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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Halloweenie BBQ Cheese Pockets

We've been having a lot of Halloween treats courtesy of the recipes at Plain Chicken the past few weeks. Many, many thanks to Stephanie for these wonderful ideas. We are serving the pepperoni mummy braids and these halloweenie pockets at our party today and they look great.

My pockets turned out quite goofy looking but the kids still love them. If I made these again, I would go with using puff pastry as I find it is much easier to work with and I prefer the taste. If you chill the puff pastry well before cutting the face shapes, it should work worlds easier than the biscuit dough.

Halloweenie BBQ Cheese Pockets
Makes 8 servings

  • 7 hot dogs
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1 can (8 count) Grands Flaky Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.
  2. Dice hot dogs and toss with BBQ sauce. (I sauteed the hot dog pieces for a few minutes and then added bbq sauce.)
  3. Separate each biscuit into to layers.  Flatten each layer into a 4-inch circle.  Top one layer with some BBQ hot dog and half a slice of American cheese.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut out jack-o-lantern faces from remaining biscuit layer; place over hot dog mixture and pinch edges to seal tightly.  Roll scraps from face cut outs and use as the stem.  Repeat with remaining biscuits.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.

Recipe from Plain Chicken.


  1. Hi, I just found your site thanks to Recipe Lion and I'm having a ball. You have some of the BEST recipe's and idea's. I'd like to put a few on my blog??? You would be credited of course and alink to jam If not, I completely understand. I'll be visiting a lot either way:) thanks:)

    1. Hi Candi - I appreciate your kind words :) If you post a photo on your blog, please link back to me, and please I would appreciate it if you didn't include the recipe. Just a link to my blog (or to that recipe directly). Thanks so much for asking ! :)

  2. Sure thing, I understand:)I don't want to step on toes, you just have Sooo many great recipe's and idea's. Thanks so much. HUGZ:)

  3. Hi, me again:) just wanted to let you know I noticed the copyright and it says feel free to post my recipes but please link back to my blog. ( that's not per word, lol I have the memory of a knat, but just wanted to let you know . You may want to change the wording:) HUGZ:)

    1. Hi Candi - To clarify I don't like it when people post both my photos and my recipes. It is one or the other -- not both. So recipes I don't mind, but photographs I am very protective of. :) So for you, and others who have asked me if they can use my photos, I usually say yes as long as you aren't using both the recipe and photo. And also as long as it isn't more than just a few photographs.

      I don't want someone copying my entire blog onto another site, there is no need for that, and that's what pinterest is for if you want to bookmark something. ;)


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