This is really good, really easy, and really pretty! :) Check out the recipe below.
Kelli's Kickin' Cranberry Holiday Cheese Spread
Kelli’s Kickin’ Cranberry Holiday Cheese Spread
½ cup Cranberry Sauce (Homemade is the best…and it’s easy. Just follow directions on side of pkg of cranberries. Only change I make is I add the juice of one orange to the cranberries. But you can also use canned whole berry sauce.)
1 pkg cream cheese, softened (8oz)
¼ cup sour cream
2 TBSP Karo light corn syrup (or 2 tbsp honey)
1 TBSP diced fresh jalapeño (remove seeds) can add 2 TBSP if you want it spicier!
½ Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 TBSP Chives (or green onions)
1/4th teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4th teaspoon salt
Mix together cream cheese with all ingredients EXCEPT cranberry sauce.
When mixture is smooth, spread on serving dish, making a bit of a well in the center of the cream cheese mixture for the cranberry sauce. You can just pour it on top, but looks prettier this way. I like to garnish the cranberry sauce with a few chives.
Serve with crackers. I like Wheat Thins the best…but hubby likes Ritz.
Deer Camp Special
Fried Bologna Corn Muffins
When my guys go hunting, there is always fried "baloney" on the menu. In fact, I think fried "baloney" sandwiches usually make up at least two meals per day at "deer camp." This year at the farm I found myself a bit bored on Sunday afternoon while the hunters were out stalking their prey, so I decided to see what I could do with this prized hunting season ingredient. I took 3 slices of bologna (leaving 3 in the package of course...I certainly did not want to get in trouble when the guys came back in) and diced it, and fried it up in a pan. Remember, we're talking about bologna...not bacon. I mixed together a corn muffin mix as the package instructed, and added the fried bologna. Then I baked the muffins in a muffin pan that had been sprayed with non stick spray. That's it. Yes, I actually added fried bologna to cornbread...and guess what? It was really good. The taste reminded me of a good corndog (which is my guilty state fair pleasure.) I didn't say it was healthy...but it was pretty tasty! My sources tell me that deer camp food is not supposed to be incredibly nutritious? That's what I hear at least... :) These muffins were great with my Special Crockpot Pinto Beans! Give this one a try this year for your deer camp. Yum!