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Turkey Mini Cheeseball Recipe

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, snacks, Thanksgiving

Turkey Mini Cheeseball Recipe

These mini turkey cheeseball crackers will be the biggest hit at your Thanksgiving dinner!  They are the perfect size for appetizers, and are so much fun to look at and eat.  And they taste good - which, you know, is also important. Here's what you'll need: 5 oz Veggie Garden Cream Cheese 1 ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Crushed Pecans Slivered Almonds Red Bell Pepper Sliced Cheddar Cheese Whole Peppercorns Edible Food Coloring Markers Your Favorite Crackers These turkeys are quick and easy to make.  First mix the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese in a medium size bowl.  With a...


Summer Recipe Cards Printable

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, summer

Summer Recipe Cards Printable

This cute summer recipe card is free to get and easy to print and use!  You can write all of your favorite recipes on the cards that remind you of summer parties and BBQ's.  Keep them together in your kitchen so you can pull them out each summer.  Or give them to friends to so everyone can enjoy creating the best summer treats and meals! To get this free printable recipe card just right click on the image below and select print or save from the menu that pops up.  Print it on white cardstock and cut the card out.  Fold...


Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, summer

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This delicious fruity salsa is perfect for any summer get together!  The peppers pair perfectly with the sweet fruit for just the right amount of kick on a warm summer evening.  And presenting the salsa in a pineapple will totally make you the queen of the BBQ. Ingredients 1 Whole Pineapple 1 Small Purple Onion 1-2 Limes 3-4 Roma Tomatoes 1 Small Orange Pepper 1 Jalapeno Fresh Cilantro 1 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Cumin Directions Cut the pineapple down the center lengthwise so the stem is also cut down the center. Do this carefully so the stems stay attached to...


Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, snacks

Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These reverse chocolate chip cookies are a fun take on a classic recipe!  I have a tendency to default to chocolate chip cookies as the dessert/snack I make for my family.  They're easy and tasty, but sometimes they're also a little bit boring.  So why not mix it up a bit?  Get the same great flavors, but in reverse! INGREDIENTS: 1 stick butter, softened 1 cup sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup flour ¾ cups cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda Pinch salt 2 tbsp milk 1 ½ cups...


Lemon Blondie Recipe

Melissa Bastow

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Lemon Blondie Recipe

These delicious lemon glazed blondies are perfect when you want a classic treat with a fresh twist!  They are the perfect way to invite warmer weather into your kitchen and are fabulous to serve at parties or family dinners.  Especially if you're a big fan of lemon flavored things.....which I just happen to be. INGREDIENTS:  FOR THE BLONDIES 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 3/4 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs  FOR THE GLAZE zest of 1 large lemon split in half juice of 1 large lemon 1 cup powdered sugar   DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven...