Posts Tagged ‘holiday recipes’

Asparagus Risotto

      Ingredients: 1 pound asparagus 3 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 cup arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1/4 cup water) About 3 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian option), can substitute some of the asparagus cooking water […]

Happy Fourth of July Shortcake

Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced Directions Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely. Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square […]

Valentines Day Dark Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 2 cups boiling water 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/4 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 3 – […]

Valentine’s Day Soft Sugar Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 cup shortening 2/3 cup butter 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipe #3 | White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Ingredients 9 lasagna noodles 1/2 cup butter 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups milk 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 […]

Valentines Dinner Recipe #2 | Southern-Style Pork Chops

Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 6 boneless pork chops 3/4 cup white wine 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon garlic powder salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Liberally sprinkle the onion soup mix over […]

Kid’s Favorite Gingerbread House

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 7/8 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup molasses 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground allspice 6 egg whites 4 (16 ounce) packages confectioners’ sugar, sifted Directions First cut out in […]

Gingerbread Cookies for Santa

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Cream the butter and the sugar together. Add the […]

Six-Layer Christmas Gelatin Salad

Ingredients 2 (3 ounce) packages lime gelatin 4 1/2 cups boiling water, divided 4 1/2 cups cold water, divided 1 cup whipping cream 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 (3 ounce) packages orange gelatin 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin 2 medium firm bananas, thinly sliced Directions In a […]

Festive Tossed Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons water 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix 2 (10 ounce) packages Italian-blend salad greens 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 3/4 cup dried cranberries Directions In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine […]