Monthly Archives: November 2011

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

rasberry rhubarb jamRaspberry rhubarb jam sounds like something that you might make and use during the summer months, but it is a country recipe that is traditional for the holidays too. This homemade jam makes a wonderful addition to a thumbprint or a filled Christmas cookie, as well as making a marvelous glaze for a holiday ham. Homemade jams and jellies make wonderful Christmas gifts when created and then sealed in lovely jelly jars and decorated nicely.

The tangy taste of the rhubarb, combined with the sweetness of the raspberry is wonderful on toast or biscuits, but… Continue reading

Cranberry Conserve

cranberry conserveCranberry conserve is a remarkably tasty alternative to the canned jellied cranberry sauce that you typically would eat at the holidays. There is, in our house, no such thing as the cranberry sauce from the can. This is the most tasty and wonderful alternative. It’s a delicious and tangy addition to your Thanksgiving Dinner or your Christmas dinner, but don’t wait for a holiday to make this wonderful tangy conserve treat that tastes good with any poultry.

What is Thanksgiving dinner without a cranberry addition to cleanse the palate between courses? This one is an old recipe that was passed… Continue reading

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings – Ingredients

* rich baking powder
* biscuit dough
* 6 apples, medium size
* ½ cup brown sugar
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon nutmeg
* ½ cup raisins
* 2 tablespoons butter

Prepare biscuit dough, roll ¼ inch thick and cut into squares. Pare and core apples and place one in center of each square. Fill each with a portion of the seasonings, sugar, raisins and dot with butter. Bring corners of the dough to the top of the apples and seal by pricking with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees… Continue reading

Beef Pot Pie

beef pot pieThis is a spin off on an old Amish and Early American favorite. Beef pot pie was a way to use up scraps of meat and a little vegetables. Beef pot pie is a traditional country recipe that isn’t actually hard to make. Given the many different kinds of pie crust on the market today that are wonderful and flaky, you can easily create a pot pie and freeze it for later use.

During the winter months, pot pie is comfort food. It is healthy and incorporates vegetables into a wonderful rich thick gravy as well as vegetables that might… Continue reading

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

A new twist on an old favorite, green bean casserole is one of the favorite Thanksgiving day side dishes. We’ve taken the old favorite and changed it just slightly. Cheese goes great with anything at all but with green beans, cheese is a total hit.

green bean photo

Try using a different kind of green bean casserole this Thanksgiving day and see if it doesn’t become a new family favorite. We love our cheesy green bean casserole and those new french fried onions with cheese are a perfect combination for the cheesy flavor.

Our Green Bean casserole with a twist is remarkable and… Continue reading

Country Style Turkey Stuffing

Many people today make their stuffing from a box and there is nothing wrong with that if you like it, or want to. If you’re doing it because you simply don’t know how to make real stuffing from scratch, then let us help you figure out how to get it done.

Real stuffing isn’t actually a great deal more effort than the boxed variety. Along the way, you’re losing a lot of the salt that you will get in any boxed meal and picking up a little protein and other things from the use of turkey or chicken broth to… Continue reading

A Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

ThanksgivingEvery family has those traditions that they cook for Thanksgiving. From the Northern areas, where a traditional Thanksgiving may be game and the fruits of the recent harvest, to the Southern American states where Southern cooking recipes may be used, Thanksgiving means something different to everyone and in every portion of the United States, but one thing remains the same. Thanksgiving is a time of feasting, family and food.

It is a time of fun and family, with all of us spending the day together, watching football or spending the time playing games and having a good time. Every family… Continue reading

Roast Turkey-Country Style Recipes

Roast TurkeyThanksgiving is the time when we traditionally fix the roast turkey dinner that is reminiscent of the first Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving day was the scene of a meal that set the stage for our national holiday, more than 300 years later.

Thanksgiving is a time when we express our gratitude and share a meal with family and friends. Usually the centerpiece of that meal will be a roast turkey. Whether you’re in the North, the South, or the Midwest, a roast turkey isn’t that different.

Typically your turkey will house a dressing or stuffing, and will probably be herb… Continue reading

Dandelion Salad

Its been said that dandelion greens can cure a wide variety of ills. The natives used to eat them for stomach issues, while the hill people of West Virginia ate dandelion greens for liver ailments. You can bet that while they may be only a folk cure for liver or other issues, they are indeed a delicious meal that is full of nutrients that are just good for you.

Dandelion greens and bacon are an age old country recipes that are down home comfort food. Be sure that you pick the dandelion greens from a place that is well away… Continue reading

Sugar and Spicy Cookies-Frosted

These are remarkably good tasting at any time of the year and make remarkable Christmas cookies. They are simple to prepare and quite easy to bake. If you’re interested in a delectable sugar cookie for your Christmas cookies or for a holiday cookie exchange, you will love the ease with which you can bake these, as well as to create the cookie dough.

Cookie dough itself can make a wonderful Christmas gift for a busy wife or husband. If you know someone who may not be able to, or doesn’t have time to accomplish holiday cookie baking, mix up a… Continue reading