Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way Recipe By:Robin C. “A simple, down to basics recipe when it comes to the good old tom turkey.” Ingredients 1 (12 pound) whole turkey 6 tablespoons butter, divided 4 cups warm water 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon 2 tablespoons dried parsley 2 tablespoons dried minced onion 2 tablespoons seasoning salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and wash turkey. Discard the giblets, or add to pan if they are anyone’s favorites. Place turkey in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Separate the skin over the breast to make little pockets. Put … Continue reading Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small … Continue reading Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce A Thanksgiving classic. Ingredients 12 ounces cranberries 1 cup white sugar 1 cup orange juice Directions In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools. Continue reading Cranberry Sauce

Simple Scones

Simple Scones “Make a holiday breakfast — or afternoon tea — really special with these sweet bakery treats.” Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen 1/2 cup raisins (or dried currants) 1/2 cup sour cream 1 large egg Directions Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to … Continue reading Simple Scones

Chicken Milano

Chicken Milano Recipe By:MARBALET “A delicious pasta and chicken dish with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Use the dry packaged sun-dried tomatoes instead of the tomatoes packed in olive oil. The sauce can be kept, covered, for one day in the refrigerator; heat again over low heat. Try it with some crusty bread if desired.” Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chicken broth, divided 1 cup heavy cream 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 8 … Continue reading Chicken Milano

Black Magic Cake

Black Magic Cake Recipe By:Marsha “Super spooky dark chocolate cake. Suitable for all your black magic get-togethers.” Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup strong brewed coffee 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9×13 inch pan. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a … Continue reading Black Magic Cake

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding My family LOVES bread pudding. It’s great for breakfast or dessert and is delicious with milk poured on top! Enjoy! Ingredients 6 slices day-old bread 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat … Continue reading Bread Pudding

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe By:TINA B “My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I’m sure it will become your new tradition!” Ingredients 4 cups sweet potato, cubed 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a … Continue reading Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Easy to double for a large group. Ingredients 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 12 skinless chicken thighs Directions In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Brush … Continue reading Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Old World Poppy Seed Roll

Old World Poppy Seed Roll Recipe By:Linda(LMT) “Tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. Growing up, my mother and aunts always made this Eastern European bread for Easter and Christmas. Looks complicated, but is easy enough to make for an Old-World treat. I like it best after the second day.” Ingredients 1/2 pound poppy seeds 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup hot milk 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water (100 degrees F/38 degrees C) 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 cups all-purpose … Continue reading Old World Poppy Seed Roll