Showing posts with label Holiday Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday Food. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

About the time you are reading this, you are either very calmly getting together your Memorial Day menu ideas and recipes, or you are beginning to quickly panic, as you realize Memorial Day is less than a week away! Which is why I put together this cookout round up. This round up features recipes linked up this past week, at the Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!, that can help you with your holiday plans. There are side dishes, desserts, chicken, burgers, and even veggie burgers, plus some Backyard BBQ Decor Ideas!  So, take a look, don't worry, and have fun!

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Roasted Garlic Ranch Chicken Burgers

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

8 Pasta-Tively Delicious Salads

Lemon Raspberry Themed Desserts

How To Make Coleslaw


Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Backyard BBQ Decor Ideas

Patriotic Pound Cake

Shredded Chicken Recipe

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have some new ideas that will work for your Memorial Day celebrations!

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cranberry Panna Cotta/#SundaySupper

 This year's Annual Holiday Bash menu is set. The dishes have been taken down from the high shelves and washed, the silverware has been polished and is looking shiny and new, the linens have been pressed, the wine glasses have been washed and the invitations have been delivered. I have decorated the tree, strung some lights, and put a wreath on the door. Every year, I plan a menu with at least one new entrĂ©e or dessert for my guests to enjoy. This year the menu includes this Cranberry Panna Cotta for dessert, and I will be serving it with two Gallo Family Vineyards wines: a crisp Moscato and a tasty Pinot Grigio. The Cranberry Panna Cotta with the light bodied, refreshing Moscato and the citrus flavor of the Pinot Grigio are the perfect pairing for the big bash.

cranberry, panna cotta, dessert, wine pairing, moscato, pinot grigio

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baked Apricot Spread

During the holidays, I entertain a lot. I like to serve different foods at each event. I really don't like to duplicate. Sometimes, a few of my guests might be invited to several of the get togethers, and I want them to have something different each time. The only exception is if someone requests that I make something they had at a previous party. Then I happily try to accommodate them.  As a result, I need a lot of recipes. Through out the year I try to find recipes that I think will work. This is the case with today's baked Apricot Spread. I borrowed this appetizer from the Kraft Foods web site. I am so glad I did. It is tasty and delicious. It goes together quickly, and there are only 5 ingredients. Truthfully, I put this together in  about 5 minutes. (+ the cook time). Also, I'll bet that you have most of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry right now.!

Baked Apricot Spread
(serves 8) 
(preheat oven to 350 degrees)
4 oz. Cream Cheese~softened
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup sliced, dried Apricots
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds
The recipe called for sliced Dried Apricots. 
I used the dried Apricots~YUM!, but I chopped them instead
of slicing them. I thought they might be easier for guests to handle
if they were smaller. I don't know?? It's just my paranoia coming
out like it does every time I entertain.
Anyway, I chopped them by slicing them first, and then...
turning the slices around, and chopping them up.
Set them aside for a minute.
Put the softened cream cheese, and the cheddar into a bowl.
Mix it up really well. 
I like to do this by wearing food safe gloves, and using my hands.
It really gets things mixed perfectly, but a mixer will do the job also!
Add the sour cream and apricots.
Mix again like above.
Place mix in a baking dish.
Top with the sliced almonds. 
The recipe called for 1/3 cup. I just put them on the 
top of the dish until I thought there were enough. 
I did not make them thick, and I tried to 
cover the entire surface.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with crackers of your choice. 
This recipe is great tasting, hot or cold!

Thanks for joining me today!