Category Archive: Holiday Recipes

Christmas, Easter and Halloween are the most popular recipes on the site, but there are also plenty for a lot of other holidays.

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Make Ahead Baked Cornbread & Sausage Dressing

One last recipe to get you through the feast. BAKED CORNBREAD AND SAUSAGE STUFFING Make this a day ahead and reheat in microwave or oven. Or assemble it a day ahead, put in frig, covered, and then bake. It will take a little longer but will be yummy. Ingredients 1to 1-1/4#  pounds regular or sage …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: How long to Thaw? To Stuff or Not?

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A good rule of thumb for thawing turkey in the refrigerator is to allow 1 day for every 4 pounds. And I will tell you now I always stuff my turkey. I only baste once, when I put it in the oven at 325. If you keep opening the oven to baste, you’re losing temperature …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Cranberry Celebration Salad & Dried Cranberry Sauce w Apples

  CRANBERRY CELEBRATION SALAD LIKE KROGER   This is one of those recipes in my Recipe Hall of Fame. Each year I get requests for this very popular salad from the Kroger deli. Here they are once again. Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad Marilyn, a Milford reader, developed this from an Ocean Spray recipe and …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Wings & Onions

Bread drying on wood stove for stuffing Most of you already have my do-ahead gravy recipe posted elsewhere. But here it is again, and I’m clarifying it in response to some of your questions. I’m also giving you the recipe twice: the first time with photos and the second as a printout. MAKE AHEAD TURKEY …

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Chocolate Toffee Matzoh/Crackers and John’s Charoset for Passover

Chocolate Covered Matzo Baking

Chocolate Covered Caramel Matzoh/Cracker Crunch My webmaster John considers chocolate covered matzoh a favorite Passover dessert and its the one recipe that everyone asks for. It started as a Passover treat but now his little girl asks to make chocolate covered matzoh year round.  I have a similar recipe that uses unsalted soda crackers instead …

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Mother’s Day Recipes: Two Fab Desserts for Mom’s Day

Pavlova/Meringue with Berries

 Mother’s Day Recipes My Mom, Mary Nader, really did follow the beat of a different drummer. Mom was traditional in many ways except when it came to clothes. She was the first on our block to wear petal pushers (we call them Capris now). Not so much because they were fashionable, but because they were …

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Valentine’s Day – Something for everyone on Valentine’s Day

Upside down hot fudge pudding cake

    I always get sentimental around Valentine’s Day. I remember being a kid in grade school, hoping I’d get some Valentine cards from my classmates, particularly Bobby Simpson when I was in second grade. And it was always fun watching my boys when they were that age choose special cards for their Valentines. Times …

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A different kind of dressing/stuffing for Turkey day

WHITE AND WILD RICE STUFFING/DRESSING WITH SAUSAGE, EXOTIC MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS A cooking class favorite! This is cooked on the stove, and can be done a day ahead and simply microwaved to reheat. This makes enough to serve 12-15  so feel free to divide the recipe in half, or even double it if you want. …

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Fruit Terrine: An Easy and Delicious Fruit Terrine Recipe

Fruit Terrine

Fruit Terrine I love a beautiful fruit terrine for a special lunch or holiday meal. A terrine is a long vessel that can be used to make fruit, vegetable or meat dishes. In this recipe, I use a small loaf pan in place of a traditional long French terrine – but if you’ve got the longer classic …

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Cheesy Potatoes: Delicious Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Butter is a in these cheesy potatoes.

Cheesy Potatoes: Scalloped Potatoes for a Reader A reader looking for a ‘loved’ cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe reaches out to Rita for help. Dear Rita, I lost your recipe for cheesy scalloped potatoes that was posted in our Northwest local paper. You said the recipe was from either a friend or neighbor of yours and …

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