Treats for the Winter Holidays

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Treats for the Winter Holidays
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 11:22am

Share your favorite recipes for seasonal goodies here!

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 1:14pm

Not sure you'd call it seasonal other than it's an appetizer that I usually only make this time of year, but...

2 cans Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
2 packages cream cheese, 8 oz each
1 pound breakfast sausage, browned

Basically add all to a crock pot and let warm; then use pita chips or tortilla chips to dip. (I've seen this with one can, one package and 1 pound, but I think that comes out a bit too meaty/sticky; I like the above mix better)

The one I'm trying this year for work is this one:
I'm not doing the rosemary or candle, but we do have some holly I might put in the middle for decoration.

Avatar for shirley_v
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Registered: 04-29-2000
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 12:10am

I've not made this recipe, but was thinking of making's a twist on an old standard.

Cranberry-Date Squares

Combine 1 cup flour, 1 cup oats, 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 tsp.each baking soda and salt.

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:59pm
Sounds like date nut bars that I grew up loving, with the twist of the craisins. Yum.