1 8 ounce block cream cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped dried cherries
6 tablespoons crushed pecans
5 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
8 slices thin slices of ham
In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, cherries, pecans, mayonnaise and
mustard; mix well. Spread mixture on ham slices and roll up jelly roll style;
fasten with toothpicks. Allow to chill several hours. Remove the toothpicks
and carefully slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Can be served on crackers or alone.
Place on holiday platters for serving.
Makes about 80 rolls.
Day Before Cream Cheese
10 or 12 medium potatoes, cooked, drained & mashed.
8 ounces of cream cheese.
8 ounces of sour cream.
1 stick of butter or margarine.
Whip all ingredients together until smooth and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle
paprika on top and reheat in oven or microwave when ready to serve.
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1 pound high-quality white bread -- sliced
milk or water -- for soaking
4 pounds potatoes
6 tablespoons butter -- softened
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup hot milk
6 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
2 cups onion -- finely chopped
2 cups celery -- finely chopped
2 eggs -- lightly beaten
1 handful celery leaves -- chopped
1/2 cup parsley -- chopped
Soak the bread slices in a deep bowl of milk or water for 15 minutes.
Lift them out by the handful and squeeze the liquid out. Tear the bread into
Peel the potatoes, cover with salted water, bring to a boil and cook for
about 20 minutes. Drain. Then add the butter, salt and hot milk, and whip
to mashed consistency.
Melt the bacon grease in a large skillet, add the onion and celery, and
sauté until soft. Stir in the squeezed bread, then combine with mashed
Add eggs, celery, parsley and pepper.
Put mixture into buttered casserole dish. Cover with foil, and bake for 30
or 40 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Baste with turkey drippings, if desired.
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2 cups minature marshmallows
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. chopped red maraschino cherries
1/2 c. chopped green maraschino cherries
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
Mix all ingredients together mixing well. Roll into small balls and then
roll in coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Old Fashion Butter Roll
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons ice water
2 cups milk
1/2 pound butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix four, shortening and salt. Mix with a fork or pastry blender. Add ice
water and mix well. Roll out on a floured board until 1/2 inch thick. Cut
with 3" biscuit cutter. On each round place 1/2 tablespoon butter and sprinkle
with sugar and cinnamon. I usually mix them together. Fold over like a turnover
and seal edges.
Heat milk to just before a boil. Pour into baking dish and add vanilla. Add
rest of butter and sugar and cinnamon mixture and mix well until sugar dissolves.
Place dough turnovers into milk mixture and bake at 300 degrees for about
I usually taste the milk mixture before adding the dough to make sure that
it is sweet enough and also to make sure that there is enough cinnamon. I
have given the amounts as close as I can. My grandma did not measure and
so that is how she taught me. So play around with it as far as the taste
goes and add or lessen the amounts of sugar, butter and cinnamon to your
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2 medium bananas, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (about)
3 cups vegetable oil
Combine the bananas, flour, egg, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
Add enough milk to make a batter the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
Heat the oil in a deep, heavy pot or deep fryer to 360º F. Drop the
batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil and fry until the fritters pop up in
the oil and are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with
confectioners sugar and cinnamon. Makes about 20.
1 pkg. 2 layer spice cake mix
l can (2l oz.) apple pie filling
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 350. Grease (or lightly spray) bottom only of a 13 x 9 inch
Beat cake mix (dry), pie filling, and eggs in a large bowl on low speed for
2 minutes. Spread half of the batter in the pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon;
sprinkle half of the mixture over batter in pan.
Spread remaining batter into pan; sprinkle with remaining sugar-cinnamon
Bake at 350 for 32 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes
out clean; cool. Serve with whipped topping.
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1-1/3 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cups chopped walnuts
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In a large microwave safe bowl, mix sugar, butter, water and corn syrup.
Microwave on high four minutes. Stirring every two minutes, heat six to eight
minutes longer until thickened and gold in color. Add vanilla; stir well.
Pour mixture into 9x13 dish. Spread chocolate chips over hot toffee. Sprinkle
with nuts. Cool completely. Break into pieces.
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