Holiday Hacks that are Merry & Bright!

December 22, 2017

You guys–it’s almost Christmas! Our Cool Food Panelist, Dawn from took over our Easy Home Meals Instagram on Tuesday and some of the cutest and festive holiday hacks.

Heluva Good Dip and Sargento Cheese Holiday Cutouts

“First up! I’m sharing a simple cheese & cracker tray idea. To make the season extra bright, use a cookie cutter to make holiday shaped cheese slices. I loved using a variety of Sargento Sliced Natural Cheeses to make my tray pop. Make sure to add another cool shaped piece of cheese on top of Heluva Good dip for an extra festive display!”

Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cookies

“My first idea here is perfect for entertaining a crowd. Make hot cocoa more tasty & festive by making cookie cutter accents using Pepperidge Farms Frozen Puff Pastry. This is also fun for a little me-time during this busy season! There’s nothing like a warm mug of deliciousness if you ask me!” 

Waffles Fries and Cranberry Dip

“Guests will be over before we know it! It’s time to decide what to serve! Surprise them with something unique and festive this holiday season! Pair Alexia Foods Sweet Potato Waffle Fries with a creamy cranberry dip! Make your own delish dip with a combo of whole cranberry sauce, Daisy Sour Cream (or your fave brand) & a touch of mayo.”

Cranberry Flavored Butter

“Whether you’re enjoying a holiday meal with freshly baked rolls or serving up a dessert bread, serve some festive flavored butter with it! Easily make your own DIY butter rolls with Land O’Lakes butter, brown sugar & chopped dried cranberries. Wrap up into a roll with parchment paper and keep refrigerated. Your guests will be totally impressed!”

Reindeer Noses Donut Holes

“This cute “Reindeer Noses” idea is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! Print or write out a sign that reads “Reindeer Noses” and serve along with Farm Rich Snacks Bakery Chocolate Donut Holes to impress! Yum! Keep these goodies stocked in your freezer for a go-to holiday treat.”

Snowmen Frozen Yogurt Sundaes

“Get a little frosty this season with Snowman Sundaes! Kemps Frozen Yogurt makes for the perfect sundae base. Roll scoops of your favorite flavor into balls and stick in the freezer for about 20 minutes before serving. Use candy to decorate your Snowman faces or better yet, have your guests create their own for fun!” 

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Italian Ice Cups

“Make your holiday glow brightly! Turn a cup of Luigi’s Italian Ice into a cute “Rudolf, the Reindeer” treat. This also works great with snack-sized cups of yogurt! Simply stick a big red pom pom on each cup for the nose, use foam sheets cut into antlers, and use sticky googly eyes for a final touch.”


Red and Green Cinnamon Monkey Bread

“Are you ready for the perfect sweet treat right from your freezer? Use Bridgford Foods Cinnamon Monkey Bread and make it extra festive in minutes! Just prepare the bread, let cool, and add holiday-colored icing as a drizzle and holiday-themed sprinkles. Voila!”


We are so obsessed with Dawn’s adorable and festive holiday hacks!  Which idea will you try first?!

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