Holiday Appetizers


Some of the best recipes are those that you’ve enjoyed for years. You’re not sure where they came from, or how they started to be part of every celebration, but you know that you’d miss them if they were there. That would describe these two recipes. First off, they have super funny names.  Because they’re “mystery” recipes, I can’t find them out there on the internet. So that makes them special. Next, they are super easy! I know when I’m cooking for a party, I want some things that are easy to assemble and require little effort, so I know something will turn out exactly as I expect. Last, they are absolutely delish! Each only has a few ingredients, but boy, they are yummy. Everyone loves them, young and old.

First we have Snausages. Yep, you read that right. I’m not exactly sure where I got the recipe, but I suspect is was Pillsbury. Only two ingredients and take just a few minutes to prepare them. Hope you love them!


  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
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2 packages of pre-cooked breakfast sausage links
3 tubes of crescent rolls
Maple syrup for dipping

  1. Unroll the crescent rolls and divide into individual pieces of dough, as if you were making them as the instructions say.
  2. Place a sausage link at the wide end of the dough and roll it up. Cut in half and place on cookie sheet lined with foil.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees until the dough is cooked and sausages are warmed through.
  4. Serve with maple syrup as a dip.


This next recipe comes from my dear friend Patsy. She’s the queen of appetizers. When I asked her where it came from, she thought it was someone she used to work with. But she did remember that her mom, who was a character to say the least, used to call it S.O.S. If I had a picture, that would make sense. But don’t let the look fool you, they are absolutely delish!!

Hockey Pucks

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

1 lb. breakfast sausage
1/2  large brick Velveeta cheese
24 Cocktail Rye breads

  1. Cook the breakfast sausage until completely cooked through and crumbled into small pieces.
  2. Dice the cheese, and add to the sausage in the pan. Cover to melt the cheese. Mix well.
  3. Place bread on a foil lined cookie sheet. Top each with about a tablespoon of the sausage mixture.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until cheese is slightly bubbly.


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