Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties

  Print Pan Fried Crab Cakes With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine. Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process.A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, medium-bodied chardonnays and medium-to-full-bodied, flavorful merlots.“I love having a bright, crisp chardonnay on hand for holiday entertaining,” said Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery. “Chardonnay complements so many holiday flavors. It’s a great choice …

Sweet Potato Crisp

Sweet Potato Crisp This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.  Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and …

Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Glaze

by Lori Fisk-Conners For the Cookies   1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar 1 large egg   For the Filling ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons raspberry liquor   For the Glaze 6 oz. semisweet chocolate melted Make cookies: sift together flour & salt into medium bowl & set aside. Put butter in large mixing bowl. Mix on medium high until fluffy for about 2 minutes. Add sugar mix until smooth. Mix in …

Chocolate Mousse Pie

submitted by Jane Stickney   4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 1 (14 oz) can sweeten condensed milk 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream 1 (6 oz) chocolate pie crust With a mixer, beat chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until well blended. Chill 15 minutes or until cooled; stir until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with cookie pieces.

Angel Food Cake

submitted by Jolene Richardson 1 3/4 cup of sugar 1 heaping cup softsilk cake flour 2 cups egg whites, room temperature 1 tsp. salt 1 3/4 tsp. cream of tartar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. almond extract   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift sugar and cake flour together 6 times. Beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar stirring on edge as beating. Beat stiff but not dry.  Fold in flour ingredients 8t at a time with folding spatula. Add vanilla, almond extract. Add the very end 4 tsp. cold water. Pour into ungreased tube pan. Bake on middle …

Festive Papas Tapas with Pico de Gallo

Super easy papas tapas recipe gluten-free, low carb, easy to make that tastes great. Print Festive Papas Tapas with Pico de Gallo Course Appetizer Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 6 Calories 132 kcal Ingredients 3 medium russet potatoes (or 3 yukon gold pototoes) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp sea salt Pico de Gallo 1 medium tomato, diced 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 green onion, chopped 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp chopped cilantro salt to taste pepper to taste Instructions Preheat grill or oven to …

Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

  Print Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini Course Appetizer Cuisine American Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 12 Calories 253 kcal Ingredients 2 pears 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp honey 24 baguette rounds, toasted 1/2 cup goat cheese, spreadable 1/2 cup almonds, slivered, toasted black pepper, ground, if desired Instructions Slice pears stem side up into 12 quarter-inch wide vertical planks. Cut large slices in half lengthwise for a total of 48 slices. Heat vinegar, butter, and honey in a large frying pan, over medium heat for 2 …

Apricot Lamb Wontons

  Print Apricot Lamb Wontons Crispy wontons stuffed with lamb and apricot the perfect appetizer for your next gathering with friends and family.  Course Appetizer Cuisine Chinese Prep Time 45 minutes Cook Time 4 minutes Total Time 49 minutes Servings 12 Calories 151 kcal Ingredients 1 10 oz jar apricot preserves 1 cup water, divided 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp white vinegar 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cups cooked lamb leg or shoulder, finely chopped (about 8 oz.) 1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped 1/2 cup cashews, finely chopped 1 16 oz package wonton skins vegatable oil for …

Christmas Cookie Dip

  Print Christmas Cookie Dip This super easy to make light and fluffy Christmas Cookie Dip is topped with your favorite red & green holiday sprinkles and served with cookies or pretzels. The perfect snack for your holiday party.  Course Appetizer Servings 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup red and green sprinkles 1 tsp vanilla or amaretto for adults only party 3 tbsp butter 3 oz cream cheese 3 oz Greek Yogurt vanilla flavor 1 package shortbread or sugar cookies Instructions Mix all ingredients together except sprinkles and cookies. Add sprinkles on top. Place cookies on platter with …