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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread or Dip

It’s definitely pumpkin season and this lightly-sweet and very creamy spread is great on bagels or pumpkin bread for breakfast! Or, use this Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread or Dip on crackers or as a dip for fruit—it makes a great autumn appetizer or snack! It’s flavored with warm spices that really add to the fall flavor—cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

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Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

I’m a big fan of deviled eggs, especially in the summer! I love the classic deviled eggs like mom used to make, but I thought I’d try making some with a few extra add-ins, like bacon and fresh chives. You just can’t go wrong when you add bacon and chives to a recipe! 🙂

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5-Layer Greek Dip

The first time I had authentic Greek food was at a simple little family-owned Greek restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s no longer in business. 😦 I’ve eaten at many other Greek restaurants since then, but haven’t found any that top that place! I don’t cook a lot of Greek dishes myself, but I do make some easy dips and salads now and then, including this quick and simple 5-Layer Greek Dip.

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Veggie Crescent Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, right? This “pizza” is a little different because it’s made with refrigerated crescent rolls for the crust. And instead of a tomato-based pizza sauce, this has a cool and creamy Ranch-flavored filling. It’s a cold-style pizza (the crust is the only thing that’s baked), with toppings of fresh veggies and cheddar cheese that go over the filling, making this a great appetizer or snack for the warm weather seasons!

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita is one of my favorite appetizers. I have always loved the cheesy spinach filling and flaky phyllo crust! I first made this recipe when I did a review of 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes: Sweet to Savory. The Spanakopita recipe in this book sounded really good and I just had to make it!

There’s no need to make any dough for this recipe, since it calls for purchased phyllo dough. If you haven’t ever used phyllo sheets in a recipe, you may find it a little tricky to work with because they are so thin and delicate…but after folding a few spanakopitas, you’ll get the hang of it! 🙂

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