14 Appetizers for Your Holidays

One thing I can survive on during the holidays is appetizers. You know, those delicious little side dishes and finger foods that often involve cheese. Yes, I love most of them.

I’ve rounded up some really cute ideas that are pretty easy to make. So, if you’re in need of some tasty, fun food to feed family and friends this holiday season, try some of these.


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Homemade Citrus Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Holiday season means great food, and what is better than easy homemade cranberry sauce. Today’s recipe is simple and based on cranberries, oranges, and dried cherries.  Don’t have an orange but you have a tangerine? That would work as well.  My recipe is sugar-free with a wonderful sweetness based on applesauce and orange juice,  My sister can’t eat cinnamon and my family often comes up ways to add taste without cinnamon. Love cinnamon like me? Drop in a cinnamon stick; be sure to remove it after cooking.  This is one of those dishes you can make 3 or 4 days before your dinner and stick in the back of the refrigerator until it’s needed. Personally I like eating fresh cranberries as much as possible when they’re in season.

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Jalapeno Jelly Gifts

I’m already well on my way to getting my present list for birthdays and Christmas until the end of the year.  One homemade gift that is popular is Red & Green Jalapeno Jelly. This is a beautiful jelly of red bell peppers and green jalapeno peppers. It’s a perfect relish for many holiday favorites, or serve it with cream cheese on a cracker.


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