Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Monday, December 31, 2012

3 Kit Kat Cake

I first saw this cake on Becky Leach's blog a couple of years ago and immediately fell in love! 
When I had tons of M&M's left over from Christmas, I knew a Kit Kat Cake would be a beautiful and delicious way to use the left over candy!  

Whether you have plans to curl up on the couch or attend a soiree, I hope you have a lovely evening reflecting on the joys of 2012 and looking forward to 2013!

Kit Kat Cake
Box cake mix, icing and ingredients on back of box
A large bag of M&Ms (enough to fill the top of the cake) 
4-5 packages of regular sized Kit Kats (not bite sized) 
Bake cake according to direction on the back of the box. Let cool and then ice the cake. Stack Kit Kats along the sides of the cake pressing each Kit Kat into the icing. Fill the top of the cake with M&Ms! I would suggest tying a pretty bow around the Kit Kat's to keep everything set!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

3 Goat Cheese Log with Pistachios and Cranberries

I served this red and green appetizer on Christmas Eve and it was devoured and loved by everyone
(except for Nate who is suspicious of any cheese that isn't cheddar! :-) 
The salty pistachios with sweet cranberries and cheese makes an amazing combination.
This is the perfect appetizer to distract guests while you are putting the finishing touches on the main meal! :-)  
Goat Cheese Log with Pistachios and Cranberries
1 8-ounce log goat cheese  
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

sliced baguette or crackers for serving
In a small pan over medium-high heat, toast the pistachios until fragrant; about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool.
Combine the pistachios and cranberries in a plate and roll the goat cheese log in the mixture until completely coated. (Make sure the goat cheese is very cold before rolling it in the pistachio/cranberry mixture) Place on a serving dish and sprinkle the remaining pistachio/cranberry mixture around the log. Allow to sit out at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving so the cheese will soften nicely and become more spreadable. Serves approximately 6-8.
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