mmm…How to make home made shrimp cocktail sauce
Hi, it’s me Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com.
It’s rare, but on occasion, Redhead’s early.
This happens to be one of those rare occasions because I wanted you to have these recipes in time for New Year’s.
Welcome back to another addition of:
Before you know it, Santa will be back @ the North Pole drying out his red suit,
and we’ll be sweeping up pine needles.
You know what that means.
New Year’s Eve will be in full swing, so time for some “New Year’s Eve Appetizers”.
Shrimp Cocktail is a staple at our house.
Especially on New Year’s Eve.
This easy homemade cocktail sauce is way better than store bought, and so fast.
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons horseradish
splash Worcestershire sauce
splash lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together in small bowl and taste it.
If it too strong, add ketchup. If it’s not strong enough, add more horseradish.
While flipping through a Midwest Living Magazine, I came across this recipe for
Sparkling Cranberry Bites.
(original recipe by Annie’s Eats)
I thought they looked so pretty and sounded scrumptious.
I scanned the recipe and put everything I needed on my grocery list.
I made them soon after, but I substituted the brie with my favorite low fat version of spreadable cheese.
These were so good.
I repeat…these were so good.
Sparkling Cranberry Bites
What you will need:
Your favorite wheat crackers (25-30)
1 cup candied cranberries (*see below)
2 boxes Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Spread
Simply spread the cheese on the cracker, and top with 3 candied cranberries. Yum.
*To prepare “candied cranberries”:
Wash 1 cup fresh cranberries and drain. In small pot add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add cranberries. Stir cranberries coating them with the sugar mixture. Remove cranberries with a slotted spoon and set on a plate to cool for 1 hour. Then roll cranberries in additional sugar. These will keep for a couple days outside the fridge. We also enjoyed them by them self.
Next up, one of my all time favorites:
Debbie and I are both from Western New York, so we know wings.
I also worked in a restaurant in Kenmore, NY where I use to make them and got the recipe. (sh!)
Just click here for the “full recipe“.
Another family favorite…taco dip, or as I prefer to call it:
This is another low calorie version.
Just click here for the “full recipe”.
Last, but certainly not least, good ole
You may remember I shared this at Debbiedoo’s house last Summer.
Yes, this would go perfect with the bean dip above.
Click here for the “full recipe”.
Happy New Year!
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Who knew making cocktail sauce was so easy? And those cranberry bites look really good – and so festive! Happy Holidays!
My kinda food! All of it looks and sounds delish ~ 🙂 Thanks to both of you for sharing!
All I can say is mmmmmmm…..