Its that time of year again. Time to break out those dog-eared, tried and true holiday recipes. Do you have a favourite? A dish you're "slightly famous" for? One of those fool-proof crowd pleasers?
Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition. Recipe books or cards make great hostess gifts any time of year. We all have certain foods that have an amazing way of waking up memories of significant events and people of our past. Keep those memories alive!
- Bring your hostess a batch of something tasty, tied up with a pretty bow and a recipe card on top.
- Compile grandma's recipes in a mini album or rolodex and give copies to family members at Christmas or any occasion.
- Do a baking and recipe card swap with friends.
- Make a layout about your favourite recipe, including the recipe and photos of the finished dish and the recipe in progress.
- Make a layout about someone else's recipe and why it's special to you.
- Start a recipe circle journal, where each participant adds their recipe and forwards the journal on to the next person in the circle, eventually ending up with their own journal full of recipes and special notes from everyon else.
I'd love it if you shared one of your recipes here! If 10 or more people post recipe's I'll enter everyone's name in a draw for a grab bag of ribbon. Deadline is midnight, Sunday November 24.
I'm including a super easy one that never fails and never goes unfinished. Its a perfect potluck dish.
1 jar marshmallow cream topping
1 8oz tub spreadable cream cheese at room temperature (can be 'light' but not low- or no-fat)
fruit cut into bite sized pieces for dipping.
Mix the 2 ingredients together with a fork or spatula. It sometimes takes a minute to get going, but eventually will become completely smooth. Serve with fresh cut fruit. Apples, mango & strawberries are favourites in our house.
And the winner is...
This is for the Hot Topic on tools from last week. The draw was done by my assistant Todd, under the watchful eye of Chirpy the Cricut.