Spinach and Artichoke Bites


2 boxes of mini phyllo shells

1 package of frozen chopped spinach

1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and diced

10 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup of mayonnaise

1/3 cup of sour cream

1 tsp. of garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thaw frozen chopped spinach and squeeze out excess water.  Place in large mixing bowl
  2. Dice artichokes and place in bowl.  Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, mayo, sour cream and mozzarella cheese
  3. Mix all ingredients until combined
  4. Place phyllo shells on a baking sheet and fill with spinach and artichoke mixture
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes


Baked Brie Bites


1 Can of Crescent Dough (You can use the rolls or sheet)

1 Wedge of Brie Cheese

1 Jar of Fig Spread (You can use any flavor, Sour Cherry, Cranberries, Honey, etc.)

1/4 Cup of Pecans Chopped


1.) Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

2.) Grease a mini muffin tin

3.)  Cut crescent dough into squares and place in muffin tins

4.)  Chop Brie into squares and place in muffin tin on top of crescent dough

5.)  Top Brie with fig spread and chopped pecans

6.) Bake at 350 Degrees for 10 minutes


Christmas Potpourri

Potpourri Recipe


1 Orange, Sliced

1 Cup Fresh Cranberries

2-3 Sprigs of Pine or Rosemary

1 Tablespoon Cloves

2-4 Cinnamon Sticks


*Slice orange and place in a medium saucepan with cranberries, pine, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and 2 cups of water

*Simmer mixture and turn heat to low.  Your house will then smell amazing!



Sticky Buns


Frozen Rolls (I use Rhodes)

1 Box Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding

1 Stick of Butter

1 Cup of Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Milk

2 tsp. Cinnamon

Nuts (Optional)


1.) Spray bunt pan with Pam

2.)  On stove top bring Butter, Pudding, Brown Sugar, Milk, and Cinnamon to a boil over medium heat

3.)  Pour hot mixture into bunt pan and place 15-20 frozen rolls around the pan

4.)  Cover with Cling Wrap that has been sprayed with Pam and let rise overnight

5.)  Bake @ 350 for 35-40 minutes (I typically cover the pan with foil until the last 10-15 minutes)


Christmas Punch


2 Bottles of Sparkling Wine (Sparkling Brut)

1 Bottle of Sprite (I used 2 Liter Sprite Zero)

1 Container of Raspberry Sherbet (I used 4-6 scoops)

2 Cups of Cranberries


1.)  Mix all ingredients together and serve chilled