I know this is normally a craft blog, but I have made some holiday party food that was too cute, so I thought I’d share here on my blog.
First, the Cheese Tree:
I found this on Pinterest and thought it was too cute. I HAD to make one! I used rosemary instead of thyme (what the recipe called for) but I thought it was just adorable.
Next, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms:
This one is a recipe from a work-place cookbook so I’ll share it here. I did not get this one from Pinterest! The photo above is before they were cooked. They were delicious!
1 pound fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
1/2 pound crab meat (imitation works)
2 cups oyster crackers, crushed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or seafood spice)
6 white cheddar cheese slices
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sauté celery, onion, and green pepper in 1 T butter for 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to refrigerator. While vegetables cool, wash mushrooms and remove stems. Set caps to the side and finely chop half of the stems. Discard the rest of the stems. Combine the sautéed vegetables, chopped mushroom stems, and all other ingredients (except cheese slices). Mix well. Place mushroom caps in a shallow baking dish and fill with stuffing. Drizzle filled mushrooms with 1/3 cup melted butter and top with cheese slices. Bake in oven for 15 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.
Note: I did not drizzle the 1/3 cup of butter or top with cheese slices to cut back on the calories and fat. Nobody complained and there were none left!
And finally…Santa Hat Brownies!
These were a hit! My kids are asking me to make them to take to school. I bought the brownies and strawberries at Sam’s Club. I did make the frosting, but you could also use purchased frosting. Pipe some frosting onto top of brownie…set strawberry on frosting. Pipe frosting around “hat rim” and some on top! Done! Cute and super easy. Oh, did I mention they’re so delicious too? Of course they are!
I hope you enjoyed these fun recipes!