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    Need treats for quilt meeting

    Oh, my, I need ideas for treats to serve at quilt meeting next week. Some thoughts would be home made cinnamon rolls, banana bread, or what can y'all suggest? And recipe for them would help. Of course, hot tea and steaming coffee will be served and bottles of ice cold water. I serve buffet style, come and go as often as they like. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    Oh, my, I need ideas for treats to serve at quilt meeting next week. Some thoughts would be home made cinnamon rolls, banana bread, or what can y'all suggest? And recipe for them would help. Of course, hot tea and steaming coffee will be served and bottles of ice cold water. I serve buffet style, come and go as often as they like. Any ideas?
    A bowl of fresh fruit always goes great with either breads or cin. rolls

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    Fruit salad,selection of cookies,stuffed mushrooms,cheese & crackers,layer salad, lemon bars.
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    I would tailor my recipe choice depending on utensils/plates being available or just napkins for finger foods?

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    Not sure what kind of spread you intend, or the timing of it, but my favorite now a days is fresh vegetables. Since more and more people are diagnosed with diabetes fresh vegetable and some high grain crackers and cheese are a welcome site to me. Fresh fruit is nice too, but still high in sugar unless you are talking strawberries and the various other berries. I personally cannot use the fake sugars, so when someone tells me they are "sugar free" that isn't necessarily a good thing. Good luck!

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    Quiltingcandy, mentioning strawberries really made me think...what is more seasonal than strawberries in Spring and easy. Think it will be my choice for the fruit I am still in a tizzy thinking about stuffed mushrooms.

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    a friend goes to walmart and get the filo dough.mini already made cups ...mixes cream cheese and marshmellow cream with a dash of vanilla .....fills the cups ....puts a blueberry and a piece of strawberry and a piece of kiwi on top they are tasty and look so good .....

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    Is this a day or evening meeting? Anything mini- muffins, quiche, cheesecakes, cookies, etc. I find finger foods are the easiest to handle as my walking is unsteady and I have to use a cane. It is hard to handle slices of breads or anything hot without being messy if I have to balance a plate. Fruit salad is a favorite when I am able to carry it in a cup, not plate. I also carry bottled water so I don't have to worry about spilling. What time should I show up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    Oh, my, I need ideas for treats to serve at quilt meeting next week. Some thoughts would be home made cinnamon rolls, banana bread, or what can y'all suggest? And recipe for them would help. Of course, hot tea and steaming coffee will be served and bottles of ice cold water. I serve buffet style, come and go as often as they like. Any ideas?
    Mini Quiche (frozen section of grocery) are really great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yel View Post
    a friend goes to walmart and get the filo dough.mini already made cups ...mixes cream cheese and marshmellow cream with a dash of vanilla .....fills the cups ....puts a blueberry and a piece of strawberry and a piece of kiwi on top they are tasty and look so good .....
    I have also filled the cups with lemon curd topped with a single blueberry, chocolate pudding with whipped cream on top, or seafood salad. I recently saw a photo of a strawberry and a cube of shortcake on a skewer with chocolate drizzled on top. Spinach/artichoke dip and chips would be great.
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    It would help to know what time of day you are meeting and the approximate number of attendees. Our small group (12) meets at 9 a.m. We work on hand work on our individual projects. Each member hosts the group once a year and the hostess provides a simple fare fitting the season of the year, usually a baked item, variety of cheeses and crackers, assorted fresh fruits, mixed nuts, mints, or chocolates along with beverages. Spring time we made use of strawberries and rhubarb for our baked goodie. I don't think we have ever had the same thing twice. Members enjoy coming up with new recipes.

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    Lately, I've been doing finger foods for my groups. They all seem to love the picks that I do with a chunk of fresh pineapple, then a cube of cheddar cheese and last, add a drained, stuffed green olive. You've got sweet, sour and salty all in one neat little packet. People usually take 2 to begin with (and they do go back again). I like going to the Dollar Tree and picking up the plastic picks with the little hearts on top to do these with. I line them up on a platter and slide them into a 2 gallon ziplock bag and they're good to go. Keep them in the fridge until ready to serve.
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    Deviled eggs always good!
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    Carrot banana bread with honey cream cheese spread, chocolate banana bread with strawberry jam, rhubarb orange bread, bite size cheese cakes or mini muffins from Sam's club.

