Great Recipe Ideas for Holiday Times
There’s nothing more pleasing than sharing a fun meal at holiday time with your family and friends, and we ‘ve got a couple of great recipes you’ll want to try. These are true crowd pleasers for sure!

Looking for a yummy holiday starter dish? This will have everyone standing in line for a dip! 
Artichoke Dip
1 can quartered artichoke hearts
1 small can of button mushrooms
1 cup mayonnaise
1 med. container shredded parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon dried minced onions
Mix all ingredients together. Place in baking dish for approximately 50-60 minutes in 350-degree oven. Serve with chips, melba rounds, sliced baguette, crackers.

For a really big crowd pleaser – this delicious warm soup is a great addition to any meal.  

One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Stew)
For the beans:
8 cups water
2 ½ tablespoons salt, divided
1-pound dried cannellini beans

For the soup:
½ pound (5 to 6 pieces) thick-cut bacon, diced
2 large yellow onions, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup white wine or water
1 bay leaf
½ pound pasta
5 thyme sprigs
10 ounces baby spinach
2 teaspoons salt
Pepper to taste

For the full recipe instructions click here: winter foods to keep you warm! 

Did you think we forgot about the sweets?! Nope! One of the most iconic of holiday sweets are bite-size buttery cookies with vanilla and almond. This cookie recipe is perfect every holiday season! 

Butter Spritz Cookies
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sprinkles, for garnish

For directions to make these cookies check out our previously posted article,
Cookies always bring a smile!