Holiday Meals

Steamed Fruit Pudding

A nice steamed fruit pudding recipe.

* 1 cup raisins
* 1 cup chopped suet
* 1 cup molasses
* 1 cup milk
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. soda
* ¼ cup boiling water
* ½ tsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg
* ½ tsp. allspice
* ½ tsp. cloves
* flour

Combine and mix all the ingredients with flour enough to make a stiff batter; then add the soda dissolved in boiling water. Put into a well greased mould, cover tightly and steam for 3 hours. Serve with a sauce made from:… Continue reading

Country Style Baked Beans in a Hurry

country style baked beansSummer time isn’t really summer without the tangy taste of barbecued or baked beans at your barbecue. Cooking out is lovelier with some real country recipes picnic food, but sometimes you don’t have time to do it the old fashioned way. If you love the taste of baked beans but you just don’t have the time to cook them from scratch, there is another way to get that wonderful taste for your barbecue. in fact, we’re sure you’re not going to be able to tell the difference.

Our version of old fashioned baked beans has… Continue reading

Easy Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins are perfect for a holiday or a weekend breakfast, blueberry muffins are one of those things that no one can resist. These make great coffee break foods as well, and if you’re looking for a fast coffee cake, you can use it in a square 8×8 or 9×9 pan and add a bit of streusel to dress it up just a bit.

Coffee cake recipes or blueberry muffin recipes make great gifts. Dress it up in a tin and offer it for Christmas, adding all of the dry ingredients to a jar with a pretty topper, then add… Continue reading

Old Fashioned Christmas Dinner Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauceChristmas and Thanksgiving just aren’t complete without some wonderful cranberry sauce to cleanse the palate and top off the holiday meal. If you’re someone who is typically using the canned cranberry sauce, well stop it.. there is nothing like home made cranberry sauce. The taste is just amazing.

In fact, once you realize how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce for your holiday dinner, you’re never going to use that jellied cranberry sauce again. Making cranberry sauce from scratch is simple, it’s fast and it is more delicious than anything that can come out of a jar… 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