Sausage Cheese Balls

Tweet I discovered this recipe when I was babysitting for a couple who were planning a party and hired me to make appetizers while they were out at a concert. They brought their friends back after the concert, and I had the appetizers ready for everyone to eat. Since then, I’ve made them many times […]

Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups

Tweet This recipe from Kraft (original here) replaces the typical crust of a biscuit or roll with a ham cup (see the photo). Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups is the twenty-fourth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, well drained ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup […]

Layered Pizza Dip

Tweet My colleague Lisa makes the best pizza dip ever. On days she brought her pizza dip to work, I was more than happy to forego leaving for my lunch break. This recipe from Betty Crocker (original here) looks similar to hers. Layered Pizza Dip is the twenty-third of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients […]

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Tweet No office party is complete without these meatballs. People are usually skeptical when they hear the ingredients (really? jelly?), but they quickly convert when they try them. Grape Jelly Meatballs are the twenty-second of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 2 12-oz jars Heinz chili sauce 1 32-oz jar grape jelly 1 bag frozen […]

Bacon Quesadillas

Tweet Bacon, cheese, and tortillas, that’s all you need for this tasty appetizer from the Kraft website (original here). Bacon Quesadillas are the twentieth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 4 flour tortillas, 6 inches in diameter 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses ¼ cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits 2 […]

Bacon Cheddar Dip

Tweet This Taste of Home recipe (original here) is a simple dip with a homemade taste. The note with the recipe explains, “Give this recipe a try if you’re looking for a deliciously different dip to serve with crackers, potato chips or vegetables. Ranch salad dressing adds a little zest.” Bacon Cheddar Dip is the […]

Mom’s Cheese Ball

Tweet Every Christmas, for as long as I can remember, Mama has made these cheese balls. I’m not sure when the tradition started, but I know it cannot be Christmas until these are made and chilling in the refrigerator. So today, in honor of my Mom’s birthday, here is her recipe for Cheese Ball, the […]

Festive Ham and Cheese Wreath

Tweet Take a look at the picture of this fun appetizer from Pillsbury (original here), and you’ll immediately see why it is the perfect holiday treat. Festive Ham and Cheese Wreath is the eighteenth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 8 oz (2 cups) finely shredded Swiss cheese 1½ cups (about 8 oz) chopped […]

Spinach-Cheese Balls

Tweet Here’s a tasty appetizer from Betty Crocker (original here) that you can make ahead and freeze. Just pop them out of the freezer and bake them as needed. They’re great to have on hand for last-minute snacks. Spinach-Cheese Balls are the seventeenth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 1 box (9 oz) frozen […]

Brown Sugar Smokies

Tweet Here’s another of our family recipes, though I think every family has probably tried some version of this delightful indulgence. Brown Sugar Smokies is the sixteenth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 1 pound bacon 1 (16 ounce) package Little Smokies 1 cup brown sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut each slice […]