Holidays Recipes

Hard Candy Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup light corn syrup ¾ cup water 1 dram (1tsp.*) flavoring, any flavor liquid food coloring (as desired) Powdered sugar (optional) Use of a candy thermometer is recommended Directions: Have all ingredients and tools assembled and within easy reach of the stove. The use of metal spoons and measuring […]

Almond Butter Toffee

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds 3 sticks (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 teaspoon LorAnn Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Almond Emulsion, optional 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (can use chocolate chips) Directions: Toast almonds in a 350°F. […]

Classic Caramels

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated cane sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup half and half 1 cup milk 1 cup butter 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract Whole pecans (optional) Course-ground sea salt (optional) Directions: Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, half […]

Crockpot Candy

Ingredients: 32 oz. dry roasted peanuts 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 oz. German’s sweet chocolate (Baker’s Brand) 32 oz. white chocolate candy chips (Hershey’s vanilla) Directions: Layer in order in the crock-pot, do not stir. Cook on low for 2 hours. Do not stir and do not take the lid off during cooking. When […]

Festive Fudge Recipe

Ingredients: 3 cups (1-1/2 pkgs., 12 oz. each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) Dash salt 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions: Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed […]

Cool Veggie Pizza

Ingredients: 2 cans  (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup  Miracle Whip 1 tsp.  dill weed 1/2 tsp.  onion salt 1 cup  broccoli florets 1 cup  chopped green pepper 1 cup  chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup  sliced pitted black olives (optional) 1/4 cup  chopped onion Directions: […]

Spinach Ranch Dip

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1  carrot, shredded 1/2 cup  finely chopped yellow peppers Thin multigrain snack crackers Directions: Mix sour cream and dressing in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in vegetables. SERVE with crackers.

Party Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs

Ingredients: 2 lb.  uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined 24 small  fresh mushrooms 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large  red onion, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 large  zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch chunks 3/4 cup Italian dressing 2 Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp.  each zest and juice from 2 limes, divided 3/4 tsp. […]

Asian-Style Turkey Bacon Appetizers

Ingredients: 8  uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined 16  snow peas 8 slices uncured turkey bacon, cut crosswise in half 1/2 cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing 1/4 tsp.  crushed red pepper Directions: HEAT oven to 400ºF. CUT shrimp lengthwise in half. Place 1 shrimp piece on each snow pea; wrap with bacon piece. Secure with wooden […]

Barbecue-Bacon Party Spread

Ingredients: 2 pkg.  (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 pkg. fully cooked bacon, chopped 1 small  tomato, chopped 1/2 cup  chopped green peppers 3  green onions, sliced 1 cup  KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese Directions: SPREAD cream cheese onto platter. DRIZZLE with barbecue sauce. TOP with remaining ingredients.

Party Ham Sandwiches

Ingredients: 24 baked dinner rolls, cut in half 1/2 cup mayonnaise 12 oz. smoked ham deli slices 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, sliced 1/2 small  red onion, cut into 24 thin slices 2 Tbsp.  butter, melted 1 Tbsp.   dijon mustard 1 tsp.  poppy seeds Directions: HEAT oven to 350ºF. PLACE bottom halves […]

Pinwheel Mini Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3  flour tortillas (10 inch) 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 Tbsp.  yellow mustard 6  slices american cheese 9 oz. turkey breast deli slices 9 oz. smoked ham deli slices 3 large lettuce leaves Directions: SPREAD tortillas with mayo and mustard; top with remaining ingredients. ROLL up tightly; cut each roll into 8 slices. Secure with […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 28 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened 18 oz. pkg. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions 1 Tbsp. chopped red bell peppers 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. lemon juice Dash ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted Directions: BEAT cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended. […]

Old Fashioned Eggnog

Ingredients: 12 medium egg yolk 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar 4 cups or 1 liter of whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 tsp ground nutmeg, or adjust to taste 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Place the egg yolks and white sugar into the blender. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mix […]

Artichoke Dip with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients: 1 cup light sour cream 1/2 cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons) 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts in water, drained, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup diced seeded […]

Chipotle Ranch Dip

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups ranch dressing 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), drained Assorted fresh vegetables Directions: In blender, place dressing and chiles. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve dip immediately with vegetables, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 week.

Pastrami and Pepper Roll-Ups

Ingredients: 1/2 lb. thinly sliced pastrami (from deli) 1/3 cup chive and onion cream cheese spread (from 8-oz. container) 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), drained, cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips Fresh rosemary, if desired Directions: Spread each pastrami slice with cream cheese spread. Top each with roasted pepper piece at one edge. […]

Mexican Chicken Dip with Lime

Ingredients: 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sour cream 3/4 teaspoon grated lime peel 1 package (9 oz) frozen cooked southwestern-seasoned chicken strips, thawed, finely chopped (2 cups) 1 can (3.8 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained 1 can (16 oz) refried beans 1/3 cup chunky salsa 1 medium Italian plum tomato, chopped […]

Turkey Tetrazzini

Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccini, spaghetti, macaroni, or other noodles 4 tablespoons butter (unsalted) 2 cups Mushrooms, sliced (fresh or canned) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups skim milk 4 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 cup peas (frozen) 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat […]

Shredded Turkey Posole (stew)

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 8 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons tomato paste 3 tablespoons chili powder 3 teaspoons dried oregano 4 cups water 4 cans (14.5 oz) chicken broth 
or homemade turkey broth 3 – 15 oz cans white hominy, rinsed & drained 1 cup chopped carrots 7 cups shredded, […]

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