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There is something special about holiday foods that just doesn't compare to the rest of the year. Seems that every family has it's favorites, and traditional treats during the holiday season.
I like to bake cookies in the winter, and my friends and family count on me to bring cookies to every holiday gathering! I make pecan sandies from the old better homes & gardens cookbook, (everyone has different names and variations of the "snowball cookie" - I make literally hundreds of these little balls every year - I start in November and freeze the dough) ...I also make simply decorated sugar cookies, and usually I will try a new recipe or two every year.
I make Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal & cranberry cookies at Thanksgiving, but rarely at Christmas, as I feel that they just are not "pretty" enough for holiday platters. (picky, I know) ... I have been a little crazy & lazy over the past few years, haha, and I make the easiest, most decorative, smallest bite-sized cookies that I can make. I also cheat (shhhh) and decorate store-bought dough. No one ever guesses because I scoop the dough and roll into sprinkle, or stamp them with holiday designs. (Dip the stamp into colored sugar first, scrape of the excess with a straight edge, press the stamp into a ball of sugar cookie dough, and you have an easy sparkled cookie- very cute )
I also love to package cookies in cute wrappers for giving to co-workers and friends. Last year I used clear plastic drink cups, filled them with my cookies, pretty foil wrapped candies, and wrapped them with colored plastic wrap & curly ribbon. It was incredibly easy and festive as well!
I was lucky several years ago to find a pan that bakes 5 mini loaves of bread at a time. I have experimented with dozens of bread recipes, using lots of varieties of fruits and vegetables, like zucchini, pumpkin, orange peel, banana, and even egg nog! Again, I wrap them in pretty cellophane and they are much loved holiday gifts.
Every year I also make several batches of "fantasy fudge" from the recipe on the marshmallow cream jar. (also below) Again, my family & friends expect it from me, haha. I make it with walnuts and without, and I have tried new types of chips, like white chocolate and peanut butter with varied levels of success.
My mother has made breakfast as our "big meal" on Christmas day for years. Egg & potato & cheese casserole, and plenty of breads, and sausage links, and ham, and fruit, and sweet treats, and juices, and coffee, I get a full belly just thinking of it all! An all-day buffet while the family opens presents!
Well, if you don't already have favorite holiday foods, you are sure to find some here!
selection of Christmas recipes
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Recipes - French-Canadian Culture
Christmas Cookies Recipes
Chocolate Christmas Crinkles, Cocoa Bourbon Pecan Balls, Christmas Surprises, Whipped Shortbread, Christmas Butter Cookies, Christmas Oatmeal Cookies, and Christmas Coconut Kisses
Here are some not-too-difficult
recipes that I typed up for your holiday enjoyment!
of "note" have contributed many
fine Christmas recipes at this
very lovely Holiday Music website, noelnoelnoel.com
traditional puddings, desserts and cakes, turkey, roasts and seafood,
cocktails and juices, sweets and chocolates, and much more, at Puddings.net
a Traditional English Christmas with Bread Pudding, Sausage Rolls
Orange Sugar Bells
SusieJ's Christmas Baking Page
Navideñas de Serbia - Serbian Christmas Recipes
Christmas bread decorated with bits of dough shaped like birds ...
All recipes are from "Srpski Narodni Kuvar" - Serbian National Cookbook"
Cookies The most expensive cookie recipe in the world?
Probably Not... But it IS a famous urban myth.
I got my first xerox-copy of this recipe back in 1989 pre-www!
They are actually very good cookies,
a little hard to stir once all the chunky ingredients have been added.
They are so full of stuff that they can be hard to roll into balls.
Some interesting facts about the Neiman-Marcus Cookie Myth
Here's a plain text file of the "$250 Neiman-Marcus Cookies" recipe
Rick's Christmas Holiday Recipes
Southern regional, Cajun, and home cooking. Traditional Southern recipes
Nancy's Tips for Making Perfect Fudge
Every year someone asks me how I can make such good fudge. First of all, I use the old Kraft recipe below, and I always use a candy thermometer - if you don't have one, buy one, it will be used for years to come to make perfect fudge. Temperature is more important than timing when you boil fudge mixtures.
Keep the sides of the pan clean while fudge boils - uncooked sugar crystals in your fudge could make it come out grainy. Use a pastry brush dipped in water, or you can even use a damp paper towel to clean the upper edges of the pan. - Sometimes fudge comes out grainy no matter what I do. Don't worry too much, even grainy fudge tastes great. :)
never make more than 1 batch at a time. The ingredients can
get expensive when I have to make so much. Making smaller batches
prevents me from accidentally ruining too much of my fudge.
Always liberally grease the pan you pour in. I save margarine wrappers in the freezer to wipe into baking pans. Let fudge cool down to 100 degrees before cutting. Fudge should be kept in an airtight container, and can be frozen for a couple of weeks.
