Sparkling Punch

Ingredients 2 bottles sparkling white grape juice cocktail, chilled 1 (11.5 oz.) can frozen concentrated cranberry juice cocktail 3 cups cold water 3 (12 oz.) cans ginger ale, chilled Ice Ring: 6 ozs. frozen grape juice concentrate 12 ozs. water 8 or 9 thin lemon slices Directions In punch bowl, combine white grape juice cocktail, […]

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: […]

Milk Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients 1 (11.5 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate chips 4 to 6 tablespoons milk Dippers: Banana chunks Mandarin orange sections Maraschino cherries Pineapple chunks Fresh strawberries, stems removed Melon balls Kiwi slices Vanilla wafers Directions Melt chips in double boiler (do not use microwave). Add milk gradually, stirring until smooth. Divide mixture between 2 warm serving […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 jar dried chipped beef, shredded 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small green pepper, finely diced 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional Directions Toast pecans […]

Oysters Rockefeller

Ingredients 3 dozen oysters 1 small onion 2 crushed bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 sprigs parsley 1/2 butter, melted 1 cup cooked spinach 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons sherry 1/2 grated Parmesan 3 to 5 slices bacon 1/2 bread crumbs Directions In […]

Mushroom Spread

Ingredients 12 large fresh mushrooms, diced 1/2 seasoned bread crumbs 6 ozs. butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons flour 6 ozs. sour cream 1/2 fresh parsley, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter, add onion, garlic, parsley and mushrooms. Simmer. Sprinkle in flour and bread crumbs. Add sour cream. Simmer […]

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 […]

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