Kathy's Recipe Korner


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Xmas Dinner





wreathBroccoli Casserole

wreath Christmas Clam Chowder

wreathCranberry Butter new

wreath Green Bean Casserole smile

wreathMashed Potatoessmile

wreath Mashed Yellow Turnip with Crispy Shallots smile

wreathRichie's Corn Muffins



wreathCranberry-Pork Crown Roast



wreathPecan Piesmile

wreathRhubarb Crumblesmile



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Green Bean Casserole

1/3 stick butter
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups sliced green beans
3 cups chicken broth
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (2.8-ounce) can French-fried onion rings
Pinch House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 cup grated Cheddar

Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Saute the onions and mushrooms in the butter.
Boil green beans in chicken broth for 10 minutes and drain.
Add the green beans, mushroom soup, onion rings, and *House Seasoning, to taste, to the onion mixture. Stir well.
Pour into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, then top the casserole with the Cheddar and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until the casserole is hot and cheese is melted.
*House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Source: Paula Deene, Food Network
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Cranberry Pork Crown Roast

5-6# pork crown roast(12-16 ribs)
1/2 c. cranberry juice cocktail
2 tbl. light corn syrup
2-18 ounce cans sweet potatoes
Cranberry-Apricot Sauce

Place roast in shallow roasting pan, bone ends down.
Insert meat thermometer. Roast at 325°F. till thermometer reads 170°, 3-3 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, combine cranerry juice and corn syrup, use to bast roast 4 times druing last hour of roasting.
Drain sweet potatoes; place in a 2-quart casserole.
Pour half cranberry/apricot sauce over potatoes; reserve reamaining sauce. Cover; bake along with roast during last 45 min. to serve roast, place on warm platter, reserving drippings.
Arrange potatoes in crown center and around roast.
Spoon hot reserved Cranberry-Apriocot Sauce over potatoes.
Slice between ribs allowing one rib per person.
Serve with Gravy.

Cranberry-Apricot Sauce:

In saucepan combine 1-8 ounce can whole cranberry sauce,
1/2 c. apricot preserves, 1/4 c. cranberry juice,
1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
Bring to boiling.

Skim fat from reserved pan drippings; add enough water to make 2 cups.
In saucepan blend 1 tbl. cold water into 2 tbl. cornstarch.
Add meat drippings mixture. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.

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Pecan Pie

3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. Karo Syrup
1 c. sugar
2 tbl. marg., melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. pecans
1 unbaked 9" pastry shell

In large bowl stir together first 5 ingredients until well blended.
Stir in nuts. Pour into pastry shell. Bake in 350°F for 50-55 min.

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Richie's Corn Muffins

1 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. melted butter
3/4 c. yellow corn meal
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. cheddar cheese
1 c. sour cream

Preheat oven 375°F.
Stir flour, corn meal, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter. In another bowl mix cheese, sour cream, egg.
Stir flour mixture into moist mixture. Don't over stir!
Place in 9x13" pan bake 25-30 min. or in cupcake pan bake 18-20 min. Should be golden brown.

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Thanksgiving Dinner


turkeyHerring in Sour Cream
turkeyThanksgiving Quesadillas(WW)
turkeyTurkey Cheese Ball (photo)



turkeyGrandma Marge's Christmas Salad
Green Beans Almondine

turkeyMashed Potatoes
turkeyMonkey Bread
turkeyPumpkin Cranberry Bread
turkeySweet Potato Spoon Bread
turkeyTurkey Dressing
turkeyWhole Cranberry Sauce


turkeyRoast Turkey



turkeyPumpkin Pie
turkeySlide Cake
turkeyThanksgiving Turkeyssmile(photo)

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Thanksgiving Turkeys(photo)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
30 candy corn candies, plus 6 white tips of candy corn
6 chocolate sandwich cookies
6 mini peanut butter cups
6 malt balls
1 cup Red Frosting, recipe follows
6 chocolate sandwich cookies with top cookies removed

Red Frosting:
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole milk
Red food coloring, as needed

