Category Archives: Celebrations and Traditions

Holiday Party Mix

Holiday Party Mix, which we mentioned here. 9 cups oven-toasted corn cereal squares4 cups popped popcorn1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts1 cup packed light brown sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine1/2 cup light corn syrup1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 3/4 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Holiday Shapes & Morsels1 pkg. (7.5 oz.) […]

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Leftovers; Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Mix stuffing with diced apples and nuts, then use it to stuff acorn squash, bake as usual. AND:Use leftover cranberry sauce in cranberry bread, muffins, on toast, combine with cream cheese and spread on toast or roll up in pancakes. Leftover rolls:Use leftover bread/buns/rolls for apple charlotte– scroll down for the recipe, or bread strata for a main […]

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Raspberry Slush

3/4 cup of sugar (or substitute a natural sweetener of your choice. If using Stevia, you don’t need to heat it)2 cups water, divided1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed, if frozen1/2 cup lime juice3 cups ginger ale, chilled, OR your own home-made Jamaican Ginger Beer, MMM. Make a syrup by combining the sugar and […]

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Turkey or Chicken Leftovers

Turkey Soup, of course (see here), using your turkey carcass. Frugal, nourishing, and something good cooks have been doing for millennium. Broth made from bones such as your turkey carcass will contain minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals as well as […]

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Hoppin’ John

Here’s one recipe for Hoppin John: * 4 slices of bacon, snipped into pieces with a good pair of kitchen shears * 1 cup diced onions, * 3/4 cup chopped celery (save the leaves, and snip them up, too) * 2 cloves garlic, crushed * 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas (if you get frozen, start […]

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Cranberry Pinwheel Casserole

This is a very elegant looking recipe, and it’s quite tasty, too. You can use leftover turkey instead of chicken, and then it’s a very nifty, thrifty use of leftovers. Cranberry Pinwheels: pinwheel topping * 2 C. packaged biscuit mix * 1/2 C. milk (Or just make some biscuits, which is what we usually do. […]

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Pumpkin Whip

Pumpkin Whip, or pumpkin pie on a cookie 24 ounces of cream cheese (can use less)2 ½ cups of powdered sugar1 small can pumpkin1 teaspoon each:cinnamonnutmegginger This is a pretty easy-going recipe, and you needn’t worry about exact amounts. Combine this together in a medium bowl. Mix/blend well. Serve the dip in a pretty bowl […]

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Pretzel Salad

Pretzel Salad I don’t know why this is called a ‘salad.’ It’s really so sweet that one of the Progeny has requested it instead of birthday cake.  It’s not very healthy at all.   It’s a little complicated in that it takes several steps, but you can make the layers on different days, spending just […]

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Turkey Stuffing Casserole

Turkey-Stuffing Casserole= The first year we were married I participated in a ‘secret sister’ program at our church. For those unfamiliar with church ‘secret sisters,’ you exchange names and, keeping your identity a secret, you give little gifts, cards, and notes to your secret sister, and you remember her in prayer regularly. Lou-Anne, the sister […]

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Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas are a tradition stemming from my childhood- when we lived in the southwest we smoked our turkey every year, and we learned the most delicious use of leftover smoked turkey is to make enchiladas. In fact, we liked this so well that we prefer the leftovers to the turkey. Here’s the recipe: Sauce~In […]

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