4 Holiday Recipes With Only 5 Ingredients


Red Pepper-Walnut Dip

3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper
1 (12-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained

Place all ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth.



Olive Pecan Mini Sandwiches

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Thin pumpernickel bread slices
Garnish: toasted pecan halves

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Cut crusts from bread slices; cut each slice into 4 squares. Serve spread on bread slices. Garnish, if desired.



White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse 

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Garnish: crushed peppermint candies

1. Heat 3/4 cup cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat, and add chocolate, stirring until melted. Stir in peppermint extract; cool completely.
2. Beat remaining 3/4 cup cream until firm peaks form. Fold chocolate mixture gently into whipped cream mixture. Spoon mousse into 8 (3-ounce) cups or glasses; garnish, if desired. Chill until ready to serve.



Savory Parmesan Bites

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1. Stir together softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup cheese, bell pepper, and parsley.
2. Unroll crescent rolls, and separate each can into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal. Spread 3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each rectangle. Roll up, starting at 1 short side, jelly-roll fashion. Cut each roll into 4 equal pieces, using a serrated knife. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle bites with remaining ¼ cup cheese.
3. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: To make ahead, place unbaked bites on ungreased baking sheets, and freeze 1 hour or until frozen. Place bites in zip-top plastic freezer bags; store in freezer up to 1 month. Place frozen bites on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

All the recipes came from a www.myrecipes.com – this is one of my go to places for unique and delicious recipes to try!

Happy Holidays!

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lisa rippy

I’m Lisa Rippy, a happily married woman to my wonderful Rip. We have 5 children and we live right outside of Madison, MS. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for all things “homey” from decorating, simplifying, remodeling, organizing and simply turning a house into a "Home Sweet Home." My passion is helping families live the life they long for in the interior of their hearts and homes. It all requires thought, planning and work that Rip and I both love to do! But if there is anything at all I can do to help you and your home life, please reach out to me. Nothing would thrill me more than to inspire YOUR heart and home!

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