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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!

Chocolate Pinwheels

Another classic Christmas recipe from the Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. This version takes Ethel's Sugar Cookies and tweaks the recipe just a bit to make delicious Chocolate Pinwheels.

Chocolate Pinwheels
Makes about 7 dozen (I cut mine a bit thicker so I got less)


  • 3/4 cup shortening 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


1. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Blend in. Divide dough in half. Blend 2 squares of melted and cooled unsweeteed chocolate (2 oz.) to one half of the dough. Chill. Roll remaining dough into an oblong, 12x9". Roll chocolate dough into the same size; lay on top of white. Roll together until 3/16" thick. Roll up tightly, beginning at wide side. Chill again.

2. Heat oven to 400-f degrees. Cut 1/8" thick slices; place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the edges just barely begin to brown.

Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book.


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