Old-Fashioned Giblet Gravy

Old-Fashioned Giblet Gravy Larger photo We’ve included the liver in our giblet gravy, which gives it a richer flavor. If you simply cannot abide with even a hint of the taste of liver, you can leave it out. Giblet gravy is usually served “chunky”, if you want, you can purée it for a smoother gravy. One traditional option is the addition of chopped hard boiled eggs to the gravy. If you want to try that, chop up 3 hard boiled eggs finely, and add them to the gravy in step 6. Ingredients Giblets (neck, gizzard, heart, liver) from a turkey … Continue reading Old-Fashioned Giblet Gravy

Giblet Gravy

Giblet Gravy Recipe By:Mary48 “My Mother has been making this gravy every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners for about 50 years. It’s really good on mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing and the turkey.” Ingredients 1 giblets from a turkey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cube chicken bouillon 1 stalk celery, halved 1/4 yellow onion 1 quart water 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 4 hard-cooked eggs 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup milk Directions In a 2 quart saucepan, simmer the giblets, salt, pepper, bouillon, celery and onion in 1 quart of water for 40 to 50 … Continue reading Giblet Gravy

Christmas Fruitcake

Christmas Fruitcake Recipe By:Karen Uffelman “It’s a shame that fruitcake as a species gets such a bad rap. With its two key ingredients–rum and butter–it ought to be a hit. This recipe includes dried fruit, instead of the glowing, candied stuff we’ve all learned to associate with fruitcake, and is less dense and more cake-like than many fruitcake recipes. It has become a favorite of my friends and family around the holidays (even the skeptical ones), and is delicious by itself, or covered with a layer of almond paste.” Ingredients 1/8 cup chopped dried cherries 1/8 cup chopped dried mango … Continue reading Christmas Fruitcake

English Walnut Date Cake

English Walnut Date Cake Recipe By:HoneeBee “This has been a favorite of my husband’s since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she’s 75) for Christmas…though she claims it’s always his last.” Ingredients 2 pounds dates, pitted and chopped 2 pounds English walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and … Continue reading English Walnut Date Cake

Gluten-Free Fruitcake

Gluten-Free Fruitcake Recipe By:Buckwheat Queen “A dense cake filled with dried nuts and fruits and spiked with spiced rum that just happens to be gluten free. It will change your mind on fruitcakes. No re-gifting here!” Ingredients 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup dried cherries 5 1/2 fluid ounces spiced rum 1 orange, zested and juiced 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup almond meal 1/3 cup potato starch 1/4 cup tapioca starch 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger … Continue reading Gluten-Free Fruitcake

Irish Barmbrack

Irish Barmbrack Recipe By:Brooke Elizabeth “Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake eaten on holidays. After pouring into the prepared pan, it is tradition to add objects to the barmbrack which symbolize certain things for the person who receives each in their slice. Thoroughly clean objects before adding them to the barmbrack. These objects can be pressed into the bottom of the loaf after baking instead: coin-wealth or good fortune; ring-will marry within the year; bean-poverty; pea-will not marry within the year; matchstick-unhappy marriage; thimble-single for life.” Ingredients 2 1/2 cups chopped dried mixed fruit 1 1/2 cups hot brewed tea … Continue reading Irish Barmbrack

Swedish Christmas Glogg

Swedish Christmas Glogg Recipe By:Myleen Sagrado Sjödin “Glogg is warm served during the Christmas holidays in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as it is sweet, spicy, and warming. This is the adult version of the drink, so don’t serve it to the kids! Garnish drinks with raisins and slivered almonds. Serve warm with gingerbread cookies.” Ingredients 2 (750 milliliter) bottles fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais 1 (750 milliliter) bottle port wine 3 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks 14 whole cloves 1 orange, peel cut into thin strips 1 cup white sugar, or to taste 3/4 cup rum, or to taste … Continue reading Swedish Christmas Glogg

Honey Glazed Ham

Honey Glazed Ham Recipe By:Colleen “This ham tastes very much like the famous honey baked ham but costs much less, and there’s no need to fight the crowds at holiday time. You can even buy the ham presliced to make it easier and more like the original. It is very good. (I do this while preparing the rest of the meal in the kitchen so that I don’t forget to baste!)” Ingredients 1 (5 pound) ready-to-eat ham 1/4 cup whole cloves 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 2 cups honey 2/3 cup butter Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 … Continue reading Honey Glazed Ham

Christmas Plum Pudding

Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe By:HEATHER.WRAY “This is a fairly basic British Christmas plum pudding recipe but unlike other recipes it can actually have plums in it. Unfortunately the ingredient list is so long it isn’t easy to make it in less than industrial quantities! You can substitute a mixture of fresh and dried apricots, peaches, etc. for the plums and milk for the ale if you wish. Serve with brandy or rum butter.” Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs 4 ounces shredded suet 3 eggs, beaten 1 small carrot, grated 1 apple – peeled, … Continue reading Christmas Plum Pudding

Danish Rice Pudding with Almonds

Danish Rice Pudding with Almonds Recipe By:Linda Pedersen “This is a Christmas favorite that allow us to enjoy the wonderful rich flavors and festive colors of this dessert. It is a rice pudding like no other. On Christmas it is a tradition to add a whole almond to the bowl. The one who gets it, wins a prize.” Ingredients 2 cups milk 1/3 cup Arborio rice 1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds 1/4 cup sherry 1/2 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup heavy cream 1 (12 ounce) package frozen raspberries – thawed … Continue reading Danish Rice Pudding with Almonds