Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites for a Hike to Kaaterskill Falls

I am sharing an easy recipe for Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites that are great for a hike, picnic or cookout. With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner in the USA, it is a great time to start planning a menu for your picnic or cookout. Starkist Tuna offered me a variety of Tuna Creations that are lightly marinated and come in a pouch. I have a package in my desk drawer with some crackers for an emergency lunch or snack.

Hungry Girl's Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites
(I halved the recipe for our hike)

2 pouches of Tuna Creations (Sweet and Spicy)
1/4 cup reduced-fat/light mayonnaise
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion (I used less)
10 hard-boiled eggs, chilled

Directions:
In a bowl, thoroughly mix tuna with mayo. Stir in pepper and onion. Halve eggs lengthwise; remove and discard yolks. Evenly distribute tuna mixture among egg white halves. 

Disclosure: I received Starkist product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Did you say you might need a quick and easy dessert too?
These cream cheese filled strawberries taste just like mini cheesecakes! 


The recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart. Last year, I added a blueberry to give it the red, white and blue theme for our Fourth of July picnic.


Recipe for Filled Strawberries:

8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 TB tablespoons confectioners' sugar
12 strawberries

Whip room-temperature cream cheese on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 TB confectioners' sugar. Trim tops and bottoms of 12 strawberries to level. Use a small melon baller to scoop out tops. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries until it brims over tops.

Optional: Toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds in a 350°oven until golden-brown, 3 to 6 minutes; arrange slices over filling.
It was a beautiful day for a hike in the Catskill Mountains. We are drawn to the many beautiful waterfalls in New York state.

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie

8 comments:

  1. Happy you had nice hiking weather - your treats look so tasty!!

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  2. Your eggs sound great! Never would have thought to add tuna, I like it:@)

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  3. We really enjoy getting outdoors in WV too, Debbie. Your hike looked to be fabulous. I'm not crazy about deviled eggs, but those fruit bites look super!

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  4. Your egg bites look like perfect hiking food for you and Joe, Debbie. Of course, the strawberries filled with cream cheese are the happy ending. I loved the dear picture of you both with the waterfall as your backdrop. It's so nice to enjoy a hike with your sweetie in the great outdoors!

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  5. What a great egg bite recipe for hikes or celebrating the next holiday. The dessert looks amazing, I'm crazy for strawberries and filled with cream cheese would be yummy. I have a little get together this weekend and I'm going to make these. I love the idea of a hike in a beautiful spot. Adorable pic……….

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  6. We are enjoying this cool spring weather and it looks like you are too! Perfect for hiking and spending time outdoors, although this Sunday the temps were a bit too low! Your eggs with tuna sound like a tasty variation on the deviled egg theme and if we leave out the mayo they will be safe later in the summer too. Yum--the strawberries look so ripe and juicy! Linda

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  7. Great picture of you and Joe :) The egg bites sound delicious and everyone loves your filled strawberries!

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  8. What a pretty spot for a hike and a little egg bite.

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