Holiday Recipes

Kate Hackett, Staff Reporter

The holidays are here, and that means we get to eat all that great holiday food. Here are some different recipes that you can make this holiday season. First is cranberry jalapeño dip. This is a great thing to make and bring to a party or just make to eat your self.
• 2tbsp Cilantro
• 12oz Cranberries, fresh
• ¼ cup green onion
• 1 Jalapeño pepper fresh
• 1tbsp lemon juice
• 1/8 tsp salt
• ¾ cup sugar
• 16 oz cream cheese whipped
• Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. (It is best to not use a food processor to chop these as the
cranberries liquify too much.)
• Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
• In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
• Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
• Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
• Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid
using a colander with small holes.
• Whip softened cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes) and spread cream cheese over
bottom of a pie plate or 9×9 dish.
• Pour cranberry mixture atop cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
• Use a spoon to spread over Ritz crackers and enjoy.

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Next is a Turkey Cranberry slider. This is a great thing to make as something little to have and still have the holiday flavor in it.
• 1 package Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (12 count)
• 2 cups diced turkey
• 1 cup cranberry sauce or relish
• 6 slices Swiss (or favorite cheese)
• 6 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp yellow mustard
• 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
• salt and pepper to taste
• Parmesan cheese (optional)
• dried parsley (optional)
• Preheat oven to 350.
• Cover 9×13 baking pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
• Remove rolls from package in one piece.
• Cut entire slab of rolls in half lengthwise. (You will end up with one slab of “tops” and one slab of
• Place bottom slab in foiled cover pan.
• Layer with turkey, cranberry sauce and cheese. (NOTE: You may need to warm the cranberry sauce for a few
seconds in the microwave to make it a spreadable consistency.)
• Add top slab of rolls.
• Melt butter in microwave and whisk in remaining ingredients (except parm. cheese and parsley). Pour evenly
over rolls.
• Cover with foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
• Bake covered for 20 minutes.
• Uncover and cook 5 additional minutes.
• (Optional) Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
• Slice into individual sliders and serve warm.


Last is a desert that is one of my favorites and my friends and family favorites. These Oreo balls are so good and easy to make.

• 18 Oreo cookies
• 4 oz. (approx. half a package) softened cream cheese
• 5-7 peppermint candies
• 1 cup white candy melts
• 1 tsp coconut oil
• lace all of your Oreo cookies in a freezer bag and crush them to fine bits with a rolling pin. You can also
use a food processor as an alternate method
• Pour the Oreo bits in a bowl and add the softened cream cheese. Mix thoroughly.

• Line a pan with wax paper. Roll your Oreo mixture into 1.5 inch balls and gently place on the lined pan.
Refrigerate for about one hour.

• Place peppermint candies in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin until you achieve fine candy bits..
• Remove from the refrigerator and set aside. Line a larger baking sheet with wax paper. In a small,
microwavable ball, microwave white candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely

• Using a fork, dip each Oreo truffle into the melted candy and coat completely. Place back on lined baking
sheet. Sprinkle with peppermint candy bits and refrigerate for another hour.