It’s holiday party season — what are you bringing?


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Yay! It’s that time of year again when it’s one holiday party after another. Neighbors, family, co-workers, everyone wants to get together for a social evening to finish out the year and share the season together. For some that means making the same old dish or dessert that they always make for an event. For me, that means finding new and fun delicacies to test out with all of my friends.

Here are some of the recipes that are tempting me this year:

I started out by checking Delish.com as they always have great suggestions and collections of recipes. I instantly found a 10-Minute Holiday Party Recipes http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/christmas/holiday-party-recipes collection that is awesome. My favorites from this list:

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/lemon-garlic-marinated-shrimp-recipe-5643

Tomato-Basil Skewers http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/tomato-basil-skewers-recipe-4985

Date Wraps http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/date-wraps-recipe-5072

Roast Beef and Blue Cheese Spears http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/roast-beef-blue-cheese-spears-recipe-5646

I don’t know why, but I only make Caramel Corn during the holidays. It is amazing and everyone seems to love it at gatherings. Try out this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/my-amish-friends-caramel-corn/detail.aspx and watch it disappear.

I have to admit I’ve never prepared a brie dish for a party, but when I find one at a party, I can’t tear myself away it before eating more than my portion. This recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/holiday-brie-en-croute/detail.aspx looks pretty and I’m sure is one I’d eat way too much of.

I am not a fan of mushrooms at all, but when they are at parties, everyone else seems to love them. This recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-best-stuffed-mushrooms/detail.aspx?src=lp4133_l1&adkeyvalues=holiday,christmasappetizers looks like one I’ve seen that was highly popular.

And, of course there are a few cookies made this time of year. Here are some fun recipes I’ve not tried before that I’d like to this year.

My daughter absolutely loves Pecan Pralines. I think I’ll satisfy her love of sugar and pecans and make this recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Megans-Pecan-Pralines-368712 for her.

I’ve never heard of Santa’s Whiskers http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Saras-Santas-Whiskers-368714 cookies before. But, with the candied cherries and chopped pecans both my kids will love them.

I have no idea why I’ve never made Bourbon Balls before. This recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Bourbon-Balls-367849 has so many things in it that I like, vanilla wafers, sugar and whisky. I think it’s a must this season.

What are some of your favorite holiday party recipes? Please share with me in the comments below.



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Ingrid

Is a west coast gal who has settled down in Colorado. She loves to write, cook and play outdoors. If you don’t find her at work, she’ll probably be out riding her bicycle, at the pool with her kids or curled up on her couch with her face buried in a book.

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