Sunday, December 16, 2007

Favorite Holiday Snacks

Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip*****

This was super creamy and rich, and only takes about 10 minutes to prep with a food processor. Some spinach dips can seem dry once baked, but this one really retained the moisture with the combination
of cream cheese and sour cream.
Olive Nut Spread*****

2 (8 oz) pkgs, reduced fat cream cheese
4 oz pimento stuffed green olives
2 oz walnuts, optional

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse 4-5 times. This spread can be served on bread as a sandwich spread, placed onto flour tortilla wraps as pinwheels, or with chips, pretzels, and chopped vegetables.

Finally, Andy's creative work in the bake shop - from making the dough to decorating (with very little coaching...besides the time I walked down the steps and he had EVERY ingredient in the mixing bowl ready to give it a spin - we pulled most of the flour back out and then I explained that step 1 is to read through the entire recipe first, which indicates to cream the butter and sugar before adding the additional ingredients :)

They turned out awesome, prefectly baked and sweet icing!

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