Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Ingredients 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 cup ground flax seeds 2 tablespoons honey Directions Combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll. Roll into 12 bites and store in the […]

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Red Velvet Cookies

Ingredients 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix cookies 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil Powdered sugar for the topping Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix everything except the powdered sugar into a bowl. The batter will be thick. Spoon into balls and roll in the powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheets leaving about […]

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Cookie Exchange Recipes

Kris Kringle Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white chocolate morsels 1 cup dried cranberries Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Line a large cookie sheet/baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend […]

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Ham & Cheese Cracker Dip

Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 8 oz diced precooked ham 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1/2 cup water DIRECTIONS Chop shallot (2 tablespoons). Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH for 50–60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until […]

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No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts

Banana Cream Pie with Vanilla Wafer Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups Nilla Wafer Crumbs (grind the cookies in a blender) 1/3 Cup Sugar 4 Tablespoons of Butter, melted 1 3.4 ounce of Banana Cream Instant Pudding 1 Cup of Milk 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Whipped Cream* […]

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Hoo’s Picks for Halloween Dinners

Yummy Mummy Calzone Ingredients:  2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup pizza sauce 50 slices pepperoni 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 pitted ripe olive, sliced and cut in half Directions:  Roll out each piece of dough into a rounded […]

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Silly Apple Bites

Ingredients for Silly Apples 2 green apples, each quartered Choice of nut butter 32 sunflower seeds 2-3 strawberries, sliced 1-2 googly eyes per apple bite (homemade or store bought) Directions Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of nut butter. Place 4 sunflower […]

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Cucumber Sushi

Ingredients 1 Cucumber 2 Slices of favorite cheese 2 Slices of deli meat: ham, turkey, chicken Handful of matchstick carrots Optional: sesame seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS Slice cucumber into large ¾-1 inch thick slices (removing peel if desired). Hollow out center of cucumber using a melon baller. Leave about ½ inch of cucumber inside. Stuff […]

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Easy Baked Peaches

Ingredients 3 large ripe peaches 1 to 2 Tablespoons salted butter 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and caramel sauce for serving Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit. Place in an oven-safe pan. Place a small piece (about 3/4 […]

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