Browsing Category HOLIDAYS

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries

Real cranberries in a chocolate chip cookie? Yes!  It is a delicious, sweet-tangy combination! Try them! We love these!  We think these are better with real cranberries than with dried cranberries. I always make these for Thanksgiving and for Christmas too.  But right now it is June and I am whipping up a batch!  They are great for anytime! You will be surprised at how good…

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Raspberry Shortbread Squares

A delicious shortbread crumb topping on these raspberry squares make these a knockout! This is one of my all-time favorite squares and it is so EASY to make! A great recipe for the holidays, for Valentine’s Day, for Teas, or for any time! These deserve good quality raspberry preserves! Use any flavor preserves you like! I LOVE these! The crumb topping is amazing!  This makes…

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Irish Cream Cheesecake~NO-BAKE!

This is SO delicious and SO easy to make! Everyone loves this one! I’ve made real fancy Irish liqueur cheesecakes that are amazing, but if I am short on time, this NO-BAKE one is a winner! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Or any day! Use a chocolate crust or graham cracker crust. Sometimes I mix the chocolate and graham crumbs together, and that is really…

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

Irish? YES? Lucky!! NOT IRISH? Well, get your Irish on and make these AMAZING brownies, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  If you’ve never tried them, Irish or not, you are missing a great treat!  And they are so easy to make with a brownie mix!  Use your favorite brownie mix. Double the recipe to make a larger batch, because I think you may need to!  See…

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Red Velvet Cake

Like RED VELVET CAKE? Yes? Then a “from scratch” red velvet cake recipe is the only way to go!  A box mix comes out too dry and tasteless while this lives up to it’s name!  The buttermilk helps to make it velvety smooth and rich!     When you add the baking soda on top of the white vinegar, you will get a fizzing reaction. Watch…

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Christmas Biscotti

CHRISTMAS BISCOTTI: This is one way I make Christmas Biscotti using red and green candied cherries and pistachio nuts which are green. They look so festive! Another way is I use dried cranberries and pistachios. Or a combo of dried cranberries with the cherries! The possibilities are endless! You can leave the biscotti plain. You can drizzle a glaze on top. Or you can dip…

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Cherry Christmas Slice and Bake Cookies

These beautiful Christmas Refrigerator Slice and Bake Cookies not only look festive with the red and green cherries, but they are SO delicious! The bottoms get browned and the tops stay white. They are a CRISPY cookie. The dough is very easy to make in less than 5 minutes! It has chopped pecans, but use whatever chopped nuts you like, or leave them out completely….

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Chocolate Kahlua Balls~NO BAKE!

Love coffee? These are for you! Even non-coffee lovers like them! You mix the ingredients together in a food processor, roll them into balls and then roll the balls in confectioner’s sugar. SO EASY! NO BAKING! An oldie but goodie recipe I got from my Aunt Gloria that is loved by a LOT of people! I make this every holiday! See more pictures in the…

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Chocolate Rum Balls~Easy, No-Bake!

Chocolate rum balls, no-bake! (Adults only since they are not baked!) They are easy to make and soo good!!  Hard to eat just one!   You really can taste the rum, but it doesn’t overpower the cookie.   These are great for the holidays, but they are also really nice to make anytime! Everyone REALLY loves these! See more pictures of the EASIEST steps ever…

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Pecan Cheese Pie

 Do you like pecan pie?  Do you like cheesecake? If YES, then this simple, EASY-TO-MAKE recipe that combines both is for you! It is so-oo good! SO EASY!! All you do is add layers to the pie shell! It does its magic while it bakes. I have been making this since the 1970’s when my friend Shirley first made it. She warned how rich it…

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Apple Cranberry Walnut Pie

This is one of my favorite holiday pies! Apples, cranberries and walnuts go really well together! I have tried several recipes for this pie. I combined some techniques and ingredients to come up with this way that I like the best! Cooking the filling for a few minutes beforehand makes it a success every time! I like it with lowered sugar and added more cranberries…

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Libby’s Pumpkin Roll and Variations

I hope you are not afraid of making cake rolls! Have you tried Libby’s Pumpkin Roll recipe? This recipe got me started making different cake rolls. Cake Rolls are a lot of fun to make! I think people don’t realize how easy they are to do! I’ve made some variations of the pumpkin roll through the years and the main recipe I use is from…

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Tzimmes

This delicious, colorful, sweet, fall vegetable casserole dish is one I get requested to make at Thanksgiving! I originally got a similar recipe from my sister, Annie who introduced me to this great dish! Then my co-worker SaraGail made this every fall for a teachers’ luncheon during Rosh Hashanah. And she served the traditional beef brisket with it. A sweet New Year, Happy Rosh Hashanah…

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