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Taste-Test Tuesday – Cream Cheese n Herb Cucumbers

My friend Robyn gave me this recipe. I decided to make it for my Christmas party on Sunday. It’s simple. Just don’t touch your mandolin blade!! (ask my poor pinkie finger!)

Cream Cheese n Herb Cucumbers

1/2 cup shredded carrots, divided
1/2 cup PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Light Cream Cheese Spread  (I used a store brand)
2 medium cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, seeded

REMOVE 2 Tbsp. of the carrots; set aside. Mix remaining carrots with the cream cheese spread until well blended.
SPOON evenly into hollowed-out cucumbers.
SPRINKLE with the reserved carrots. Cut each cucumber half into five pieces to serve, if desired.

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Taste-Test Tuesday “Cake Bites”

I got this week’s recipe from DVO.com. I’m in the middle of making holiday cookies for at least 16 families. I love to bake and make cakes so I figured I’d give these a try.

Tasty Cake Bites

Makes 40-50 Cake Bites (I must have made some small balls, because I came up with a LOT more than that!)

Recipe by Kathy Oaks

1 devil’s food cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup butter
6 ounces cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Milk, enough to make a good frosting
Dipping chocolate


Directions:

Make cake according to directions on box and bake as directed. While baking mix together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to make a frosting. When cake is done dump immediately into a large bowl with the cream cheese frosting (or store bought frosting) and mix it all together while still hot (it will be a little mushy). Refrigerate overnight. Roll into balls and dip in melted dipping chocolate. If balls are sticky I put them in freezer bags and flash freeze them until I’m ready to dip. They will freeze beautifully for months before they are dipped, just let them thaw for about 5 minutes before dipping to prevent cracking. Once cake bites are dipped do not refrigerate or freeze, just eat them!

*You can also use cream cheese frosting that you buy at the store.

**German chocolate cake mix mixed with german chocolate frosting and dipped in milk chocolate is also very tasty.

Cake Mixed with frosting
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Rolled balls
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My helper this week
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“Frosted Fingers”
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Finished Product
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Three sets of Frosted Fingers enjoying the treat (well 1 set didn’t get any)
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I had a bunch of balls leftover so I put them in a freezer bag to dip sometime in the future

If you try this recipe out, please rate it at the top of the recipe so that we can have a contest at the end of the year of the best recipes! 🙂


(someone please remind me next time to have laundry folded and put away before taking pics!) 🙂

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