Celebrity Home Chef #10 and Her Ohio Signature Dish

Hi everyone! As we continue with our January series on Celebrity Home Chef’s I am happy to present you with the worldly Sarah Damaskos, originally from Sylvania, Ohio a suburb of Toledo. She is the proud mother of two and Sr Marketing Specialist at Emilcott — Environmental, Health and Safety consulting company in Chatham,NJ.

She tells us that this classic Redbook-type recipe will add some bolstering to the Russo flan recipe? Sometimes they are just fun while being delicious! Or maybe you serve it with a side of sauteed chard? You’ve got it — balance in all things.

Easy recipe, great for busy day make ahead and always a party favorite — football games, girls night, holiday party, whatever. (P.S. In the attached photo…the cat is a painting on the wall of the house!)

Enjoy her recipe and keep sending in your recipes-there are only 2 weeks left in January to be a Celebrity Home Chef on Take Back the Kitchen!!!

Marcia’s Sausage Balls (aka “Ohio Potstickers”)

1 lb spicy italian sausage (bulk or out of casings; you can use 50/50 sweet sausage to reduce the heat)
1/2 c parmesan cheese
1 small jar cheez whiz
3 c bisquick
1/4 c milk
3 Tbsp oregano
2 tsp minced onion

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Roll into 1″ balls (oil hands first to reduce mess).
Place on ungreased, rimmed cookie sheet 1″ apart*.
Bake in preheated oven @ 400 deg F for 20 min.
Add a fancy toothpick, and, voila! a 1970’s party treat that flies off the platter!

*To make ahead, freeze balls on a cookie sheet. Wait 12 hours then pop into a ziplock bag. Defrost out of bag on a cookie sheet so they don’t stick together. Bake as noted above.


2 Responses

  1. In some crazy way, this recipe appeals to me..love to find a replacement for the cheesewhiz but will try the original recipe before I tweak. I'm seeing it as a sort of home made version of Anytizers. I am constantly in search of quick, filling snacks for hungry teenage children.

  2. I tried them this weekend on a snow day and…they disappeared! It was a great substitute for a pizza lunch — almost the same content (mozzarella cheese vs cheez wiz? bisquick vs cardboard?) and the kids could not scoop them up fast enough. Maybe add some finely chopped broccoli next time to green it up a bit? I think the cheese and sausage would mask the taste quite a bit for picky eaters.

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