Sunday, December 19, 2010

holly jolly blogfest

I'm a tiny bit early for this but I won't have the time tomorrow - especially if I want to check out the other posts for this fest.

courtesy of Jen at unedited

this is the tree...

this is the recipe:
hot cheese dip

1C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1C yellow onions chopped very fine
1C mayo - I use Hellman's

mix and bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. The top will get a little brown and bubbly. You can serve it with chips or crackers.

This is the drink:
hot buttered rum

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water

In a bowl, cream the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately.

enjoy ;)


  1. Hi MS: You know, I've never tried buttered rum before. Love the cheese dip. How fun. And yummy. Great tree. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Writing Year.

  2. thank you happy! And I've never tried hot buttered rum either but I'd like to :) As for the cheese dip, I can vouch for that, but I'll warn you, it's bad.

  3. I have a friend that makes hot pepperoni dip. Oh my gosh. I'm new to eating meats, and that dip, is great stuff.

    Nom nom nom.

  4. I've always wanted a hot buttered rum recipe. I tasted it couple of years ago, but never knew how to make it. The tree is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love your tree!!!

    I've never had hot buttered rum, but, boy oh boy, I'm willing to give it a whirl :P

  6. Great recipe and lovely tree.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. That hot buttered rum looks so warming for a cold winter night. Great choice.

  8. Your tree is very beautiful. The recipes you posted sound great: hot cheese dip is the most delicious thing - it even makes virtuous veggies decadent ;) Your hot buttered rum recipe sounds amazing; a change from spiced.
    Happy Christmas

  9. Oh my goodness! That cheese dip sounds absolutely delish! All this food is making me so hungry!

    Your tree is so pretty, love the lights!

    Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

  10. This looks like a jolly christmas! Yum! All set to go! Cheese dip and rum, what more could you want? Merry Christmas!

  11. Yum, yum, I like that dip recipe and copied it down. Lovely tree you have there. Merry Christmas!

  12. Ooh, I really like your tree. And the dip sounds yummy!

    Merry Christmas!

  13. thank you everyone who commented! And that cheese dip is killer so be warned...

  14. Great sounding dip - with a hunk of soft, french bread. Oh, wow. I'm making myself hungry. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Love the tree! Have a Merry Christmas :)

  16. I must try hot buttered rum this year. I never had it but it sounds way too good to do without. Merry Christmas!

  17. Nice tree! I need to try that rum recipe!

  18. Hot buttered rum - yum!! And I love the tree! Have a Merry Christmas!

  19. The tree looks great. Recipe sounds yummy!

  20. I've never had hot buttered run but your recipe sounds delicious!

    Be Jolly by Golly!

  21. I posted buttered rum, too.

    Happy Holidays.

  22. Love the simplicity of your tree, it really shows of its beauty.

    Happy Christmas to you and your family.


  23. Not a rum person myself but love cheese. HAPPY CHRISTMAS :O)


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