Yip~eeeeeeee! Over at Blessed with Grace they are asking what do you NIBBLE on during the Holidays! These are some of the apps that I keep on hand through the Holidays. You can make all but the dates way ahead and keep in the fridge for a week to 10 days. I just had to add some of my picks of favorite munchies. Here are a few:

Curry Dip
1 cup mayo
1 tsp Curry powder
1 Tb fresh lemon juice
Mix all ingredients well and chill overnight. Serve with fresh veggies.

Bacon Wrapped Dates
2 dozen dried dates, pitted
1/3 c ricotta cheese
12 slices of bacon, cut in half
Preheat oven to 450. Use a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Stuff each date with a teaspoon of ricotta cheese and wrap with 1/2 bacon slice. Place on cookie sheet and bake 20 mins.

Tina’s Cheese Ball
(this makes 1 large or 2 small cheese balls)
2~ 8 oz cream cheese
1 Tb Accent seasoning salt
1/4 c chopped green pepper
2 Tb minced sweet onion
1 sm can crushed pineapple, drained well
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts
Mix all ingredients except nuts, roll in a ball, chill in fridge and roll in nuts.

Hot Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese & Crackers


  1. Brenda says:

    That curry dip looks great and I always have those ingredients on hand. Plus its great for gluten free diets. I keep seeing that recipe for bacon wrapped dates, I really need to try it one day. How does your family like it?

  2. Mama Bird says:

    The curry dip is fantastic! Even people that say they don’t like curry like it! and the dates are just delish. I mean anything wrapped in bacon is good. You don’t even need to do the cheese part you can just wrap the dates and enjoy!

  3. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the recommendation on the curry dip. I love curry and need a recipe for next week at my school. I’ll also be making your walnuts. They sound delicious. I would love for you to come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday sometime. It’s a great way to share and receive delicious ideas. Come check it out.

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