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Tasty Thursday: Cheesy Mini Pumpkins

Taken from Gourmet Mom on-the-Go. Looks perfect for the many Halloween parties you’ll probably be attending. And who wouldn’t love their own little cheese pumpkin?

I saw a big cheeseball pumpkin in a magazine and thought, “how about mini ones for party appetizers or after-school snacks?”. We whipped up a batch today and they were gobbled up! Use any cheeseball recipe you like, we just picked something easy since my kids are big Ranch fans. These would be absolutely adorable at a Fall Party!!!

Cheesey Mini-Pumpkins
makes about 20

2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 package Ranch dressing mix
1 C. shredded cheese, any kind (we used a Mexican blend)
1 C. crushed cheese crackers
Green Onion, for garnish
Green Pepper, for garnish
Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and shredded cheese in a bowl until combined. Take a heaping spoonful, roll it into a ball shape and roll in crushed cheese crackers.

Set on a plate and make a small indention with your finger to form the pumpkin shape. Add a green pepper “stem” and green onion “leaf”.

Serve with pretzels, carrots, crackers, pea pods, whatever your family likes to dip.



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Tasty Thursday: Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese KabobsIngredients

  • 4 cantaloupe or honeydew melon slices
  • 2 oz. reduced-fat cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese slices
  • 4 fresh blackberries
  • 4 whole fresh strawberries


1. Use 1- to 1-1/2-inch cookie cutters cutter to cut shapes out of cantaloupe and honeydew slices and cheese. Thread fruit and cheese onto 4 small skewers. Place in a flat storage container and chill until serving time (or up to 24 hours). Serves 2.

Nutrition Facts

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 30
  • Total Fat (g) 1
  • Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g) 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 0
  • Cholesterol (mg) 4
  • Sodium (mg) 54
  • Carbohydrate (g) 2
  • Total Sugar (g) 2
  • Fiber (g) 1
  • Protein (g) 2
  • Vitamin A (DV%) 0
  • Vitamin C (DV%) 19
  • Calcium (DV%) 7
  • Iron (DV%) 1

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Taken from parents.com

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