Holidays Recipes

Pork Loin Roast with Apple Compote

Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 (3-lb.) boneless pork loin roast Kitchen string 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 lbs. Gala apples, unpeeled 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup apple cider 5 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons orange zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 1 lb.), peeled and seeded 8 cups vegetable broth* 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion 2 cups Arborio rice (short-grain) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup whipping cream Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cut squash into 1/2- to […]

Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 1 cup olive oil 4 russet potatoes 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 to 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup Asiago cheese, grated 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Put garlic and olive oil in heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat and simmer until soft; 30 to 40 minutes. Drain off […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed 2 eggs, beaten 2 oz. margarine, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Will be very soupy. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients 1 package (9 ounces) prepared graham cracker pie crust 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened 1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin 1 cup whipped cream 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Fill pie crust with ice cream; freeze until solid. In medium bowl, combine pumpkin, whipped cream, sugar, pumpkin […]

Cranberry Chutney

Ingredients 1 pkg. (12 ounces) fresh cranberries 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon cumin Directions In medium saucepan, over high heat, combine cranberries, vinegar and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and add nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne, and cumin. Simmer 20 […]

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh green beans 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions Place beans in steamer basket; place in large saucepan over 1 inch of water. Bring to boil; cover and steam for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in small nonstick saucepan, […]

Simple Stuffing

Ingredients 6 cups chicken stock 1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup chopped carrots 3/4 cup diced onions 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1 small bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 cups cubed French bread Directions Preheat oven to […]

Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites

Ingredients 1/2 of 16-ounce package frozen phyllo dough, thawed to room temperature 3/4 cup butter, melted 3 large heads garlic, separated into cloves, peeled 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove phyllo from package; unroll and place on large sheet of waxed paper. Cut phyllo crosswise […]

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat oven to 275°. Combine margarine, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and pumpkin seeds. Mix thoroughly and place in shallow baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

JACK O? LANTERN PIZZA

Ingredients 1 pre-made soft pizza crust 1 bag of pre-cut pepperoni 1 8 oz. bag mozzarella & cheddar cheese mix 1 container pizza sauce 1 green pepper Any other veggies you?d like. Jack-O-Lantern cookie sheet* Directions Following instructions on pizza crust tube for pre-baking crust after you shape it to Jack-O-Lantern pan. After crust is […]

Greek Easter Bread

Ingredients 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 1 cup warm water dash of salt dash of sugar 2 pkgs. dry yeast 4 3/4 s bread flour, divided Directions Place allspice and cinnamon in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Set aside. Combine water, dash of salt, dash of sugar and […]

Holiday Quiche

Ingredients 1 lb. mild sausage 1 lb. hot sausage 12 eggs 2 cups small curd cottage cheese 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 all-purpose flour 1/2 butter, melted 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 3/4 onion, finely chopped 1 can green chilies, chopped and drained Garnish: […]

Holiday Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 1/4 s graham cracker crumbs 1/4 sugar 1/4 margarine, melted 2 1/2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese 3/4 sugar 4 teaspoons flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons milk 4 egg yolks 1 1/2 s cranberries 1/2 water 1/2 sugar 1/4 brown sugar 1/4 chopped walnuts Directions Combine […]

Holiday Rice

Ingredients 1 1/4 s uncooked long-grain rice 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 water 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 small red apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped 1 small green apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced 3/4 carrots, […]

Holiday Cheese Ball

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon green pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped pimentos 1 (12 oz.) pkg. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce chopped pecans, to roll & cover ball Directions Mix all ingredients except nuts and form into 1 large, […]

Christmas Wreaths

Ingredients 1/2 margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 cups corn flakes 35 large marshmallows 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring Directions Melt margarine with marshmallows. Add vanilla and food coloring. Pour over corn flakes and mix. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper. Put ?red hots? or cherry halves in middle to form wreath. Chill about 40 […]

Santa’S Whiskers

Ingredients 1 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 cup butter 2 1/2 s flour 1/2 finely chopped pecans 3/4 flaked coconut 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon rum extract 3/4 finely chopped red and green candied cherries Directions In bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Blend in milk and rum extract. […]

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