Holidays Recipes

Turkey Pinwheel Appetizers

Ingredients: 1 package cream cheese, low-fat (8 oz, garlic and herb) 6 flour tortillas (8 inch) 6 slices turkey 3 Roma tomatoes (small, chopped) 3 cups baby spinach leaves (fresh) Directions: Place tortillas on microwaveable plate or paper towel; microwave uncovered on HIGH 10 – 15 seconds to soften. Spread about 2 Tablespoons cream cheese […]

White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices along the bias 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 tomatoes, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Slice the […]

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain) 4 dried apricots 4 dried figs or dates 1/4 cup pecans 8 stalks celery Directions: Chop dried fruit and pecans. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped, dried fruit […]

Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients: 40 frozen, pre-packaged Meatballs 1 1/2 cups grape jelly 12 oz bottle chil sauce Directions: Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place meatballs in slow cooker. Cover with chili sauce and grape jelly. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours or until meatballs are heated through. Served by themselves or […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish. Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated […]

Orange Glazed Skinless Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 10 chicken wings (skin removed) 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 cup orange marmalade Directions: Rinse chicken wings and dry on paper toweling. Tuck the wing tip under the larger joint to form a triangle. Heat butter in skillet (200°F on temperature controlled gas burner). Sprinkle wings with seasoned salt and place […]

Sweet and Juicy Raisin Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup California raisins 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (drained) 2 teaspoons walnuts 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 whole grain pita wedges or melba rounds Directions: Place tapenade ingredients in food processor. Run until raisins, olives, and walnuts are finely chopped. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Serve with melba […]

Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 8-ounce tubs light or non-fat cream cheese 1 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple (in natural juice), drained 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt   Directions: Mix all ingredients except nuts. Divide into two balls. Chill 30 minutes for easier handling. Note: Spray hands with vegetable spray […]

Ham and Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1½ cups ground 93% lean ham (about 1/2 pound) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese 1 tablespoon margarine 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 green onions, chopped (include tops) 1 teaspoon “light” or “reduced-sodium” seasoning blend 1 loaf round rye bread […]

Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 1  can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or apple juice 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 can (15-16 ounces) cranberry sauce, mashed 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional) Directions: Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Add gelatin […]

Hummus

Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it and blend). […]

Corn Dip

Submitted by Betty Glenn of Chester, WV Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese 1 stick soft butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can shoepeg corn, drained jalepeno peppers Directions: Mix cream cheese and butter with mixer. Stir in peppers, cheese and corn. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Use jalepeno peppers from […]

Fried Ravioli

Ingredients: Olive oil, for frying 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs or Panko 1 bag store-bought cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1 jar marinara or spaghetti sauce, heated, for dipping Directions: Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 […]

Wassail

Ingredients: 2 qt. apple juice 1 pt. cranberry juice 3/4 cup sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp. allspice 1 sm. orange 5-8 whole cloves Directions: In a large crackpot, combine juices and sugar. Mix well. Add cinnamon sticks and allspice. Poke cloves into the orange and add to mixture. Cook on high for 1 hour, […]

Homemade Creamed Corn

Ingredients: 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a skillet over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, […]

Mom’s Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 lb. dried Navy or Great Northern beans 3/4 lb. lean, salted pork, cut into 1″ squares 1 lg. onion, rough diced 1/2 cup black molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1 tsp. vinegar 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. mustard Directions: Soak beans overnight in water (keep water), in […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef (or sausage) 28 ounce can diced tomatoes 15 ounce can tomato sauce 4 cups water 1 to 2 pound package frozen pepper and onion blend (Mine was 1 lb, 6 oz) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic 2 teaspoons basil […]

Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Submitted by your Recipe Page Editor, Jen Bodeker Ingredients: 1 whole roasting chicken 2 small whole onions, peeled 1+ tsp. Adobo seasoning 1/4 tsp. fresh black pepper 1 – 17 oz. carton chicken stock 2 – 32 oz. cartons chicken broth water, as needed 4-6 stalks celery, chopped 4-6 whole carrots, peeled and chopped 1 […]

Mom’s Graham Cracker Pudding

Submitted by Farm and Dairy Editor, Susan Crowell Ingredients: 3 cups milk 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 or 3 bananas, sliced 1 1/2-2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 pt. whipped cream Directions: Mix well the sugar, flour, salt and egg. Heat in double boiler. Add […]

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