Category: Appetizers

Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts

Crostini With Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey & Walnuts is a delicious, yet simple to prepare appetizer, full of great flavor!Crostini With Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey & Walnuts is a delicious, yet simple to prepare appetizer, full of great flavor!
If you like the combination of sweet/salty/crunchy combined with a bit of tangy, then this  Crostini With Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey And Walnuts appetizer is for YOU!  The original recipe was created by Food Network celebrity Giada De Laurentis, and I think it is pretty tasty.

I served this crostini with figs appetizer when we had dinner guests this past summer. Toasted baguette slices are topped with creamy gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts, then baked and garnished with a fresh ripe fig slice and a drizzle of honey!

The crispy and creamy appetizers are full of flavor, and are very unique. Our dinner guests and my husband and I noshed on these yummy (and EASY) appetizers, while basking in the all-too rare Pacific Northwest sunshine out on our deck. The crostini with figs are a tasty little before dinner treat.

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Prepare The Baguette Slices

Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Using a pastry brush, lightly baste the baguette slices with the olive oil. Place slices in oven, and bake until the baguette slices are a golden color, about 8 minutes.

Each of the baguette slices are brushed with olive oil before baking.

Baguette slices are baked until crispy and golden brown.Bake The Crostini

Once the bread is toasted and crisp, mix together the gorgonzola cheese and toasted walnuts. Spread this mixture on the crisp baguette slices. Bake them for a few minutes until the cheese has melted. This will take about 6-8 minutes..

Serve The Crostini With Figs

Once baked, top each crostini with a thin slice of fig, then drizzled each crostini with honey, and serve! That’s it. See how easy the crostini with fig is to prepare and serve? Crostini with figs, gorgonzola and honey is really such a simple, flavorful appetizer.

The finished appetizers of crostini with figs are served, drizzled with honey.

These crostini with figs were a welcome departure from my “normal” go-to appetizers. I would definitely make them again. I sure hope you will give them a try! Have a great day.

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Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 

Crostini With Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey & Walnuts is a delicious, yet simple to prepare appetizer, full of great flavor!

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostini with figs
Servings: 24
Calories Per Serving: 98 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small, long baguette
  • 6 ounces creamy gorgonzola cheese , coarsely crumbled
  • 2/3 cup walnuts , toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ripe figs , thinly sliced, crosswise (optional)
  • 3 TBSP honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Using a pastry brush, lightly baste the baguette slices with the olive oil. Place slices in oven, and bake till baguette slices are a golden color, about 8 minutes. (You can also toast the slices a day ahead. Cool, then store them at room temperature in a covered container.)
  3. Toss the gorgonzola, along with the toasted walnuts (that have cooled to room temperature) in a small bowl. Spoon the cheese mixture onto the prepared baguette slices and press slightly to adhere.Return baguette slices to baking sheet. Bake in oven until the cheese melts (about 6-8 minutes).
  4. Arrange the warm crostini on a platter. Top each slice with a thin slice of fig. Drizzle with the honey and serve warm. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 crostini)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hummus

Creamy hummus, with minced garlic, is an easy to make from scratch dip to serve as an appetizer with pita chips, or fresh vegetables.Creamy hummus, with minced garlic, is an easy to make from scratch dip to serve as an appetizer with pita chips, pita bread or fresh vegetables.

True story…I hadn’t tried hummus until a few years ago. My sister-in-law is a vegan, and once she moved to the great Pacific Northwest, she would occasionally bring this dip and veggies as an appetizer to family gatherings, etc.

Since I am definitely NOT one to leave a good-looking appetizer untouched (snicker, snicker), I found myself loving the various flavors of store-bought hummus. 

I decided to try and make some myself. That way, I could know exactly what was in the food, and I figured if I made it myself it would be cheaper (in the long run) than buying it.

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Where Does Hummus Come From?

Hummus comes from the Arabic word for chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and is typically garbanzo beans mixed with tahini paste, lemon juice and olive oil, plus various spices. It is commonly used as a dip or spread. I LOVE hummus served with with fresh vegetables for dipping!

If you enjoy “dippable” or “spreadable” appetizers, you might also enjoy my delicious recipe for Homemade Boursin Cheese or my Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball. They are both ridiculously easy to make and taste incredible!

Anyways… back to the HUMMUS. I began searching for a tasty recipe to make and came across this one by TV chef, Ina Garten. The way I figured it was, if she was a caterer AND a famous cook/celebrity, surely she must do hummus “right”.

