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    ISO finger desserts to serve at a womens function

    I have to do some baking for a shower in the spring. Anyone have any recipes that will get some ooohhhs and aahhs? Thank you for any suggestions.

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    Truffles and Chocolates!
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    Lemon bars you can cut a batch into a lot of peices done with a short bread cookie crust.
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    I'm trying out a new recipe tomorrow called "Millionaire Shortbread". I'll let you know how it turns out. It's a shortbread layer with a caramel layer and a chocolate layer on top of that. What's not to like???
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    Mini turnovers! Purchase the puff pastry sheets in the frozen section , and fill with any number of choices. Mini Layers cakes , using the smallest muffin tins. You can bake several kinds of the mini, cut them through the middle Or use thin sheet cake and cookie cutter them. And re-layer them .. frosting inbetween. and then frost/ice the top. Use a thin icing so doing the sides is just a pour method.

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    How about the mini cheesecakes that you make in the small muffin tins? Leave some plain and then top the others with canned cherries and blueberries. You could even use one of those Jello mixes or find an easy recipe on allrecipes.com

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    Thanks for the ideas. Have some time to think, but need to organize myself as far as baking goes the week before.

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    I'm having a shower next month and will take all these ideas into account as well....now for the entree? I want something quick and easy and lovely and most of all easy to eat. Don't want to do tea sandwiches. any suggestions?

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    I do mini beef sausages. I buy 1 package of croisant and cut strips and wrap around the mini sausage. One page of both works out even. I first boil all the packages of mini sausages to get all the fat out I can . I am all about cutting fat. Dry the sausages off before wrapping the croisant strip around it. Put on a cookie sheet and cook on 350 degrees untill light to medium brown. Experiment with one so you can see hoe it comes out. You can eat them plain, with honey mustard, or any other dip of your choice. Hope this helps.

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    Bake a couple of different sheet cakes, and cut out mini cakes with a round cookie cutter. Frost one, then stack a second layer on top and frost outside of cakes, or sprinkle with powdered sugar. I saw this done with several different cakes and frostings at a shower. The variety of mini cakes made a very impressive presentation, and were delicious.

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    If you have a cupcake stand, those always look good as a centerpiece to a dessert table. Fresh fruit trays are always popular too. I like the ones where you put the fruit on bamboo skewers and stick them into a weighted container like the floral fruit bouquets.

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    I thought of mini cheesecakes too. We are also going to try out cakepops this weekend to see how we like them for dd b-day treat at school. Chocolate dipped strawberries are always simple but yummy, and use the same chocolate coating that truffles (and pb balls) use you can also get the frozen mini tart shells and fill them with almost anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    If you have a cupcake stand, those always look good as a centerpiece to a dessert table. Fresh fruit trays are always popular too. I like the ones where you put the fruit on bamboo skewers and stick them into a weighted container like the floral fruit bouquets.
    Or use a large piece of fruit to stick them into.

    Another fruit that's always a hit at family gatherings .... take whole pineapple (do not peel or take off top). Cut down thru all to make 4 sections. For each section, slice between the outer skin and the fruit, so that the skin becomes like a shell or dish to hold all. Then slice. Leave standing inside the skin. Put a maraschino cherry on a toothpick and stick that into each slice of the pineapple. And watch it disappear.
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    Chocolate covered strawberries. Quik and easy.
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    How about a quiche type casserole. Press 1/2 package of crescent dinner rolls into bottom of greased 9X13. Beat about a dozen eggs and add whatever you like - cheese, mushrooms, broc, onions, etc. Pour over dough and bake at 350 until toothpick comes clean. I also brown a pound of sausage & drain it. While it is still hot, stir in an 8oz package of cream cheese and add this to egg mixture. Delicious and is good left over.
    Another quick treat: Use the mini phyllo pastry frozen tart shells. Place on baking sheet and put 8-10 white chocolate chips into shells. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon favorite jelly or preserves over chips then top with a thin slice of brie. Bake at 350 for about 8 mins.
    You can use the mini tart shells with finely chopped meat, veggies, a little bit of beaten egg, and cheese and bake them up for mini quiche. Enjoy.

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    I make sweet and sour weiners a lot.You can use the little smokies or weiners cut into 1 inch pieces.(I use Oscar Meyer)I use 2 to 3 packs.
    Place in crockpot add 1 bottle Bar-BQ sauce,(I use Kraft original)1 small jar grape jelly,store brand is fine and 2 Tblp.Worchestire(? spelling)sauce,mix until jelly melts,cook on high for about 30 min then to low for about 2 hrs.drain sauce off,place on platter and serve.You can lay toothpicks beside platter or skewer all of them.I got this recipe from a caterer.

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    Put your favorite sugar cookie dough{ I use store bought}in mini cupcake pans and cook untill done meanwhile dip strawberries in chocolate and put 1 in each cookie cup just before serving add a little whipped cream makes a nice presentation and who doesn't love choc and strawberries I use dark choc chips to dip the strawberries in

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    I used to own my own chocolate business. If you need any recipes, tips, I'd be happy to help.
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    I've been seeing Cake Balls at things lately. I'm sure you can google and find the method to make them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    I have to do some baking for a shower in the spring. Anyone have any recipes that will get some ooohhhs and aahhs? Thank you for any suggestions.
    I don't have the recipe, but little pecan pies are delish. The recipe calls for a cream cheese crust. Google to find recipe. Miniature quiches are also good.
    Jodyma

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    Lots of great ideas here! I forgot all about quiche...its been years since I've had one....might just play with that and see what I come up with.

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    It all sounds so good, tarts could be done the week before. The cut out cakes sound nice, too. I am trying to achieve visual appeal if I can.

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    A veggie pizza is usually a hit with women. Use a cresant type crust or whatever you wany, rolled out on a baking sheet. Bake, cool, spread with a cream cheese/ mayo type mixture and then add all the chopped, freh veggies you want/ Yum yum...

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    recipe

    Chocolate Orange Balls--1 9oz. box of vanilla wafers,
    2 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar (powered sugar)
    1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
    1/4 cup corn syrup
    1 1/2 cup nuts (almonds,hazel nuts or pecans work best)
    Combine wafers, 2 cups powered sugar,cocoa powder, oj and corn syrup in food processor. Blend until cookies are ground to crumbs and evenly blended. If mixture too dry add a few drops of water and blend. Add nuts and blend.
    Form into 1 inch balls, roll balls in 1/4 cup powder sugar to coat. Store in fridge in a airtight container up to one month.

    I put these balls into a small foil or paper cup to look fancy.

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    Individual spanikoptias (spinach & cheese) pies are always a hit and much easier to make than you think. While you have the phyllo dough out you could also make some somoas with mango chutney. My family love both and there are many recipes online.

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