“Southern” Style Holiday Recipes

The calendar is filled with holiday parties and office gatherings. This year, share an appetizer and a little Holiday Cheer that celebrates your love for the Mountain State with these recipes we love:

Smooth Ambler Spirits Egg Nog Recipe

Smooth Ambler Egg Nog

6 ounces of your favorite egg nog
2 ounces Smooth Ambler’s Exceptional White Whiskey
1/2 ounce of Butterscotch Liquer
1/2 ounce Spiced Rum, dash of ground nutmeg.

Mix in a glass or shaker.

Blue Smoke Cheese Ball
2-8oz. pkg cream cheese
1-8oz. pkg shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz. (1/2 jar) Blue Smoke Salsa & Gift Baskets (any heat)

Mix all ingredients together and form into a ball. If desired, roll in pecans
(crushed or whole). Wrap in plastic wrap and chill. Serve with crackers.

Raspberry Jam Bars
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
9 oz. Red Roof Farm Raspberry Jam
1 cup nuts

Mix all ingredients except preserves until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cup of mixture and press the remaining crumbs in a 13 x 9 pan. Spread preserves to within 1/2 inch of edge of crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over preserves. Bake at 350° F 40-45 minutes or until golden in color.

Hot Pepper Jelly & Cream Cheese
1 cup of Chef Harv‘s Hot Pepper Jelly
3, 8-ounce block of cream cheese

Place Hot Pepper Jelly into mixer. Add cream cheese. Mix on slow speed.Increase mixer speed until mixture is smooth and creamy. Place mixture into a pastry bag. Pipe onto crackers or top off a baked potato. Store in fridge up to one week.

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