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Christmas Appetizer Winner!

Okay folks, you all submitted some excellent recipes! I had to narrow the list down to three that we wanted to try, and though it was next to impossible, we made it happen.

The three contest entries were:

Sausage Wontons submitted by Stacy
Jalapeno Popper Dip submitted by Lisa
Pepperoni Dip submitted by Melissa

Oh. My. Gracious. Sakes. Alive. Each of these little delicacies were DELIGHTFUL.

The Sausage Wontons were absolutely beautiful. If I was basing this contest on presentation, this would be the winner hands down.


They were very tasty and my family enjoyed them so much! Especially Husby and my Sister-In-Law!

The Pepperoni Dip was devoured and my brother was especially fond of it.


It was super easy to make. I went with Melissa's recommendation and kept it warm in a crock pot, so it stayed hot and ready the entire evening. Delish.

Lastly was the Jalapeno Popper Dip.


I'm not even kidding you when I say this is absolutely INCREDIBLE.


I fixed this on Christmas Eve among all of our usual standard appetizers that we have each year (cheese ball, cookie ball, hot garlic bread dip, summer sausage & cheese and a veggie tray).

As each family member took a bite, they raved and raved AND RAVED about this stuff. I had to write down the recipe for several people and was told that this must be in our regular line up from here on out. It was the only thing devoured in it's entirety with not one bite left.

I polled the family, and it was a unanimous decision. While we very much enjoyed each new recipe, the Jalapeno Popper Dip was the favorite.

Thank you, LISA for the excellent recipe! Please send me your mailing information at : and I will send out your Frozen Hot Chocolate Kit in the next few days!

Here is the recipe for all you folks to try. You'll love it!

Jalapeno Popper Dip

1 8 oz. package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
4 chopped jalapeno peppers (with or without seeds, depends on how spicy you like it)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup additional shredded parmesan cheese

Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, and jalapenos together and pour into a baking dish. Mix the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese together and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture. Bake in a 375F oven about 20 - 25 minutes, or until brown and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Thanks again for all the fabulous recipes. I'm set on appetizers for a LONG time!
I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. oooh.... I am going to have to try this! Not only does my family love anything jalapeno, but we do appetizers on Christmas Eve too! I will definitely add that to the mix next year!!!

  2. ohh my, those look so yummy!! I would love to try this!


  3. Hold the phone. I just read the words "cookie ball" and have been unable to further concentrate on your post.

    I have to know. What is a cookie ball and how do I make it?

  4. All 3 recipes look fabulous! I'm definitely trying the jalapeno pepper dip! Thanks for sharing!

  5. wow that sounds good! ok, I'm curious about the jalapeno one...did you double the recipe? your dish looks kind of large, but the recipe sounds like it doesn't have much in it. Thanks :-)

  6. Oh my word! Those all look good, but the sausage wontons look the best to me! Is there a way you can share or link us to the original recipe?

  7. Thanks for sharing! I have to confess, I would love to have the other recipes as well, they all look so good!

  8. I've had those sausage wontons before and now I'm wanting them NOW!!!!

  9. Yumm-o! I am having people over for NYE, and will probably be stealing these! :) Thanks! Glad you all had a fun Christmas!! :)

  10. Very cool. Glad you picked the Sausage Wontons for the contest :) Thanks! I will be trying the others for New Year parties, yum!

  11. That jalepeno dip sounds amazing. I'll be making that very soon!

  12. Can you post the recipes for the other 2? They look just as good as the winner.

  13. I am so happy you and your family liked this dip, Whitney! I just sent you an email with my information - thank you so very much! I can't wait to try the frozen hot chocolate!

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