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Spicy Tomato Shrimp Appetizer – Christmas Party Dinner Menu Recipe Ideas

Ingredients: 2 ½ pounds (1.14 kilos) tomatoes (Roma, heirloom, regular) 1 hardboiled egg, peeled 3 small Persian cucumbers or 1 large English seedless cucumber 2 large garlic cloves, chopped or minced fine ¼ cup finely diced red onion ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 1 lime, juiced 6 tablespoons (90…


Red Champagne Recipe – Easy Holiday Alcoholic Party Theme Cheap Drink Ideas

Ingredients: Your favorite champagne 1 splash of grenadine 1 frozen strawberry Instruction: ...Click on Arrow Button to read full post Add a splash of grenadine to a glass of champagne, and drop in a frozen strawberry. Serve! Many thanks to Visit them for even more!


Strawberry Jello Cocktail Shot – Cheap Buffet Holiday Party Menu Drink Ideas

Ingredients: 30 strawberries, cut and hulled 1 small box of strawberry flavor Jell-o (make sure to use Jell-o brand, not a generic brand) 1 cup boiling water 1/4 cup cold water 4 oz tequila, preferably a white brand 2 oz Cointreau (I actually substituted Trader Joe's Margarita Mix here since I didn't have any Cointreau)…


Easy Mini Beef Wellingtons Recipe – Cheap Buffet Party Menu Appetizer Dinner Idea

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into 24 (1-inch) cubes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and finely chopped 1 large shallot, finely chopped 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed (recommended: Dufour) Directions: Click on Arrow Button to read full post Heat the olive oil…


Christmas Gingerbread Drum Cookie – Cheap Party Sweet Treat Menu Ideas

Ingredients: For the Gingerbread Cookies: 6 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1Tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup butter 1 cup molasses 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract For garnish: M&M chocolate Royal icing…


Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cocktail – Alcoholic Holiday Party Drink Recipe

Ingredients: 1½ oz. Grey Goose Cherry Noir Flavored Vodka ½ oz. peppermint schnapps 1 oz. heavy cream 1 oz. chocolate syrup Garnish: mini candy canes Instruction: ...Click on Arrow Button to read full post Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish…


Christmas Reindeer Chocolate Cupcake – Party Cheap Sweet Treat Dessert Recipe

Ingredients: Chocolate Cake: 1 box devil's food cake mix 3 eggs 1/2 C. oil 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 C. milk or buttermilk 1/2 C. sour cream Chocolate Frosting: 1 C. butter 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder 2-3 C. powdered sugar 2 Tbsp. milk Garnish: Pretzles, for antlers Nilla Wafers, for muzzles Brown M&M's for…


Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe – Sweet Healthy Christmas Dessert Party Treat

Ingredients 2 cups unsalted butter (at room temperature) 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 3 tsp vanilla 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder 1 tsp salt Instructions ...Click on Arrow Button to read full post Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer on low to medium…


Pineapple Cranberry Gelatin Salad – Healthy Christmas Party Dinner Menu Recipe

Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) can whole cranberry sauce 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped, plus 1/4 cup walnuts for topping 1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, packed in its own juice 2 (3 oz) packages raspberry gelatins 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup cold water 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese 1/4…

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