I tried her recipe and tweaked it just a bit to my liking and have made it ever since then, just like this!

Hummus can also be served with freshly baked pita bread
This classic dip tastes great served with veggies, pita chips, or warm homemade pitas (the recipe for Homemade Pitas (as seen in the photo above) is here on my blog: Pita Bread DIY.  

The best part? Making hummus is so EASY! If you have a food processor it is super easy to make, but can also be made, using a blender, if necessary.

Sure hope you will give this delicious hummus recipe a try… it’s amazing!

Hummus, with minced garlic and paprika garnish is ready to serve!

Sure hope you try this delicious hummus recipe. I’m sure you will like it as much as we do! It is an easy and delicious appetizer you’ll enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Creamy hummus, with minced garlic, is an easy to make from scratch dip to serve as an appetizer with pita chips, pita bread or fresh vegetables.

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: hummus
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 131 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced (I use minced garlic, straight out of a jar)
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained (liquid reserved)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Tahini (sesame paste, can be found in most grocery stores or specialty stores)
  • 6 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 2 Tablespoons water (or reserved liquid from chickpeas)
  • 8 dashes hot sauce (I used a Louisiana-style hot sauce...your choice)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil (to drizzle into hummus)
To Garnish the Finished Hummus:
  • Additional olive oil (optional)
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Minced garlic (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fit a food processor with steel blade. Add all ingredients (except olive oil and garnish ingredients) to processor and process until hummus is coarsely pureed. Then slowly drizzle in the 2-3 TBSP of olive oil a little at a time, until hummus reaches desired consistency (you may or may not have to add the entire amount). Taste for seasoning, and add more salt, etc. as desired.
  2. Before serving (either chilled or at room temp): I drizzle a small amount of olive oil over top, then sprinkle a touch of paprika, followed by additional minced garlic into the middle of the top of the hummus (you know...just to make it "pretty". Keep hummus refrigerated. That's it! Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can also purchase dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) to use- I do this all the time. Put the equivalent of 2 cans of beans (yeah, I "guess-timate") in a bowl of water and let sit overnight (this slightly rehydrates them and begins softening them). Then place them in a saucepan filled with water and cook them for approx. one hour on medium-high, till tender. Then add to recipe and proceed with directions.

Recipe can also be processed in a blender, if a food processor is not available.

Nutrition Facts
Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pita Bread DIY

It’s EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy eating and using this traditional puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!It's EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy eating and using this traditional puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!
Do you ever see a recipe and think to yourself “Hmmm…that might be kinda fun to try?” Well, to be honest, making pita bread had never been high on my bucket list, and I was curious HOW to make it…then I saw a recipe for homemade pita bread posted on Pinterest, and made it. It was so fantastic, I want to share the recipe, so…here is a Pita Bread DIY!

I first saw the recipe more as a challenge to try something new, versus a food item I couldn’t live without, but the part of me that was up for a new challenge won out. And guess what? I now love them!

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What Can You Use Pita Bread For?

They are best served warm with some homemade Hummus, but are also very good when stuffed with sandwich meats or (my favorite) chicken salad. Yum. I’ve made them many times since I first tried this recipe. Trust me, this recipe for pita bread is a keeper.

Here’s a pita, shown stuffed full with chicken salad! Simply slice the pita open, and stuff with your choice of meats and/or veggies, for a delicious sandwich!

Pita bread, stuffed with chicken salad

Before Baking… And After Baking, This Pita Bread Is Amazing!

Here’s what the dough looks like, rolled out and ready to bake. They go into the oven flat as a pancake, but just wait until they are done baking…

Dough for pita bread, rolled out in circles on cutting board

Here is the pita bread, hot out of the oven. See how it is gorgeous and puffed up. Isn’t that amazing?

Puffy pita bread, hot from the oven

They are actually very easy to make; there is something quite satisfying about seeing a flat little circle of dough puff up like the Stay Puft (yes, I did have to look up how to spell this!) Marshmallow Man in the movie Ghostbusters.

Sure hope you will give these a try. I think you will enjoy making them AND eating them! Have a great day, and come back soon!

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Pita Bread DIY
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

It's EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy this puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!

