Christmas Punch Recipe


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


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!



Baked Pineapple



1 Can of Crushed Pineapple

2 Eggs, beaten

1/2 cup of Sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 TBSP Cornstarch

1 TBSP Butter, melted


1.) In a medium bowl add crushed Pineapple, Eggs, Sugar, Cornstarch, and Cinnamon.  Mix well until all ingredients are evenly mixed together

2.)  Pour into a baking dish

3.)  Drizzle melted butter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon

4.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes


Stuffed Mushrooms


2 packages of whole Mushrooms

1 package of Bob Evans Ground Sausage

4 oz. Cream Cheese

1 TBSP minced garlic

1 TBSP Parsley

1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs


1.)  Clean Mushrooms and remove stems (be careful not to break the mushroom).  Set mushrooms on baking sheet

2.)  In a skillet cook sausage until browned.  Add in garlic, cream cheese, and parsley.  Once cream cheese is melted remove from heat

3.)  Stir in Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

4.)  Divide sausage mixture evenly among mushrooms

5.)  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked through and the tops are golden brown.

6.)  Garnish with chopped Parsley and serve!

Baked Brie with Pecans


1 Package of Brie wrapped in Puff Pastry

1 cup of chopped Pecans

1/4 cup of Brown Sugar

1/4 cup of Maple Syrup

1 tsp Cinnamon


1.)  In a saucepan over medium heat stir together Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, and Pecans.  Stir until brown sugar is melted and all Pecans are evenly coated

2.)  Place Brie in the center of a baking dish and top with Pecans and syrup

3.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

4.)  Serve immediately with crackers, bread, or cinnamon and sugar pita chips

**If you cannot find Brie already wrapped in puff pastry you can make your own.  Just buy a Brie wheel and puff pastry.  Wrap the brie in the puff pastry and baste with egg white


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)