Monday, December 15, 2014

Girlfriends Christmas Party 2014

We love getting together for our Girlfriends Christmas Party!  It started out more of a typical Gourmet Club style event and has changed into a everybody help with the meal and join in a holiday dessert exchange.  We all go home with a dessert to share with our families and a fun new serving dish.

This year we all brought an appetizer to share. I didn't get individual pictures of some, sorry. 

Mandy brought a yummy hummus dip with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and a balsamic drizzle.

Brenda brought Crackers and Jalapeño Greek Yogurt Dip

Alisha brought crackers topped with beef, cranberry horseradish cream cheese spread and spiced cranberry jam.

Carrie brought cheese and homemade crackers

Amy brought Jalapeño poppers

Alyssa brought fresh fruit with a peanut butter yogurt dip

Amy brought a fun Holiday Chex Mix

Leslie brought the famous Raspberry Bundt Cake

Nola made Egg Nog Cheesecakes

Emily made Oreo Peppermint Popcorn

Mandy made Fudge

Carrie made a White Chocolate Cranberry Bread

Alyssa made a Bread Pudding

Tanya made a German Chocolate Cheesecake

Corinne made Banana Pudding

Brittany made Peanut Brittle

Brenda brought Pumpkin Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

and there were some really fun serving pieces to choose from.

Peppermint and Cookie Popcorn

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Popcorn is coated with peppermint chocolate candy. Throw in some broken up chocolate cookies for some extra chocolate crunch!
Serves: 8 cups popcorn
  • 1 (10 oz) bag Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 10-15 holiday Oreos, broken into pieces

  • Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the kisses in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals, until the candy is melted. Pour over the popcorn and stir until coated. Stir in the cookie pieces. Transfer the popcorn to a wax paper lined baking sheet and allow to cool until hardened. Break into pieces.