Holiday Recipe

Fig Cookies or Cucidati

 

Fig Cookies or Cucidati

My Italian grandmother made these for Christmas but I did not get this recipe from her. I found this one in A Baker's Guide to Christmas Cookies and knew I had to try it. The book describes it as "a tender … read more.

Hot Water Sponge Cake

Hot Water Sponge Cake

Can be used for jelly roll, upside down cake, Washington pie… This recipe is from my great-grandmother Hargis

2 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Unsifted Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
¾ cup Boiling Water

Heat oven to 350°.

Beat eggs until very light … read more.

Kentucky Derby Pie

Kentucky Derby Pie

Pecan Pie with Chocolate Chips. Recipe from a restaurant chef in Mansfield Ohio

½ cup Margarine (melted)
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Flour
2 Eggs (beaten)
½ cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Pecans
1 tsp Vanilla

Stir together all ingredients and put in unbaked pie shell.

Bake at … read more.

Mini Cheesecakes

 

Mini Cheesecakes

Bite-sized cheesecakes – great for potlucks and parties!

1 Small Box of Vanilla Wafers
2 8 oz Packages of Cream Cheese
¾ cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 can Cherry Pie Filling

Crush wafers and place ½ tsp in miniature 1 ¼ inch paper liners

Cream together the cream … read more.

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa

A delicious, fresh salsa that can add tangy sweet flavor to a dip, burritos, rice & beans, or anything else that needs some zip. (Comes from Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.)

12 oz Cranberries (Fresh or Frozen)
3 Tbsp Lime Juice (fresh)
½ – ¾ … read more.

African-Inspired Squash

African-Inspired Squash

A delicious alternative for serving winter squash (butternut, acorn, hubbard, etc.) This is a family recipe brought out for the holidays for the past 20 years.

1 Large Butternut Squash, Pumpkin – or other winter squash – or equal amounts of Butternut Squash … read more.

Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca Sauce

This is a quick rich sauce that tastes like you spent the entire day making it up! All ingredients are approximate. Feel free to adjust to your taste.

1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes (very sweet). (If you don't have, add a … read more.

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Sounds unusual, but is really very good!

2 cups Sugar
½ cup Oil
4 Eggs (Beaten)
1 tsp Vanilla
3 cups Flour
2 Tbsp Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
⅔ cup Pecan (chopped)
2 boxes Frozen Strawberries (Thawed)

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Pour into two greased and floured … read more.

Gingered Cabbage Soup with Pork and Potatoes

Gingered Cabbage Soup with Pork and Potatoes

The ginger and lemon juice give this soup a bright flavor!

2 Tbsp Butter
1 Onion (Chopped)
1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (Minced)
1 Fresh Ginger (2 inch, peeled, halved length wise, and smashed)
¾ lb Green Cabbage (about ¼ head, shredded about 3 … read more.

Peach Cookies

Peach Cookies

Featured in the past two holiday cookie exchanges – Now you can make them yourself!

1 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
1 cup Sugar
4 cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
4 Eggs (Room temperature)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 pinch Salt
2 cans Solo (Cake and Pie) Raspberry Filling … read more.