Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Avgolemono soup, or Lemon and Egg Chicken Soup, is a Greek favorite. The addition of rice with a bit of spice lifts it up for a satisfying lunch or entrée.

Avgolemono is pronounced av-g(w)o-le-mono and means egg and lemon in Greek. It is a traditional Greek sauce that blends lemon juice with eggs and warm broth resulting in a delicious creamy and frothy sauce. This sauce gets blended into a chicken and rice soup.

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Baked Feta

A Baked Feta floating in a pool of spicy red marinara loaded with tomatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil, and seasoning. Bake it all together until it’s warm and creamy and it makes a perfect appetizer for any occasion.

Need a dish for the holiday Christmas party but don’t have the time to spend prepping and baking? I’ve got just the thing for you. This delicious baked feta recipe comes together in no time and you can zap it in the office microwave to awaken before serving with toasted crostini. It’s saucy, flavorful, and easy to walk around mingling with. What’s not to love?

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Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

A bright and cheerful appetizer perfect for your Christmas table. It is filled with cranberries, jalapenos, and fresh herbs spread over a cream cheese base.

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cedar Oak Farms
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerator Time 12 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 – 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened


  • Rinse and thoroughly dry the cranberries. Quarter the cranberries and place in a medium bowl. Stir in the green onions, jalapenos (if you like it hot keep the seeds, I prefer to remove the seeds), and cilantro. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and season with salt; stir gently to combine. Cover bowl tightly and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to marry.
  • When ready to serve, place the cream cheese in a blender or food processor and whip until creamy. Spread into a shallow dish or pie pan. Remove the cranberry mixture from the refrigerator and stir. Drain excess liquid and spoon over the cream cheese. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with grilled, sliced baguette or your favorite crackers.
Keyword Dips & Sauces