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    A friend takes the small square pretzels a Rolodex and a nut and briefly heats them... A variation on those yummy turtles

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    Cherry Cheesecake Bites

    1 block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    1 cup powdered sugar
    jar of or fresh cherries
    1 box of Graham crackers

    Blend your softened cream cheese and powdered sugar.
    Grind your graham crackers (Manual Food Processor to the rescue!)
    Dip your cherries in the cream cheese mixture and then into the graham crackers.
    Voila! Done in minute


    Orange Cream Freezer Dessert Recipe

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    4 cups graham cracker crumbs
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup butter, melted
    3-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
    2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

    Directions
    In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans. Cover and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
    In a large bowl, combine ice cream and orange juice concentrate until smooth. Spoon over crusts (pans will be full). Freeze for 10 minutes or until partially firm.
    Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; gently press down. Cover and freeze for up to 2 hours. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 desserts (24 servings each).
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    stuffed small tomatos - fill them with cream cheese herb kind such as rondelle? here is a pic on how to make them super pretty, cross cut on top filled layed down on green onions for decorations so cute and easy finger food pops right into your mouth! and none of your friends will have done this Name:  cream cheese stuffed tomatos on green onion stems.jpg
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    I found this online and it's delicious German Apple Bread


    Ingredients

    1. 3 eggs, beaten
    2. 1 cup brown sugar
    3. 1 cup white sugar
    4. 1 cup oil
    5. 1 teaspoon salt
    6. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
    8. 3 teaspoons cinnamon
    9. 3 teaspoons vanilla
    10. 3 cups flour
    11. 4 cups apples, peeled, cored, and chopped up
    12. 1 cup nuts, chopped
    13. 1 cup raisins

    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 325F.
    2. Mix all ingredients in large bowl.
    3. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
    4. Divide dough between 2 pans.
    5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minute.

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    ham roll ups are easy to make a day or two ahead, not super messy to eat and you can fill them with almost anything.

    Lay the ham slices flat, spread a thin layer of cream cheese (room temp) over ham slice then line one edge with filling choice (matchstick size pieces of gherkin pickle, green onions, or chopeed green olives) and roll up from the filling to opposite edge. Wrap in seran to chill then slice in little rolls to serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Mini Quiche (frozen section of grocery) are really great.
    I make a variety of muffins.No forks or spread needed.I freeze them and pull them out with enough time to defrost and I can enjoy the day. There are so many muffin recipes on line you can do what pleases you.
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    I recently took a dessert to a Saturday quilt group. We were discussing another one and several people told me I couldn't come unless I brought it again, so I guess they loved it. I was also told I had to share the recipe. I usually cook everything from scratch but this is a quick cheater dish. I don't know what it is called but it is delicious. 2 can crescent rolls, 2 pkg cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla. Spread one can crescent roll in a 13x9 pan.(spray with Pam), mix cream cheese, sugar and valilla until creamy. Spread over crescent rolls. Put other can of rolls on top. Topping: 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon mix together and spread over the top. Melt 1 stick of butter and pour ove top. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.
    My poker buddies always request this.
    If you want something really sinful try these. http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/09/0...ortbread-bars/. OMG are these good. If you can get Amish or Irish butter to make these they will be even better. Stir the caramel layer really good constantly or it will burn. If you don't have the fleur de sal kosher salt is a good substitute.
    Kinda a pain to make but they are to die for.

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    Thanks for all the recipes and ideas....We rotate houses for an afternoon event, where the ladies can't wait to get to my buffet set up w coffee urn, ice cold min bottles of water, a teapot w steaming hot water for the sole hot tea officiando and everything is self serve and easy. Finally, I decided on tiramisu toffee dessert from http//www.com/allrecipes.com, fresh strawberries and cantaloupe. The gals raved about the dessert. Warning: it is rich but easy and easily modified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    stuffed small tomatos - fill them with cream cheese herb kind such as rondelle? here is a pic on how to make them super pretty, cross cut on top filled layed down on green onions for decorations so cute and easy finger food pops right into your mouth! and none of your friends will have done this Name:  cream cheese stuffed tomatos on green onion stems.jpg
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