15 fabulous fudge recipes
text file includes
Kraft Fantasy Fudge
Chocolate Fudge Condensed Milk Chocolate Syrup Fudge
Fannie Farmer Fudge
Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge
Rocky Road Fudge
Chocolate Pecan Fudge
Foolproof Dark Chocolate Fudge
Fudgie Scotch Ring
Maple Walnut Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Sugar Free Diabetic Fudge
9 unusual fudge recipes
- easy print text file -
Bailey's Truffle Fudge,
Best Vanilla Fudge,
Brown Sugar Fudge,
Easy, Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe,
Honey Nut White Fudge Recipe,
Maple Walnut Fudge Recipe,
Mocha Fudge Recipe,
Rocky Road Fudge
Fantasy Fudge Recipe
Note: Do not substitute sweetened condensed milk for the evaporated milk.
Range-top method: (recommended) Mix sugar, butter and milk in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Bring to full boil, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes over medium heat or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until melted. Add marshmallow topping and vanilla; mix well. Stir in nuts.
Microwave method - In a 4-quart bowl or casserole, microwave the butter or margarine on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted. Add the sugar and milk. Mix well. Microwave 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 minutes. Mix well and scrape the bowl. Continue microwaving 5 1/2 minutes. Stir after 3 minutes. Gradually stir in the chips until melted. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch square or 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool at room temperature. Cut into squares. Makes about 3 pounds fudge.
recipes from Spain
Try some of these delicious Christmas recipes from Spain.
Finnish Christmas recipes
Recipes for various traditional Finnish Christmas dishes and drinks.
Vegetarian Christmas recipes.
Walter Drake is your one stop shop for Kitchen and Household items.
Victorian Christmas-Recipes In addition to the plum pudding, of course,
Christmas cake and mince pies were also popular. Here are some modern recipes for traditional Victorian fare
Diana's Kitchen Index of recipes for Christmas favorites
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I found this cute idea in a 1955 LA Times
Home Magazine. You just make gelatin salad and mold in sno-cone
There are so many ways you could make
these trees colorful, modern, and festive! You could make
them sweet or savory...
in Poland: Christmas Feast
Cook sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt to 248F. Cover and boil for 3 minutes. Uncover and place thermometer in pan. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. When syrup is 248F slowly pour about 1/2 of the syrup over the egg whites, beating constantly with the mixer. Cook remaining syrup to 272F. Pour the remaining syrup over the candy very slowly, beating constantly. Beat until mixture begins to lose its gloss and soft peaks form. Mix in vanilla and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper.
This and 4 more divinity recipes can be found in this easy print text file - divinity.txt
Butterball Turkey Page
Christmas Recipes - New England Christmas Recipes, Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread, Gingerbread houses, christmas desserts.
Kitchen | Super
Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas
Visual Christmas Recipes With Step-by-Step Pictures
dozens of "mix-in-a-jar" recipes,
visit my home made gifts & crafts page!
Cookie Recipes from MichyLand
Martha Stewart Living - always a ton of wonderful ideas
You have given chocolates before, just never like this!
a gift they will never forget! Candy you ate as a kid®...
Wax Lips, Candy Cigarettes, Sugar Daddies,
Candy Buttons on paper tape, Kits, Wax Syrup Bottles, Now and Laters,
BB Bats and many more fresh candies from the 50s, 60s and 70s... still available after all these years!
Christmas Recipes at Mimi's Cyber-Kitchen:
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Date & Chorizo Rumaki
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Gourmet Sweet Mustard
Orange Cinnamon Swir Bread
Ultimate Choc Chip Cookie
German Christmas Recipe
In the early 1990’s, my family and I had the opportunity to live in Germany. During that time, we enjoyed a world of new sights, sounds and most memorable - foods! We loved to wander the quaint little village were we lived, taking in all of the wonderful smells coming from the shops and bakeries near our home. The local brass band would walk along the sidewalks, playing Christmas songs while everyone waved and cheered them on. A wonderful Christmas punch was sold in the market that literally warmed our hearts!
My son, then 8 years old, became fast friends with the neighborhood baker, even though neither one of them spoke each other’s language. It was a time that we’ll never forget, and during holiday time especially, we miss the lifestyle that only life in a small German village offers.
There are a couple of favorite German Christmas Recipes that I make sure to add to our celebrations every year, and I’ve included variations of them here for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.
Traditional German Christmas Punch
1 cup water
In a 3 quart saucepan, bring water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon to boil. Stir in juice and heat through. Do not boil. Take spices out and pour over lemon slices in serving bowl. Serve warm. Makes 1-1/2 quarts.
German Christmas Stollen
1-1/2 cups milk
Scald milk. Add sugar, butter, and salt, and cool to lukewarm. Add 2 whole eggs, and 2 yolks. Mix and Add to 3 cups flour and yeast in food processor. Process and let double. Add raisins, citron, and cherries, and rest of flour. Process and put on floured board and knead. Let rise in greased bowl. Once raised, cut into 3-4 pieces. Roll each into an oval, butter, and fold in half lengthwise. Put on greased baking sheet, cover, and double. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Cool and frost with white butter frosting and decorate with candied cherry halves and sprinkle with colored sugar.
About the author: Sherry Frewerd publishes ‘Family Crock Pot Recipes’ http://familycrockpotrecipes.com, free and delicious slow cooker recipes your family will love. During the holidays, make sure to visit Sherry’s Christmas Blog, ‘Christmas Traditions’ for fun and interesting Christmas recipes, crafts and articles. http://theres-more-to-life-than-food.typepad.com/christmas_traditions Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sherry_Frewerd
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