On the Sixth Day of Christmas

... I start digging through some favorite holiday recipes. We're going to a couple of parties where we've been asked to bring a dish, so I thought I'd share what I'm bringing.

Cream Cheese Pizza

1 16oz. package of low fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, room temperature
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 red bell pepper

1 small can pitted black olives
6 large white mushrooms

Spread the cream cheese in an even layer on a 12" round platter, leaving 2" bare around the edge. Chop the vegetables into tiny pieces, approximately 1/8" - 1/4" size. Sprinkle vegetables evenly over top of the cream cheese and press lightly into the cream cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6-8 hours before serving. Serve with whole grain crackers or pita chips.

Cajun Crunch Cake

Preheat oven to 350.

2 c flour
1&1/2 c sugar
1&1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
pinch of salt
1 large can crushed pineapple, DO NOT DRAIN

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the 2 eggs and mix in. Add the pineapple and juice. Stir well. Pour into an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake in oven for 40 minutes. Leave in pan.


1 c sugar
1 stick butter
1 small can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped pecans

Put sugar, butter, evaporated milk and vanilla in saucepan. Boil 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pecans. Stir well and pour over cake. No cooling necessary.

These are both pretty simple and very, very good. Bon appetit et Bonne Noel!

1 comment:

Channon said...

Oh, the Cajun Crunch Cake might get made this weekend...