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Favorite Holiday Party Recipe

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

There's nothing better than a good holiday party.  I love love LOVE the thought that goes into planning and executing a party, the sweet time with friends or family, and the food!  Whether you're throwing a finger foods bash or providing an entire sit down dinner, the food is important.

In the South, we communicate our love with food.  If a family member dies, we bring you food.  Are you sick?  We're bringing you food.  Are you a guest in our home?  We're offering you lots of food until you eat something. 😂  

I believe that creating a menu for your holiday party is the same--you're communicating your love through the food you serve at your holiday party.

Below, I'm listing a few of my favorite go-to recipes for holiday parties, but I really lack in this area.  I think because there are so many options that I have a hard time deciding what to bring or serve.  This is why I cannot wait to read everyone's posts and bookmark some really good recipes to make later this month!

I've made these for a few different functions and every time I do, I always get TONS of compliments and am asked for the recipe.  It's the easiest thing to make (no, really, it is) and only requires 4 ingredients...that's it.  SO SIMPLE!


I have a brunch to attend next week and will be making these sausage pinwheels.  They are a really easy finger food and can be made healthier with substitutions--reduced fat crescent rolls, turkey sausage, reduced fat cream cheese.  I always make these the night before and put them in the fridge overnight.  Then I slice the morning of and bake.


This is a Mix and Match Mama recipe.  I LOVE making Shay's bars and this one might be my favorite!  It tastes just like a cinnamon roll!!  I've made homemade cream cheese icing before, used store-bought cream cheese icing before, and have even made a glaze for the top.  They all taste good and good luck stopping after one piece haha!



Now it's your turn!  Link up with Shelly, our guest cohost, and I today to share your favorite holiday party recipes!  
**Victoria will not be able to link up today or tomorrow.  We will miss her!

14 comments:

  1. I don't ever remember seeing those cinnamon bars - they sound great! And I love to make cookie bars, too. I use the Toll House recipe and they are always a big hit!

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  2. My friend Sarah makes those sausage pinwheels every year for her Christmas party and Keith eats his weight in them! Maybe I should surprise him on Christmas morning with these. Thanks so much for inviting me to co-host Sarah!

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  3. Those cinnamon roll bars sound DELICIOUS! Thanks for hosting :)

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  4. What? Cinnamon Bars! I love Cinnamon! Wish we could have a blogger cookie and appetizer party!!!! Love these recipes you talented sweetheart!

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  5. I'm officially drooling! I'd love those Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Bars! Yum! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  6. The cinnamon roll bars sound really good.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oooh a cinnamon roll bar sounds amazing!! My mom used to make those cookie cake bars growing up, and they are sooo good!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  8. Homemade caramel corn and our chex mix recipe are always hits, as is this fudge: http://www.yammiesnoshery.com/2015/03/the-best-fudge-ever.html

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  9. Those sausage pinwheels look soooo yummy!! They would be perfect for Christmas morning!

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  10. Oh wow, those chocolate chip cookie bars and cinnamon roll bars look amazing! Those would be a huge hit with my family.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. You can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookie cake bars! Yum!

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  12. I love making sausage pinwheels too-such a great recipe! Other favorites of mine are cheese balls (so simple and yummy!) & lately I've been all about a charcuterie board-little effort, but lots of crowd pleasing :)

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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  13. Those cinnamon roll bars look amazing! I bet my family would love them. I love taking cookies to gatherings this time of year. I made monster cookies for a Christmas party last week and they were all gone by the end of the party :) http://polka-dottyplace.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-monster-cookies.html

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  14. I have made these chocolate chip cookie bars the past two Christmases. They are so quick that I actually bake them Christmas morning in between everything. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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