You must be logged in to post a review.
A relish tray in the shape of a Christmas tree. Fun for kids to make!
Cut the celery into sticks (various sizes are fine).
On a large flat plate, lay out about 8 celery sticks in the shape of the tree top. Make sure to leave enough room for the tree top decoration.
Continue to lay the celery sticks on the plate to form the entire tree.
Then fill in the tree with the remaining celery sticks.
Lay out the celery so some have the light colored sides up and others have the dark sides up.
Cut the carrots in quarters lengthwise.
To make the carrot garland, lay out the carrots about 2 inches from the bottom of the tree in a zigzag direction.
The bottom string of carrot garland should take about 6 pieces of the cut carrots.
Next, about two inches above the first string of carrot garland, lay out about 4 pieces of carrots in a zigzag shape to form the second string of garland.
Then about two inches above the second string of carrot garland, repeat to make the third string of garland up towards the top of the tree.
Cut the tomatoes in half width-wise.
Then add the cut tomatoes smooth side up to make ornaments (if you have enough tomatoes, an option is to use the non-stem half only which looks prettier as an ornament).
Next, cut a quarter piece off of a whole green bell pepper and cut about 12 very thin pieces that are about 3 inches long.
Lay out 4 rows of the thin pieces of bell pepper in between each strand of carrot garland to make the bell pepper garland.
Then lay the whole yellow cherry tomatoes on the tree as ornaments.
Next, cut the mushrooms in quarters. Then add 6 of the cut pieces to the bottom of the tree to form the trunk.
Cut the cucumber slices about an inch thick (with the skin on). Then cut each slice into quarters to form 4 triangles. Lay out the triangular pieces of cucumber on the tree as ornaments.
Then cut the green olives into about ½ inch thick slices and lay them on to the tree as ornaments.
Next, cut the black olives in half lengthwise and lay them cut side down on to the tree as ornaments.
Lastly, make a rosette out of the radish and use it to top the tree.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Epiphany is celebrated on January 6, and commemorates the Magi’s visit to the Christ Child. Growing up, our church would celebrate with Epiphany Cakes, which were filled with trinkets signifying different things. A fun way to celebrate the twelve day of Christmas with your kids! (Note: Be careful with small objects; make sure kids know they’re in the cake.)
These would be the perfect cookies to make with kids on Christmas eve to set out for Santa! Not only are they cute and fun, but they’re absolutely delicious. A soft and chewy sugar cookie base with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate, chocolate chips, marshmallows and sprinkles!
The main thing to remember about peppernuts is that they are tiny, about a third to a half inch, no larger. Peppernuts are a tradition in many German families. They came to our area with the Mennonite immigration in the 1870′s. Imagine generations of people grabbing a handful or two of peppernuts and munching away and you have a tradition worth continuing.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!