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And my favorite time growing up has always been Christmas.
On behalf of myself and everyone on staff at The Daily
Recipe we would like to send our very best wishes this
holiday to you and your families! Remember that the best
gift you can give someone is yourself...so make some time
for the people you love!

Let the countdown begin! Not only does this APPETIZER
VEGGIE WREATH taste great (a version of the veggie pizza
most of us are used to) but with a little embellishment also
makes a great centerpiece. Arrange on a colorful platter at
least a few inches larger than the finished ring. Put a lit
candle in the center and lay a decorative bow on the bottom.
Make sure to take away one piece of the wreath so people
know to dig in. This is big on the "oooh" factor with your
guests.


HOMEMADE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA:

Here's an inexpensive home-made gift for the Holidays.
Buy a package of plastic spoons, perferably in festive
colors. Dip them in chocolate (melted chocolate chips work
well) and shake off the excess. Place them on wax paper
and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. After they dry,
wrap them in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. Put a few
spoons in a coffee mug along with some individual hot cocoa
or coffee packets and you have a great gift for those chilly
nights!

From everyone at TheDailyRecipe we wish you and your family
a heartfelt and enjoyable Holiday!

Enjoy!
Marzee

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RECIPE: APPETIZER VEGGIE WREATH

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INGREDIENTS:
2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
(8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups finely chopped green vegetables (bell peppers,
broccoli, cucumber, green onions)
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from cans in rolled
sections; do not unroll. Slice each dough section 7 times
to yield 8 rounds each (16 per package). Place custard cup
on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lay flat dough circles around
the center cup touching each other to form wreath shape, then
arrahge an outer ring. The circles should all be touching each
other but do not press together. Remove the cup and Bake at
375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool
one minute; loosen with spatula and slide onto wire rack to
completely cool.

Place wreath on platter. In small bowl, combine cream cheese,
sour cream, dill and garlic powder; blend until smooth. Spread
the mixture over the wreath. Decorate the wreath with assorted
green vegetables pieces, then sprinkle with red pepper.
Refrigerate until serving time. To serve; pull apart the slices
of the wreath.

Yield: 32 Pieces
Category: Appetizers




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BONUS Recipe: HOLIDAY CHEESE BALL

INGREDIENTS:
3 tablespoon finely chopped pecans
1 package (8 ounces) Neufchatel cream cheese (room temp)
3 green onions (finely chopped with tops, 1/3 cup)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/4 cup minced parsley

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread out the pecans in
a small pan. Bake, tossing once, for 8 minutes or until
toasted. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the cream cheese,
onions, mustard, red pepper sauce, and garlic. With an
electric mixer at moderate speed, beat for 3 minutes or until
well blended. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Wrap the mixture in
plastic wrap, shape into a 4-inch ball, and chill for 15
minutes. On wax paper, toss the toasted pecans with the
parsley. Unwrap the cheese ball and carefully roll it in the
parsley mixture, coating it completely. Rewrap in plastic wrap
and refrigerate until time to serve. Place the ball on a
serving platter and surround with an assortment of crackers.

Yield: 24 Servings
1 tablespoon has: Calories 50, Saturated Fat 2g, Total Fat 4g,
Protein 2g, Carbohydrate 1g, Fiber 0g, Sodium 72mg, Chol 12mg

Categories: Appetizers, Holiday

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