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November 23rd, 2010, 04:10 PM
Let's share some of your favorite Christmas Recipes here. I'll start with this one. It's very yummy!

Grandma's Gingerbread (Cake)

350 degree oven

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

sift together. Then add:

5 tbsp butter
1/3 cup liquid honey
1 large egg
2/3 cups molasses
3/4 cups milk (add a litle more if needed, to make a cake batter consistancy)

Beat well and turn into greased and floured pan or cup cake pans.
Bake 30- 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Do not burn!!

Brown Sugar Sauce

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup water

Add to a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Thicken with cornstarch diluted in water and heat until thickened. Add 1 tbsp butter and 2 tsps vanilla. Serve warm, over gingerbread and one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

November 23rd, 2010, 05:32 PM
That sounds yummy - can even taste it! I'll need to write that down.


November 23rd, 2010, 09:08 PM
Pinky that sounds wonderful! Thank you for starting this great thread idea!!

November 23rd, 2010, 11:17 PM
We make a pecan pumpkin pie and a fruit salad and a sausage stuffing. Let me know if you want the recipes and I will write them out. They are sort of throw in a little of this and a little of that recipes. Hugs, Jan

November 24th, 2010, 03:07 AM
a simple but very very very did i say very good recipe is a pumpkin bundt cake..

pumpkin bundt cake

1 spice cake mix
1 15oz can of pumkpkin (not pumpkin pie fillng)
1 can of cream cheese frosting

preheat oven 350'
mix dry cake mix and canned pumpkin together until completely mixed. if too stiff add a little water to make it easier to blend. pour into a greased bundt pan and bake for 25-30mins or until toothpick comes out clean. let cool slightly and remove from pan.
for icing...warm cream cheese frosting in microwave until pourable then pour over cake.

November 24th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Orange Chocolate Drops

The irresistible combination of orange and milk chocolate make this candy
A must on every holiday buffet. This recipe came from a 1936 cookbook.

1 stick butter
1 can eagle brand milk
2 pounds of confectioner sugar.
2 tsp of orange extract (more or less to taste)
Orange food coloring – optional

Soften butter, add milk, mix well; add extract and food coloring Add powdered sugar. It will be real thick! I use my sunbeam mixer but have to finish mixing by hand – it is that thick and don’t want to burn my motor up.

Once mixed, shape into balls or use a melon baller. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.

Next step:
2 – 12 oz bags of milk chocolate chips or semi sweet
A bit of paraffin wax.

Melt the choco chips in a double boiler. Add some paraffin to make it smoother for dipping.

Dip the orange balls in the choc and let cool on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
I usually refrigerate until nice, glossy and firm. Then they go in an airtight container.
The longer they sit, the creamier the insides are.

I give these as gifts in sweet little tins, along with some cookies.

November 24th, 2010, 01:32 PM
oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Blondie I am trying that!

November 24th, 2010, 03:24 PM
I'm going to try the bunt cake, I have a spice cake mix. Thanks! This is so nice to have receipes and sewing inspirations right here together! Love ya, sweet potatars!

November 29th, 2010, 04:33 PM
This has become a Christmas morning traditon at our house!

Christmas Morning Shortcut Cinnamon Buns
Makes 20 buns
These are made the night before and popped in the oven Christmas morning.

20 unbaked frozen dinner rolls
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted

Lightly grease a 10 inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don't have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.

Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake rolls for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!

I serve them with fruit salad and fresh coffee.

November 30th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Thanks Shauna , I'm going to make them for sure! Sounds so easy! Keep the ideas coming, I love them!

November 30th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Sally your Cinnamon Rolls looks like a good do ahead recipe that I am going for sure!
Thanks for sharing it!