Homemade Christmas Ideas As a part of the Tip Junkies Top Ten Holiday Trends series, Laurie asked if I could put together a list of great appetizers and hors d'oeuvres for holiday entertaining! Whether you are hosting a holiday soiree or bringing a dish to your neighbor's get-together, you'll earn big points with these fabulous party starter recipes!

Happy Holidays Tip Junkie readers!!!! I'm Cheryl, aka TidyMom! When I am not baking, crafting or running around with my camera you can find me over in my little corner of the universe at TidyMom.net

Appetizer Recipe

1.)

Garlic Chicken Puffs via TidyMom

Printable recipe

yields 32 puffs (I made a double batch)

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken*
  • 2 cans refrigerator crescent rolls
  1. Mix cream cheese, garlic and chicken until well blended.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles (when you unroll the crescent rolls, 2 triangles are attached making a big square, I just cut from there following the perforation for one cut and made another cut from the other corners = giving you 4 little triangles)
  3. Place 1 tsp of chicken mixture on the center of each triangle and fold the corners in over the creamy mixture.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12-14 mins.

I used 2 cookie sheets at a time, and had to bake 3 batches to get all of mine baked (so allow for that time if you’re making a lot)

Also, mine were ready in about 11 mins, so watch for how your oven cooks.

*For cooked chicken, I buy those big bags of frozen chicken tenderloins, I just threw 6 of them on a cookie sheet and baked for about 25 mins.

2.)

Beer Cheese Dip via TidyMom
(printable recipe) 2 – 8oz pkgs Cream Cheese, softened 1/3 cup beer* 1 envelope Ranch Dressing Mix 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Beat the first three ingredients until well blended.

Stir in cheddar cheese by hand. *if dip is too thick, add a little beer to thin it down

Hors D'oeuvre Recipe

3.)

Roasted Tomato Brushetta via She Wears Many Hats

4.)

Spinach Artichoke Dip via Dine and Dish

5.)

Gingered Clementine Pomegranate Shrimp via Food for my Family

6.)

Buffalo Chicken Dip via TidyMom

7.)

Tortilla Roll-Ups via Blooming on Bainbridge

8.)

Home Made Pizza Rolls via TidyMom

9.)

Baked Brie via Living Locurto

10.)

Stuffed Mushrooms via Add a Pinch

Enjoy celebrating the holidays!

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