party bites

Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

Cucumber cream cheese dried cranberries appetizer.

I'm all about fast, delicious and healthy bites when it comes to party food. For M's second birthday I wanted to make a veggie platter, but it was just too boring for me. So I decided to turn the veggies into simple and original bites sized snacks! Meet the cucumber cream cheese bites. c:

The best thing though is that you don't even have to prepare them ahead of time. All you have to do is slice up some cucumber and put everything in a platter with a knife to spread the cream cheese and let your guests make their own! You could even get creative and offer different toppings. It's almost like a cracker bar but with cucumbers instead.



Cream cheese
Dried cranberries

Cucumber ingredients.

Seriously though, these are delicious.

Do you have any quick snacks that you prepare for guests at special events?

Cucumber cream cheese and dried cranberries appetizer idea for parties or snacks.

On another note, I started to think about Christmas gifts. I know, kind of early, but I'm always late, and this year I promised myself I'd be early! As I was writing this post, I found out that Blurb is offering Canadians an exclusive 25% off photo books until October 31 (using code CANADA25). So I thought I'd turn my recipes into a book and give them away as presents. Good idea no?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blurb. All opinions are my own.

Mini S'Mores on a Stick

Mini s'mores on a stick. Super quick to make, can serve at a self serve snack bar and people can make them as they go. Click through to see how.

Remember all that left over chocolate from Easter that we froze? Well, I just found a new use for it; gotta use it all up right?

We have a newborn at home, and I really wanted to go camping this year, like, really really. But, um, I don't particularly think it's a good idea to sleep outdoors at 15 Celsius with a 1 month old. So, I had to find a way to bring camping to us!


(That's the sound of the light bulb that went off in my head) Backyard camping!!! We can enjoy the same things, and go to sleep indoors when it gets too cold. I know what you're thinking: "But it's not really camping without s'mores!" My answer: "S'mores on a stick; problem solved." I'm so proud of myself right now.

Have you ever camped in your backyard? What kind of activities would you do to make it just like real camping?

By the way, this is my first official try at food styling (or creating a mess, whatever you want to call it), what do you think? Win or lose?



Mini marshmallows
Graham cookie crumbs

Mini s'mores ingredients; chocolate, mini marshmallows, graham cookie crumbs.



1. Melt the chocolate. If you use the microwave, make sure you do it in small intervals. Heat for a few seconds, take it out, stir, repeat until melted. If you try to melt it all in one go it might burn.

2. Put the mini marshmallows on toothpicks.

3. Dip the mini marshmallows in the melted chocolate then in the graham cookie crumbs.

4. Leave out to dry and enjoy!

Melted chocolate on a spoon for s'mores.
Mini marshmallows on toothpicks for mini s'mores.
Mini s'mores on a stick process.
Enjoy your mini s'mores on a stick! It's seriously like a tease.

These little s'mores are such a tease, seriously, they just leave you wanting more (I haven't decided if that's good or bad yet...). Oh, and I may or may not have eaten all of the leftover chocolate as a fondue.

Mini s'mores on a stick.

Surprise Cheese Snacks

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Goat cheese
Toppings (ie: shredded coconut, flax/sesame seeds, crushed walnuts, powdered almonds)

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1. Wrap the grape with a very thin layer of goat cheese.
2. Roll the ball in a topping of your choosing.

This is quite messy to make but it is quick, tasty & healthy! What kind of fruit & toppings would you use?

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