Browsing Category HOLIDAY

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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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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My Contest-Winning Apple Pie

This apple pie won me the $300 top prize in 2008 at my church fair! Over the years baking apple pies has been a passion of mine since apple is my favorite pie! I have several favorite apple pie recipes that I love all for different reasons and I use them all! You can find some of my other favorite apple pie recipes on my…

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Loaded Crispy Pumpkin Cookies

CRISPY OUTSIDES, CHEWY INSIDES…. success! I finally mastered the pumpkin cookie the way I wanted them to be! Most pumpkin cookie recipes I’ve tried are delicious, but their texture was soft and cake-like. Some people like them like that. Me, I am more for crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The pumpkin puree has a lot of water in it so it tends…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Nut Snack Cake

A small, 9-inch Chocolate Pumpkin Nut Snack Cake to try that I think is great change from regular brownies. It is so moist and fudgy, and it’s made with a brownie mix! NO eggs, no oil, no butter! The pumpkin puree does the job of all that! You will love that it takes less than 5 minutes to make! Use your favorite brownie mix. I…

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Fresh Sugar Pumpkin Pie

Canned pumpkin? No, not me. For decades now, I have opted out! Have you ever had pumpkin pie made from real pumpkins? Canned pumpkin filling is good, but using the real pumpkin tastes even better. If you never had fresh pumpkin pie, you are missing out on the real taste of pumpkin! You can use regular pumpkins, but the smaller sugar pumpkins are ideal for…

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Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie-My Way

 Really a caramel apple pie, this famous apple pie from Allrecipes is really as good as everyone says it is!   I made some personal preference changes and altered the technique quite a bit to make it EASIER AND FOOLPROOF!   I mix most of the syrup with the apples before putting it into the pie, then brush my kept-warm, reserved syrup over the rest over…

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Pumpkin Raisin Date Nut Bundt Cake

“If you love pumpkin loaf bread, this is pretty much the same except it is larger and baked in a bundt or tube pan. It is so moist and really, really good!     Enjoy!” Servings: 16 INGREDIENTS: 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 can (15 ounces)solid-packed pure pumpkin 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda…

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