Crisped-Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini

Your next Super-bowl appetizer

Avocado Apptizer

My Mike came home and said he heard people on the Sirius Radio Channel talking about these and how good they sounded. He described them to me and I knew we had all the ingredients so  I had to make them right then.

Easy to fix and pretty healthy. At least its all real food. We ate them standing at the Kitchen Island smiling and humming.

Happy Crostini Making.

Crisped-Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini

Baking prosciutto turns it crisp and crunchy, making it a perfect foil for buttery avocado and a thin slice of sharp cheese.



4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 3-inch pieces
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
1 medium baguette, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
2 garlic cloves
2 firm, ripe Hass avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3 ounces manchego cheese, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400. Arrange prosciutto in a single layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets. Brush with oil, and bake, rotating halfway through, until crisp and deep golden brown, about 9 minutes; transfer to a plate.
Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet. Brush generously with oil. Bake until light golden brown around edges, 8 to 9 minutes. Rub with garlic cloves.
Mash avocados with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Spread avocado on baguette slices. Top each with a slice of cheese and a piece of prosciutto. Season with pepper.


♣Super-Lucky-Superbowl-S’more Cookie Bars♣

Smore Cookie Bar

These are wonderful, gooey goodness. I know it looks a mess and it is, but worth every bite. Better than the campfire S’mores and I’m going to make some more (guess that’s were they got their name) on Super bowl Sunday cause they brought us luck. I used Hershey’s with Almonds cause that’s what I had. I guess you could experiment and put in lots of different candy bars. I used 3 medium-sized candy bars.They said King Size on the wrapper, but I think this recipe means those great BIG ones. I could have almost used a 4th one to break up and put around the edges. Was really good without it. Super easy, super good. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.I prepared these while watching my 49’ers win the game to head to Superbowl. So maybe the are “Super-lucky-Superbowl-S’more Cookie Bars”

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1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low-speed until combined.
Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Makes 16 cookie bars.

❤ My tip: To make the top layer I placed the pan I was using down on a piece of parchment paper and traced it. Then took my dough and patted it down to fit into the square that I just traced. Placed aside and when ready for top layer I just turned parchment paper with dough upside down and placed onto marshmallow layer. Baked,cooled maybe 15 minutes and we ate. Mike and I had the same response, “YUMMO”


Things to do in Havasu

Your next favorite Superbowl Snack

Fly away Hot Wings and run along little Doggies, Texas Bites are riding in: The Best Man in my wedding brought this recipe from his home town and made them for us and we have been in love ever since. I have often thought of renaming them “Havasu Bites” since I have made them for so long but it just does not seem right and “Texas Bites” just sounds BETTER. Try these for your Superbowl Menu and see how people respond, they are AWESOME and you will be to if you make these.

Texas Bites

TEXAS BITES: (makes approx. 16 bites)

1 lb. favorite bacon (thick sliced seems to work better)

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks

1 onion cut into big chunks

1 2.0 oz package Ranch dressing & seasoning mix

1 jar pickled jalapeno’s

Get all your ingredients together and start an assembly line

Texas Bites

Texas Bites

Cut your bacon slices in half, place down a chunk of onion, cut chicken into bite size pieces and dredge in dry Ranch mix. Place chicken onto onion piece, top with jalapeno ( or leave jalapeno off if you are wimpy) and roll up tight, stretching bacon a little bit to keep ingredients inside. Place the bite onto skewer making sure it goes thru chicken, onion and jalapeno so nothing falls out while on grill.

Texas Bites

Grill turning occasionaly maybe 15 minutes. We like them with Ranch dip and some Franks Hot Sauce. Enjoy and may the best team win the “SuperBowl”.