Place the chocolate chips in a medium stainless steel or glass bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
For each turkey, push 5 candy corn candies, tip-side down, into the cream filling of a chocolate sandwich cookie to make the feathers for the turkey. Lay the cookie on a work surface.
Dip the flat, larger end of a peanut butter cup in the melted chocolate allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place the peanut butter cup, chocolate-dipped end down, onto the sandwich cookie.
Dip a malt ball into the melted chocolate allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place the malt ball above the peanut butter cup to make the head of the turkey.
Dip the flat end of the white candy corn tip in the chocolate. Place on the malt ball, to make the turkey beak. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, about 10 minutes.
Place the Red Frosting in a piping bag. Using scissors, cut a small opening in the end of the piping bag. Pipe a small piece of frosting under the malt ball to make the turkey's beard.
Place a cookie (with top half removed) on a platter. Stand the turkey upright into the cream filling. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

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Turkey Cheese Ball (photo)

1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar (I shredded a chunk of cheddar cheese)
About 1/2 cup of chopped up mixed nuts
2 candy eyes (bought these at Stop and Shop
1 Slim Jim
pretzel sticks
1 round chocolate candy as in Whopper or Chocolate Pom poms for the head
1 candy corn
a few teaspoons of melted chocolate melts to adhere the eyes and "beak".

Soften cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Cream the cream cheese and add in the shredded cheddar. I do this all my hand but if you have a food processor it would probably go faster. I stir and "cream" until both cheeses are thoroughly mixed together. Then I pop this mixture into a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a ball. At this point it goes into the refrigerator for a few hours to firm it up.

Take it out of the fridge and roll in chopped nuts being careful to keep the nice round shape.

Place pretzels as in picture to make the nice full tail of the turkey. A bit of chocolate melt to glue the round chocolate candy to about a 4 or 5 inch piece of Slim Jim. It was a bit tricky to get this to stay in place and eventually I placed it in the freezer in order to harden it up faster. I glued on the eyes and "beak" candy corn and placed in the freezer for a few minutes. After inserting the "neck" Slim Jim into the cheese ball, I placed the entire thing on a plate and into the refrigerator for overnight. photo aapictures/foodimages/turkey-cheeseball

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Herring in Sour Cream

One jar of herring in sour cream. Place chopped lettuce in fancy dish and spoon herring on top. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

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Roast Turkey

Season turkey and stuff the day of roasting. Place turkey breast-side down in cooking bag or in roasting pan. Place onions on turkey, seal bag and roast according to the directions on package. After turkey looks pretty brown, turn right-side up for rest of cooking.

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Grandma Marge's Christmas Salad

1 Tbl. lemon juice
2 Tbl. sugar
1 Tbl. cornstarch
1 beaten egg
white grapes
crushed pineapple (drained, save)
whipping cream

Cook until thick:
Pineapple juice, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch and egg.
Cool. Add to fruit.

On serving day:
Whip cream until peaks form. Add cream and nuts. Keep refrigerated.

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Turkey Dressing

1 pkg. Pepperidge Farms Dressing
1 pound sausage (sweet or hot)
1 large onion
2 stalks celery
1 clove garlic
1 bell pepper
Fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. thyme
2 tbl. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1 can chicken broth

In large fry pan, fry sausage until brown, adding onion, celery, and garlic.
Add dressing to pan and soak up oil. Transfer to large bowl.
Put in seasonings and add broth to moisten breading. Add hot water, if the one can of broth is not enough.

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Green Beans Almondine

2 lbs. frozen green beans. Cook approximately 15 min. Drain any water that settled. Add 1/2 stick of butter.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of slithered almonds just before serving.

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Whole Cranberry Sauce

4 c. cranberries
2 c. sugar
1 to 2 c. water

Wash cranberries and place in large saucepan.
Stir in sugar and water. Boil until cranberries pop.

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New Year's Day Buffet

new years Appetizers

new years Mimosa Fruit Salad

new years Glazed Ham

new years Hopping John (Traditional Good Luck Soup)


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Easter Dinner

eggAsparagus Au Gratin

eggCarrot Cake

eggCraisin Bread

egg Easter Nest Cookies

eggEaster Eggs

eggGlazed Ham

eggMini Cheesecake Baskets

eggScalloped Potatoes

eggScalloped Pineapple

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