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Welcome back and I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Are
you still stuffed? Well I was turning the page on my calendar
this weekend and with only 3 weekends left till Christmas
there are already lots of parties lined up. Oh yeah this
is a big party season and people have been asking me for
ideas for those social gatherings. Well here's a neat idea
for this time of a year that's tasty and visually appealing
too with the green and red colors. I like to also mix it
up with green and red tortillas, the spinach and tomato
flavor but any will do. In fact, we're having an office
holiday potluck lunch next week and I may just bring
a platter of these little spirals in for my friends here.

Be sure to check out a recipe for homemade potpourri for
gift-giving or spicing up your home in the corner below.
I'm a firm believer that it's the thought that counts and
I know sure appreciate the homemade gifts.


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2 pkgs (8 ounces ea) cream cheese; softened
1 dry packet of salad dressing mix, ranch flavor
1/2 cup red bell pepper; minced
1/2 cup celery; minced
1/4 cup onions, green; sliced
1/4 cup olives; sliced
4 10-inch Tortillas

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and dressing mix until
smooth. Add red pepper, celery, onions, and olives; mix well.
Spread about 3/4 cup of each tortilla. Roll up tightly; wrap
in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice into
1/2 inch pieces.

Yield: 15 Servings
Categories: Appetizers

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Nothin says lovin like a homemade gift from the heart
and this Holiday Spiced Potpourri does just the trick.

4 Oranges
4 Lemons
1/2 c Whole cloves
1/2 c Whole allspice
10 Cinnamon Sticks, broken
10 Bay leaves, crumbled
8 oz Decorated jelly jars with bands & lids

Using a vegetable peeler, peel fruit carefully, removing
only the peel, not any of the white pith. cut or tear into
one inch pieces Spread peel on paper towel lined pan. place
in preheated oven to 175, or set oven to WARM. dry in oven
for 1 1/2 hours, tossing occasionally. Peels should be
leathery and/or slightly crunchy. spread peels on dry paper
towels and let air dry for 24 hours. Combine with remaining
ingredients. fill jars with mixture, place lids on and screw
bands on tightly. yield: 3 or 4 half pint jars.

To use: remove lid and leave band on for decoration to
fragrance a room. OR put one Tablespoon into a jar and fill
jar with boiling water to release fragrance.


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