Category Archives: Holiday Recipes

Best Holiday Relish

What You Need:   8 (12 oz) pkgs. fresh cranberries 6 large navel oranges, unpeeled and cut into wedges 4 C sugar   How to Make It:   Place 1/3 of the cranberries and 1/3 of the orange wedges into the blender. Blend on medium speed until chopped fine. Remove and place in a large container. Continue with the cranberries and oranges in this manner until all are completely chopped. Pour the sugar into the container and […]

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Naughty or Nice Deviled Eggs

What You Need: 12 hard boiled eggs 1/2 C salad dressing 1 t parsley flakes 1/2 t dried chives 1/2 t dry mustard 1/2 t dill weed 1/4 t paprika 1/8 t pepper 1/4 t salt 1/8 t garlic powder 2 T milk How to Make It: Split the eggs in half lengthwise. Place the yolks in a bowl and lay the whites on a plate. Mash the yolks with a potato masher or fork. Fold in […]

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Christmas Day Fruit Punch

How to Make It:   3 C warm water 2 C sugar 3 bananas, sliced 1 (46 oz) can unsweetened pineapple juice 1 1/2 C orange juice 1/4 C lemon juice 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale   How to Make It:   Pour the warm water (110 degrees) into the blender. Add the sugar and bananas and blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl or large serving bowl. Carefully stir in the pineapple juice, orange […]

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Jolly Sippers

What You Need:   2 pints pomegranate juice 1 1/2 C sugar 12 fresh sage leaves, crushed 2 lemon peel strips 1 C lemon juice 1 (750 ml) bottle club soda, chilled   How to Make It:   Place the juice into a large saucepan and place the pan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, sage and lemon peel. Bring the mixture to a brisk boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. […]

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Christmas Wreath Munchies

What You Need:   3/4 C butter, room temperature 1/2 C + 2 T sugar, divided 1/2 C brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 t baking soda 1 1/2 t cinnamon, divided 1/2 t ginger 1/8 t salt 1 egg 1 t vanilla 2 1/4 C flour Red and green miniature semisweet chocolate pieces   How to Make It:   Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat the butter with an electric mixer on low speed […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Pie

What You Need:   2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate 2 T butter 1 C + 6 T sugar, divided 2/3 C evaporated milk 1 t + 1/2 t vanilla extract, divided 1 qt. peppermint ice cream, softened 1 (9 in) deep dish pie shell, baked 3 egg whites 1/4 t cream of tarter 1/2 t vanilla extract 3 T peppermint stick candy, crushed   How to Make It:   Place a heavy saucepan over medium heat. […]

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Southern Pecan Ecstasy

What You Need:   1 (9 in) unbaked pie crust 3 eggs 2/3 C sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C butter, softened 1 C light corn syrup 1 C pecan halves   How to Make It:   Place the oven setting on 375 degrees and allow the oven to preheat. Place the eggs in large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer and beat in the sugar, salt, butter and corn syrup until well combined. Gently fold the […]

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Holiday Cherry Glitz

What You Need:   1 1/4 C butter, softened 2 1/4 C powdered sugar 1 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1 tsp peppermint extract 1 t vanilla extract 1 egg 2 1/2 C flour 1/2 C round peppermint candies, finely crushed 48 red maraschino cherries with stems, drained well   How to Make It:   Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Slowly […]

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Pleasing Pecan Pumpkin Pie

  What You Need:   3/4 C brown sugar, packed and divided 1/3 C pecan, chopped fine 2 T butter, melted 1 (9 in) unbaked pie shell 3 eggs 1 C canned pumpkin 1 t rum extract 3/4 t cinnamon 1/2 t salt 1/4 t ginger 1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream   How to Make It:   Combine 1/4 C of the brown sugar with the pecans in a medium size mixing bowl. Add the butter […]

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Steamed Christmas Pudding with Fruit Sauce

What You Need:   1 3/4 C flour 1 1/2 t baking powder 1 t ground ginger 1/2 t ground nutmeg 1/2 t cinnamon 1/4 C butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 eggs 2 egg whites 1 (6 oz) pkg. milk chocolate, melted 1 1/4 C milk 2 C kumquats, seeded and halved 1 C brown sugar, packed firm 1 C cranberry juice 1 Cinnamon stick 1 Bay leaf 2 C cranberries 1/2 C dried cherries 1/2 […]

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