Holidays Category

Maple Glazed Carrots

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Another yummy Thanksgiving treat from the Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving Cookbook (complements of Thad’s Recipe Collection) Ingredients * 3 lbs carrots, peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1 inch pieces (or just use baby carrots) * 5 cups chicken stock * 3/4 cup pure maple syrup * 5 tablespoons unsalted butter * 1 1/2 tablespoons cider […]

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Ingredients 1 cup butter 4 tablespoons sugar 2 cups pecans 2 cups cake flour (can reduce by 4 tablespoons), sifted before measuring 1 cup powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until soft.  Add sugar and blend until smooth.  Measure pecans and then grind in a food […]

Orange Christmas Cookies

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Ingredients Cookies 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon grated orange rind 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk Icing 1 tablespoon grated orange rind 3 tablespoons orange juice 3 tablespoons butter 3 cups powdered sugar Directions […]

Peanut Blossoms

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Ingredients * 1/2 cup sugar * 1/2 cup brown sugar * 1/2 cup shortening * 1 egg * 2 tablespoons milk * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 1/2 cup peanut butter * 1 3/4 cups flour * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1 bag hershey kisses Directions Preheat over to 375?. Cream […]

Pecan Pie

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup dark Karo syrup 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.5 cups (6 ounces) pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350. Make pate brisee.  Place pie dough in pie pan. Beat eggs slightly with a fork in a medium bowl.  Add sugar, Karo syrup, butter and vanilla; […]

Pogen’s Gingersnap Cookies

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Ingredients * 1/4 cup butter * 1/2 cup vegetable shortening * 1 cup packed brown sugar * 1/4 cup molasses * 1 egg * 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour?sifted * 2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon powdered ginger * 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Directions Preheat […]

Powdered Sugar Frosting

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Ingredients * 3 cups powdered sugar * 6 tablespoons butter, softened or 3 tablespoons hot heavy cream * 5 teasoons milk * 1.5 teaspoon vanilla * 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions In a medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter or heavy cream together at medium speed. Add milk, vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth. Add […]

Pretzel Sparklers

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ingredients 2 dozen pretzel rods 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped red white and blue sprinkles Directions Place 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted; remove from heat. Using a pastry brush, coat the upper third of each pretzel rod in chocolate. Cover […]

Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 large eggs 1 can (15 oz.) Libby’s Pumpkin 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk Directions Preheat oven to 425. Make pate brisee.  Place pie dough in pie pan. Mix sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in […]

Red White and Blue Star Cookies

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Ingredients 5 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting surfaces 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 4 large egg yolks 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract  2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for brushing 3/4 cup raspberry jam 3/4 cup blueberry jam […]