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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guest Post: Crab Delights

***From now until Christmas (ok, maybe only until Christmas Eve), I am going to post recipes to get you ready for the holiday!  I'm going to share with you some of my favorite holiday snacks and goodies.  To help me kick off this week of tasty treats, my mom graciously agreed to guest post for me.  I'm really excited to have her share a recipe with you all.  Though my mom has many really good recipes up her sleeve, this was a simple introduction for her into the blogging world.  So, without further ado...please welcome my mom (Sharon)...*** 

There are no words to express how flattered I am that my daughter, Jenn, has asked me to be a guest on her yummy blog!  Not only does she post the best recipes ever, she has paid tributes to my father, husband, & daughter with a way with words that brings me to tears.  Who thought a food blog would do that...except when working with onions!  I am so proud to be her Mom and love her more than she'll ever begin to imagine.

Ok...on to the important!!

This recipe is just in time for Christmas and/or Super Bowl parties.  I have been making these Crab Delights for many years, having gotten the recipe from my cousin, Karen.  They are one of the first things to disappear at a party and I'm asked to bring them for every occasion.  Even those that say they don't care for crab find that they like them.  I've been known to make them just for my husband & I, too!

Crab Delights
Printable Recipe 
1.5 oz jar Old English Cheese Spread
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, softened
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
garlic powder to taste
1 6oz can crabmeat
1 pkg English muffins, halved

Mix all ingredients except for the English muffins.  Place English muffin halves onto a cookie sheet.  Spread the crab mixture evenly on all halves.  Place under broiler until golden and bubbly.  Cut into quarters.

If you think you have more than you'll eat, before broiling them, you can throw them onto another cookie sheet and freeze.  Once frozen, you can put into a freezer bag and store in freezer for up to 3 months.  When ready to use, place on cookie sheet and under the broiler as instructed.  You can thaw them at room temperature or just throw them directly into the oven frozen.  Enjoy!

**I made these for our football party at Jenn and Chris' for the Nebraska vs. Colorado game the day after Thanksgiving.  Jenn had a suggestion that would possibly make these even better.  Before spreading the crab mixture on the English muffins, broil very lightly, both sides of the muffins, this would make it a little crispier!**


Big Dude said...

Welcome to the blogosphere Jenn's mom. I like all things crab and this looks like a winner

Yenta Mary said...

Those look so, so good!!! I would eat them for breakfast right now, and then save some to reheat for lunch ... :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Hi Sharon :-))
These crab delights look so yummy!

Cranberry Morning said...

I have never ever made anything with crab, but these sound easy and...good! Thanks for sharing your recipe. We love your daughter's blog. :-)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Welcome Sharon! You have a fantastic daughter, she's talented in the kitchen and a great friend. I see where her kitchen talent comes from, these sound so good! And easy, too, love that :) I think I'll add them to my New Years Eve ideas page!!

StephenC said...

Sharon, you go girl! As for your food fanatic daughter, even though we've never met in person, she seems much like a close friend. I mean, I "talk" to her every day. Lovely crab concoction.

Pam said...

They look and sound so delicious! Thank you Sharon.

Jennifurla said...

Oh how sweet, I have been wanting to make these too!

© said...

These things are awesome and I do not like crab at all.

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

What a great idea to have a guest post from your mom, Jenn! I MUST do this! Sharon, these crab delights look absolutely delicious and so festive for the holidays. As a Maryland native, I can never resist crab dishes! Happy holidays to you and your family, and keep supporting your daughter and her awesome cooking, baking and blogging skills!

Sharon said...

I'm so glad everyone thinks these are worth trying. Once you do, it will become a mainstay! Thanks so much for your gracious welcome into the food blogging world!! Thanks also for all the kind remarks about my awesome daughter too!

Johanna said...

They are so easy to make and what a hit they made at the Christmas gathering of 30 women, tough audience. We will be making True Crab Delights again this Sunday for a neighborhood gathering, "bring one of your favorites" as the invitation said. I call them "True" Crab

Chris said...

Tasty yet so easy! You have a great daughter, I bet she didn't fall far from the tree either.