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Holiday Canapes

Contributed by: NAPSA

Holiday hors d'oeuvres mingle the flavors of summer sausage, cream cheese and sour cream.

(NAPSA) - Deck the halls and don't forget to stock up on easy-to-fix foods that can make the season even merrier.

Keep such staples as celery, olives, string cheese, pickles and pretzels on hand to assemble a quick snack for seasonal visitors. Santa may find them a lot more satisfying than milk and cookies.

Another appetizing idea is to have plenty of your favorite meats on hand, such as Old Wisconsin deli beef or pepperoni sticks; black pepper pate, braunschweiger and summer sausage. These tasty meats keep well and can be served with cheese to make appetizing trays or snacks.

Beef sticks can be served with cheese and bagels on a tray or arranged with cheddar or port wine cheeseballs. Or you can cut wedges of hot pepper Monterey Jack and Colby Longhorn cheeses alternated with bite-size beef sticks.

Another alternative is to roll thin slices of cheese around pepperoni sticks, served with honey mustard. Add a few olives, celery sticks and baby carrots and you're all set for quick-to-prepare seasonal snacking.

This savory recipe for Holiday Canapes comes from Old Wisconsin.


  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of horseradish
  • 1 summer sausage
  • sprig of parsley
  • slice of pimiento


Blend together cream cheese, sour cream and horseradish. Peel sausage, cut it into 1/4"-thick slices and place each slice on a piece of dark party rye.

Top with 1 teaspoon of the sauce, parsley and pimiento.

Serving Size: Makes about 30 canapes

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