This featured post comes from the wonderful Recipe Developer and Food Blogger Jen Laughlin at Peas & Crayons  ...

As you gear up for impending holiday chaos, try to stress less and smile more!

Instead of allowing the holiday to-dos and social to-gos overwhelm you, take a deep breath, put on your party pants, and make each task an exciting one!

If writing your way through a leaning tower of cards or wrapping a closet full of presents has you twitchy, fret not – invite a few guests over and host a holiday prep potluck. Have everyone bring a small snack to share and tackle those to-dos with some of your favorite people. Slinging bows and envelopes is way more enjoyable while you’re listening to holiday music and chatting it up with good company.

Whether you’re hosting your own gathering or attending a bevy of potlucks this holiday season, you’ll need a few recipes for your arsenal, huh? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back!

Here are a few festive handpicked appetizers that are perfect for sharing! These delicious holiday recipes are easy to make and easily customized by adding your favorite veggies to the mix! Broccoli “trees” would make a great addition to your Festive Cabot Cheddar Tree and a bubbly bowl of Hot Italian Cheddar Dip would taste great with crunchy carrot sticks!

Try these festive holiday recipes:




While cooking for the holidays, check out our #BestCabotRecipeContest! #enter2win YEAR’S SUPPLY OF CHEESE:

And to get even more into the spirit of giving and the joy of the holidays, why not get extra cheesy and enter our #BestCabotRecipeContest. Just make your favorite cheese-filled recipe using Cabot Cheddar, snap a picture of it, and share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #BestCabotRecipeContest. The Grand Prize is two one-year supplies of cheese, one for you and one to give to a friend. How’s that for a great holiday gift?

Click here to fill out an entry form and get all the rules

Now go put some extra happy into the holidays!

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