Sam’s pretzel bacon wraps
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons of garlic salt or powder (whichever you prefer)
12 slices of bacon (you can use turkey bacon if you’re trying to cut back on fat)
24 long, thick pretzels

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cheese and garlic salt (or powder) in a shallow bowl and set aside. Cut the slices of bacon in half and wrap a piece around each pretzel. Swirl the bacon so that it starts at the bottom and ends at the top. Place each pretzel stick on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Back for about 15 minutes or until the bacon is browned. Take the bacon wrapped pretzels out of the oven and immediately roll bacon wraps in cheese and garlic mixture. Serve pretzels at room temperature.

Sam’s pizza dip
1-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1-14 oz. pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 cup onion, minced
1-6 oz. can sliced black olives
1-4 oz. can mushrooms
Sliced pepperoni Sliced ham or Canadian bacon
Corn or tortilla chips

Press cream cheese in bottom of 9-inch glass pie plate. Spread pizza sauce over cream cheese and spread shredded cheese over pizza sauce. Spread on remaining ingredients as you would for a pizza. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Serve with corn chips or your favorite crackers.

Mini Cheeseburgers
Big Sesame seed buns
Make your favorite burgers with all of your favorite fixings and condiments

After you make the burgers with all the fixings and condiments on top cut the burgers in half and then cut the halves in half!  You’ll end up with 4 small burgers!  Then put toothpicks in each burger and serve them all on a platter!

Warm and Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke dip
4 cloves garlic
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (15 ounce) container Alfredo-style pasta sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
Serve with warm pita chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place garlic in a small baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 30 minutes, until soft. Remove from heat. When cool enough to touch, squeeze softened garlic from skins.  Mix garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, alfredo-style pasta sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheeses. In an 8×8 inch baking dish, spread the mix out. Cover and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until cheeses are melted and bubbly. Serve warm.

BBQ Cola Meatballs
Meatballs:
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 1/4 cups dry bread crumbs
1 egg
3 tablespoons grated onion
1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
1 cup ketchup

Sauce:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, grated onion and Ranch dressing mix until well blended. Shape into 1 inch meatballs, and place on a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan, or any baking sheet with sides to catch the grease. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, turning them over half way through. While the meatballs are roasting, mix together the ketchup, cider vinegar, cola, chopped onion and green pepper in a slow cooker. Season with seasoning salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Remove meatballs from the baking sheet, and place into the sauce in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours, then remove the lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes before serving.



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