Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pinterest Hits from My Holiday Season

One of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday season is all of the get together that it brings. On an average day, I don't have a whole lot of reason to make five different types of cookies or three different appetizers. Thus, my Pinterest boards tend to get backed up on things that I'm dying to try. Since we had a ton of places to go, and my mom decided to host an appetizers only holiday party, I figured it was the the perfect time to try them out! 

Our first big event was my mother in law's for Christmas Eve. I was only asked to bring a tossed salad, which is actually a huge step for me. Normally, I'm not asked to bring anything at all. After ten years, they're finally starting to trust me! 

On Christmas Day though, I was busy busy busy in the kitchen. My family hosted Christmas dinner at my parents' country house and like I said, it was apps only. I made three, and gave one recipe to my aunt to try too. We had fifteen different appetizers & trust me, it was just as good as any "real meal" that my family has ever made. We loved it so much that we decided to make it a new family tradition! 

I made Mini Taco Cups... which were probably the easiest ever. I just took a bag of Scoops, filled them with taco meat, melted Taco Cheese on top, & set out bowls of salsa, sour cream, and lettuce for people to garnish with! Huge hit... 

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I also made my favorite Buffalo Boneless Bites. For some reason, I can't find my pin for it, but this is the same recipe, only in whole finger size. If you love chicken wings, but hate frying, these are the answer to your prayers! A total go-to in our house, I get asked to bring them to parties all of the time. 

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And last, I made this mini-hot dog wreath... because really, who doesn't love pigs in a blanket? 

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And at my suggestion, Aunt Babs brought Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread.
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For our last Christmas celebration, I was in charge of bringing my famous Chex Mix, which really isn't all that fancy... I just follow the recipe on the box & add Cheerios and cashews. But if you're looking for an even easier Chex Mix option, check out this crockpot version... 

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What are your favorite holiday party foods? I'd love to try them out!! 

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