Monthly Archives: December 2007

My 2nd Annual Cookie Swap!

This year we had our second annual Cookie Swap and we received some quite impressive cookies. My only complaint was we didn’t make enough! The recipes below are some appetizers and drinks I made for the cookie swap. Each year … Continue reading

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These shrimp cups are my mom’s new favorite thing to make. She brought then for the cookie swap and has made them several times since. Don’t let the Chipolte scare you, they really are not spicy and it only adds … Continue reading

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No Holiday Party is Complete Without…

Last year for our cookie swap we made Chocolate Peppermint Martinis. This year we thought we’d still do something festive, but have punch instead. It was a huge hit…I thought I’d be drinking punch for days as leftovers, but everyone … Continue reading

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A Delightful Sammy…

This is another recipe I got from a NC Nestie…Elizabeth! These sandwiches are addicting and delicous. I could not stop eating them! Beware they are a special treat with 2 sticks of butter, but I’m sure that’s what makes them … Continue reading

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This appetizer has been on my list of things to make for a party since it has over 1,200 reviews on and a perfect 5 stars! It does take a while to chop everything up, but its well worth … Continue reading

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The most addicting cheeseball

At my Nestie Cookie Swap, Mrs. Hughes bought this cheeseball to share on the same snowman plate I have. I’m a sucker for cheeseball and had to have this recipe. I’ve made it twice and everyone has asked for the … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas Pasta

In the December Cooking Light there is a recipe for each day in December and it has a caption about how great the dish would be after specific December chores such as trimming the tree, writing Christmas cards, shopping, etc. … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap #1

I made these cookies for my first cookie swap that I just attending with my Nestie friends. We had a blast and even got more festive and wore our tackiest Christmas sweaters. These cookies weren’t only delicous, but quick and … Continue reading

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On Top of Spaghetti…

And covered in cheese…This is a slight variation on Chicken Parm, but a good way to sneak in a veggies. The chicken is stuffed with a spinach and cheese mixture, “breaded” in ritz crackers and parmesan cheese then baked. We … Continue reading

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A Real Taste of the South…

I’ve been craving shrimp and grits forever now…something must have jogged my taste buds for the ones at Noisy Oyster in Charleston. While this isn’t traditional shrimp and grits and doesn’t include sausage, it is a casserole that’s pretty easy … Continue reading

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