December 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Festive Treats For The Holidays, Wonderful Recipes | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again and if you would like to serve something different to guests, make this old European holiday dessert with chestnuts.

Instead of roasting chestnuts, boil them in water until their shells are soft enough to peel. Before they completely cool off, peel them then toss them into a nut grinder activated by hand. Divide ground nuts onto individual dessert plates then top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Serve immediately with your favorite hot beverage and enjoy!

P.S. Should you notice a small dirty spot on the carpet before your company arrives, spray with Windex or Glass Plus then wipe or dab clean with a paper towel.




Old-Fashioned Wassail

December 8, 2015 at 11:59 am | Posted in Festive Treats For The Holidays, Wassail, Wonderful Recipes | Leave a comment


For a holiday get-together, try this wonderful recipe:

2 gallons sweet apple cider

2 cups orange juice

1 cup lemon juice

1 cup pineapple juice

1 cup sugar

2 whole cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon whole cloves

Combine ingredients and bring to a simmer. Strain and serve hot.



Hungarian Pastries For Your Holidays

December 5, 2015 at 10:55 am | Posted in Fabulous Food Tips, Festive Treats For The Holidays, Hungarian Pastries | Leave a comment


One pound cream cheese

One pound unsalted butter

Four cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

C &H Powdered Pure Cane Sugar

SOLO brand apricot, cherry, poppy seed, almond, raspberry or any other SOLO brand canned filling. (Do not use anything but SOLO brand fillings. Ordinary jams and jellies will run, spreading too thinly when heated in the oven.)


Thoroughly knead softened cream cheese and softened butter with the flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed. (It is not necessary to first sift the flour.)

Roll into a ball then separate the dough into four sections. Roll out one section of dough at a time on lightly-floured cutting board with lightly-floured rolling pin. Cut into kite-shaped pieces or triangles about two to three inches long. Spoon filling onto the center then fold dough over the filling. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Sift pure cane powdered sugar generously over cookies then place on a pretty plate covered with a beautiful paper doily. Serve with milk, coffee or tea. Enjoy!

Like Starbucks Coffee And Their Cranberry Bliss Bars?

December 17, 2013 at 10:38 am | Posted in Festive Treats For The Holidays, Helpful Hints, Wonderful Recipes | Leave a comment

The following recipe is as close as it gets to the above:

Mix 1 cup softened butter, 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar with 3 eggs (A)

Mix 1 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1 1/2 cup flour (B)

Mix (A) and (B) together, then add (C)

3/4 Cup dried cranberries (or Craisins) and 6 ounces white chocolate chips (C)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place in a 9 x 13 greased pan

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes

Cool then frost after mixing:

1 pound (16 ounces) softened cream cheese, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon orange zest, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup sugar

Lastly, sprinkle with 1/4 cup dried cranberries




Festive, Fun Snowballs – An Ice Cream Treat For The Holidays

December 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Posted in Festive Treats For The Holidays, Helpful Hints | Leave a comment
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Tub of Vanilla Ice Cream
Shredded Coconut
Small, Red Birthday Candles
Paper Muffin Baking Cups
Muffin Tin
Red Cake Icing In A Tube
Green Cake Icing In A Tube
Pointed Cake Decorating Tip

Scoop a large scoop of slightly softened ice cream then shape it into a ball
Roll in coconut until completely covered all over
Place in paper cup previously placed in muffin tin
Insert candle
Repeat until tin is full, then place in freezer for a couple of minutes
Decorate with green icing, artistically creating holly leaves
Decorate with red icing, creating round holly berries amongst the leaves
Refreeze until ready to serve

Children, especially, will be delighted when the candles are lit.

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