Delectable Desserts for Holiday Celebrations

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

With so many traditions and ways to celebrate the holiday season, the options are nearly endless for families looking to spend special moments together. One of the tastiest and most enjoyable activities you can engage in with family and friends is to team up and create sweet eats in the kitchen. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or prefer traditional seasonal flavors like peppermint and gingerbread, these tasty, dairy-inspired treats from Milk Means More provide heartwarming ways to tingle your taste buds while bringing everyone together. Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding provides a sweet, fruity, hearty dessert while Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies combine …

Sweet Potato Crisp

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Over the years I’ve searched for the best Sweet Potato recipe. 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 …

Savor Holiday Fun with Seasonal Sweets

(Family Features) Festive fun and baking holiday treats go hand-in-hand, and these Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies provide a perfect way to enjoy a holiday tradition in the kitchen with loved ones. Decorate your own version using green and white frosting, sprinkles of your choice and candy canes for “stumps” in the tree-shaped sweets. Visit milkmeansmore.org to find more holiday inspiration. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies Recipe courtesy of Jenn Fillenworth of “Jenny with the Good Eats” on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Servings: 16 …

Spritz Cookies

This is one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. I’ve been making it for years. You’ll need a cookie press. 1 cup butter ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 2 ¼ cups sifted flour ½ tsp. baking powder dash of salt ½ tsp. almond extract 1 package dark chocolate (melted) sprinkles   Cream butter and add egg. Beat on high for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add sifted dry ingredients and extract. Fill cookie press with the dough and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Put parchment paper on cookie sheet. Some people pipe the spritz cookies instead of using …

Add Flavor to Holiday Festivities

Snacks, small bites and savory treats to feed a crowd (Family Features) The holiday season brings gatherings, get-togethers and parties of all kinds, meaning dishes that can feed a crowd are all too important for successful entertaining. From appetizers to snacks to desserts, recipes that come together quickly mean more moments with loved ones. For example, these dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More pack plenty of festive flavor for feeding family and friends without keeping you cooped up in the kitchen. Appetizers and snacks such as Holiday Baked Brie, Roasted Garlic-Whipped Feta Crostini and Cheese Buds help hold over hungry …

Holiday Meal – Recipes from Anne Byrn

Anne Byrn, Nashville resident, former food editor of The Tennessean, and bestselling author of The Cake Mix Doctor, has a fantastic new cookbook coming out this November. Anne Bryn Saves the Day! is full of go-to appetizers, comfy soups and salads, delicious main courses, and one-of-a-kind desserts poised to please any crowd. From large holiday gatherings to do-ahead dinner parties, these are recipes home cooks can fall back on again and again. Roast Turkey in the Bag 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 turkey (appr. 20 lbs.) 1 medium size onion, cut in half 1 lemon, cut in half 1 …

November/December 2014 Cover

About the Cover The Parade of Homes returns for the holidays to the Arrington neighborhood of Kings’ Chapel, December 6-21, and is packed with decorating, building, and holiday design ideas. The guest bedroom in the Gregg & Rains Parade home is wrapped in a luxurious Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent and is decked for the holidays by ReFresh Home with touches including a charming custom burlap pillow on the antique iron bed. See the article.

Sweet Potato Crisp

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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 put into a …