Christmas Fondue and Tasty Tuesday Party

My family doesn’t cook turkey or ham for Christmas….we fondue! I love this tradition, its SO tasty and fun for the whole family! My mom has a huge collection of great fondue pots and we eat and eat (blow a fuse) and eat some more! I think we’ve worked out how to run the cords to keep the power on, but its tricky!
Our four favorites:(not including dessert)
Cheese Fondue
Swiss Cheese and Kraut Fondue
Oil Fondue
Broth Fondue
The cheese ones are my favorite, but all are great. The oil and broth are straight forward. Heated oil and chicken broth to cook meat (beef or chicken) we started the broth version a few years back as a healthy alternative to the oil. (try dipping a cooked meat chunk in the cheese, delightful!) I’ve also read to can make these in a slow cooker if you don’t have a fondue pot. I don’t think the oil/broth would work because it wouldn’t get hot enough, but the cheese would be great.
I’ve looked online and can’t find recipes that look as good as the ones my mom uses, so today I’m sharing them with you. Thanks MOM!
Basic Cheese Fondue:
3/4 lbs shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 TBS butter
3/4 cup milk
1 TBS Sherry
2/3 shake Tabasco
1 TBS flour or corn starch
Melt butter and stir in garlic, flour and Tabasco. Add cheese in small amounts waiting for each bit to melt before adding more. Add Sherry and heat until smooth and thick.
This makes a very small batch. My mom says she almost always doubles or triples it for our family.
Swiss/Kraut Fondue:
8 oz sauerkraut
8 oz sour cream
8 oz of Swiss cheese (or as needed)
4 oz cream cheese
(milk as needed)
Melt all the ingredients together over low heat. Adjust the amount of cheese and milk to get the desired consistency.
This is GREAT with rye bread dipped in it.
I feel like I’ve been surrounded by sweets for a year through this holiday season, so I’m going with more savory for todays features.
THE ultimate NO KNEAD CIABATTA-ceciliarosslee
Chickpea Veggie Alfredo- The Veggie Converter
Zucchini Muffins – T Muffin
Baked Potato Soup- Mommas Like Me
Sun Dried Tomato and Bacon Cheese Ball- A Mom Not a Professional
Lets see what you’ve got for this week!
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting….Hope you have a great year!

  2. I added my Cream Puffs to the linky. Thanks so much for inviting me!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I shared a post on roasted vegetables, including quite a few ideas on how to use them such as homemade baby food

  4. Thanks for hosting – have a fabulous week!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

  5. Happy New Year! Today I posted an easy applesauce recipe full of healthy probiotics!

  6. Hi,
    I shared my Slow Roasted Chicken. Also the top 10 posts of the year at RFF and a post about new year resolutions and 8 actions to take.
    Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Emily,
    We just love to Fondue, your Christmas Fondue looks awesome. I am sharing my Top Ten Recipes for 2011. Thank you for inviting me to your great party and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  8. I love your parties. I linked up some yummy treats for the New year: chocolate cake truffles, baked brie and gingerbread. enjoy

  9. Thank you for hosting! I love fondue. Do you have a Melting Pot restaurant close to you? This looks like and easy alternative-and much cheaper :).

  10. Oh man, that cheese fondue looks amazing!!! I’ve never heard of cheese and kraut, but it sounds promising… Thanks for hosting!

  11. We don’t do a big meal for Christmas either…just lots of snack stuff. I love the tradition of fondue. What fun memories for your kids!!!

  12. Yum! You don’t even know how much I love fondue. We usually just rub the bowl with a garlic clove, throw in cheddar cheese, and whisk in some beer. But that kraut fondue sounds interesting! I’m going to have to try it one of these days. Fondue was always our New Year’s Eve tradition, but we went out this New Year.

    Thanks for linking to my zucchini muffins! I have to make some more today…I’m out of my freezer stash, and my toddler is constantly asking for “cupcakes” (that’s what I tell him they are).

  13. Happy New Year, Emily! I am a huge fan of fondue, too. Yours looks delicious. I shared a buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese dressing recipe, a carnival style caramel corn recipe, and a Greek moussaka recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

    Christy @ toolsforkitchens

  14. Anita Stafford says:

    Your fondue looks so appealing! I have shared Hot Fudge Sundaes and Sober Sangria. Thank you for hosting!

  15. I love fondue! happy new year!

  16. Joan@chocolateandmore says:

    Thanks for hosting, Happy New year! Are you on FB? I tried to find you so I could like you there and keep up with your posts.
    Oh and I love fondue so can’t wait to try yours!
    Hugs!

  17. Michelle Maskaly says:

    I love fondue and don’t make it nearly enough.

  18. How flattering, thanks for the shoutout!

  19. This is awesome! We fondue too and I love it!!!

  20. Clairejustine says:

    Thanks for hosting,I’m a new follower to your blog and have added your button to my hop page :)

  21. Thanks for inviting me to your link party and thanks for hosting!!

  22. Thanks for inviting me to your party. I was happy to share my new donut recipe.

  23. I’ve shared a recipe for Roasted Vegetable Soup. I wasn’t able to get a picture of it, but don’t let that stop you from making it. It was delicious!!

  24. I love cheese and melted cheese just makes my day! Love the fondue recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Bummed to have missed it!!! I’ll try for next week!!! I always LOVE all the inspiration you post!!!

    XO, Aimee

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