Sunday, December 14, 2008

Party Food

Whenever we are invited to a party I am never quite sure what to bring. I have a file box full of dinner, cookie and baked good recipes but party food is a whole nother ball game.

Maybe you are thinking about how you don't go to Holiday parties. To be honest, we don't go to that many either. Mainly, we just have our own little family party. Our family tradition is to have an Hors D'Oeuvres night on Christmas Eve. Rather than make a big dinner two nights in a row we take a break on Christmas Eve with sparkling grape juice, shrimp cocktail, summer sausage with assorted cheese and crackers, cut vegetables and hot artichoke dip. I love how it makes Christmas Eve feel like New Years Eve (New Years Eve with the Nativity Story, fireplace roasted marshmallows and new pajamas that is).

Here are two recipes that get the thumbs up every time. What are some of your winning party recipes?

Swiss Mushroom Bread

Kindra's Cream Cheese Ball

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