It’s the most wonderful time of the year – we hug our family close, spend joyful time with friends, and remember and honor those who are no longer with us – while running around like crazy in between.
I was very much looking forward to an ornament exchange with a group of fabulous ladies, so fun and festive. Not only was there excellent conversation and incredible food, but I gained a beautiful ornament, handmade with recycled material.


12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons horseradish
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
9 ounces of skinless smoked trout fillets, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons drained capers

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, lemon juice, and worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl to blend well. Gently stir in smoked fish and capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer dip to a decorative bowl, cover and refrigerate, Serve with bread and crackers as desired.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2009