Holidays Category

Apple Pie

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Ingredients * 2 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick * 3/4 cup sugar * 2-3 tablespoons flour * 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1/8 teaspoon salt * 2 tablespoons butter Directions Prepare pate brisee. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine 6 cups sliced apples, […]

Arlene’s Cranberry Salad

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Ingredients 2 cans whole cranberries 1 large can pineapple chunks, drained 2 cups purple grapes cut in half and seeded 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped 2 oranges 3 packages raspberry gelatin Directions Blend 1 can cranberries in blender until smooth and heats to boiling and mix in gelatin.  When completely dissolved cool.  Cut up pineapple […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Ingredients Cookies 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 large egg Filling 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 […]

Coleman’s Favorite Chocolate Pie

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa 1/3 cup warm water 1 ounce semi or bitter sweet chocolate 2 cups half and half, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla Directions Whisk together sugar, cocoa and warm water.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil at medium low/low.  Stir in chocolate and 1 […]

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Ingredients * 3/4 cup shortening or butter * 1 cup sugar * 2 eggs * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 2 1/2 cups flour * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat over to 400°. Cream together butter (or shortening) and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix […]

Easter Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Ingredients * 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature * 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar * 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted * 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped * 1 cup heavy cream * 1 teaspoon instant […]

Golden Mashed Potatoes with Leeks and Sour Cream

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Ingredients * 4 lbs large Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed (or Russets, peeled) * Salt and freshly ground pepper * 1/2 cup unsalted butter * 4 leeks, including tender green parts, finely chopped and well rinsed * 1 cup sour cream at room temperature * 1 cup milk, heated to a simmer Directions Cut […]

Grandma’s Almond Sugar Cookies

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Ingredients * 1 cup butter * 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar * 1 well beaten egg * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla * 1/2 teaspoon almond extract * 2 1/2 cups flour * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon cream of tartar * 1 bag almonds Directions Preheat over to 375?. Cream together butter and sugar […]

Grandmo’s Sugar Cookies

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Ingredients * 2 cups butter * 1 cup sugar * 1 cup powdered sugar * 2 eggs * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 4 cups flour * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon cream of tartar * colored sprinkles Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs […]

Gravy

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Ingredients Giblets 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth 1-2+ cups heavy cream 3 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoons pepper Directions When turkey is cooking, combine giblets and broth in a medium pot and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer at least 45 […]