Holiday Cookie Remix

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Treat yourself this holiday season and try something a little different this year with this great holiday remixes of our Dream Dinners gourmet cookies.

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Create Your Own Hot Cocoa Bar

Christmas, Holidays | December 21, 2014 | By

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Inject a little extra holiday fun into your day by creating a simple DIY hot chocolate bar. This is perfect for kids (or adults) at a holiday party or even just to make your kids’ days a little sweeter while they’re home from school. We set up ours in the TV room so we could enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while watching our favorite Christmas movie.

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Appetizer: Terracotta Chicken Pitas

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A small bite full of Mediterranean flavor.

Direction

  1. Prepare chicken and warm pita as directed in cooking instructions.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  3. Slice warm pita into 6 even slices.
  4. Top each slice with spoonful of hummus and piece of chicken.

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Appetizer: Flank Steak Skewers

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

Our classic flank steak sliced thin and made into a delicious finger food.

Direction

  1. Prepare Herb Crusted Flank Steak as instructed.
  2. Let rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  3. Slice thinly, against the grain at a 45° angle.
  4. Take slices of steak and thread on 6” skewers.

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Appetizer: Naked Tortellini

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A fun twist on a holiday favorite.

Directions

  1. Cook Tortellini and sauce as directed in cooking instructions.
  2. Prepare a large bowl of ice and cold water. Add Tortellini immediately after cooking to stop the cooking process. Drain.
  3. Pour warm sauce into bowl for dipping.
  4. Serve Tortellini (unsauced) with toothpicks for easy dipping.

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Appetizer: Steak Caprese Crostini

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

The light, fresh flavors of our Steak Caprese combined with our Finishing Touch Garlic Bread.

Direction

  1. To start, grill or broil steaks as instructed. Let rest.
  2. Prepare Garlic Bread using the Crostini instructions.
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Unwrap bread and remove garlic butter portion cup.
    3. Cut French bread loaf diagonally, starting at the end and cut into ½ in. slices.
    4.  Lightly spread garlic butter evenly on the tops of each slice and lay on foil lined baking sheet. (soften butter in microwave, if needed)
    5. Bake bread butter side up 10-12 minutes until golden.
  3. Thinly slice steak and place two to three slices on each piece of bread.
  4.  Top with tomatoes, basil pesto and mozzarella.
  5.  Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.

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Appetizer: Sesame Glazed Meatballs

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

Direction

  1. Cook as instructed.
  2. Skewer each with a toothpick for a savory treat.
  3. Add a drizzle of sauce for a pretty presentation.

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Appetizer: Buttery Bombay Chicken with Rice

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A flavorful appetizer that can be served with or without the rice.

Directions

  1. Cook rice as directed in the cooking instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, place butter in large sauté pan, melt over medium heat.
  3. Brown chicken 4 – 6 minutes per side. Set aside.
  4. Add sauce to pan and cook as instructed.
  5. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  6. Place a small spoonful of rice on each appetizer spoon.
  7. Top each spoon with a little sauce, a piece of chicken and sliced green onions.

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Appetizer: Parmesan Chicken Sliders

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A platter of these appetizer-sized sandwiches will be a big hit with both kids and adults.

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Appetizer: Golden Shrimp Skewers

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An elegant dish, made from our Golden Shrimp and Parmesan Risotto recipe, that is so easy to cook. It will leave your guests raving.

Directions

  1. Thread 3-4 shrimp on a 6-inch skewer
  2. Mix panko and butter as directed in the cooking instructions.
  3. Roll skewered shrimp in the panko and butter mixture, and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Sprinkle extra crumbs on top.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve on skewers.

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