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4 Countdown to Christmas

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Recipes

Pinecone-Shaped Spread

Recipe was taken out of Country Women Christmas 1998.

Recipe is by Lisa Pointer, Leadore, Idaho.

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion

1/2 teaspoon dill weed

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1-1/4 cups whole unblanched almonds, toasted

Fresh rosemary sprigs, original

Assorted crackers or raw vegetables

In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, onion, dill, and pepper; chill. Form into two pine cone shapes on a serving platter. Beginning at the narrow end of each shape, arrange almonds in overlapping rows. Garnish with rosemary if desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Serves: 1-1/2 cups

Holiday Wreath

Recipe taken from Country Women Christmas 1998

Recipe by Denise Glisson, Kinghill, U.S. Virgin Islands

30 large marshmallows

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

20 to 22 drops green food coloring

3-1/2 cup cornflakes

Red-hot candies

Red shoestring licorice and one red Dot candy, optional

In heavy saucepan, combine marshmallows, butter, vanilla, and food coloring; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; add cornflakes and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased foil, forming a 9-in. wreath. Decorate with red-hots. If desired, form a bow with licorice and place on wreath; add Dot on top of bow.

Serves: 10-12

Movies I love

Frosty the snowman

Borrowed Hearts

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Books I love

A Christmas Carol

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The Nutcracker

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All I want For Christmas

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Musical Playlist

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