Jimmy Dean® Sausage Balls

These tasty sausage balls can even be made ahead of time, and frozen. Just thaw and bake when you need them…but you may not want to wait that long!

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Make-ahead Jimmy Dean® sausage balls – a perfect appetizer for the holidays.

Ingredients:
2 (16 ounce) packages Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage
(Sage pork sausage is also a good choice)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix, such as Bisquick®
4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)

 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cocktail forks or  toothpicks.
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Corn Casserole

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Santa’s brother Fred INSISTS on having this dish at the holiday meal.  Good thing it’s easy to make!

Ingredients: 

1 can whole kernel corn (do not drain)

1 can cream-style corn (do not drain)

1 stick of butter (or margarine)

2-3 eggs, slightly beaten

One 8 oz. container of sour cream

One 8 oz. box of Jiffy®  corn muffin mix

Directions:  Melt butter.  Mix in other ingredients then pour into a 13″x 9″ baking dish.  Bake 350° F for 45 minutes.

If you love cheese, sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese atop the dish about 5 minutes before cooking is complete.

Buddy the Elf’s Snowball Fight

The Warner Brothers movie “Elf” is a modern-day holiday classic filled with humor and heart.

Buddy the Elf from the Warner Brothers movie "Elf" prepares for a snowball fight.

Buddy the Elf from the Warner Brothers movie “Elf” prepares for a snowball fight.

Take the experience one step further by engaging in a snowball fight via the computer. Click here to enjoy…. just don’t hit Santa! (You’ll be instantly added to the “Naughty” list if you do!)

Buddy the Elf gets hit by a snowball.

Even Buddy the Elf gets hit with a snowball now and then.

Have fun playing!

Rocky Road Fudge – 2 Recipes

Ingredients: 

  • 12 oz. pkg. or 2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips
  • 1 c. crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows

Directions:  Grease 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 9″ metal baking pan and line with plastic wrap.  Set aside.   In a 4 qt. saucepan, combine the chocolate and butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and butter. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or just until ingredients are melted, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Stir marshmallows into the fudge mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.  Cut into pieces and keep in an airtight container until serving time.

Yield: 36 pieces

Calories: 140 per serving

 

Rocky Road Fudge

This divine fudge is easy to make

Super-Easy Rocky Road Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. LINE 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil; grease lightly.
  2. MICROWAVE morsels and sweetened condensed milk in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold in marshmallows and nuts.
  3. PRESS mixture into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into pieces.

Yield: 48 Pieces

Calories: 100 per serving

Golden Santa Bread from Taste of Home©

“A friend of mine shared this fun idea. She made it with purchased frozen dough, and I use a family bread recipe. The finished loaf looks complicated. but it’s actually simple to create.” —Vicki Melies, Elkhorn, Nebraska

Golden Santa BreadYield: 1 loaf or 16 to 18 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 raisins
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Beat in eggs until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into two portions, one slightly larger than the other.
  4. Shape the larger portion into an elongated triangle with rounded corners for Santa’s head and hat.
  5. Divide the smaller portion in half. Shape and flatten one half into a beard. Using scissors or a pizza cutter, cut into strips to within 1 in. of top. Position on Santa’s face; twist and curl strips if desired.
  6. Use the remaining dough for the mustache, nose, hat pom-pom and brim. Shape a portion of dough into a mustache; flatten and cut the ends into small strips with scissors. Place above beard. Place a small ball above mustache for nose. Fold tip of hat over and add another ball for pom-pom. Roll out a narrow piece of dough to create a hat brim; position under hat.
  7. With a scissors, cut two slits for eyes; insert raisins into slits. In separate small bowls, beat egg each yolk. Add red food coloring to one yolk; carefully brush over hat, nose and cheeks. Brush plain yolk over remaining dough.
  8. Cover loosely with foil. Bake 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

 

Originally published as Golden Santa Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2007, p73