Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

Christmas Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider March 6, 2009

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider

Make some holiday memories with the aromas of cinnamon, clove and lemon, mingled with hot apple cranberry cider.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Makes: 25 (4 ounce) servings

Ingredients
2 quarts apple cider
6 cups cranberry juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 lemon, thinly sliced

Directions
1. In a large pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar,
cinnamon sticks, cloves and lemon slices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon, cloves, and lemon slices. Serve hot.

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New Years Eve and Christmas Recipes December 28, 2008

Carnival of the Recipes

This is the New Years Eve Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes

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Carnival of the Recipes for New Year’s Eve

We have a tremendous selection of recipes this week for your New Years Celebrating delight.  We were surprised to see so few drinks and snacks this week but perhaps participants will be inspired by the actual celebration of New Year’s Eve and will submit lot of recipes for the next carnival.

If you are interested in hosting a Carnival of the Recipes on your blog be sure to let us know by e-mail to recipe.carnival@gmail.com

Cranberry Punch presented by Drink Recipes

Bill presents Black-Eyed Peas Recipes posted at Christmas Recipes.

Michele presents Velveeta Cheese Dip posted at Meanderings.

Chicken and Corn Casserole presented by healthy chicken recipes

Batya presents Feasting Dieting Can Go Together posted at me-ander.

Barbecued Spicy Turkey Burgers presented by turkey-recipes

Crockpot Corny Ham & Potato Scallop presented by Slow Cooker Recipes

Jennie presents Pumpkin Fudge posted at Adam’s Brag Book.

Bill Austin presents New York Times Recipes posted at Famous Recipes.

Shaun presents Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe posted at Onelite Free Recipes.

Mushroom Omelets presented by Recipes for Diabetic Meals

Munazzah Nawaz presents Birthday Party Fairy Cakes/Cup Cakes posted at Cooking Recipes.

Thelly presents Arizona Chicken posted at Recipes for Cooking Chicken.

Turkey and Stuffing Pie presented by Famous Cooking Recipes

Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables presented by Famous Recipes

Toni presents A night with Hot Toddy posted at Wifely Steps.

World Famous Recipes presents Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries posted at World Famous Recipes.

Cheesy Scones presented by Famous Recipes

HappyCampers presents Don’t Buy Caramels Anymore…Make Your Own! posted at The Adventures Of The Williams Family.

Chicken Bacon Cheddar Melts presented by Cooking Chicken

Expat Chef presents Christmas Brunch: Herbed Waffles with Smoked Salmon posted at The Expatriate’s Kitchen.

Turkey in a Bag presented by Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

You can send recipes or links to recipe.carnival@gmail.com by noon PST on Saturday.

For a line-up of future Carnivals, visit our Carnival of the Recipes page on Blog Carnival.

You can submit to the next Carnival of the Recipes using this form

Thank you

Bill Austin

 

CHICKEN AND EGGPLANT AGRODOLCE SCICILIANA November 23, 2008

Serves 6-8

1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes

8 roaster boneless thigh cutlets

Salt and ground pepper to taste

1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil, divided

2 cups sliced red onions

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

Grated rind of 2 oranges

1 can (16-ounces) whole plum tomatoes, drained and cut into thin strips

Minced, fresh parsley and basil (optional)

Sprinkle eggplant with salt; let stand 30 minutes to extract liquid; rinse and pat dry. Trim off any fat from thighs and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Preheat oven to 350oF. In large heavy skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken, half at a time; saute 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned, adding more oil if necessary. Remove pieces with slotted spoon to large, covered casserole or baking dish. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons oil to skillet; stir in eggplant and cook 5 minutes until golden, adding more oil if necessary. Add to casserole.

Pour vinegar into skillet, scraping and stirring to remove pan glaze; add garlic, cinnamon, honey orange rind, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour vinegar mixture into casserole. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Stir in tomato strips, re-cover and bake 15 minutes longer. Garnish with minced parsley and basil, if desired. Serve with hot crusty Italian bread.

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Christmas Berry Jelly March 17, 2008

Christmas Berry Jelly

2 cups apple juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup cinnamon imperials (red hots)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1/4 teaspoon Mace
1 box powdered pectin
8 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
4 cups sugar

Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacture’s instructions. Jars must be covered with water and boiled 10
minutes to sterilize. Combine apple juice, lemon juice, red hots, water, food coloring, mace and pectin. Tie cloves and
cinnamon stick in a spice bag. Add spice bag to juice mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and skin foam, if necessary. Carefully ladle hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4″ head space. Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly. Do not use excessive force. Process jelly 5 minutes in a boiling water canner.

 

Black Bean and Corn Salad December 23, 2007

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad is a traditional holiday dish for some families. If your family is bored with the same old Green Bean Casserole, try this colorful salad from World Famous Recipes as a side dish for your Christmas table.

 

Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With A Fruitcake December 20, 2007

This seems to be appropriate for all three Christmas Blogs we have here.  As long as we add an actual fruitcake recipe, this should be appropriate for Christmas Quotes, Christmas Recipes and Christmas Jokes.And for the quotations lovers in the house here is a quote:

“Because I hate fruitcake.”
Bonnie Napier – When asked why we had not posted any fruitcake recipes this year.

(updated – she noticed that we wrote about her.)

Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Do With A Fruitcake

1. Paint a few white and place them outside on the grass so people won’t park on your lawn.

2. Use it as building material. (This is actually what the Ancient Egyptians used to build the Great Pyramids.)

3. Keep one under your pillow for home defense.

4. Send one to the junk mail company with a note asking them to take you off their list.

5. It’s colorful, use it as a Yule Log.

6. Carve the Presidents’ faces in it and submit as a science or art project.

7. Give one to your boss and tell him it’s a life preserver.

8. Use it as a base for flower arrangements.

9. Donate to the local airport for use as airliner wheel blocks.

10. Grind a few up and give it back to your in-laws in a bag marked “lawn fertilizer.”

11. For a community project, sink a few in the ocean and build an artificial reef.

12. Tie one to each foot when you walk through deep snow to keep your feet dry.