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My favorite holiday treats and recipes

Rolo Turtles

1 package of rolo’s

bunch of pretzels (I found holiday shapes)

1 package whole pecans

Place rolo’s on pretzels and bake on 350 for 3-4 minutes.  Slightly melt the chocolate.  Take out and press pecan to smash rolo.

Zucchini Soup

This soup is a big crowd pleaser.  Very hearty!

3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. margarine
Melt in pot
Add:
1 medium clove garlic (1/2 tsp.)
2 medium onions, chopped (I leave this out b/c I don’t like onions, put some onion salt in)
6-8 zucchini (chunks)
Saute till onions are clear. Add pre-cooked ground sausage (1 lb.) Cook 10 minutes.
Add:
2 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 ( 15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
Simmer 15 minutes
Add:
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
4 oz. Longhorn cheese, grated
Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
I use mostly Monterey Jack cheese and leave half to sprinkle in each bowl just before serving.

This is for 4-5 people, I double this for a group of 10.

It’s even Christmas colors!

Kristen’s Christmas Crunch

I make this every year and deliver to friends and teachers.  I didn’t make it up, but since I’ve done it year after year, my friends associate this with me, so I named it after myself!

2 bags mint m&m’s

1 package while almond bark

1 bag stick pretzels

Melt bark in microwave about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minutes.  Mix in bowl with m&m’s and pretzels.  Dump on a parchment lined pan and spread.  Let it cool/harder, then break it up into pieces to put in bags.  I often tie an ornamanet around the bag…my favorite being the silver bell.

I am trying to decide what to do for Christmas Eve (fancy meal–not turkey or ham) and Christmas morning breakfast.  If you have a link or recipe to share, I’d love to hear it!  Also any treats you think  I need to try would be great!

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  1. 1

    im drooling all over my keyboard with the delicious recipes! Thank you for sharing!

  2. 2

    I used an awesome fresh green bean recipe for Thanksgiving. I don’t have the link but I got it of of The Mother Huddle mid November. It has carmelized onions, toasted almonds, and fresh green beans… so very delicious.

  3. 3

    Yum! Those all look good. I’ve made the rolo things with m&m’s on top… I think I’m going to for sure need to make that yummy soup!!! Thanks for sharing! I have some of my favorites on my recipe blog if you ever want to check it out (myfivestarrecipes.blogspot.com) Nothing too crazy but thought I would share too! :)

  4. 4

    The christmas chrunch looks really yummy :) I want to try and make that this week!

  5. 5

    I just posted a very yummy gingerbread waffle recipe on my blog. You can check that out if you want to. They are SO good and I think a very fun Christmas tradition for breakfast!
    http://tamiandnate.blogspot.com/2010/12/yummy.html

    I can’t wait to try that soup! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    YUM! Even though I just ate, I all the sudden feel hungry again! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

  7. 7

    The Crunch sounds delish – and so easy! I think I’ll whip up some for our mailman and garbage guys tonite. Thanks!!

  8. 8

    Those Rolo Turtles look yummy! I’ll be making cookie dough truffles for the second time this holiday season tonight. So yummy! But my favorite holiday treat and one I give each year and people associate with me is my candy cane fudge. http://coleybelle.blogspot.com/2010/12/easy-peasy-candy-cane-fudge.html

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    Where did you get the star pretzels? I need them!!