I really want to “WOW” the crowd this year and I think I’ll be making a Christmas-Tree-Shaped-Something!!!

Christmas is only days away and I’m thinking about what I’m serving along side the main dish, on the appetizer table and for dessert.  Years ago I would make a Christmas Tree shaped breakfast coffee cake filled with apple filling.  We now have the tradition of baking cinnamon rolls, and I have to admit they are the canned cinnamon rolls … oh so good, but what if we did this…..

BREAKFAST

This is a something easy and different than our usual.  This recipe is using homemade cinnamon rolls … which reminds me of my Aunt Jan who always made homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas!  Yum!  But I’m sure you could use the store bought ready to go!


via  FOOD52

If you are a Cheese Danish lover, your mouth will be watering over this next one!  Made with crescent rolls, cream cheese, cherry pie filling and a few other ingredients.  Find the entire recipe on Walking On Sunshine!

Here are some great ideas for your appetizer table that will wow your guests!

APPETIZERS

Christmas Tree Cheese Board –


Check out this recipe on “What’s Cooking at Kraft”

This cheese and fruit tray would look better with some star crackers right? I’ve found these at my local supermarket at the holidays. I’ve also found Christmas Tree crackers!

 

You can also do amazing things with your creativity making a fruit platter. Here is one idea, but I know you could come up with other renditions.


Via The First Year Blog

A healthy veggie Christmas Tree will be a winner on your table too!  Serve along side a ranch dip and your guests will be in love with this tree!


via good old Betty Crocker!

Here is a really cute one made by kids on a site “Learn to Play at Home” 


It has great step-by-step instructions on how they layered all of that veggie goodness!  I will be making this veggie Christmas Tree this year!!

DINNER TIME

Here is a recipe I think I’m going to try this year – Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks!  Filled with spinach, cream cheese, seasonings, other cheeses because who doesn’t love cheese and created with a pizza crust … looks delicious!  Find the recipe on Always Autumn or our Pinterest Page!

christmas tree shaped food

This is a great pull-apart Christmas Tree that is made up of pizza crust.  The little dough balls are stuffed with cream cheese and shredded Italian blend cheese.  It is served along side some marinara sauce.


Follow this link to the recipe on Eclectic Recipes

DESSERT

Let’s move right onto desserts!  How about this Christmas Tree made of puff pastry and Nutella?  Oh My!!!!!   You will need puff pastry, Nutella, 1 egg and diced almonds…


Recipe via Tastemade

So … have you made a decision on which Christmas tree you will make this year?  Or will you make one in each category?  If you have to bring a dish to a party, wouldn’t it be fun to bring a Christmas Tree Shaped Something??!!!

Make your grocery list and have fun cooking this Christmas Season!

Karen Ezell

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