Category: Bread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: pita bread
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 267 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon active yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture. Put the dough hook attachment on the mixer and beat to make the batter. Continue to add the rest of the flour, a little at a time (you may not need the entire 3 1/2 cups), until a rough "shaggy" mess has formed. Continue kneading the dough for 8 minutes or so, until the dough has become somewhat smooth and elastic. (Add more flour if the dough is still too sticky).
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Tear dough into 6 pieces (for larger pitas) or 10 pieces (for smaller pitas). Form each dough piece into a ball, trying to tuck the seams under, to the bottom of the "ball". Once the dough balls have been formed, put them back onto the slightly floured surface, and flatten them with a rolling pin to between 1/4-1/2 inch thick (try to keep an even thickness for each pita). Let the dough "rest" for approx. 30-40 minutes, till slightly "puffed".
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Using a spatula, scoop up each pita and flip it upside down onto a large cookie sheet (or sheets, depending on the number of pitas you are cooking). Bake the pitas at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes (usually around 15), or till light golden brown. The pitas will miraculously puff up while baking...such fun just how they turn out! When done, remove pitas from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Pitas are fantastic, served warm with hummus (cut them into triangles), or cut in half to form pockets for sandwiches. You can even cut them into triangles, brush them lightly with olive oil, and put them back in the oven till crisp (for pita chips). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pita Bread DIY
Amount Per Serving (1 pita)
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Candied Orange, Cinnamon & Clove Spiced Pecans

Candied Orange Spiced Pecans are delicious snacks that are first roasted, then coated in orange, cinnamon and clove sauce for maximum flavor! Candied Orange Spiced Pecans are delicious snacks that are first roasted, then coated in orange, cinnamon and clove sauce for maximum flavor!

Every year my mom orders and generously mails us several pounds of fresh-picked and shelled pecans she gets from a pecan farm in Texas.  I almost always make Candied Orange, Cinnamon & Clove Spiced Pecans with some of them at Christmas time! What a great treat it is to open the box we receive each Fall, and see bags and bags of harvested, shelled pecans that were hanging on a tree (minding their own business) just a few days before.

I use lots of these pecans for my holiday baking, but love to set some aside to make this recipe for candied pecans, which (besides being oh-so-yummy) are great to give in gift bags to friends at Christmas!

The wonderful flavors of orange, cinnamon and cloves combine to make this treat one of my personal favorites! I don’t remember where I got this little recipe card many years ago, but I DO remember the smile it brought to our faces the first time we tried them. I hope you enjoy them, as well. Here’s how easy it is to make them:

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How To Make These Candied Orange Spiced Pecans

Spread pecans on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake @ 275 degrees for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Bring to a boil and then boil for 2 minutes longer.  Remove pan from heat, and stir in pecans. Mix well, until pecans are fully coated.

Using a slotted spoon, remove nuts and place on waxed paper or aluminum foil, trying to keep the pecans separated from each other (I use a fork to help separate). Let the pecans dry for several hours (or until dry to the touch), then break up any of the pecans that are “stuck” to each other. That’s it!

The photos below show you the process in pictures, so you can get an idea of what the process looks like!

 A collage of making the candied orange spiced pecans.
Have a great day! Sure hope you will have the opportunity to make these absolutely delicious candied spiced pecans! They’re really delicious, and I am confident you and those you love will enjoy them. Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you come back soon for more recipes.

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Candied Orange Spiced Pecans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Candied Orange Spiced Pecans are delicious snacks that are first roasted, then coated in orange, cinnamon and clove sauce for maximum flavor!

Category: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied spiced pecans
Servings: 18 (4½ cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 160 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup prepared orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
Instructions
  1. Spread pecans on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  2. Bake pecans @ 275 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, combine sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Bring to a boil and then boil for 2 minutes longer.
  4. Remove pan from heat, and stir in pecans. Mix well.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove nuts and place on waxed paper or aluminum foil, trying to keep the pecans separated from each other (I use a fork to help separate).
  6. Let the pecans dry for several hours (or until dry to the touch), then break up any of the pecans that are "stuck" to each other.
  7. Store the pecans in a covered container to keep them at their peak freshness. This recipe makes approximately 4 1/2 cups. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Candied Orange Spiced Pecans
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball

Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball is a delicious, easy appetizer, w/ red and green peppers, green onions and chopped pecans! So good, served on assorted crackers!Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball is a delicious, easy appetizer, w/ red and green peppers, green onions and chopped pecans! So good, served on assorted crackers!

I love holidays, and all the happy memories associated with them. A lot of my holiday memories revolve around simple, delicious meals with family and friends.

Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball is an appetizer I’ve prepared for many years (35+), and is always a big hit. My Mom got this recipe from a friend at church over 30 years ago. Mom has now passed the recipe down (and the “serving it at the holidays” tradition) to me and my sisters.

