Scrumptious Baby Shower Recipes

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Snickers Salad Recipe

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This is such a delicious salad! And it makes the perfect baby shower recipe! You are sure to get compliments!


5 regular Snickers candy bars, refrigerated, cut up into small chunks
5 green apples, cut up into small chunks (any kind of apple will do)
1 carton whipped topping


Mix candy pieces, apples and whipped topping together - that's it! After 1 bite you will never want a "green" salad again.

Twin Piggys - Baby Shower Finger Foods

Submitted by Candice  from Euless, Texas


1 package of cocktail wieners
2 cans of Large Pillsbury Crescent rolls


Unroll crescent rolls. Cut each crescent roll into thirds, making medium sized long triangle strips.

Take two cocktail wieners each and roll them in the crescent.
Do this until all wieners or crescent rolls are gone. 

Put your complete twin piggies in the oven on a greased cookie sheet on 300 and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until crescent rolls are brown.

If you want you can cut sliced cheese into triangles and add to the twin piggy's for added taste or shredded cheese works well. Great for Twin Baby Showers!

Salad In Shells Baby Shower Recipe

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1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells 

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 

1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken

1 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes

3/4 cup coarsely chopped cucumbers 

3 ounces Italian hard salami chopped 

1/3 cup roasted garlic vinaigrette dressing 


Cook pasta shells as directed on the package. 
Drain and cool. 

Place remaining ingredients except vinaigrette in a medium bowl. 

Pour vinaigrette over the salad, toss to coat. 

Stuff the shells with the salad. 

Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving. 

Fast, simple & delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Baby Shower Appetizers

Submitted by Tracey from Ellenwood, Georgia


1-rotisserie chicken
1-pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
1-pkg cheddar cheese
1-bottle of Franks Red hot Sauce
1-2 tablespoons of vinegar
1-small bottle of chunky blue cheese dressing
1-pkg of blue cheese crumbles


Preheat oven to 350

Take all meat off chicken and set aside. Add Frank's Redhot sauce to sauce pan, add vinegar to taste (this will lessen the hot taste, the more you add, the milder the sauce becomes.)

Add chicken to sauce and cook for 5-7 minutes on med-low heat until thoroughly coated.

Mix chicken mixture into cream cheese until mixed throughly place mixture into baking dish.

Cover chicken mixture with blue cheese dressing, add cheddar cheese on top and place in oven for 25-30 min, until bubbly hot.

Top with blue cheese crumbles, and serve with celery sticks, fried wontons or crackers.

Serves 10-15 people very well.

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baby shower Recipe

Submitted by Nicole from Colorado Springs, CO

This makes a perfect baby shower appetizer!


1 bar of cream cheese

1 small jar artichoke hearts

1/2 bag of frozen spinach

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


Thaw the spinach and drain. Put bar of cream cheese in microwavable dish and microwave for about 45 seconds to soften.

Mix all ingredients in bowl and put in serving dish.

When ready to serve the dip can be microwaved for 3-5 minutes or baked in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

This recipe is great to serve with tortilla chips or veggies. Also it is easily doubled for larger parties.

Have a great baby shower!

Bread Dip Baby Shower Appetizer

Submitted by Eileen C from Dandenong Australia
This one was a hit - and I made up my own recipe!


French Bread 

1-1/2 c Best Foods Mayonnaise

Dried soup mix leek and potato or any you can find with leek - they all taste great

Water chestnuts, in can chopped finely

1 cup Sour Cream
Frozen Spinach - frozen & chopped


Cut the top of the loaf of bread and pull out the inside of the bread and use that for dipping.

Mix together all the other ingredients and then put in center of bread buy some bread sticks as well and put on the side for dipping as well.

A very easy recipe and everyone will love it I promise you!
So good!

Blue Cheese Bites

Submitted by Brandi 
 from Clarksville, TN
This recipe makes for the perfect Baby Shower Finger Food


1 pkg. refrigerator biscuits (Grands)

1/4 cup Butter

4oz blue cheese crumbles


Cut each biscuit in 6 pieces (like a pizza)

Arrange in an ungreased baking dish. 

