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Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Blog Blitz - Wishing you a very Merry Christmas - Recipe Sharing

Today, SewCalGal is hosting a Holiday Blog Blitz to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  All of the participating blogs will also be sharing a free holiday recipe with you, so I hope you'll take time to hop and have fun too!


I'll confess I got a late start on my baking this year.  I do enjoy holiday baking and sharing with family and friends, especially those that may be unable to do any baking of their own.  While I'm still doing more baking today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite and easiest recipes that I like to make during the holidays:

Years ago I fell in love with the Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie recipe, that is on the package for dried cranberries (Craisins Brand).  The recipe "as is" is excellent, but I have made a few changes:



Jalepeno Artichoke dip is a tasty and versatile snack that is good served with crackers cold, or as a hot dip.  I like applying it to a Boboli Pizza crust and baking for a yummy appetizer.  When in a hurry this also works for purchased Jalepeno Artichoke dip, but this is the recipe I've been using to make my own dip (spread on a Boboli).






You have brought great happiness and inspiration to me this past year and I am truly grateful.  I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and for those celebrating Hanukkah, I wish for you a very Happy Hanukkah.  And, I wish all of us a Happy Holiday and a very Happy and Healthy New Year that is also filled with peace, happiness, kindness and, of course,  #CreativeGoodness.

Here is the line up of participants in this Holiday Blog Blitz, where you can get a yummy holiday recipe at each stop in this hop.  I've seen a few sneak peaks on the recipes and they really are yummy.  So, click thru, hop, and enjoy #HolidayGoodness.  



Stitch This (Martingale)http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilting-sewing/make-2015-the-year-of-the-art-quilt-sale/

Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting  Project - http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2014/12/holiday-recipe-blog-blitz.html

The Electric Quilt Company (Behind The Mouse – The Electric Quilt Blog) - http://doyoueq.com/blog

Marjorie Busby (Blue Feather Quilt Studio)http://b-quilts.com/blog/?p=5107


Wendy Sheppard  (Ivory Spring)http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Barb Gaddy (Bejeweled Quilts)http://www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com

Bea Lee (Beaquilter)www.beaquilter.com
Jeannette Jones (Inchworm Fabrics) http://inchwormfabrics.blogspot.com   
Hoffman California Fabrics - Creative Canvas blog - http://creativecanvass.blogspot.com/ 


Also, you may have already seen ad on the internet for Sainsbury, but it caught my heart and I wanted to share it with you today:


If you are on a MAC or having problems viewing this embedded video, here is link where you can watch it directly in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM

Lastly, I do hope you find time to truly enjoy the holiday season with family and friends and don't allow it to become an overwhelming season.  Low key, simple holidays can be fun and remind us what any holiday celebration is all about.





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