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Healthy Halloween treat ideas, Monster Fruit Cups, school party ideas, Healthy but Fun Halloween recipe ideas for parties

Monster Fruit Cups ~ Fast and Easy Healthy Halloween Treats

These adorable little cups of fruit are going to make any Halloween party more fun! A few reasons I love these…  easy finger food, plus they can be made ahead of time for low stress the day of your party.  Healthy option but still sweet, appealing to booth children and adults! Oh and did I mention how EASY they are to make!

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To make these all you need is:

Small clear plastic cups 

Sharpie marker (black) 

Green grapes, you could also do broccoli or sugar snap peas.

Use your black Sharpie marker to draw a Frankenstein Monster face on the outside of your plastic up. Allow to dry well, fill cup up with green grapes that have been washed and dried, and pulled from the stem. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Finger Food for GameDay

 Stuffed Mushrooms Recipes, Finger food for Gameday or Football Party, Super Bowl party food ideasStuffed Mushrooms ~ Finger Food for GameDay

Stuffed Mushrooms are rather easy to make, but can be intimidating if you have never made them before.  But they are worth the time to learn if you enjoy them.  This is a recipe that works great as finger food for parties or social gatherings.  This is an awesome finger food recipe that is perfect for football parties!

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 2  (or 6 if this is finger food for a party)
Ingredients
• 12 organic button mushrooms
• 4 oz Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese, softened
• 3 Applegate Naturals Uncured Good Morning strips bacon, finely chopped
• 1 small shallot, peeled and finely chopped
• 2 organic garlic cloves, peeled and minced
• 2 tablespoons organic green onions, chopped
• 1 oz Frigo Crumbled Blue Cheese
• (1 tablespoon red wine – optional)
• salt and pepper
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Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Rinse each mushroom and dry with paper towels. Gently break off stems and
finely chop.
3. Covered with paper towel in microwave, cook 3 strips bacon (the 3rd is for you
to eat while you cook) until lightly brown and crisp. Remove from microwave
and set aside. In pan, add shallots and garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
Add chopped mushroom stems and continue to cook, stirring regularly, for
about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Optional – add in
red wine and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until mushrooms are tender
and liquid is evaporated. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Fold in mushroom
blend, crisp bacon bits and green onions in pan.
5. Arrange mushroom caps gills down on a baking sheet and lightly smear with
olive oil. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms
start to leak. Turn mushroom caps to cavity side up and using a small spoon,
fill with cheese mixture. Return to oven and bake at 400 F for another 5 to 6
minutes or until stuffing is heated through and tops are golden brown.

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Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Finger Food for GameDay

Ingredients

  • • 12 organic button mushrooms
  • • 4 oz Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese softened
  • • 3 Applegate Naturals Uncured Good Morning strips bacon finely chopped
  • • 1 small shallot peeled and finely chopped
  • • 2 organic garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • • 2 tablespoons organic green onions chopped
  • • 1 oz Frigo Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon red wine - optional
  • • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Rinse each mushroom and dry with paper towels. Gently break off stems and
  3. finely chop.
  4. Covered with paper towel in microwave, cook 3 strips bacon (the 3rd is for you
  5. to eat while you cook) until lightly brown and crisp. Remove from microwave
  6. and set aside. In pan, add shallots and garlic and sauté until lightly browned.
  7. Add chopped mushroom stems and continue to cook, stirring regularly, for
  8. about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Optional – add in
  9. red wine and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until mushrooms are tender
  10. and liquid is evaporated. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  11. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Fold in mushroom
  12. blend, crisp bacon bits and green onions in pan.
  13. Arrange mushroom caps gills down on a baking sheet and lightly smear with
  14. olive oil. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms
  15. start to leak. Turn mushroom caps to cavity side up and using a small spoon,
  16. fill with cheese mixture. Return to oven and bake at 400 F for another 5 to 6
  17. minutes or until stuffing is heated through and tops are golden brown.

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Corn On The Cob slow cooker crock pot recipe , No need to shuck the corn you can cook it with the husk still on, Corn on the cob without husking the corn, summer bbq recipes

Corn On The Cob Cooked In The Slow Cooker ~ Slides right out no need to shuck the corn before you cook it.

Two years ago I told you all how to  Shuck and Cook Corn Quickly in 3 easy steps, in this method you do not have to peel or shuck your corn and it is ready to eat in 3 minutes.  But this method does involve a microwave  and you can only cook one at a time.   That is what lead me to the idea to try the same method, but in the slow cooker or crock-pot.  Honestly I had no idea if it would even work. I searched pinterest  to see if there were any ideas or how to posts… NOPE. I could not find anything about cooking corn STILL in the husk in a slow cooker.Corn On The Cob slow cooker crock pot recipe , No need to shuck the corn you can cook it with the husk still on, Corn on the cob without husking the corn, summer bbq recipes

So I decided to try a little experiment, and see if I could shuck corn in a slow cooker.  I won’t leave you in suspense too long it turned out amazing and was super easy.  The corn was plump and juicy and evenly cooked, and slid right out of the husk with no silk left. Here is how I shucked corn in a slow cooker or crock pot.
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Step one is to place the corn on a cutting board and use a sharp butchers knife to chop the bottom end off. You will want to cut the end off that does NOT have the silk on it which is the fat end. You will need a good sturdy knife to get thru the cob and the husk all at once. Watch your fingers and be careful.  Place the corn cob with the husks still on, inside a large slow cooker or crock pot.  I cooked 4 of them on high for 3 1/2 hours and they were perfectly cooked.   The crock pot could have fit several more inside. If I was to cook 6+ I would increase the cooking time to 4 hours on high.  If you wanted a low and slow option you could do low temp for 6-8 hours instead.

When you are ready to eat them, pick up the corn with a towel or dish cloth.  Watch out the corn will be HOT.  Hold the top of the corn (part with the silk or smaller pointy end) firmly with the towel and squeeze downward.  Give it a little shake, as you squeeze the corn will slide right out of the husk and all the silk will stay inside the husk.  You are left with a perfectly cooked cob of corn, ready to cover with butter and eat.

One of the ends of my corn was right up against the edge of the slow cooker. It did turn a little brown, this could have been avoided by wrapping the end with a little bit of foil. Not needed but an option if you want all your corn to  be perfectly golden.Corn On The Cob slow cooker crock pot recipe , No need to shuck the corn you can cook it with the husk still on, Corn on the cob without husking the corn, summer bbq recipes

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