Recipe: Gumdrop Gems (Cookies)

Here’s another great Christmas cookie recipe from my mom. These were always my favorite; even now I still can never get enough.

I haven’t made them yet this year, so there’s no photos on the blog. But trust me. As soon as I make them, I’ll photograph their melty gooey yumminess for all to see.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2-1/2 cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup small gumdrops, sliced (don’t use black)

DIRECTIONS:
Thoroughly cream butter, sugar and vanilla. … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Yuletide Drops (Cookies)

These were my Dad’s favorite cookies at Christmas. I haven’t made them yet this year, so don’t have any photos for my blog. Again, operative word being yet.

These are like little mini fruitcakes that go great with coffee, tea, egg nog, milk, mulled wine, cider, hot chocolate… pretty much any holiday beverage you prefer.

They’re great to give as gifts, store well in cookie jars and air-tight canisters. They also travel/ship well for those out-of-town travelers and Care Packages.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/4 cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Herb Fried Chicken

I was at a loss what to cook for a quick, cheap, and healthy dinner. For the same reason as everyone else, I don’t typically like the heavier fat-laden fried foods, but last night’s chill in the air begged for something warm and delicious.


I heated upĀ  some of my Infused Olive Oil in a skilled, added four pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and let them cook, covered, while I prepared the other foods.

 

 


After four minutes, I turned the chicken, sprinkled with a small mix of freshly chopped herbs from my garden (sage, chives, basil, oregano, … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

It’s that time of year. Time when you need to feed your family but don’t have time to cook. Time when you have so many parties to attend, and you need to bring a hearty food that will leave people talking for weeks (in a good way, of course!). Time when your money is better spent on the Big Meals and Family Gatherings.

Here’s a great get-through-the-holidays (and any other time) recipe. I call it a “dump” recipe, because that’s basically what it is. Made mostly with inexpensive canned goods, you open, drain, dump, mix. Okay, there’s a little more … read the rest. . .

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Holiday Recipe Exchange: Hot Dog Casserole

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I grew up on this dish. It’s got the meat and veggies all together, and boy! is it scrumptuous, as well as Quick and Easy.

INGREDIENTS:
1 pkg Hot Dogs, sliced into “coins”
1 (16 oz) can green beans, drained
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup (undiluted)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire or Soy Sauce
1 can (2.8 oz) French Fried Onions
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Combine hot dogs, green beans, 1/2 can of French Fried onions, 1/2 cup cheese. Add in soup and Worcestershire/Soy sauce, mix thoroughly.

Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove … read the rest. . .

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