Party Foods

Double Ginger Gingerbread

December 17, 2012

Double Ginger Gingerbread Here is a perfect holiday dessert for after meals and parties.  You can top with powdered sugar, whipped cream or ice cream.  The crystallized ginger gives this gingerbread something a little extra.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Softened Butter 2 1/4 Cups Unbleached Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 3/4...

Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Ball

December 16, 2012

Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Ball Along with serving your traditional cheese platter think about adding a Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Ball.  It is unique, but not overpowering.  It’s easy to make, but will look like you spent all day crafting it.  This cheese ball is great for holiday parties as well as...

Steamed Mussels With Indian Spices

December 15, 2012

Steamed Mussels With Indian Spices Are you thinking about what to serve for Christmas Eve dinner?  It’s traditional to eat some kind of seafood dish.  I grew up eating oyster stew for Christmas Eve dinner and only appreciated it years later.  If you are a fan of mussels here is...

Grilled Bruschetta

December 12, 2012

Grilled Bruschetta Holiday entertaining is fun, but can be a lot of work.  My Grilled Bruschetta is easy to make and looks beautiful arranged on an appetizer plate.  They make a nice little lunch as well.  INGREDIENTS 12 Thick Slices Crusty Italian Bread 6 Large Halved Garlic Cloves 1/2 Cup...

White & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 11, 2012

White & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies I made 12 dozen of these wonderful cookies to send out to friends for the holidays.  I am sure that they will be a BIG hit! INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Softened Butter 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 2 Large Eggs 2 Teaspoons...

Stuffed Baked Salmon

December 10, 2012

Stuffed Baked Salmon Salmon is such a wonderful fish that it’s nice to cook as often as you can.  The addition of soy sauce and fresh ginger work very well with this salmon recipe.   INGREDIENTS 1 Whole 5 Pound Salmon 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce 20 Crushed Saltine Crackers 1/4...

Classic Hanukkah Sufganiyot

December 8, 2012

Classic Hanukkah Sufganiyot Sufganiyot is a popular Hanukkah food in the U.S. and  Israel and means “jelly doughnut."  They are believed to have first come from Spain and are similar to the sopaipilla.  Many say, however, that the sopaipilla was actually borrowed from the Jews. Sufganiyot are widely eaten in...

Traditional Potato Latkes

December 7, 2012

Traditional Potato Latkes I used to eat these as a kid and oh how I loved them! Fried Potato Pancakes, called Latkes in Yiddish and Levivot in Hebrew, are the most popular Hanukkah food. Fried food is traditionally eaten on Hanukkah in commemoration of the oil that miraculously burned for...

Rum Fudge

December 5, 2012

Rum Fudge Here is a delicious alternative to chocolate fudge! INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Butter 2 Cups Brown Sugar 5 Ounces Evaporated Milk 1 Teaspoon Rum 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 Cups Powdered Sugar Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.  In a large pot combine the butter, brown...

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 29, 2012

White Chocolate Chip Cookies This recipe is a good change of pace from chocolate chip cookies.  Sometimes I just get a real craving for white chocolate.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Softened Butter 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 Cup Brown Sugar 2 Eggs 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 3 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/2 Teaspoon Baking...

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