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Pampered Chef: Holiday Demo Recipes

  1. jenniann

    jenniann Member

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    I have a host who wants to do a holiday entertaining party. I have a ton of ideas for SA centerpieces. But for demo recipes I am at a loss. She was hoping for quick recipes that look like they took all day to prepare, that are festive for the Christmas season. I am a demo person :p the more tools I demo the more I sell. So I need some recipes that will demo alot of the tools. I know I could make the braids into a candy cane shape but that is all the further I can get. I saw the mini cinnamon roll christmas tree in one of the cookbooks but have not tried it. Has anyone made it before or does anyone have any suggestions?
     
    Oct 18, 2005
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  2. dawn424383

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    You can also make the mini-cinnamon rolls in the shape of a wreath and use red-hots or other red candies to decorate like holly berries. Use fruit roll-ups, cut into strips, and make a bow for your wreath. Not alot of tools to demo, though. Also, there is the Christmas Pointsetta mini-fluted cakes on CC. They look very fancy, but seem rather simple to make. (Although, I have not tried them, yet) Hope this helps spark some ideas. I'm sure there are others on here with lots more.

    Dawn Trudell
    Independent Kitchen Consultant
    Fort Wayne, IN
    www.pamperedchef.biz/dawntrudell
     
    Oct 18, 2005
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  3. jenniann

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    I saw the poinestta cakes online they do look cute, but I don't have the mini fluted pan.... not sure if it's worth getting just for a few shows. Thanks for the tip on making a wreath instead that might be a little easier to control the shape.
     
    Oct 18, 2005
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  4. kitty

    kitty Guest

    >>I have a ton of ideas for SA centerpieces<<

    Please share them here !


    or send them to me via e-mail: michelle@bigdog.de
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  5. jenniann

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    OK SA Centerpieces:

    Right now I have my SA medium square with the medium bowl sitting on it on my dining room table. The bowl sits on the square with the corners of the bowl pointing to the edges of the square plate. (does that make sense?) In the middle of the bowl I have a 2ft. tall grass spray that is on a base (bought at a local craft store) around the base of the spray I have filled the bowl with crystal grape clusters, then in the 4 open spaces on the plate I have placed 4 clear votive cups.

    I have the WS rectangle server on my breakfast bar with the white SA rectangle platter. I filled the platter with fall gourds and corlorful fall leaves. It sits on top of the table runner.

    I have the hospitality stand with the entertaining set platter (green one) and 12 clear votive cups on it.

    For christmas I am going to fill the medium bowl with colored christmas balls and intertwine them with a set of battery operated white lights. Around the plate I am going to put silk holly picks.

    I will try and get some of them together before christmas and take some pictures and post them.
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  6. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    You have some great ideas. I would love to hear more if anyone has any. I am "challenged" when it come to decorating. I am the type of person who buys home interior and then uses the catalog to place the products on the wall. I am not artistic at all.

    Shawnna
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  7. showmehow2

    showmehow2 Guest

    Decorating deficient

    You're not the only one! The only "decorating" I have done is to hang pictures of my kids on my dining room wall. I don't even buy the home interior decorative stuff because I wouldn't know what to do with it! Any pictures and ideas would be greatly appreciated by me as well! Thanks to all those creative people out there. Without you, I'd be lost! :p
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  8. kitty

    kitty Guest

    What great ideas! Also check out the little movie clip on the SA main products page.

    kitty
     
    Oct 19, 2005
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  9. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Does anyone have any Hanukkah ideas?
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  10. pcbrandy

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    SA ideas

    On the PC website, there is Showstoppers. They have alot of cute ideas. Here is some of them.
     

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    Oct 23, 2005
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  11. cla519

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    could you post some more of the showstoppers as I am from canada and we do not get those and they are really great.
     
    Oct 23, 2005
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  12. pcbrandy

    pcbrandy Member

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    More Showstoppers

    This is all we have. I love these!!!!! :) Enjoy!!!!
     

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    Oct 24, 2005
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  13. cla519

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    thanks so much those are great. if anyone else has any others I would love to see them.
     
    Oct 24, 2005
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  14. mypamperedmoocow

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    I just made the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Dip from the Fall/Winter 2004 Season's Best and it was great! People couldn't believe how easy and quick it was and that it tasted just like pumpkin pie. They said that it tasted and looked like you had been in the kitchen forever...that it was "fancier" and different. Other recipes that I like are the different cookie recipes that you bake on the pizza stone and then top with different fruits and then drizzle chocolate over (both white chocolate and regular chocolate).
     
  15. jenniann

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    Could you post the Spiced Pumpkin Pie dip recipe? I am also looking for the Savory Cheese Bites recipe (I believe that is the name of it) from the F/W '05 Seasons Best. THANKS!
     
    Oct 25, 2005
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  16. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Savory Cheese Bites and Pumpkin Pie Spead recipes

    Here they are....
     

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    Oct 25, 2005
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  17. mypamperedmoocow

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    Jessica--you beat me to it! :) The only thing I would change with the Pumpkin Dip is instead of eating it with apples, I would rather have it with graham crackers or animal crackers. Something about eating it with cold/room temp apples and the dip being warm just didn't work for me.

    I'm going to try the Savory Cheese bites next. With how cold it's been getting up here in Upstate NY, I think I'm going to be making a lot of the PC "winter" foods/meals.
     
  18. jenniann

    jenniann Member

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    Thanks you guys are great!!!! :D
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  19. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

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    I have sent the pumpkin dip to my childrens school parties for years and I always send ginger snaps. The kids love them.
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  20. mypamperedmoocow

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    Ginger snaps sounds YUMMY with the dip!!! :)
     
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