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Shareable Snacks for Memorial Day Weekend

Grab a plate and join in on the fun, it's snack time on The Co-op Cookin's Show!

Barbara and Emily, the multimedia team at Arkansas Valley Electric, are whipping up scrumptious shareable snacks. These recipes were published in Arkansas Living Magazine in the nineties. 

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Hot and Spicy Ribbon Chips

Arkansas Living Magazine, May 1994

2 lbs. (4-6) baking potatoes 

Oil for frying

1 tablespoon chili powder 

1 teaspoon each salt and garlic salt

¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 

With a vegetable peeler, peel thin strips of potatoes lengthwise to make ribbons, or with a knife, cut potatoes into very thin lengthwise slices. Place in 1-quart ice water mixed with 1 tablespoon salt. Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer or heavy pan to 365 degrees. Combine chili powder, salt garlic salt, and cayenne pepper; set aside Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Fry potatoes in batches until golden and crisp; remove paper towels. Season with chili mixture. Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Savory Spinach Munchies

Arkansas Living Magazine, July 1991

2 tablespoons reduced-calorie mayonnaise 

1 to 2 tablespoons horseradish mustard

1 tablespoon instant minced onion 

1 teaspoon garlic salt

½ teaspoon lemon juice 

6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and pressed or 3 cups chopped fresh spinach 

¼ cup chopped sweet red pepper 

24 slices cocktail rye bread, toasted or 12 frozen potatoes skins 

¾ cup (3 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese 

In medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, mustard, onion, garlic salt, and lemon juice until thoroughly blended. Stir in eggs, spinach, and pepper. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the egg mixture onto each bread slice or about ¼ cup into each potato skin (skins may vary in size). Sprinkle each slice with 1 ½ teaspoons or each skin with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven until heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes for bread slices, 15 to 20 minutes for potato skins.

Quick Cherry Salad

Arkansas Living Magazine, July 1994 - Clara Fowler of Bradley County 

1 (12-oz.) cool whip

1 (16-oz.) cherry pie filling

1 (8-oz.) crushed pineapple, drained 

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon sugar 

Combine all ingredients and chill at least 1 hour.

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