Vidalia Appetizer

Ingredients 5 or 6 medium Vidalia onions 1 cup sugar 1/2 mayonnaise 1/2 vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon celery seeds Directions Thinly slice and divide into ringlets. Soak at least 6 hours in vinegar, sugar and water in refrigerator. Drain off liquid. DON’T RINSE. Toss with mayonnaise and celery seed. Great alone or on […]

Green Chilies

Ingredients 2 cans green chilies 1 egg 1/4 flour sharp cheese, grated 1 cup milk salt Directions Combine egg, milk, flour and salt. Layer chilies and cheese and pour sauce over layers. Bake at 325° on hour or longer until set. Cut in finger-sized portions.

Flake Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1 can small shrimp 1/4 chili sauce 1 tablespoon horseradish 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt few drops of Tabasco sauce Directions Mix all together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers.

Hoppin John

Ingredients 1 lb. dried black-eyed peas 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon oregano 5 cups chicken stock 8 cups hot cooked rice Directions Soak peas overnight with water to cover by 2 inches. Drain peas and set aside. In large saucepan, saute onion in […]

Almond Crackers

Ingredients 42 club crackers 1/2 butter or margarine 1/2 white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup slivered almonds Directions Place crackers on foil-lined cookie sheet. Melt butter; add sugar and bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Pour evenly over crackers. Sprinkle on nuts. Bake at 350° 10 to 12 minutes […]

Cranberry Ice

Ingredients 2 cups cranberries 4 cups water 1 cup sugar or to taste 3 teaspoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed Directions Combine berries and water in large saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and cover pan tightly; simmer about 10 to 12 minutes. Puree berries and water in food mill or […]

Pear-Cranberry Crisp

Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs. pears, peeled, cored and sliced 3 cups cranberries 1/3 sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 quick cooking oats 2/3 light brown sugar 1/2 flour 1/2 margarine Directions Combine first 5 ingredients in 8 x 8-inch square baking pan and toss until well blended. Combine oats, brown sugar and flour […]

Baked Cranberry Apples

Ingredients 1/2 cranberries 1/4 brown sugar 1/4 chopped almonds 1/4 raisins 4 apples, cored 1/4 butter, melted Directions Combine first 4 ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Place apples in shallow baking dish. Evenly distribute cranberry mixture into each apple. Pour 1 tablespoon melted butter on top of cranberry mixture. Bake at 375° 30 […]

Carrot Muffins

Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 2/3 ready-to-eat bran flakes 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 1/2 s skim milk 1 1/2 s shredded carrots 1/2 raisins 1/4 egg substitute 1/4 honey 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons molasses Directions In large bowl, combine flour, bran flakes, baking […]

Carrot Casserole

Ingredients 1 lb. carrots, sliced and cooked until tender 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tablespoons margarine 1 can cream of celery soup 1 cup mild Cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup stuffing mix, crumbled Directions Drain carrots. saute onion in margarine. Combine all ingredients except stuffing mix. Place in casserole; sprinkle stuffing mix over top. Bake […]

Shredded Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients 2 pints brussels sprouts 1 stick (4 ozs.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions With small sharp knife, cut each sprout into 3 or 4 slices. (The sprouts can be sliced, covered and refrigerated 1 day ahead […]

Green Bean And Potato Puree

Ingredients 1 lb. boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 lb. green beans, halved 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Directions Preheat oven to 450°. In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook potatoes over moderate heat 10 minutes. Add beans, cover partially; cook until beans […]

Old-Fashioned Chestnut Stuffing

Ingredients 1 lb. (3 cups) fresh chestnuts 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 butter or margarine 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves, crushed 8 cups dry bread cubes 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth or water Directions With a knife, cut an X in shells of chestnuts. Roast chestnuts on […]

Red Cabbage With Granny Smith Apples

Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed through a press 1 large head red cabbage (about 2 lbs.), finely shredded 2 medium Granny Smith or other tart green apples, quartered, cored and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons tarragon wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

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 […]

Coconut-Date Balls

Ingredients 1/2 butter 3/4 sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 egg, well beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped dates 2 cups crisp rice cereal 1 cup flake coconut Directions Combine butter, sugar, milk and egg. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, dates and cereal. Mix well; cool. Form into balls and […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ingredients 1 1/2 s semisweet chocolate pieces 1/2 (1 stick) margarine 6 eggs, separated 1/3 sugar 2 tablespoons corn starch powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 300°. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray; dust lightly with additional corn starch. Combine chocolate and margarine in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, just until […]

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, […]

Baked Pineapple Oranges

Ingredients 6 large navel oranges 4 cups crushed pineapple with juice juice of 1 lemon 1/2 granulated sugar 1/4 light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 sherry 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 finely chopped walnuts Directions Cut oranges in half and scoop out pulp; reserve orange shells and pulp. Scallop edges or orange shells. Preheat oven […]

Ginger-Glazed Turkey

Ingredients Glaze: 6 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 1/4 vegetable oil 1 cup soy sauce 6 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed 6 tablespoons rum Turkey: 13 to 15 lb. turkey 2 tablespoons vegetable oil salt and ground black pepper 1 cup water Gravy: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons water Directions For glaze, combine ginger and […]

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