Melt butter and then add 4 oz. blue cheese. 
Pour over biscuits coating well. 

Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees. 

Let cool, pull apart and serve ... THESE ARE FABULOUS!

German Meat Buns

Submitted by Emma from Wahpeton, ND

My mom would make these maybe twice a year, but they are so good. 

I actually came across the recipe a couple months ago on the website at: the only difference is the onion soup mix, we would use any kind it doesn't matter, and it was only 2 envelopes not the additional 1/2.
 Hope you enjoy!

Bun Dough:

1 cup warm water

4 teaspoons granulated sugar 

3 tablespoons fast rising yeast

1/2 cup melted margarine 

1/2 cup melted lard 

1 tablespoon salt 

5 cups warm milk 

1 egg 

12 cups all-purpose flour (or more)

Meat Filling:

2 lbs lean ground beef

1/2 cup margarine

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups water 

2 envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix

1/2 package no-name onion soup

1-2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs 

Brown ground beef in a large skillet. 

Melt 1/2 cup margarine in a separate saucepan over medium heat. 

Add 2 T. flour, stirring to incorporate. 

Add dry onion soup mixes and water to make a thick gravy. 

Bring to boil. 

Pour gravy over browned beef and simmer for about 1 hour. 

Add fine dry bread crumbs just enough so mixture hold together. Do this just before you start forming your meat buns. 

In a mixing bowl mix the warm water, sugar and yeast. 

Warm the milk, margarine and lard in the Microwave about 3 - 4 minutes, until marg and lard have melted. 

Add to yeast mixture, and add about 8 cups of flour. 

Allow this to proof, then add salt, egg and remaining flour, just enough to make a soft dough, and kneed the dough. 

Place dough in a large bowl. Let rise 10 - 15 minutes. 

Form meat buns by pinching off pieces of dough the size of a walnut. 

Flatten the dough in your palm of hand and put about 1 tsp. filling on the dough. 

Pinch dough around the filling to seal well. 

Place on baking sheets and let rise. You can often starting baking the first pans before you are finished panning the remaining ones. 

Bake at 400 deg. for 10 - 12 minutes or golden brown.

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Marilyn's Enchilada Dip Baby Shower Recipe


3 Lbs. Hamburger - browned and drained
1 Pkg. Enchilada Mix
1 Can Rotel tomatoes
1 8 oz. jar Picante Sauce
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 can Cream of chicken soup
1 can tomato soup or 1 can tomato sauce
Grated Cheese

Combine all ingredients. Top with grated cheese.
Bake @ 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with chips or crackers.

This is not my recipe but I was told I could share with Cutest Baby Shower Ideas. It gets great reviews at parties.

Pasta Fagioli with Tortellini

Submitted by Valerie from Wilmington, MA


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 lb pounds sweet or hot turkey Italian sausage
1 medium onion diced
3-4 cloves garlic minced (I use 4 because I like garlic)
1 can stewed tomatoes-Italian style is best
1 small jar (16 oz) of Prego
3 cups water
1 teaspoon chicken flavored granules
1 bay leaf
1 can cannelini beans, undrained
2 stalks celery sliced
1/2 cup matchstick carrots
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
1 cup frozen Italian green beans
1 cup frozen cheese tortellini or mini cheese ravioli
fresh grated Parmesan


Heat the oil in large stock pot. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft but not browned. Add sausage and cook completely. Add everything but the frozen green beans and frozen tortellini (ravioli) and simmer for 45 minutes. Then add the frozen beans and frozen tortellini and cook until beans heated through and tortellini is cooked. Top with fresh grated Parmesan.

Yummy Cheese Puffs Baby Shower Recipe

Submitted by Jen from Florida

These are wonderful! Especially for green olive lovers!


48 medium pimiento-stuffed olives, drained

1 stick of butter

1 (5-ounce) glass Kraft Olde English Cheddar cheese

1 1/4 cups flour

Dash salt


Pat olives with paper towels to dry thoroughly. Cut butter and cheese into flour. Add salt. Form into small balls around olives; seal well. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes or until browned. 

