Orange Spice Cookies

Orange Spice Cookies

Orange Spice Cookies
Cream cheese, molasses, and extracts bring comforting flavor to these holiday-ready orange spice cookies.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Use parchment paper to line two baking sheets.

Cream cheese and both sugars should be combined for at least five minutes to become creamy.

Add the egg, then thoroughly combine.

Add the molasses.

Add the maple, vanilla, and orange extracts.

In a separate bowl, stir the flour, orange zest, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg until well combined and the zest is completely dispersed.

Don’t overmix; just combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them out 2 inches.

December 6, 2023

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Banana Ice Cream Topping

Banana Ice Cream Topping

Banana Ice Cream Topping
Made with warm bananas and ground cinnamon, this quick and easy ice cream topping is the perfect addition to a classic summer dessert.

Bananas should be cooked and stirred over high heat for about 5 minutes, until they resemble a chunky paste.

Reduce the heat to medium, then stir in the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in the saucepan.

About 5 minutes of stirring is needed to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.

December 5, 2023

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Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding

Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding

Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding
This has less fat but is otherwise identical to traditional Christmas pudding. The house has a wonderful scent all day. It tastes great when paired with rum or cranberry sauce. Try chocolate or lemon sauce for variations. Before filling, you can line the mold with pecan or cranberry halves. Before serving, get creative and adorn the plate with Christmas decorations. Nothing is off limits.

In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs, raisins, and carrots.

In a separate small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.

In a separate, big bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and eggs.

Then, add the flour mixture.

Mix well after adding the carrot mixture.

Place mixture in a 2-quart mould that has been lightly greased.

December 4, 2023

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A lean version of a German beef and cabbage filled roll. They freeze very well, and are good dipped in mustard.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place ground beef in a large deep skillet.

Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.

Drain fat.

Stir in cabbage and onion soup mix; cook 5 minutes longer or until lightly browned.

Set aside.

Roll one loaf of bread dough into a 16×8 inch rectangle then cut into eight 4 inch squares.

Spoon cabbage mixture into center of each square top with 1 small slice cheese and bring up diagonal points pinching edges closed.

Place krautburgers on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray and let rise for about 10 minutes.

December 3, 2023

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Rhubarb-Peach Crisp

Rhubarb-Peach Crisp

Rhubarb-Peach Crisp
Which is crispier, peach or rhubarb? Why choose? Use two summertime favorites in this recipe to combine both into one delectable dish.

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Mix the rhubarb peach white sugar and 1/4 cup flour together in a large bowl until evenly combined; pour into the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.

Stir the brown sugar quick oats and 1 1/2 cups flour together in a separate bowl.

Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle evenly over the rhubarb and peach mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top about 45 minutes.

December 2, 2023

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Breakfast Prune Spice Cake

Breakfast Prune Spice Cake

Breakfast Prune Spice Cake
This spiced breakfast cake is moistened by chopped prunes. When I was younger, this cake was one of my favorites, probably because it allowed me to eat cake for breakfast.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan.

In a large bowl mix the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.

Mix in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and prunes.

Sift the flour allspice nutmeg cinnamon salt baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl or onto a sheet of waxed paper.

Stir in the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time alternating with the buttermilk.

Mix in the walnuts if using.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.

December 1, 2023

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Apple Style Omelets

Apple Style Omelets

Apple Style Omelets
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious apples and eggs taste cooked together! Serve warm with maple syrup or apple butter.

Melt butter in a sizable frying pan or skillet over medium heat.

Apples should be added and sauteed until soft but not fully cooked.

A medium-sized skillet or an omelet pan should be heated.

Eggs, cream, salt, pepper, and sugar are whisked together.

Fill the omelet pan with the egg mixture.

Place half of the apple mixture on top of the eggs once the bottom of the omelet has started to set.

Fold over the omelet cover after the bottom of the omelet has finished cooking.

Serve warm, topped or accompanied by the remaining apples.

November 30, 2023

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Provincial Beef Stew

Provincial Beef Stew

Provincial Beef Stew
A hearty stew with plenty of vegetables and a subtle orange twist. Great on a cold winter day.

Lightly dust meat with flour.

Half of the oil should be heated over medium-high heat in a big skillet.

Cook meat in batches for 6 to 8 minutes or until evenly browned, adding more oil as necessary.

Move to a sizable oven-safe casserole.

Drain the majority of the skillet’s oil.

Garlic and thyme should be sautéed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic is soft.

Add tomatoes stock and vinegar, stirring to remove any browned bits while forking the tomatoes.

Once at a boil, pour over the meat.

Orange juice, pepper, and orange rind should be added.

Casserole dish is covered.

Bake for one hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Add onions, mushrooms, and carrots after mixing.

For 40 minutes, bake.

November 29, 2023

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Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
Both a salad dressing and a marinade, this zesty smoked paprika vinaigrette with mustard, honey, lime, and garlic is delicious!

Blend red wine vinegar honey mustard lime juice pepper salt paprika garlic onion oregano and sugar together in a blender until thoroughly mixed.

Drizzle olive oil into mixture while blending on low.

Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

November 28, 2023

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Truly Coconutty Cream Pie

Truly Coconutty Cream Pie

Truly Coconutty Cream Pie
Enjoy coconuts? This fluffy pie will satisfy your craving for coconut thanks to the coconut milk, coconut rum, and an abundance of coconut.

To make the crust combine the flour salt cold butter and cold shortening in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse until the butter and shortening are the size of small peas.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl.

Add the coconut water and rum 1 tablespoon at a time tossing with a fork to mix.

When the mixture can be squeezed into a ball wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Grease an 8-inch pie pan.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle.

Carefully transfer the dough to the pie pan.

Trim the edges and fold the dough under itself; crimp the crust.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

November 27, 2023

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