Author Archives: Melissa



Pita Trees

Print Recipe Pita Trees Instead of sending sandwiches this holiday season create some Pita Trees for lunches! Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 3 pitas12 pretzel sticks1/2 cup guacamole1 red pepper, thinly sliced Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 3 pitas12 pretzel sticks1/2 cup guacamole1 red pepper, thinly sliced Instructions cut pitas into wedges place pretzel stick in bottom of pita for a tree trunk spread guacamole on pitas use the red pepper to decorate your tree

Popcorn Cake

Print Recipe Popcorn Cake Wean Green’s own, Patty, uses her famous Popcorn Cake to win over the hearts of everyone in the office! It may have even gotten her a raise or two;) Course Appetizers, Dessert Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup popcorn kernels1 bag jumbo marshmallows1 cup butter2 cups chopped jujubes Course Appetizers, Dessert Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup popcorn kernels1 bag jumbo marshmallows1 cup butter2 cups chopped jujubes Instructions spray or butter a 9 x 13 pan pop kernels and pick out any that didn’t pop stir in jujubes melt butter over medium heat add marshmallow and stir until melted pour marshmallow mix over popcorn mix press mixture into pan allow to cool, cut and serve

Meat & Cheese Tree Platter

Print Recipe Meat & Cheese Tree Platter Decorate your meat & cheese plate into the shape of a tree to celebrate this holiday season! Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed1 cup gouda cheese, cubed1 cup jack cheese, cubed1 package sausage, cut into pieces10 cherry tomatoes5 sprigs of fresh rosemary Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed1 cup gouda cheese, cubed1 cup jack cheese, cubed1 package sausage, cut into pieces10 cherry tomatoes5 sprigs of fresh rosemary Instructions layer ingredients in the shape of a tree place rosemary in between each layer

Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers

Print Recipe Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers Hot chocolate will never be the same. These tasty marshmallow candy cane stir sticks are a perfect addition to your hot chocolate on a cold day. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Instructions skewer 3 marshmallows on candy cane use tic tac (or orange icing) for nose using melted chocolate, stick on eyes, mouth and buttons press pretzels in as arms dip in hot cocoa

Festive Layer Dip

Print Recipe Festive Layer Dip Adding a mix of green & red pepper will bring the holiday season to your table. A great appie for any holiday event. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cream cheese1/2 cup miracle whip1 cup salsa2 cups mozza cheese2 tomatoes, diced1 green pepper, diced1 red pepper, diced2 green onions choppedcrackers, veggies or chips Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cream cheese1/2 cup miracle whip1 cup salsa2 cups mozza cheese2 tomatoes, diced1 green pepper, diced1 red pepper, diced2 green onions choppedcrackers, veggies or chips Instructions mix cream cheese and miracle whip spread mix on a plate spread salsa over miracle whip layer sprinkle cheese over salsa layer sprinkle veggies over cheese layer and serve with your favourite cracker, chip or veggies

Grinch Kabobs

Print Recipe Grinch Kabobs These super easy snacks are perfect for a classroom holiday party! Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 mini marshmallows12 strawberries2 bananas12 green grapes12 toothpicks Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 mini marshmallows12 strawberries2 bananas12 green grapes12 toothpicks Instructions wash strawberries & grapes peel and slice banana into thin strips chop top of strawberries off assemble the ingredients on the toothpick in the order they are listed

Veggie Santa

Print Recipe Veggie Santa No one can resist a veggie when it is shaped like the big guys face! Spice up your holiday veggie platters. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 head cauliflower, chopped1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced2 blueberries Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, sliced1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 head cauliflower, chopped1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced2 blueberries Instructions place cucumbers in middle of the plate in an oval shape for Santa’s face shape arrange the peppers to make his hat arrange cauliflower at the base of the peppers, to line his hat and at the base of the face for his beard line the cauliflower ‘beard’ with cherry tomatoes to show his suit. use a tomato for his nose, blueberries for his eyes and a pepper for his mouth

Christmas Tree Fruit Tray

Print Recipe Christmas Tree Fruit Tray Put a yellow star (or heart) on top of your fruit bouquet and call it a Christmas Tree! Super easy holiday party plate. Servings Ingredients 1 ripe pineapple1 pear1 clementine orange, peeled2 kiwis, ends trimmed and sliced thin with peels on12 strawberries1/2 cup blueberries1 1/2 cups green grapes1 skewertoothpicks Servings Ingredients 1 ripe pineapple1 pear1 clementine orange, peeled2 kiwis, ends trimmed and sliced thin with peels on12 strawberries1/2 cup blueberries1 1/2 cups green grapes1 skewertoothpicks Instructions slice the top off the pineapple and slice a thin piece from top and cut piece into a star slice the sides of the pineapples to create a cone shape. push the skewer through the centre of the pineapple and skewer the pear on top leaving some skewer sticking out place toothpicks at an angle all around the pineapple, pear base. starting with your large fruit, add to the toothpicks and fill in your tree. add the pineapple star to the top and enjoy

Snowman Cheeseball

Print Recipe Snowman Cheeseball Transform your favourite cheeseball recipe into a snowman. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 pkgs cream cheese1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded1 tbsp dried onion, minced1/2 tsp dry mustard2 tbsp parsley1/2 tsp hot sauce3/4 cup mozza cheese, finely shredded6 peppercorns1 shred of carrot2 blueberries Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 2 pkgs cream cheese1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded1 tbsp dried onion, minced1/2 tsp dry mustard2 tbsp parsley1/2 tsp hot sauce3/4 cup mozza cheese, finely shredded6 peppercorns1 shred of carrot2 blueberries Instructions beat cream cheese, cheddar, dried onion, mustard, parsley & hot sauce until well blended roll cheese mixture into two balls, one slightly smaller than the other roll each ball in mozza and place the small one on top of the large chill for 30 minutes use blueberries for eyes, peppercorns for buttons & carrot for nose

Gingerbread People

Print Recipe Gingerbread People These tasty gingerbread people are a classic holiday cookie. Decorate with any of your favourite sweet treats. Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (room temp)1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup molasses1 egg, separated2 1/2 cups flour1 tbsp ground ginger1 tsp all spice1 tsp baking soda1 cup icing sugar8-10 drops food colouring Course Dessert Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (room temp)1/2 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup molasses1 egg, separated2 1/2 cups flour1 tbsp ground ginger1 tsp all spice1 tsp baking soda1 cup icing sugar8-10 drops food colouring Instructions preheat oven to 350, grease cookie sheet beat the butter & sugar together until light and creamy. Add molasses and egg yolk and beat until combined. mix flour, ground ginger, all spice and baking soda in a separate bowl add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until mixed. knead dough until smooth. cover with wrap and put in the fridge for 30 minutes. meanwhile, beat egg white in clean bowl until stiff peaks form. divide for each colour. once chilled, roll dough and cut out shapes. bake for 10 mins. cool, decorate & serve.