Category Archives: Parties

Rita’s Famous Cheeseball

FOUND!!! Rita’s famous cheeseball recipe. I’ve heard about it… they’ve raved about… and at last, here it is — Rita’s Famous Cheeseball!
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Ice Ring

An ice ring is an excellent way to keep a cold drink cold when served in a large punch bowl. It can be made from water, or from the punch ingredients so that as it melts it does not dilute the punch with plain water. It can be decorated with slice fruit which then floats in the punch as the ice ring melts.
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Holiday Cranberry Punch

This recipe was printed in late 1999 in the Food section of the Los Angeles Times. Credit goes to Missouri’s former first lady Jean Carnahan, who shares this and other recipes in her book Christmas at the Mansion: Its Memories and Menus. Is a colorful and delicious beverage to serve at holiday parties.
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7-Layer Dip

This is adapted from a recipe I found at The Epicurious Recipe Swap (formerly Gail’s Recipe Swap). The original recipe stated that the secret to this dip is the bean dip itself, and thinly spreading the layers.
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Creamy Orange Spread

This yummy spread is good on bagels, toast, or hot bread. I’ve served it at a baby shower luncheon with bread, jams and butter. Source:  Perfect Parties: Creative Entertaining Made Easy.
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