I recently held a "Holly Jolly Shopping Party" with my friends who are both named Beth! Basically it was a Christmas Open House for us to show off Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, and Willow House products! :-)
For the occasion I made Caramel-Filled Cashew Cups. Oh my goodness! This recipe was really easy and absolutely delicious! It's a great one for Thanksgiving gatherings and holiday parties, so I wanted to share the recipe:
Pampered Chef has a lot of sauces that are great for an EASY party appetizer! Pour over cream cheese and serve with crackers... doesn't get easier than that! For this show I put out the Apricot Honey Sauce (right) and the Blackberry Balsamic Sauce (left). They were both good, but that Blackberry Balsamic... oh. my. It was so good and a little addictive! It would be good on a turkey sandwich too! :-)
I also mixed up two salsas using my Manual Food Processor. One was a Cranberry Salsa Recipe that I got from my friend Anne. It's not a Pampered Chef recipe, but it was wonderful and a GREAT holiday recipe! I'll share the recipe in another post. :-) The other was an olive salsa... it was simply garlic, olive oil, pimiento stuffed green olives, and ripe black olives... quick and easy olive lovers dream!
One of my goals was to share fun and simple holiday gift ideas! One idea is this Celebration Cookie Mix - it makes a great and really cute gift in the batter bowl! There are SO MANY gift ideas in the holiday section of my website!
There are recipes, centerpiece ideas, gift ideas... even printable gift tags to match your Pampered Chef gifts complete with recipes printed on them! Click Here to see the holiday section for some great ideas!
There are also a lot of gift sets to give! From snowman dishes to dipping sets, there is a gift for everyone on your list!
If you'd like to earn some gifts for yourself or for friends FOR FREE, this is a great month to host a catalog or cooking show! For hosting you get your pick of ANY product in the catalog for 60% off (and if you submit your show before the 15th you get a free Butterball turkey too!). In addition to that, you get all the usual host benefits like free and half-off items! :-) It's a GREAT way to get your holiday shopping done for less time and money than you usually spend!
Also, if you are interested in a debt free holiday, I'd love to talk to you about the extra money you can earn through Pampered Chef! Think... you could fund all your holiday fun and come January be ahead instead of behind! Let me know if you are interested!