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.

More Famous Briskets

My friend Linda, a long-time Fox employee and me

    FAMOUS BEEF BRISKET Oh gosh, I can’t believe how good this is. The ingredients are common ones, the technique a bit different. Great for hanukkah or Passover (but that’s a ways off yet….). What part of the cow does brisket come from? Brisket takes to long, slow cooking times when cooked like this …

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How to Make Candied Pecans Two Different Ways

One of my readers, Alena, wanted a recipe for candied pecans for her granddaughter. Alena said her granddaughter picks all the pecans off of the pecan pie! So here’s a couple really good recipes so that Alena can give her granddaughter a big bowl of her own. I think these would be a good Hanukkah …

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How to Choose the Best Cookware and the Most Useful Pan in the Kitchen

Cranberry cheese spread in Le Creuset baker

  Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch oven/Stockpot   We’re going into the busy holiday season and I get more questions about cookware and cutlery than you’d believe.  Here’s a primer of sorts on cookware – in a future column we’ll chat about cutlery. Cut this column out and arm yourself with it when you …

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Just Right For The First Night Of Hanukkah: Joan’s Brisket

  I asked my Jewish webmaster, John, to send some tips on Hanukkah foods. I found out that my salted chocolate clusters with fruit & nuts are good for Hanukkah. (Those are on this site). John also told me: ” Hanukkah is a relatively small holiday that get’s a lot of attention because it relates …

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Just a Bite Mini Fruitcakes

I had batter left over from making my traditional fruitcake and made these little gems. These are so pretty and easy to eat.  (My fruitcake, as you can tell from the ingredients, isn’t as heavy, or overwhelmed with spices and alcohol  like some fruitcakes). These are perfect for those folks who want just a teeny …

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Readers’ Request: Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Here’s a recipe that’s a reader favorite. Some comments: “I made it a couple of times and my family loved them also–they were sort of like au gratin potatoes but more simple to make.” “I used Mexican blend cheese and it was delicious.” Ingredients 1 teaspoon minced garlic 6 medium potatoes, …

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Mixed Nut Brittle and Chocolate Coins for St. Nicholas & Hanukkah

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                                                                    Simple Mixed Nut Brittle for St. Nicholas  I’ll be talking this Thursday with Matt Swaim, as usual, on the Sonrise Morning …

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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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