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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!

Cranberry Jello Dessert

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I have a bit of a retro dessert, a cranberry jello filled with pineapple and topped with a sweetened cream cheese topping. Many thanks to Spice Gals for this recipe. We loved it and it set up beautifully.

Cranberry Jello Dessert
Makes a 9" x 9" pan

  • 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. raspberry jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional, I used pecans)
  • For the topping:
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup walnuts


1. Lightly spray a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray.

2. In a medium glass bowl, mix the raspberry jello and 1 cup boiling water together and stir for 2 minutes until completely dissolved.  Stir in the cold water, pineapple and cranberry sauce.
Mix well.  Pour in the pan and cover with plastic.  Refrigerate until firm.

3. Blend together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipping cream till smooth.  Spread the cream cheese mix over the top of the jello and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.

Recipe from Spice Gals.


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