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Scott Reynolds
Scott Reynolds
Feb 10, 2010


You don’t have to whip out the old chips and salsa next time you have a get together. I found some easy recipes that cost less than $5 or $10. Both your guests and your bank account will love these finger foods.

Modified Pigs In A Blanket

Put your own spin on this savory All-American finger¬†food by substituting ordinary frankfurters with succulent kielbasa. You’ll need one roll of frozen crescent rolls and a package of kielbasa, both of which you can purchase for less than $5. Cut kielbasa into 1 inch to 3 inch sections. Unroll crescent rolls and cut to slices large enough to wrap around the kielbasa slices once. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until the “pigs in a blanket” begin to turn golden brown.

Deviled Eggs

Piping the yolk mixture into egg white halves provides a formal touch that makes deviled eggs seem a bit more “expensive” than they truly are. Deviled eggs can be prepared for under $5, and in less than one hour. You’ll need 12 hard boiled eggs that have been halved and yolks removed, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, a finely chopped red bell pepper and a piping bag with an attached star tip. Place the cooked yolks, mustard, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper and red bell pepper in a large bowl. Mix with a large spoon until all ingredients have been evenly incorporated. Transfer the yolk mixture into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe the yolk mixture into the 24 empty egg white halves.


You can create these¬†tasty quesadillas for just under $10. You’ll need pita bread, lunch meat, cheese and mustard. Prepare the quesadillas by spreading mustard on one side of each pita and add three slices of lunch meat and a handful of grated cheese. Cover with a second pita and transfer onto a heated grill. Cook until cheese begins to melt slightly. Flip the quesadillas and allow to cook for an additional three minutes, or until cheese is fully melted. Remove from grill and cut into four slices.

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