Cheddar and Broccoli Valentine’s Day Appetizers

Servings:

30 Servings

Time to make:
Not Available

Calories per Servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts; coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup bisquick
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 1/4 cup onion; chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese; shredded
  • 8 oz whole kernal corn; drained
  • 10 oz frozen chopped broccoli – thawed and drained
  • 2 eggs

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Heat oven to 375. Grease a 9x9x2″ pan.
  2. Mix broccoli, corn, onion and walnuts. Place in pan.
  3. Beat milk, butter, eggs, bisquick and garlic salt until smooth, 15 seconds. in blender on high, stopping blender frequently to scrape sides if necessary, or 1 minute. with electric mixer on high. Pour evenly into pan.
  4. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 23-25 minutes.; sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer. cool 30 minutes.
  6. Cut into triangles or squares.

Honey Bunnies

Servings:
15 Servings

Time to make:
Not Available

Calories per Servings:
240 Calories; 10g Fat; 4g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 24mg Cholesterol; 271mg Sodium

INGREDIENTS:

      Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 2/3 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup margarine — melted
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour — * see note
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 pkgs active dry yeast
  • 2 eggsGlaze:

     

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup margarine — melted

STEP BY STEP:

  1. To prepare batter, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl; set aside. In a skillet, heat evaporated skim milk, water, 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup margarine until very warm 120-130 degrees.
  2. Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Place in a mixing bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  3. On lightly floured surface, divide dough into 15 pieces. Roll each into a 20-inch rope. Divide each rope into: 1 12-inch (body), 1 5-inch (head), and 3 1-inch (ears and tail) strips. Coil pieces to make body and head; attach ears and tail to head and body.
  4. Place bunnies on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, 20 to 25 minutes. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove to wire racks. Meanwhile to prepare glaze, combine remaining honey and margarine in a saucepan until margarine has melted. Brush bunnies with glaze while warm. Then, decorate with raisins for eyes.

TIPS:

Combine 3 more cups additional unbleached flour to make a stiff batter.

Christmas Stollen

Servings:

12 slices

Time to make:
120 minutes

Calories per Servings:
270

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz currants
  • 2 oz raisins
  • 2 oz candied orange
  • 2 oz candied lemon
  • 4 tbsps rum
  • 5 oz butter
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 12 oz flour
  • 1/4 oz dry yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 oz ground almonds
  • 3 oz butter to brush stollen
  • 3 oz powdered sugar to decorate stollen
  • 1/2 cup of milk or as needed
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of a lemon

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Shape dough into an oval. Press rolling pin into middle of dough once. Fold dough in half
  2. Mix currants, raisins, orange, lemon and rum and let soak overnight. Mix flour, yeast, sugar, vanilla, salt and zest of lemon
  3. Melt butter. Mix butter, eggs, almonds and add to flour. Slowly add lukewarm milk and knead the dough. If the dough is to soft, add some additional flour, if the dough is to hard add some additional milk
  4. Let stand un-refrigerated for at least 2 hours until the dough has risen visibly
  5. Add the rum and fruit mixture to the dough. Let the dough rise for another 2 hours
  6. Shape the dough into an oval. Press a rolling pin into the middle of the dough once and fold dough in half
  7. Put dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for approximately 1 hour
  8. Brush stollen immediately with melted butter and powdered sugar
  9. Repeat until butter and sugar are used up. Stollen should have a thick, white layer.

Christmas Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/4 cups drained pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1/8 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp cocktail onions
  • 6 large canned pimentos

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Shredded salad greens such as: iceberg lettuce, red leaf lettuce
  2. Combine the whipping cream and mayonnaise
  3. Then combine in the mixture the pineapple, celery and onions
  4. Then stuff the pimentos with the mixture. Chill in refrigerator
  5. Serve on the shredded salad greens.

