Christmas recipes

  • Recipe: Sweet tart oat nut bars

    Recipe: Sweet tart oat nut bars

    "I found this recipe many years ago on the back of a bag of prunes. I tried it and I realized after the first batch that they were irresistible. But then we moved and the recipe got lost in the shuffle. I went 20 years without being able to make them. I wrote to the prune company, I searched the...

  • Recipe: White chocolate turtle cookies

    Recipe: White chocolate turtle cookies

    "The holidays are about spending time with the ones you love. For me, my favorite thing is to make sure that the ones I love are enjoying the sweet treats I love to bake during the month of December. This cookie recipe is a perfect combination of so many of our favorites: white chocolate, caramel,...

  • Recipe: Ambrosia macaroons

    Recipe: Ambrosia macaroons

    "My dad was raised in a rural area of Texas called Garland [in Bowie County]. It was truly the country. Years ago in the 1970s, when we visited my grandfather's farm on summer vacations, there was a dirt road, no street lights and a water well. There was plenty of land with fresh vegetables and...

  • Recipe: Granny's sugar cookies

    Recipe: Granny's sugar cookies

    "When we traveled to visit my grandparents, we were 99% guaranteed that we would go home with a couple of coffee cans full of her baked delights. The challenge was waiting until we left to see and taste what she created. When my family was ready to leave, a paper bag filled with coffee cans mysteriously...

  • Recipe: Hungarian Isler cookies

    Recipe: Hungarian Isler cookies

    "When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the kitchen making the cookie dough, my sister was in...

  • Recipe: Pumpkin risotto

    Recipe: Pumpkin risotto

    Pumpkin risotto Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 1/2 cups Vialone Nano or Arborio rice 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 teaspoons minced rosemary 1 cup pumpkin puree 3 1/2 to 4 cups vegetable...

  • Recipe: Coq au vin

    Recipe: Coq au vin

    Coq au vin Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 to 8 3/4 cup diced bacon 4 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided 2 sliced onions (halved lengthwise and thinly sliced lengthwise) 3/4 teaspoon thyme 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup...

  • Recipe: Brandied applesauce

    Recipe: Brandied applesauce

    Brandied applesauce Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling time Servings: Makes about 5 cups 4 pounds Granny Smith apples, or other cooking apples 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup apple cider 1/3 cup brandy, preferably applejack 2 cinnamon sticks Pinch nutmeg Pinch ground cloves Pinch...

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