Today is the final day of sharing 10 holiday recipes - one from each of 10 Cooking with Friends calendars. I've had fun doing this - hope you're enjoying the recipes and art!
Cooking with Friends, 2018
I was thrilled when my friend Ellen Roland shared her recipe for Olive Cheese Balls. This is one of the first appetizers I learned to make - oh the memories! Ellen also included a Dirty Martini recipe with olive juice and olives for garnish.
This painting for her recipes is super festive and we used it as our "theme art" for 2018 - because we're celebrating 10 years of the calendar!
"We" includes everyone who's shared recipes over 10 years. And especially my dear friend and graphic design guru Holly Bikakis. She's pulled all these together to give a truly professional and classy calendar.
Celebrate by Claudia True
Painting (without "Celebrate!") available as a print
Olive Cheese Balls by Ellen Roland
Blend cheese with butter, stir in flour, salt and paprika. Mix well. Wrap 1 teaspoon (use measuring teaspoon level) around each olive. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
NOTE: Can freeze on cookie sheet and put in plastic bag before baking, if you want to make them ahead. No need to defrost before cooking.
We used this "celebrate" theme for the cover of the 2018 calendar. Note the cute "Celebrating 10 years Anniversary" sticker that Holly created. Don't you think 10 years of anything is worth celebrating?
So here ya go my friends - 10 recipes to enjoy during the holidays, or any time. I hope you save these calendars. If you have all 10, you have a "cookbook" with 130 recipes - all illustrated in colorful, whimsical paintings to make you smile!
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.