Christmas Fruitcake

Christmas Fruitcake Recipe By:Karen Uffelman “It’s a shame that fruitcake as a species gets such a bad rap. With its two key ingredients–rum and butter–it ought to be a hit. This recipe includes dried fruit, instead of the glowing, candied stuff we’ve all learned to associate with fruitcake, and is less dense and more cake-like than many fruitcake recipes. It has become a favorite of my friends and family around the holidays (even the skeptical ones), and is delicious by itself, or covered with a layer of almond paste.” Ingredients 1/8 cup chopped dried cherries 1/8 cup chopped dried mango … Continue reading Christmas Fruitcake

English Walnut Date Cake

English Walnut Date Cake Recipe By:HoneeBee “This has been a favorite of my husband’s since I can long remember. His mother always manages to bake him one every year (she’s 75) for Christmas…though she claims it’s always his last.” Ingredients 2 pounds dates, pitted and chopped 2 pounds English walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 egg yolks 4 egg whites Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. In a large bowl, combine dates, walnuts, sugar, baking powder and … Continue reading English Walnut Date Cake

Microwave Peanut Patties

Microwave Peanut Patties Ingredients 1/2 cup water 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 1/2 cups peanuts 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 drops red food coloring Directions Grease a cookie sheet or other flat surface. In a 2 quart glass measuring cup combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high until boiling. Stir in peanuts. Microwave on medium to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and … Continue reading Microwave Peanut Patties

Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds Recipe By:ILOVSCREAM “A yummy snack made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter, shoestring potatoes, and peanuts.” Ingredients 2 cups butterscotch chips 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts 1 (9 ounce) can shoestring potatoes Directions In a microwave safe dish, combine the butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute on full power. Stir, then continue to cook for 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. Mix in the peanuts and shoestring potatoes. Spoon small heaps onto waxed paper, and let stand until firm. Continue reading Tumbleweeds

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small … Continue reading Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Almond Shortbread

Almond Shortbread Recipe By:Robin “Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.” Ingredients 1 cup butter, room temperature 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration Directions In a large bowl, beat butter with 1/2 cup sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy. With a wooden spoon, stir in flour until smooth and well combined. Divide dough into 2 parts. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). On lightly sugared surface, roll out dough, one part at a time, about 1/2-inch thick. Cut … Continue reading Almond Shortbread

Titaina

Titaina Ingredients 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes, drained 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained 1/2 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Directions Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red and green … Continue reading Titaina

Almond and Coconut Muffin in a Minute

Almond and Coconut Muffin in a Minute INGREDIENTS 2 tbsps Almond Meal Flour 1/3 tbsp Organic High Fiber Coconut Flour 1 teaspoon Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute) 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting) 1/8 tsp Salt 1 large Egg 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil DIRECTIONS Place all dry ingredients in a coffee mug. Stir to combine. Add the egg and oil. Stir until thoroughly combined. Microwave for 1 minute. Use a knife if necessary to help remove the muffin from the cup, slice, butter, eat. Note: Your MIM can be toasted once it’s cooked … Continue reading Almond and Coconut Muffin in a Minute

Greek Baklava

Greek Baklava Recipe By:NEONWILLIE “A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.” Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough 1 pound chopped nuts 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey Directions Preheat … Continue reading Greek Baklava