Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Still Moments Publishing Blog Hop & #Giveaway

Welcome to the
Still Moments Publishing Christmas Blog Hop Day #4
I am thrilled to be able to participate in this hop.  There will be lots of prizes available...many of the author blogs each day are doing their own giveaways but there are also grand prizes that will come from Still Moments Publishing.
Click here for a list of the participating authors and the overall prizes !!

My prize is going to be a digital copy of   SMP's Making Magic recipe collection           to one lucky commenter.  Just make sure you leave a comment below, including your email in case I need to contact you !
When I think of Christmas I think of my kids, presents and lots of cooking.  I always try to get my hubby to do the cooking because he's an excellent cook and a perfectionist but he looks at me like i'm nuts lol.  So...I do it :) 
My favorite Christmas dinner is a Ham with all the trimmings.  My husband is a Turkey man, or just a turkey but anyway, we save some of the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving so he's a happy camper and doesn't have to eat ham.  My kids like all the finger food stuff.  They'd be happy to take a plate to go while they're playing instead of sitting down at the table to eat a plate full of stuff they'd just rather not have.
I actually love to make the finger foods and i'd like to share some recipes with you today if you don't mind :)
Olive Cheese Ball
2 (8 oz.) boxes cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz.) pkg shredded cheese (I use colby jack)
1-2 pkgs dried beef(I use ham) quantit depends on your tastes
1 jar green olives with pimentos, chopped fairly fine
1 small onion (I use dried minced onion)
Mix and make into a ball.  Refrigerate.  Serve with crackers.
Cheeze Whiz Dip
1 (8oz.) jar Cheez Whiz
1/4 c. miracle whip or real mayo (your choice)
1 (8oz.) box cream cheese (softened)
garlic powder to taste
Mix and serve with crackers
and one for the sweeter side....
Fresh Fruit Dip
1 lg. jar marshmallow Cream
1 (8oz.) box cream cheese, softened
Mix and refrigerate.  Serve with fruit pieces.
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Hope you enjoy the recipes and thanks for stopping by today.
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Don't forget to leave your comment below and Happy Holidays !!!


  1. Thanks for the olive cheese ball recipe! My kids love finger foods, and I'm a ham girl too :) design (at) kerineal (dot) com

    1. Thanks for stopping by keri! That olive cheese ball is so so good...and when you make it you can put as much or as little of most of the ingredients as you want. I always add more ham:)

  2. I will have to give the Fruit Dip recipe!


    1. Thanks for stoppin in Heather and hope you like the dip. It's super good :)

  3. I love recipes!!!


  4. Hi Liberty :) Thanks for stopping...I love recipes too !

  5. Thanks so much for the yummy recipes!
    tessa dot bamberg at kolumbus dot fi

  6. That cheese whiz recipe sounds good!

  7. Recipes are just in time.