Makes around 50 cheese puffs.

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Cheese Straws Appetizers

Submitted by Tina from Denver


1-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup shortening

3 to 4 tablespoons water
1-1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Sift together the flour, salt, and dry mustard. 

Cut in shortening until mixture resembles 

Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over and stir with a fork until flour is moistened and forms a ball. 

Add more water if needed. 

Turn dough out onto a floured surface or parchment paper. Roll into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle.

 Sprinkle half of the dough surface with 1/3 cup of shredded cheese.

Fold the dough over and pinch the edges to seal. 

Roll out the same dough into a rectangle again and sprinkle half with another 1/3 cup shredded cheese 

Repeat this process one more time. 

Then, roll into a rectangle 1/4-inch thick and cut into 3-inch strips. Place cheese straws onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

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Slow Cooker Pork Strips

Submitted by Shanna from Kennewick, WA

These crock pot pork strips are cooked in barbecue sauce with pineapple and are delicious.


3 pounds pork, cut into strips

2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, your favorite
1 - 8-ounce can pineapple chunks (do not drain)

Pepper to taste


In a large skillet, brown pork strips in the olive oil. 

Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and 

Stir in browned pork strips. 

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Guests can scoop out directly from the crockpot.

Serve over noodles or rice.

 Makes about 15 appetizer servings.

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Submitted by Cindy Perkins from Wyoming, MI


4 cups chicken broth

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup flour
1 tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon cumin

½ teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained - I like RO*TEL Brand

1 lb. (16 oz.) Velveeta Cheese, any flavor, cut into cubes - I like to use the MEXICAN MILD or PEPPER JACK

1 (15 ounce) can black or chili beans (optional)
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained (optional)
Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Flour tortillas sliced in strips and fried in oil (optional)


Place the chicken, lemon pepper & chicken broth in slow cooker. Make sure chicken is covered by chicken broth. Add more broth until chicken is covered - you don’t want your chicken to dry out.

Cover and cook on low heat for 5 hours.

 Remove chicken breasts from the broth (leave broth in slow cooker) and allow chicken to cool long enough to be handled.

While chicken is cooling in a sauce pan add oil, garlic and onion saute over low heat until onion is soft then add flour stir together and remove from heat and set aside.

Shred chicken and add to onion/garlic/flour mixture toss together and add back into the broth in the slow cooker also add the chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, beans, corn, Velveeta cheese and diced tomatoes in the slow cooker and continue cooking for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and tortilla chips strips, 
if desired.

1 Cup Quick Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Submitted by Krystal
So easy and fast - perfect for those in a hurry!


1 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Milk
1 stick of Butter
1 Cup of fresh or frozen fruit (your choice)


Mix all together and pour into a greased loaf pan, or bunt pan and cook on 350F for 30 minutes. Cook time varies by oven, check after 15 minutes and determine remaining time.

Flower Fruit Basket

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Submitted by Jessica from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

This is a Baby Shower Flower Fruit Basket (In the picture, it had started to get eaten already, but you understand what it should look like.)

You can make these at any size you'd like, with whatever fruit you would like.

For mine I used Pineapple, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, cantaloupe and watermelon.

You will need a basket or deep glass dish of some sort, green flower foam and wooden skewers.

Cut the pineapple into slices and with a flower shaped cookie cutter make cut outs.

Ball watermelon and cantaloupe, and cut the leaves off the strawberries.

Next put a skewers into the middle of all the pineapple, and add half a cantaloupe ball to the middle of each of the flowers.

Put grapes and blueberries back and forth on a skewer.

Ball three watermelon onto each skewers, and put one strawberry on a skewer.

Make sure you can not see the top of the skewers.

You do not have to follow my directions, you can experiment with your own thoughts and ideas.

Place the green flower foam into the bottom of the basket/dish, but wrap it in plastic wrap first so it does not get all over the fruit.

