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  • What's for dinner: Ladybug Appetizers

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  • Ingredients
    • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons sour cream
    • Black paste food coloring
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
    • 36 butter-flavored crackers
    • 18 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 18 large pitted ripe olives
    • 72 fresh chive pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)
    • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl and tint black. Place tinted cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag; set aside.
    • Add the chives, garlic salt and parsley to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Spread over crackers. Arrange two tomato quarters on each for the ladybug wings.
    • For heads, halve the olives widthwise; place one half on each cracker. Insert two chives into olives for antennae. Use tinted cream cheese mixture to pipe spots onto wings. Yield: 3 dozen.
    Nutritional Facts 1 serving (3 each) equals 86 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
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