November 25, 2012 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Holiday Shrimp Dip


  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (4oz) cans small shrimp, drained
  • 1 (8oz) jar cocktail sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • assorted crackers for dipping


  • Spread cream cheese in an even layer on a serving dish or in the bottom of a glass pie pan.
  • Combine shrimp with cocktail sauce in a bowl and spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, covering the shrimp layer as completely as possible. Sprinkle the red and green bell pepper over the cheese layer.
  • Serve with crackers.

French 75 (Champagne Cocktail)


  • cracked ice
  • 2 fluid ounces gin
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • ½ fluid ounce lemon juice
  • 5 fluid ounces brut champagne, chilled
  • 1 slice lemon (optional)


  • Chill cocktail shaker and glass (champagne flute or Collins glass) in the freezer.
  • Add ice to shaker.
  • Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Fill chilled glass half-full of ice, then strain cocktail into the glass.
  • Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon slice.

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