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 […]

Grandma Stingel’s Date Pudding

Submitted by Farm and Dairy Editor, Susan Crowell Ingredients: 2 cups dates, cut fine 2 cups boiling water 2 tsp. soda 2 cups sugar 2 tbsp. butter 2 eggs 1 cup nuts 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups flour Directions: Pour boiling water over dates and let stand to cool. Mix with dates the rest of […]

Mom’s Famous Date Nut Pinwheels

Submitted by Tom Hensel Ingredients: 3 eggs  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Crisco 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt  3 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 lb dates (approximately 2 package—may have some filling left) Directions: Cook dates in a little water (just cover […]

Arlene’s Famous Cranberry Salad

Submitted by Teresa Alspach of Minerva, Ohio Ingredients: 1 package raw cranberries (12 or 16 oz) chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (undrained) 1 large box of cherry Jell-o ¾ cup sugar 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water   Directions: In a 2-quart casserole dish, mix sugar, […]

Carrot Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine (soft) 1 cup honey* 1 cup carrot (grated raw) 2 egg whites (well beaten) 2 cups flour (all purpose) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups oatmeal, quick cooking (raw) 1 cup raisins Directions: In a large bowl, cream together margarine and […]

Secret Almond Cookies Recipe

Ingredients: 36 chocolate kisses with almonds 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups finely chopped slivered almonds 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat butter, granulated sugar and […]

Classic Sugar Cut-Outs

* * * * * Can be paired with Cut-Out Cookie Icing Recipe * * * * * Ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar 2 cups butter or margarine, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar Directions: In large bowl, […]

Cut-Out Cookie Icing

* * * * * Can be paired with Classic Sugar Cut-Outs Recipe * * * * * Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. meringue powder scant 1/2 c. water 1 lb. powdered sugar 1/2 – 1 tsp. light corn syrup 1 drop lemon juice few drops clear flavored extract (optional) Directions: Combine the meringue powder and water, […]

Santa Hat Cookies

Ingredients: 1 package ready-to-bake sugar cookies 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme (1 1/2 cups) 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon red gel food color 48 miniature marshmallows White candy sprinkles Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Cut each cookie in half. Roll each half into a ball. Place 1 inch […]

Raspberry Poinsettia Blossoms

Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 box (4-serving size) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons yellow candy sprinkles Directions: In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, gelatin and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. On low speed, beat […]

Homemade Granola recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats (extra thick ) 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. course kosher salt (omit if adding salted nuts, pretzels, etc) 3 T canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract 1/2 cup mixed nuts (or your choice) 3/4 cup dried fruit (or your choice) Directions: Preheat […]

Field Corn Heating Pad

Ingredients: 6 cups dry field corn (approximate) 1 or 2 sticks cinnamon, cut up in pieces Whole Cloves (just a couple) 1 hand towel Directions: Fold your hand towel in half lengthwise and sew all 3 open sides together to form a sack, leaving a 1 to 2 inch opening along one edge. Very carefully, […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake Roll

Ingredients for Cake: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FILLING (recipe follows) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 4 eggs , separated 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon Additional powdered sugar […]

Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients: 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Dark Chocolate Chips 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 2 cups chilled whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter, melted Additional granulated sugar(optional) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking […]

Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies

Ingredients: About 48 maraschino cherries, with stems, well drained 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup Cocoa powder or Dark Cocoa 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, divided 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract WHITE CHIP COATING (recipe follows) CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE (recipe follows) Directions: Cover tray with wax […]

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