This recipe for Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball is so easy to prepare! With only a few ingredients like green and red bell peppers, green onions and pecans, it’s also easy on the wallet. It’s large enough to split into two cheese balls, if you want.

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How To Make Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball

One of the best things about Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball is that it can be made the day before it is served.  I think the “good-flavor elves” work the flavors into the cheese ball even better that way. Place all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl.  Mix these ingredients together with a fork until fully combined.

The ingredients for Mom's famous cream cheese ball are placed in mixing bowl.

Mom's famous cream cheese ball ingredients are mixed together.

How To Shape Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball

Line a ramekin with plastic wrap, making sure to leave a lot of the plastic wrap extended well past the edges. Use a couple pieces to ensure that all edges of the ramekin have a lot of plastic wrap hanging over the edges.

A ramekin with plastic wrap, is prepared for Mom's famous cream cheese ball mixture.

Spoon the cheese ball mixture into the ramekin. Use a spoon to firmly press down into all nooks and crannies of the ramekin.  You want to really pack it in there! Level off the top of the cheese ball.

Ingredients for Mom's famous cream cheese ball are packed into ramekin.

Once Mom’s famous cream cheese ball mixture is FIRMLY packed into the ramekin, cover tightly with the plastic wrap, pressing down as you wrap it. Make sure the cheese ball is completely wrapped. Place Mom’s famous cream cheese ball into the refrigerator for at least 6-8 hours (best if left in fridge overnight so the flavors can really develop!).

Ramekin with Mom's famous cream cheese ball is tightly wrapped, then refrigerated overnight.

When Ready To Serve

Once you are about half an hour or so before serving, remove cheese ball from refrigerator. Carefully unwrap it, and invert the the cheese ball (turn it upside down onto your serving platter. The rounded dome side of the cheese ball should be face up! Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if desired.

Mom’s famous cream cheese ball can be served with any kind of savory cracker. Let the cheese ball sit out at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before serving. this helps the cheese to soften up a bit (it’s easier to spread it on a cracker that way).

Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball, served as appetizer with various crackers.
You’re going to be surprised how delicious Mom’s famous cream cheese ball is! It is a family tradition of ours, and is usually the very first thing our grown sons head straight to, when I make it!

Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball, garnished with fresh parsley.
 
Mom’s Famous Cream Cheese Ball will be a HUGE hit at any gathering… trust me! It is SO GOOD! Everyone that tries it wants the recipe! Have a great day, and don’t fet to check out the Recipe Index (with ALL my recipes), located at the top of the page!
 

Looking For More APPETIZER Recipes?

If you are looking for other appetizer recipes, perhaps you would want to check out my recipes for Classic Bruschetta, Mexican Layer Dip, Crostini with Figs, Gorgonzola, Honey and Walnuts.
Maybe you would also like to serve Homemade Boursin Cheese (and crackers), or Sun-Dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta?
 
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Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
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Total Time
10 mins
 

Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball is a delicious, easy appetizer, w/ red and green peppers, green onions and chopped pecans! So good, served on assorted crackers!

Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese ball
Servings: 40 servings (approx.) 1 Tablespoon each
Calories Per Serving: 48 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 8 ounce packages. cream cheese , at room temp
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I use pecans)
  • 2 stalks green onion , sliced (green stem and white part)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. I use a fork to "mash" the ingredients together (a fork helps to blend the veggies and nuts into the cream cheese).
  2. Once completely blended, I "mold" the cheese into the shape I want to serve it in. To do this, you take plastic wrap, drape a small bowl (whatever shape you choose to use) and completely cover it with plastic wrap with the sides overlapping and hanging over the bowl several inches on each side. Then I use a spoon to "mold" the cream cheese mixture into the bowl, being sure to push the mixture into every part of the bowl and packing it down.
  3. Once packed into the bowl, make sure you level off the top part of the cheese as flat as you can (this will end up being the bottom of the cheese ball, and you want it lay flat). Wrap the excess plastic wrap completely over the top of the cheese, so it is sealed completely.
  4. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours, in order for the flavors to come together.
  5. When ready to serve, unwrap the plastic and invert the cheese ball onto serving platter. Grab a serving knife and serve with the crackers of your choice. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 26mg1%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Mom's Famous Cream Cheese Ball is a delicious, easy appetizer, w/ red and green peppers, green onions and chopped pecans! So good, served on assorted crackers!

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