homeplate.” (Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly) RECIPE BY RON FLAVIANO. PREPARED BY MELISSA LORENZ-POLAND Ingredients 2  8 ounce bars cream cheese, softened 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup […]

RECIPE: Mini Phyllo Quiches

Prepared in advance by Ron Flaviano and featured on “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012.  Ingredients 3 Packages of Athena Phyllo Shells 6 eggs 3 slices smoked deli ham 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup milk Preparation In a skillet, fry ham until crispy. […]

RECIPE: Rumaki (Bacon/water chestnut appetizer)

Prepared in advance by Ron Flaviano and featured on “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012. Ingredients 2 cans whole water chestnuts, drained 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 lb. sliced bacon Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open package of bacon, and slice into thirds. In a bowl, mix […]

RECIPE: ‘Lil Wieners in a Blanket

Prepared by Helga Wengler and Charlotte Wengler-Tibbetts for “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012. Ingredients 1 can crescent rolls 1 package ‘Lil Smokies wieners Cheddar cheese Preparation Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll crescent roll dough out and smooth perforations. Cut in strips about 1” wide and 3” long. Wrap […]

RECIPE: Spinach Dip Roll-Ups

This recipe comes from Helga’s daughter, Sonya Sistare. Prepared by Helga Wengler and Charlotte Wengler-Tibbetts for “Entertaining with Homeplate.” Originally broadcast on “Homeplate” on Dec. 22-23, 2012. Ingredients 8 slices of bacon, fried until crisp, cooled, drained and chopped 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 pack fajita-size flour tortillas, cut into 4 […]

RECIPE: Mitch’s Asparagus-and-Red Pepper Puffs

RECIPE: Quick Salmon Spread