A Tasty Holiday Treat

(Family Features) When family and friends come together in celebration of the holiday season, tasty treats are a must-have for the festivities. You can also celebrate the season of giving with a special giveaway at the end of your gathering to show your gratitude to loved ones. A simple yet delicious treat, Chocolate Bacon Bark is a sweet-and-salty snack with Gwaltney Bacon as the centerpiece of a crowd-pleaser for nearly any celebration. Try pairing with these creative giveaway bags as a personalized memento to offer a unique memory even after the season comes to a close. The bite-sized morsels are …

Celebrate the Season with Enjoyable Desserts

(Family Features) Whether you’re huddled around the fireplace, gathered at the table or strolling through a winter wonderland, the holidays are all about enjoying pure and memorable moments with family and friends. With all of the seasonal gatherings, you can certainly expect that almost any host or guest will attempt to provide a classic holiday treat for everyone to enjoy. This year, you can give your traditional holiday bake a refreshing twist sure to spread all kinds of holiday cheer with this Enjoymint Peppermint Pie topped with Homemade Whipped Cream, which can be easily whipped up with less than 10 …

Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Glaze

by Lori Fisk-Conners For the Cookies   1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar 1 large egg   For the Filling ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons raspberry liquor   For the Glaze 6 oz. semisweet chocolate melted Make cookies: sift together flour & salt into medium bowl & set aside. Put butter in large mixing bowl. Mix on medium high until fluffy for about 2 minutes. Add sugar mix until smooth. Mix in …

Low Fat Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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  With the popularity of spinach and artichoke dips, this lighter version offers an opportunity to enjoy the flavors while reducing the calories. This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Rachael Klingeil. 2 cups light swiss cheese 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 box frozen spinach (thawed) 1 can artichokes 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cup fat-free Philadelphia cream cheese 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoon minced garlic Mix by hand or in a food processor. Bake at 375 degrees oven for 25-30 minutes (until starting to brown on top). Serve with slices of french bread or crackers.

Sweet Potato Crisp

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This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.   Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and put into a …

Sauce for Cocktail Meatballs

  Submitted by Mrs. John Gregg (Nanci) of Thompson’s Station, this recipe is one her parents tinkered with for many years until it reached, in their view, a state of perfection. Nanci hopes you enjoy it as much as her family and friends do. 1 bottle chili sauce 12 oz 1 6 oz. jar of grape jelly 1/4 cup of lemon juice 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 tbsp. prepared mustard (dry mustard) 1/2 beef bouillion cube & 1/2 cup  hot water Mix together in crock pot & stir until well blended. Add cooked meatballs to the sauce. …

Spritz Cookies

1 Cup butter 3/4 Cup sugar 1 egg 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder dash of salt 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 package of dark chocolate chips melted   Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together buttter & unbeaten egg. Beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients and extract. Fill cookie press and form cookies on the ungreased sheet. Bake 10 minutes in 400-degree oven. Makes about 5 dozen. If you like you can dip them into melted semi-sweet chocolate & sprinkles after the cookies are cooled or sandwich them together with jam.