Holiday Hors d'oeuvres Workshop 2009

Monday Morning Post

It was snowing outside but it was toasty warm inside as we got into the kitchen and whipped up batches of easy, elegant and oh, so yummy holiday hors d'oeuvres.

We made dozens of gooey treats and the group went home with even more recipes to try out at their own holiday parties.

Here's the high lights:
Crab Cocktail Spread
Chilled Turkey Breast with White Wine and Mustard Sauce
Bubbling Brie with Cashews and Caramel
Pineapple Rum Sausages
Merry, Cherry Tomatoes
Mini Ruben's
Brie with Ported Cranberries

We sampled wine and pumpkin nog. Class participants were happy to take home the leftovers!

From Fast & Fabulous Holiday Hors d'oeuvres Workshop at Cheesecake Farms

Pumpkin Nog
No alcohol in the very healthy holiday drink but no one will ever know!

Makes 1 quart nog

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 large piece fresh ginger (about 1 1/2 inches long - peeled and sliced into thirds)
1 quart milk, light cream , half & half or combination (soy or coconut milk is OK)

In a small pot, whisk water, sugar, spice & ginger together. Cover. Bring to a boil on high. Remove cover. Cook, whisking, until sugar dissolves - about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool. Remove ginger and discard. Chill.

At serving time, combine with milk or cream.


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Your party will be a smash!


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