It’s that time of year again. There will be entertaining of family and friends, and holiday parties to attend. You are likely either hosting or bringing food to a potluck style meal. How are you going to come up with great holiday recipes for these events? Look no further than your local Price Chopper. They make creating holiday recipes a snap with a wide variety of terrific products at great prices.
The recipes I chose were made using these great brands: Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise, Pillsbury Pizza Crust, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light.
Entertaining family can be especially tricky when there are both adults and young children to please. I love that Price Chopper provides ideas for delicious meals that will please everyone. The Price Chopper website has many great recipes to choose from. I’m not the most creative cook, so having recipes that are both creative and easy to make really help me impress my friends and family.
For the adults, I decided to make Sage and Cranberry Crab Cakes. They make for a great appetizer or protein for your main dish. I’ve already brought these crab cakes to a Mom’s Night Out, receiving rave reviews.
The classic flavors of holiday stuffing, including sage, corn bread and cranberries complement these miniature crab cakes, which are a perfect warm-up to a holiday feast or party. Serve with cranberry sauce, if desired. The recipe is for 25 mini crab cakes.
|1/2 cp Hellmann’s Mayonnaise|
|1/4 cp Dried Cranberries|
|1 1/2 tsp Sage, Rubbed|
|1/4 tsp Black Pepper, Coarse Grind|
|1/4 tsp Salt|
|4 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter divided|
|1/2 cp Celery finely chopped|
|1/4 cp Onion finely chopped|
|1 lb Lump Crabmeat|
|1 cp Crumbled Corn Bread|
|1 Egg Lightly Beaten|
- Mix Hellmann’s mayonnaise, cranberries, sage, pepper and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in small skillet on medium heat.
- Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
- Gently mix crabmeat and corn bread in large bowl. Add egg, and mayonnaise and celery mixtures; toss to coat well. Shape into 24 small crab cakes. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
- Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add crab cakes; cook about 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
For the kids, we went with the Christmas Festive Wreath Pizza. The kids had a blast helping create this masterpiece of pizza pleasure. It’s both pleasing to the eye and the palette with yummy peppers, mozzarella cheese and italian dressing. The Pillsbury Pizza Crust made for a great base as well.
The other thing I love about the holiday recipe section of the Price Chopper website is the ability to create your shopping list with just one click. I sent my list via email to my smart phone for easy access during my trip to Price Chopper.
|1 Pillsbury Pizza Dough|
|2 Green Bell Peppers|
|1 Red Bell Pepper|
|4 oz Mozzarella Cheese part-skim, shredded|
|2 tbsp Light Olive Oil|
|1 1/2 tsp Italian Dressing|
|1 clv Garlic|
|1 Salt & Pepper|
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and remove the seeds of the peppers. Dice the peppers keeping the green peppers separate from the red peppers.
- Roll out the Pillsbury pizza dough onto a cooking sheet or round that is slightly greased. Baste the pizza dough with the garlic oil. Evenly distribute the Italian dressing and season it with a light layer of salt and pepper. Top the pizza with the shredded mozzarella.
- Stir the green peppers with a tablespoon of the oil. Stir the red peppers with a 1½ teaspoons of oil. Sprinkle the red peppers on to the pizza round to create a bow. Set aside some red peppers to use to garnish faux berries after sprinkling the green peppers around the edge to create a wreath.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Let it set after removing it from the oven for a few minutes, cut and serve.
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