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My favorite holiday treats and recipes

Rolo Turtles

1 package of rolo’s

bunch of pretzels (I found holiday shapes)

1 package whole pecans

Place rolo’s on pretzels and bake on 350 for 3-4 minutes.  Slightly melt the chocolate.  Take out and press pecan to smash rolo.

Zucchini Soup

This soup is a big crowd pleaser.  Very hearty!

3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. margarine
Melt in pot
1 medium clove garlic (1/2 tsp.)
2 medium onions, chopped (I leave this out b/c I don’t like onions, put some onion salt in)
6-8 zucchini (chunks)
Saute till onions are clear. Add pre-cooked ground sausage (1 lb.) Cook 10 minutes.
2 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 ( 15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
Simmer 15 minutes
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
4 oz. Longhorn cheese, grated
Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
I use mostly Monterey Jack cheese and leave half to sprinkle in each bowl just before serving.

This is for 4-5 people, I double this for a group of 10.

It’s even Christmas colors!

Kristen’s Christmas Crunch

I make this every year and deliver to friends and teachers.  I didn’t make it up, but since I’ve done it year after year, my friends associate this with me, so I named it after myself!

2 bags mint m&m’s

1 package while almond bark

1 bag stick pretzels

Melt bark in microwave about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minutes.  Mix in bowl with m&m’s and pretzels.  Dump on a parchment lined pan and spread.  Let it cool/harder, then break it up into pieces to put in bags.  I often tie an ornamanet around the bag…my favorite being the silver bell.

I am trying to decide what to do for Christmas Eve (fancy meal–not turkey or ham) and Christmas morning breakfast.  If you have a link or recipe to share, I’d love to hear it!  Also any treats you think  I need to try would be great!

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  1. im drooling all over my keyboard with the delicious recipes! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I used an awesome fresh green bean recipe for Thanksgiving. I don’t have the link but I got it of of The Mother Huddle mid November. It has carmelized onions, toasted almonds, and fresh green beans… so very delicious.

  3. Yum! Those all look good. I’ve made the rolo things with m&m’s on top… I think I’m going to for sure need to make that yummy soup!!! Thanks for sharing! I have some of my favorites on my recipe blog if you ever want to check it out ( Nothing too crazy but thought I would share too! :)

  4. The christmas chrunch looks really yummy :) I want to try and make that this week!

  5. I just posted a very yummy gingerbread waffle recipe on my blog. You can check that out if you want to. They are SO good and I think a very fun Christmas tradition for breakfast!

    I can’t wait to try that soup! Thanks for sharing!

  6. YUM! Even though I just ate, I all the sudden feel hungry again! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

  7. The Crunch sounds delish – and so easy! I think I’ll whip up some for our mailman and garbage guys tonite. Thanks!!

  8. Those Rolo Turtles look yummy! I’ll be making cookie dough truffles for the second time this holiday season tonight. So yummy! But my favorite holiday treat and one I give each year and people associate with me is my candy cane fudge.

  9. Where did you get the star pretzels? I need them!!