Our 5 Favorite Holiday Recipes

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Carrie Freese | 1 comment

The holidays are a time when we gather with family and friends to enjoy each other's company, to laugh and share great food.  I wanted to share our 5 favorite recipes that we use during the Holiday season.  These are quick and easy so you can spend more time with the people you care about and less time in the kitchen.  

1) Monte Cristo Crescent Rollups

Monte Cristo Crescent Rollups

These wonderful little rollups are so easy to make and are really delicious.  They combine the flavors of our Liz & Linda's Color Me Cranberry Pepper Jelly with smoked turkey and creamy provolone cheese.  They are perfect for any event where you want to serve finger foods, they are small but filling!

2) Cordial Cottage Meatballs

Cordial Cottage Meatballs

This recipe was provided by one of our retailers and we have been talking about it ever since!  Cocktail meatballs are a staple at most holiday parties, but these are taken to a whole other level with using Liz & Linda's Red Hot Pepper Jelly to add just a bit of spice and sweetness and mixing with Chili Sauce.  It is a match made in heaven and your guests will thank you for adding this to the menu!

3) Peach Salsa Cheeseball

Peach Salsa Cheeseball

We have been making this cheeseball for years and it is still one of my favorite recipes.  It is such a flavorful mixture of our Pappy's Gourmet Peach Salsa, cream cheese, green onions and shredded cheddar cheese.  No more boring holiday cheeseballs this year, try this recipe and see how great a cheeseball can be!

4) Baked Garlic & Onion Dip

Baked Garlic & Onion Dip

This is somewhat of a new recipe for us and I have to say, it is awesome!  I brought this to a Halloween party and watched as everyone devoured it.  It is an amazing combination of garlic and onion goodness.  I served it with tortilla chips (because that was what I had in my pantry!) but it would be great also with either crackers or a nice crusty loaf of bread.  This is a great way to use our Liz & Linda's Roasted Garlic & Onion Spread!

5) White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

I LOVE SOUP!  Anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely, without a doubt, love, love, love soup.  My family probably gets a bit sick of eating soup day after day in the fall and winter, but to me, there is nothing more comforting when it is cold outside than a nice, hot bowl of soup.  This chili is no exception.  It is a hearty, flavor-packed chili recipe that uses our Pappy's Gourmet Corn Salsa that is so easy to make.  It seriously takes about 5 minutes to throw together and then another 15-20 minutes to heat up and be ready to eat.  This is also perfect for those unexpected (but always welcomed, of course) holiday guests.  Just throw in a pot, heat and serve!

I hope that this list inspires you to try new recipes to share with your family and friends. Food is such an important part of the holiday season and it is always fun to create new dishes and share them with others.  You can check out our other recipes as well. Thanks for stopping by!


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Peach Salsa Cheeseball

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Carrie Freese | 0 comments

This has been a favorite of ours for years - we have made this for family gatherings and trade shows to highlight the unique, great flavors of our Peach Salsa.  I used to think that cheeseballs were so boring and was never much of a fan until we made this one day before an event that we had.  It was just a recipe that we thought of on the fly and it has been super popular ever since.  

There are only 5 ingredients to this whole thing, so it is really quick and easy to throw together.  

Peach Salsa Cheeseball Ingredients

 All you need is an 8 oz block of cream cheese at room temp, 1/2 Cup Pappy's Gourmet Peach Salsa, 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 3 Green Onions (diced) and 1 cup of chopped nuts (I used pecans for this one, but you can use macadamia nuts, walnuts, etc).

First start out by whipping your cream cheese in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until creamy, this will take about one minute.  Then add in the green onions, salsa and cheese and mix together.  

Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and pour mixture onto plastic wrap.  Wrap mixture with plastic wrap to form a ball.

Peach Salsa Cheeseball Wrapped

Place the cheeseball in the refrigerator and chill for at least 1-2 hours.  This will help form it into a solid "ball", instead of just looking like a dip! 

Once it has been chilled, remove from the fridge, remove the plastic wrap and roll in the nuts (whichever you choose to use) until the entire ball is covered.  Serve it up with crackers or chips!

Peach Salsa Cheeseball

This is always a huge hit when we have any type of get together, it is simple yet really flavorful.  It is such a fun and unique way to use the Peach Salsa.  Let me know if you try this recipe and if you love it as much as I do!


8 oz Block of Cream Cheese (room temp)

1/2 Cup Pappy's Gourmet Peach Salsa

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

3 Green Onions - chopped

1 Cup Diced Nuts (pecans, macadamia, walnuts, etc)


Whip cream cheese in a stand mixer until creamy, approximately 1 minute.  Add green onions, Peach Salsa and cheddar cheese and mix until all ingredients are blended.  

Pour mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap.  Wrap mixture with plastic wrap and form into ball shape.  Place in refrigerator and chill for 1-2 hours until firm.

Remove from refrigerator and take out of plastic and roll in nuts, forming a ball.  Serve with crackers or chips!

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