This is really good, really easy, and really pretty! :)  Check out the recipe below.
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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.

Enjoy! 

 
 

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!