Christmas Nut Cups

Servings:
8-12 nut cups

Time to make:
30 minutes

Calories per servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 5 eggs
  • pinch of salt

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll pastry thin and cut into 4 inch circles. Fit each round into muffin cup and press in gently. Beat eggs until they are light; add sugar and mix well
  2. Add butter, salt, and vanilla; mix well. Combine walnuts and raisins and fill each cup 1/2 full. Add egg mixture to fill each cup three-quarters. Bake filled cups 20-25 minutes.

Christmas Cranberry Punch

Servings:
16 persons

Time to make:
5 minutes

Calories per Servings:
1/2 cup – 51 calories, 1 fruit exchange 13 grams carbohydrate, 0 protein, 0 fat, 3 mg sodium, 75 mg potassium, 0 mg cholesterol.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 oz sugar free lemon lime pop
  • 4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cup orange juice
  • whole cranberries

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Combine the cranberry and orange juices in a punch bowl.
  2. Pour the carbonated beverage down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Float whole cranberries on the top.

Christmas Cottage

Servings:
8-10 persons

Time to make:
Not Available

Calories per Servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 7.2 oz fluffy white frosting mix
  • 12 large gumdrops, cut in thirds
  • 2 squares of milk chocolate bar
  • 1 Sara Lee Family Size Pound Cake, frozen
  • 1 small square cookie
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • small round candies
  • chocolate decorettes

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Prepare frosting according to package directions. Cut pound cake
  2. Place roof pieces together, using frosting for “glue.”
  3. Place roof on base. Frost house, then decorate using cut gumdrops for shingle roof, candies for trim, chocolate squares for windows and cookie for door
  4. Use cake decorator or make small decorator bag by forming a cone from waxed paper; cut off tip and use cone to form icicles
  5. To make chimney, dip top and bottom of marshmallow in frosting, then dip top in chocolate decorettes. Place on roof.

Christmas Cookies 2

Time to make:
40 minutes

Calories per Servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lemon or almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Colored sugars, jimmies, dragees and food coloring for decoration

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Cream shortening until soft. Add sugar gradually, until the shortening is light and fluffy
  2. Add the egg and lemon extract, and beat on medium high speed. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder
  3. Add the dry ingredients in three additions. Beat well on medium speed after each addition
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chill dough 10 to 20 minutes
  5. Taking a large handfull of the chilled dough, shape into a log about two to three inches in diameter. Place log of dough in the spritz gun, and return remainder of dough to the refrigerator
  6. Squeeze dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with colored sugars, dragees and jimmies
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown
  8. To color dough, add a few drops of food coloring to a large handful of dough. Knead dough between hands or on a washable surface; the food coloring will stain your hands and the counter, but this will wash off. At first the dough will have a nice marbled effect, but the dye will distribute evenly after a bit of kneading

Christmas Cookies

Servings:
2 1/2 dozen

Time to make:
32 minutes cooking

Calories per Servings:
Each cookie: About 140 calories, 3 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat (2 g saturated), 14 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium.

INGREDIENTS:

 

  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 2/3 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oven toasted rice cereal
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat oats, coconut, flour, brown sugar, shortening, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and eggs until well blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. With spoon, stir in cereal
  2. Grease 2 large cookie sheets. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, onto cookie sheets. With hand, pat cookies into 2-inch rounds
  3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes until golden, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking time
  4. Allow cookies to cool slightly on cookie sheets. With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Chicken Santa Fe

Servings:
4-6 persons

Time to make:
7-8 hours cooking

Calories per Servings:
Not Available

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 to 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (2 pounds)
  • 2 cups chunky salsa
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • Grated cheese, sour cream, chopped green onion and/or chopped cilantro (optional, for garnish)

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Spread about 1/2 cup salsa in the bottom of the crockpot. Layer chicken over the salsa
  2. Top with beans, corn and the remaining salsa. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or all day, until chicken is very tender
  3. With a fork, break apart chicken to make a chunky chili. Serve topped with garnishes as desired. Provide crusty bread and a salad on the side.