Nothing says class and elegance like attractive appetizers, right? Here's the back cover of the GH Appetizer book. (One more day on this, then I'll move on, I promise!) Yes, the toothpicks are really inserted in a basket handle. I would think it would be hard to pick those up, but I usually manage to grab any food I want.
Here is a recipe for Planetary Frankfurters. It defies description.
6 hard-cooked eggs, well chilled
1/4 cup relish-cheese spread (Um, I've never seen that at Target...)
7 drops liquid hot pepper seasoning (oh boy)
1/2 lb. frankfurters
Early in day: Hard-cook, refrigerate, then cut hard-cooked eggs crosswise into 1/4" slices. Select the 25 egg slices with rings of white large enough to encircle a frankfurter. Remove yolk from these slices; set rings aside.
Chop remaining smaller pieces of egg and all egg yolks; combine with cheese spread and pepper seasoning. (What?)
Now cut each frankfurter in half lengthwise (Is this early in day because this will take ALL DAY?); with the cheese mixture, spread cut surface of half of them; top with unspread ones. Scrape off extra filling, then wrap stuffed frankfurters in waxed paper, saran of foil, and refrigerate.
To Serve: Cut each stuffed frankfurter into 5 crosswise pieces; then insert each piece through a hard-cooked egg white ring, pushing a pick through egg white and frankfurter to hold in shape.
Wow. That's a lot of effort for something I am not convinced tastes good.
I'd rather have crackers and cheese myself, but I'd agree I don't have the most sophisticated palate.