Next place the skewers in the foam, starting with the middle/top. Then work out to make the fruit look like a large flower basket.

Chicken Holiday Wreath

Submitted by April from Houston, Texas


6 oz can chicken

2 Tbsp white onion, chopped

1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped 

1/2 c. broccoli, chopped

1 c. grated cheese

1/4 c. can water chestnuts,chopped

pinch of salt

2/3 can cream of chicken soup

2 cans crescent rolls


Mix all ingredients together, except crescent rolls, until mixed. Open and unroll crescent rolls. Arrange dough into a circle (triangle shape should have the point at the top) on a round stone or baking pan.

Spoon mix into the center of dough. From the point, fold dough, and tuck under flat side. Do this all the way around and tuck any left over dough sticking out. Bake at 350 for 25-30. It depends on if you use a stone pan or regular. Let cool, and serve. Really good as leftovers.

Roast Beef Salad Party Finger Sandwiches

Submitted by Deena L.


For Meat Spread

1/2 cup leftover tender cooked lean roast beef, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground celery seed

2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

2 tablespoons diced shallot

2 tablespoons diced ripe pear

3 baby dill pickles, cut into chunks

2 teaspoons hot creamy horseradish sauce

1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

2 tablespoons softened brie cheese (or, cream cheese)

For Sandwich Assembly

Meat spread

6 slices oatmeal bread, fresh and crusts removed

1 carrot, peeled and shaved (use peeler to shave)

3-6 baby dill pickles, sliced-thin lengthwise

For Garnish

12 small lettuce leaves

10 grape tomatoes, cut in half

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons ground fresh parsley


Combine first 13 ingredients (all ingredients for meat spread) in food processor. Process until of desired consistency - smooth enough to spread.

Divide into thirds, and spread on three slices of the de-crusted bread.

Place shaved raw fresh carrot and thin pickle slices on top of meat spread.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Cut into appetizer-sized finger sandwiches (4 from each large sandwich), using small baby-themed cutter-shapes.

Set each sandwich on a small leaf of lettuce, and arrange on a serving plate.

Place halved grape tomatoes in-between finger sandwiches.

Use cake-decorating tube and tip to squeeze a little sour cream onto each grape tomato half.

And, finally, sprinkle sandwiches and grape tomatoes with fresh parsley. 


Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Chips


2 kiwis, peeled and diced

2 Fuji apples - 
peeled, cored and diced

8 ounces raspberries

1 pound strawberries

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoons strawberry preserves

10 (10 inch) flour tortillas

butter flavored cooking spray

2 cups sugar
1/4 c cinnamon


1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes. 

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 

3. Coat both sides of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray. 

4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture. Leftover chips can be stored in an airtight container.

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Lil Penguins Appetizers

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Submitted by Maria R from Wichita, KS

These are as easy as they are adorable! They are always a hit especially at baby showers.

Things You Will Need:

18 Jumbo pitted ripe Olives

1 package (8-ounce) firm cream cheese

18 small pitted ripe Olives
1 carrot (at least 16 inches long and 1-inch diameter)


First you will need to fill the penguins' "bellies" with cream cheese. To do so, cut a slit lengthwise down each of the Jumbo olives on one side. Insert cream cheese through the top hole of the olive or through the slit that you just cut.

Then you should be able to just pipe the cream cheese right into the olive I use a baby spoon and it works perfecto!

Now for the feet. Take your carrot and cut it into eighteen 1/4 inch rounds. Cut a "notch" or a triangle out of each round of carrot. Now the feet are ready to go! (save the triangle pieces you cut out to make beaks)

Next you make the heads. Take the small olives put them on their sides and insert the small carrot triangles that you cut out in the previous steps right into the olive. They should go in easily and be stay secure in the olive. If need to, cut down the pieces so they fit better.

Now you get to assemble your penguin, the easiest way is to start from top to bottom. Take your toothpick and insert it into your penguin "heads" with their beaks facing outwards.

Insert your penguins body onto the toothpick with the open cream cheese section facing outwards as well, and then stick on your feet. 

These little guys are almost too cute to eat! 

