Tracy included this cookie recipe in the 1998 edition of the family recipe collection. I must be honest. This cookie wasn’t one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because they seemed too dry to me. Not sure if that’s accurate anymore as it’s been so long since I had one. It also occurs to me that you could take care of the dryness by drizzling some rum or bourbon on them. Would that add to the Christmas cheer?Continue reading
Thanksgiving. What a wonderful time of year as it marks the beginning of the holiday season!
Like many in the US, we celebrated with the traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the fixings to include the coveted turkey dressing.
This recipe is part of the 1998 collection.Continue reading
In the first edition of the family recipe collection in 1998, Tracy put in her most loved recipes from our childhood. This is another good one that I continued to make after heading out on my own.
Like the Texas Hash, I made this for several years as my own family was growing but it’s been several years since I last made this one. I may have to give it a go in the near future.Continue reading
Like the Christmas Nut Thins, French Butter Horns were made every holiday season while growing up in Wisconsin. These cookies are pastry-based, light, and very delicious. This recipe was part of the 1998 inaugural edition of the family recipe collection.
While they’re good, these also require a bit more labor to make them. It’s worth though.Continue reading
Gotta love cookies and especially during the holidays. Growing up, our Mom would make all sorts of deliciousness for the holidays. My sisters and I would be expected to help in various ways. It might be mixing, frosting, or, in my case, conducting quality control on the cookies. Yum! Yep, everyone was expected to help.Continue reading
Growing up and continuing with my family, this was a staple at our holiday meals. It was difficult determining if this should be considered a side dish or a dessert as it works for both. So, I tagged it for both.
My Mom’s version was 3 layers; jello mixture, sour cream, and topped off with the remaining jello. In my version, I go with 5 layers. Just seems to look more festive to me. Whichever way you do, it’ll still be tasty!
Note: This recipe was first published in the 2007 family recipe collection.Continue reading
1 large package strawberry Jello – either sugar or sugar-free works
1 cup of boiling water
1 20 oz crushed pineapple
16 oz of sliced strawberries (fresh or prepared works)
16 oz of sour cream
Banana bread… Nothing says it’s Christmas like the smell of freshly baked banana bread.
From my youngest days, I have fond memories of Mom making loaf after loaf of bread. It was a tradition to have banana bread before we opened presents. This is a tradition that I carried on in my home as my children were growing up. I still enjoy making the bread and really enjoy eating it!
This recipe is a good one with nice even measurements. Enjoy!Continue reading