It’s December. Can you believe it?
I went to a Christmas party last night with some local Christian writers, and it was awesome. We laughed, we ate, we laughed some more, and… Well, you get the idea. Good food and good company.
I had to think of something to bring to the party, and because I’m never entirely sure which direction to go, I ended up picking sweet AND savory. So I brought Wookie Cookies (chocolate chip w/ a delectable dash of cinnamon) and homemade hummus. I threw in some pita chips and pretzel chips for good measure because, well, nobody wants to use their chocolate chip cookies to eat hummus, right?
This was my first time making hummus, and I had a little trouble finding one of the ingredients. At the grocery store, when I asked where the tahini was, they thought I was saying Tahiti. I’m from out west, but I don’t think my accents is THAT bad. (Actually, I don’t have an accent at all. It’s all these people from the east coast…where I live…that have accents.) Anyway…three store clerks and one random woman later, I found the tahini, and the adventure to homemade hummus began! Of course, the only reason I made it for the party is because nobody else in my house eats hummus, so there was no point in going through all that effort just to eat it myself. (Besides, other people make better guinea pigs!)
So what’s your go-to dish for Christmas parties? Do you have a favorite sweet treat or savory sensation that gets all the rave reviews at your holiday gatherings? Do share! I’m not above admitting that I’m looking for recipes to steal. Ah-hem. I mean borrow. Recipes to borrow. :)
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On Monday, JoAnn Durgin previewed The Christmas Challenge.
On Tuesday, Autumn Macarthur gave us a peek at Dr. Seuss and The Places God Takes Us.
On Wednesday, Ginger Solomon talked about some of the challenges of Real Live v. Writing.
On Thursday, Staci Stallings shared why she writes in a Behind The Story post.
On Friday, Deb Kastner told us about her latest release Mistletoe Daddy.
On Saturday, Narelle Atkins opened the blog to fellow Aussie author Meredith Resce.
Monday: Jessica Keller
Tuesday: Carol Moncado
Wednesday: Cheryl Wyatt
Thursday: Marion Ueckermann
Friday: Lee Tobin McClain
Saturday: Lindi Peterson
The Ranger’s Texas Proposal (Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch) by Jessica Keller
Operation Back-to-School (Operation Romance book 4) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Other Than a Halo (Christmas in Montana 2) by Valerie Comer
An Informal Date (Informal Romance 4) by Heather Gray
Mistletoe Daddy (Cowboy Country 5) by Deb Kastner
Least Expected (Love in Store Novella) by Autumn Macarthur
Melbourne Memories (Heart of Australia) by Marion Ueckermann
It Was You (King’s Cove Collection) by Jessica Keller
An Aspen Creek Christmas (Aspen Creek Crossroads) by Roxanne Rustand
Apple Orchard Bride (Goose Harbor 5) by Jessica Keller
The Nanny’s Texas Christmas (Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch) by Lee Tobin McClain
A Family to Call Ours (Front Porch Promises 3) by Merrillee Whren
Manuscripts & Mistletoe (Serenity Landing Teachers 2) by Carol Moncado
Pursuit (Lewis Legacy 8) by JoAnn Durgin
The Christmas Challenge by JoAnn Durgin
A Hero for Heather (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters 3) by Marion Ueckermann
A Husband for Holly (Seven Suitors for Seven Sisters 4) by Marion Ueckermann