Friday, December 16, 2011

A Few Christmas Goodies

Here are a few tried and true and easy recipes for some Christmas goodies!!
Happy eating!!

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup (can add up to 2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
1 envelope dry Ranch Dressing mix

Beat cream cheese until soft and fluffy.
Add dressing mix, combining well.  Add cheddar cheese, one cup at a time.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Enjoy :)

Patti's Dip

1 (16 ounce) carton Sour Cream
1 packet taco seasoning
Mix well.
Serve with Tortilla Chips.
Now, how easy is that???


Ritz crackers
Peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
White and Dark Chocolate Candy Coating

Spread peanut butter between two Ritz crackers
Dip in melted chocolate.
Place on waxed paper til coating is set.
Optional:  Scatter a few sprinkles on top.

Fruit and Nut Bark

Assorted nuts and dried fruits
White and Dark Chocolate Candy Coating

Melt chocolate; stir in fruit and nuts.
Pour onto waxed paper sheet until set.
Break into random pieces.
Repeat with other variety of chocolate.

Simple, tasty fare!!


  1. Hi Donna!

    You posted this cheeseball in a comment on my blog last Christmas. Just wanted to let you know that I plan on featuring it sometime during this Christmas season :)


    1. Hi Tina!! Help yourself - what an honor to be included in your blog!! This Cheddar Ranch cheeseball is the best recipe...quick, easy and delicious. You can customize it so many ways, i.e. use Italian seasoning vs. Ranch, roll in pecan, etc. After reading back over this though, I don't believe I serve this with tortilla chips; it's a little too thick for that. Unless, of course, you want to stir in some salsa to thin it to dip consistency.

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!!


  2. Post just went live! Thanks so much, Donna!