Let’s PAR-TAY!

Welcome! I’m having so much fun hosting all of these recipe exchanges. I always come across new blogs to add to my feeder. And I can’t wait to see new faces stopping by today.

I hope y’all brought your desire for some good food! These are some favorite party foods in our house. Well, if we went to parties… but those days are on hold for a bit… BUT IF WE DID go to parties, this is the food I’d choose from.

[Be sure to stop by over the next few days. There were several people who stopped by and added their recipes in the days following Gobble Gobble, and I anticipate the same with this. I’d hate for anyone’s recipes to be overlooked!]

Cheese and Ham Spirals

1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17-1/4-oz. pkg.), thawed
1/4 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Shaved Smoked or Brown Sugar Ham

PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Beat egg and water until blended; set aside. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 14×10-inch rectangle; cut in half lengthwise. Brush both pastry halves lightly with some of the egg mixture. Sprinkle 3 Tbsp. of the cheese and the pepper evenly over one of the pastry pieces; cover with ham slices. Place remaining pastry piece, egg-side down, over ham. Roll gently with rolling pin to seal. Brush with additional egg mixture.

ROLL up tightly to form a 14-inch log, starting at one of the long sides. Cut log crosswise into 24 slices. Place, cut-sides down, on parchment-covered baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. cheese.

BAKE 12 to 14 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 24 spirals.


Sausage Balls

1 lb. hot country-style sausage
2c. bisquick
1 lg. heaping shredded cheddar cheese
Tabasco sauce to taste (optional)

Mix by hand. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.


Sherbert Punch

1 qt. sherbert (any flavor), softened
2 L. ginger ale

Put sherbert in punch bowl and add ginger ale.


Chocolate Pretzel Rings

48-50 pretzel rings (I used miniature rings)
1 package (8 ounce) chocolate kisses candy
1/4 cup M&M candy

Place pretzels on a greased baking sheet and place an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each ring. Bake at 275 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened.Remove from the oven. Place an M&M on each, pressing down slightly so chocolate fills the ring. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Store at room temperature.
Yield: about 4 dozen.


Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter cups

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.


Merry Berry Cheese Bars

2 cups unsifted flour
11/2 cups oats
3/4 cup + 1tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup ReaLemon lemon juice from concentrate
16 oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce
2tbsp corn starch

Preheat over to 350. With mixer, beat flour, oats, 3/4 cup sugar & butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cups mixture; press remaining mixture on bottom of greased 13+9 baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned With Mixer, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Stir in lemon. Spread over baked crust.
Combine cranberry sauce, corn starch and remaining 1tbsp sugar. Spoon over cheese layer. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool & cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.


Sweet Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
4 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

SPRAY large baking sheet or 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Mix sugar and corn syrup in large glass microwaveable bowl until moistened. Microwave on HIGH 5 min. (CAUTION: Use pot holders as candy mixture gets very hot.) Stir in butter and peanuts. Microwave an additional 3 to 4 min. or until pale golden brown. Add baking soda and vanilla (mixture will foam.)

IMMEDIATELY spread mixture as thinly as possible onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

MICROWAVE chocolate in 1-cup glass measuring cup on HIGH 1 to 2 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Dip half of peanut brittle pieces halfway into chocolate mixture, scraping back of brittle against edge of cup to remove excess chocolate. Place on sheet of foil or wax paper. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 20 min.
Makes about 1.5 pounds.


If you are just stumbling on this page, feel free to come back and add your recipe link (post the recipe on your own blog) to Mr. Linky, below.

Have fun, and be sure to let others know that you’ve stopped by their blogs. We all appreciate comments! I can’t wait to see all of the yummies that will be posted!

Thanks for participating!


  1. http://Beth says

    Looking forward to seeing all the delicious recipes!

  2. http://crafty%20carolinagirl says

    Thanks for hosting another recipe exchange. I love to see everyone’s recipes!

  3. http://Leah%20Belle says

    Yum! Yum! Yum!
    Let’s eat!

  4. http://WorksForMom says

    I’m so bummed I missed the What THe contest! Thanks for hosting this fab linky Karla!

  5. http://Susanne says

    Yum these all look so good.

  6. http://Cyndy says

    Thanks for hosting this, can’t wait to try all this yumminess!

  7. http://Jenn says

    Thanks Karla! I am excited to get some great new recipes.

  8. http://Ruth says

    oh mmmm…
    so yummy karla! i am definitely making copies of these.

    too bad we can’t do this irl and you can provide SAMPLES with your recipes. hmmmmm?

  9. http://Megan@SortaCrunchy says

    Yum O, Karla! Thanks for hosting!

  10. http://Laura/DaPFG%20(pinkfontgirl.livejournal.com) says

    oh yay!!! we have a work thing next week that i have to bring food for, and i was wanting some sort of punch, and yours seems perfect AND cheap to boot!!! :D thanks!!

  11. I’m so so sorry. I will do this tomorrow…leave it up. I totally forgot about it and even advertised for you…duh!

  12. http://Mrs.%20Fussy%20Fussypants says

    Makes me hungry & want to cook all at the same time!

  13. http://Nancy says

    I am having fun browsing all of these yummy recipes!

  14. http://Ruth says

    my address had to change again…
    you’ll find me here


  15. I’m finally up Karla!

  16. http://Beck says

    What an AMAZING collection of recipes! Thanks so much, Karla!

  17. http://Dionna says

    I’m such a loser. Now how do you get so many women to join your “carnival?” I tried my hand at my first ever one – one on ornaments and only two women have joined!

  18. I love your recipes and I am going to bookmark these. Thanks for all of the great yummy holiday food ideas!

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