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Holiday Wreath Centerpiece

Updated: January 20, 2013 6:04AM



4 to 5 types cheese cubes in different flavors: Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss, etc.

1 package fresh thyme sprigs

1 pound cherry tomatoes

Mustard Butter Dip (recipe below)

Cut cheese into small cubes, keeping flavors separate. Arrange cheeses in a ring shape on a decorative serving platter or cutting board. Separate each row with a few sprigs of thyme and some tomatoes. Tuck in bunches of celery sticks and slices of red apple.

Add a ribbon bow and a cup of dip on one side, and place a cup for toothpicks to pick up the cheese and tomatoes nearby.

MUSTARD BUTTER DIP

¾ cup apple butter

¾ cup coarse grain mustard

Blend two mixtures together and let stand to meld the flavors.

Note: This dip also goes well with red apple slices or chunks of crusty bread for dipping.

Judith Dunbar Hines



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