If you want to get really creative you can make a little igloo
out of cheese, or little snow hills out of dip or even a pool of blue jello to display them on.

Pineapple Salsa

Submitted by Jillian from Gilbert, AZ


1 whole fresh pineapple

1 medium onion

1 container cherry or grape tomatoes

2-4 jalapenos (depending on desired heat)

salt and pepper to taste


Cut the jalapenos, pineapple and onion into 1 inch pieces and skewer.

Salt and pepper your tomatoes and wrap in foil.

Place all ingredients on the grill until the skewered fruit and vegetables have nice grill marks, approximately 15-20 minutes. 

Allow all ingredients to cool for at least 20 minutes, they place in a blender and blend. 

Serve with tortilla chips or bread. It is best served chilled. Delicious and versatile. You can use it on many different things.

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Pesto Crescent Bites

Submitted by Becky from Chesapeake, VA


Basil Pesto (store-bought works great)

Refrigerated Can of Crescent Rolls


Open the can of Crescent Rolls immediately after removing from the refrigerator and un-roll the dough.

The dough will be perforated into triangles (the normal size can has 8 triangles).

Working quickly, cut each triangle in half, basically making 16 smaller triangles.

Put a dollop of basil pesto in the center of each triangle, then fold all 3 corners into the center, making it look roughly like a diaper.

Bake at the temperature recommended on the crescent roll package, but for a few minutes less (since they are smaller).

Great when served warm or even if they've sat for a while.

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Oreo Balls

Submitted by Erica from West Virginia


1 package of oreos

1 - 8 ounce pack of cream cheese

1 pack of candy making white chocolate


Mix the cream cheese with the package of crushed Oreo's and blend until the cream cheese is completely blended in. Stick the mixture in the freezer for two hours.

After it is hard, roll into balls and dip in the melted chocolate. Put each ball on wax paper until it hardens. Keep cold.

For a baby shower, you can always put some food coloring in the white chocolate so that it is blue or pink. I also buy a pack of milk chocolate so i can decorate the top to make it look better.

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Cheese & Pretzel Rattles

To make these simple and festive baby shower rattles:

cut cheddar cheese into cubes and then poke pretzel sticks into the cheese.

This is a super easy recipe my sister-in-law makes for many family functions.The kiddos love it.

For the shower I'm going to place them on a cute pink plate and add a sign saying "Baby Rattles" 

Next to the rattles will be a yummy and colorful fruit tray and chocolate dip with a sign saying "Sweet as a Newborn Baby" - you can also place the fruit onto skewers for easy eating.

The cake I am making is two rounds of funfetti mix with whipped cream icing. I am going to separate the whipped cream and color half blue then mix them, ice the cake, and surround the cake with long, round, piroline cookies to make it look like a bath tub.

Two rubber duckies will float on top. 

The punch is going to be a blue pina colada mix with a rubber ducky floating on top of it as well.

Watermelon Baby Carriage

watermelon fruit baby carriage

What you need:

1 medium watermelon
4 orange slices
4 kiwi slices
4 blueberries
1 medium cantaloupe, cut into cubes
2 cups red grapes
2 cups green grapes
2 cups blueberries
2 cups halved fresh strawberries


With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from bottom of melon it sits flat. Take a sharpie and draw the outline that you're going to cut.

Take a knife or toothpick and puncture holes into the bottom layer to create the weep holes for the watermelon juice.

Use a knife to cut the shape of the carriage hood and sides. You will not need to cut in very deep because the skin is so thin. The sides of the carriage will be slightly under the halfway mark of the watermelon.
You can create a carriage handle out of the portion of the shell you cut out.

Scoop out the watermelon in the "baby carriage" and transfer it into another container. Place the watermelon carriage on the serving dish.

Mix the watermelon with other fruit to create a fruit salad.

Create the wheels for your watermelon using oranges. Slice the oranges anywhere between 1/2 inch to an inch thick. Attach the wheels to the watermelon using toothpicks.

To create the hubcap you can use Kiwi and blueberry.

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