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Holiday Recipes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lalabugs, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2017
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    With Thanksgiving around the corner. I was wondering if anyone had any must have holiday recipes?

    As a child I thought cranberry sauce (canned from the store) was the worst thing to have on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Until I found a recipe. I made it for my husband. My husband loves cranberry sauce. Home made is amazing!
    I will be starting our cranberry sauce in a couple days. My husband has volunteered me to make extra batches to send to some of his co workers who never had home made.

    Here is the recipe that I found for Cranberry sauce.

    5 cups fresh cranberries
    2 cups water
    2½ cups sugar
    1 large piece of orange rind
    6 whole cloves
    1 cinnamon stick

    Wash and drain cranberries. Pick through them and discard any that are under ripe or overripe. Combine the cranberries and water in a large sauce pan. Boil over medium to medium high heat until the skins burst on the cranberries. This will take about 5 to 10 minutes, and you will hear the berries popping.

    Pour the mixture into the bowl of a large food processor and purée until smooth.

    Return the cranberry mixture to the sauce pan. Place the orange rind studded with the whole cloves and the cinnamon stick into a small piece of cheesecloth tied with twine. Add the spice bag and the sugar to the sauce pan and return to a boil over medium to medium high heat. Boil almost to the gelling point (220°F at sea level). This will take about 15 to 20 minutes. You can use either a candy thermometer or gelling tests using a spoon or plate. Refer to Jam and Jelly Basics here.

    The mixture will be thick, dark burgundy red, and glossy. Turn off the heat, remove the spice bag, and ladle the sauce into hot jars, leaving ¼” head space. Adjust the 2-piece caps, and process 15 minutes in a boiling water caner.
     
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  2. Nov 13, 2017
    Pastor Dave

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    Ya mean you don't like the kind that plops out of the can that still has the shape of the can? ;)
     
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    Pastor Dave

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    I like corn casserole that is similar to Chi-Chis Restaurants. They went out here, but the corn cakes they used to serve were the best.
    I use a box of Jiffy Mix corn bread, a 15 oz can of cream corn, an egg, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 stick butter. Spray a small casserole dish with Pam and pour in mixture. Bake at 350degs abt half hour or until sides begin to pull away some and top begins to get golden brown around edges.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017
    Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Ridin' The Range

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    hello
     
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  5. Nov 14, 2017
    lalabugs

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    @Pastor Dave Yes. :) I have never had corn casserole. Love cornbread though. I need to make this.

    @Flock Master64 Hello :frow

    I came across another recipe Pecan pie cheesecake bars. DH has asked to have this instead of Pecan pie. Has anyone had it? It looks delicious. :drool
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    promiseacres

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    Please share this one!!!

    I came across another recipe Pecan pie cheesecake bars. DH has asked to have this instead of Pecan pie. Has anyone had it? It looks delicious. :drool
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  7. Nov 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM
    lalabugs

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    Here you go. :)

    Ingredients


    For the Crust

    · 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

    · 1/4 cup granulated sugar

    · 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

    For the Cheesecake

    · 16 oz cream cheese at room temperature, 2 pkg 8 oz each

    · 3/4 cup granulated sugar

    · 2 large eggs

    · 1 tsp vanilla extract

    · pinch of salt

    For the Pecan Pie Layer

    · 1 cup light brown sugar packed

    · 1/2 cup light corn syrup

    · 1/2 cup heavy cream

    · 1/4 cup butter unsalted

    · 1/2 tsp salt

    · 1 tsp vanilla extract

    · 2 cups pecans chopped

    Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper, spray it first with some cooking spray so that the parchment paper will stick to it. Set aside.

    For the Crust

    1. In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers with the sugar until fine crumbs form. Add in melted butter and pulse until well combined. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. You can use your fingers, but I find it easier to just use the back of a spoon to make sure it's pressed evenly. Set aside.

    For the Cheesecake

    1. Add the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and salt to the bowl of your mixer. Mix on medium using the whisk attachment until smooth, should take about 5 minutes. Pour this over graham crust and smooth it out as much as possible with a spatula. Set aside.

    For the Pecan Pie Layer

    1. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, heavy cream, butter, salt and vanilla extract to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue cooking for 1 more minute the remove from heat. Stir in the chopped pecans. Pour over the cheesecake layer, and smooth it out with a spatula if necessary.

    2. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 40 minutes, the pecan layer should start to get golden. Cool completely then cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

    3. Cut the cheesecake into slices before serving.
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2017 at 9:33 PM
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    I'm on the hunt for a holiday recipe. My elderly parents are with me after their home flooded in Hurricane Harvey. Mom used to make an overnight fruit salad for every holiday. She's asked that we have it this year - but - she doesn't remember how to make it...argh!

    She never handed down the recipe and I'm afraid that Alzheimers might have taken it forever. All I remember about it is that it's an overnight fruit salad. There is a portion that she cooks, I think that has lemon juice in it, and then mixes with whipped cream and folds in fruit. There is no pudding in this recipe and no Cool Whip...

    I can probably come up with something close, but I'd love to have an authentic replica...even though I'm not sure I'll know how to know what is THE recipe, lol.

    Also, this recipe must be at least 60 years old, cuz mom is 85 and has been making it forever.

    Hope someone has it tucked away somewhere! :fl
     
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  9. Nov 18, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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    Ingredients
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 50 g sugar
    • 60 ml vinegar
    • 30 g butter or margarine
    • 320 g green grapes
    • 100 g miniature marshmallows

    • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
    • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
    • 2 medium firm bananas. sliced
    • 475 ml whipping cream, whipped
    • 55 g chopped pecans
    Directions
    1. In a double boiler over medium heat, cook and stir eggs, sugar and vinegar until mixture is thickened and reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Cool.
    2. In a large serving bowl, combine grapes, marshmallows, pineapple, oranges and bananas; add cooled dressing and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, fold in whipped cream and pecans.
    something like this?
     
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  10. Nov 18, 2017 at 11:53 PM
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