Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Cooking

Christmas Veggie Tree
My mom isn't even on Pinterest (but I am so follow me) but this looks like something you would find on there!  She actually went to a Whole Food food demonstration and they taught her how to make this!  Isn't it the cutest?  You basically just buy a styrofoam tree and then use toothpicks to make all the veggies stay.  She wouldn't let us eat off the tree "until everyone in the family arrived!"  Haha!   

Buffalo Chicken Ring
I did find this recipe on Pinterest and HAD to try it.  We all love the buffalo chicken dip so I thought this would be a big hit too.  It came out pretty good but my brother's tell me the next time I need to serve some blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping.  I also think it would be fun to make it in individual sizes so using a square of crescent roll w/ a spoonful of filling.  Anyways I recommend this.  You can follow the step-by-step directions here.

Chocolate Nutella and Sea Salt Fudge
As soon as I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen I knew I had to try it.  I love the chocolate and salt combo and this fudge is delicious! I made it for co-workers and about 10 people asked me for the recipe so I would say it was a hit!  It was also super easy to make with just a few ingredients - most of which I had on hand.  For step-by-step directions go here.


  1. LOVE the veggie tree! Such a cool idea!!

  2. The veggie tree is so cute!! And I almost made the buffalo chicken ring too-- went with a buffalo chicken pizza instead. :)

  3. The fudges sounds delicious! I love anything with chocolate and nutella. :)

  4. That is, without a doubt, the coolest application for veggies I have seen in my life. And that's coming from someone who doesn't even like veggies. Even if I did like veggies, I don't think I could bear to eat it, it looks so good.

    This year, my mum and I are going to try our hands at layering up star-shaped cookies, so that they form a Christmas tree. We've had that one in the pipeline for a few years now, just haven't got round to it. We always have to try something new each year, last year it was cookie jars. We did a test-run of two and they turned out brilliantly, even though only one of them actually reached the recipient. :) It's lovely, because cookie jars will become part of our traditional Christmas cooking now. One year, the new thing we decided to try was to have a go at making truffles. We used to buy all of our Christmas chocolates and now we make just as many as we buy.

    In fact, quite a lot of our Christmas is centred around the kitchen. We wouldn't have it any other way though.