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Quick & Simple Recipes for the Season

Holiday Twists on Traditional Family Favorites “Make & Take” Holiday Party Recipes



Editors’ note

to Cheers liday the Ho Table Family


t Party Bluprints, we are passionate about gathering people around a table to share food, conversation and good spirit. Although we focus on parties and entertaining, we never lose sight that treating our families to a simple surprise at the family table can make any night extra-special. As weekdays can be long and hectic, especially around the holidays, we wanted to share some quick and simple solutions for adding fun and festivity to your family table. We are so proud to bring you this recipe booklet, The Holiday Family Table with Kraft at Walmart, featuring simple and These special recipes for bringing holiday magic to your recipes weeknights this season. are special Wishing you and yours a joyous season, Dawn and Elizabeth

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holiday twists on family favorites.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, lifestyle & entertaining experts, are co-founders of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Party Bluprints Blog, coauthors of Plan to Party and creators of the original Party Bluprints™ Party Plans. They are on a mission to inspire simple and special home entertaining. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s and Redbook magazines, Martha Stewart Living Radio and more.

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Thanksgiving in a Jar (MAKES 1 JAR)

Take a night off with this make-ahead meal

INGREDIENTS “The Thanksgiving Leftovers” ❏ 1 cup STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey ❏ 2-3 tbsp. cranberry sauce ❏ 4 oz. roasted turkey, roughly sliced/cut into large bite-sized pieces ❏ wide-mouthed glass mason jar

“Grab and Go” family meal that they will gobble up!

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Spoon STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey into bottom of jar. 2. Spoon cranberry sauce on top. 3. Sprinkle in turkey. 4. Screw on top and refrigerate. 5. Repeat process until all jars are filled or all leftovers are gone.

Bonus: Avoid the hassle and cleanup of reheating a full meal

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be eaten right out of the fridge.

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Holiday Hero (MAKES 1 XL HERO)

Shake ‘N Bake your way into hero status with this easy weeknight dinner recipe

INGREDIENTS ❏ 2 lbs. thinly sliced skinless chicken breasts (7-8 pieces) ❏ 5 oz. box SHAKE ‘N BAKE Extra Crispy ❏ 7 oz. bag KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds - Mozzarella ❏ ½ cup tomato sauce ❏ ½ cup basil ❏ 1 loaf Ciabatta bread (can substitute loaf of Italian bread) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Prepare chicken according to Shake ‘N Bake package instructions. 2. Remove chicken from oven. Leave oven on to heat sandwiches. 3. Slice loaf of bread horizontally and layer on chicken cutlets. Spoon ½ cup of tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle generously with shredded mozzarella cheese. 4. Heat open faced in oven for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. 5. Remove from oven, layer in basil and top with bread. 6. Slice hero into single servings and serve.

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Make-ahead Option

Don’t layer in basil until ready to serve

✓✔ wrap in foil ✓✔ refrigerate ✔ reheat

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Veggie Wreath & Dip (MAKES 1 WREATH)

INGREDIENTS ❏ 1 head of broccoli, washed and cut into florets ❏ 1 container cherry tomatoes, washed ❏ 1 bottle KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing INSTRUCTIONS 1. Arrange broccoli in a rimmed circular dip dish. TIP: If you don’t have this type of dip dish, create your own by using a large rimmed circular dish, insert a glass bowl in the bowl and arrange broccoli around it to look like a wreath. 2. Decorate with cherry tomatoes (these are the berries on your wreath.) 3. Fill middle with KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing. 4. Garnish with a ribbon.

The Perfect Make & Take Holiday Dish ✔ So simple ✔ So affordable ✔ So festive

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Strawberry Santa Hats & Elf Dip (MAKES 1 TRAY) INGREDIENTS ❏ 12-20 large strawberries, washed with stems removed ❏ 1 bag JETPUFFED Miniature Marshmallows

❏ 1 box JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding ❏ 1 8 oz. container COOL WHIP Whipped Topping ❏ 2 cups milk

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Defrost COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. Empty JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding into large mixing bowl. Add milk and whisk for 2 minutes. Allow pudding to set for 5 minutes and then fold in COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. Cover and refrigerate Elf Dip. 2. Stick a toothpick into end of strawberry, leaving approximately ¼” sticking out on pointed end of strawberry. Stick JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallow on end of toothpick to make ball for Santa’s hat. Repeat process until all Santa’s hats are assembled. Set aside while you prepare deviled egg dish. 3. Spoon Elf Dip into sealable plastic bag. Snip off corner of bag and pipe approximately 2 tbsp. into each compartment of deviled egg dish. 4. Top each compartment of dip with a Santa’s Hat. If your deviled egg dish provides room in the middle, fill with Elf Dip and top JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows.

Tip: A deviled egg dish makes the perfect presentation for your Santa Hats

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✔ No Bake

Dessert ✔ 5 Ingredients ✔ Takes Minutes

to Make

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies (MAKES 24-30 COOKIES) INGREDIENTS ❏ 2-1/2 cups flour ❏ 1 tsp. baking powder ❏ 1 tsp. baking soda ❏ ½ tsp. salt ❏ 1 cup butter, softened ❏ 1 cup PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter ❏ 1 cup granulated sugar

Try dipping cookies in the chocolate and sprinkling with jimmies

❏ 1 cup packed brown sugar ❏ 2 eggs ❏ 1 tsp. vanilla ❏ 8 oz. BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate bar ❏ 2 tbsp. shortening ❏ Red and green jimmies

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended and set aside. 3. Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. 4. Blend in eggs and vanilla. 5. Gradually add in flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Chill dough for at least 1 hour. 6. Roll heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Dip fork in granulated sugar and make crisscross pattern with tines of fork. Repeat process until all cookies are made. 7. Bake 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool thoroughly on cooling racks. 8. Melt chocolate and shortening in large glass bowl in microwave on low for 1 minute. Stir until melted. If needed, microwave additional 30-60 seconds or until smooth when stirred. Drizzle chocolate on top of cookies and sprinkle with jimmies.

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Taco Tree (MAKES 1 TREE – 10 TACOS) INGREDIENTS ❏ 1 lb. ground beef ❏ TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Hard Taco Dinner Kit ❏ TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Restaurant Sauce

❏ ½ head iceberg lettuce, washed and shredded ❏ 1 cup cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half ❏ 1 pkg. KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds - Mexican style Four Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Brown beef in large pan on medium heat. Drain fat. 2. Season beef with taco seasoning prepared according to package instructions. 3. Warm taco shells in oven at 325 degrees for 3-5 minutes. 4. Arrange taco shells on large cutting board in 4 tiers as pictured. Use small bowls in between tiers to steady layers. 5. Fill taco shells with beef. 6. Decorate your tree with lettuce, tomatoes and KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds Mexican style Four Cheese and serve with extra cheese and sauce on the side.

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We l❤ve this festive twist on tacos

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Don’t forget to pick up these Essentials {available at for your Holiday Family Table ✔

STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey

SHAKE ‘N BAKE Extra Crispy

KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds - Mozzarella

KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing

JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows

JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding

COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter

BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate bar

KRAFT Natural Cheese Shreds - Mexican style Four Cheese

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