Category Holiday

Mashed Potatoes

5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 cup of Butter
2 cups of Chicken Broth
½ cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1 tsp.  Garlic salt or 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 cup shredded mozzarella
If you are using real garlic, cook them in a  small pan on low with a little olive oil until cooked
Use a potato peeler and remove most of the skin or all of the skin
Cut potatoes into...
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Pumpkin Pie

WHICH CRUST TO USE: Dough or Graham Cracker or Both? = Pie Dough CRUST (Double the recipe for crust decorations) or use Graham Cracker Crust
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
  1. 4 large eggs, separated
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoo...
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Pie Dough Pie Crust


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 stick of cold butter, cubed (If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt)

1/4 cup ice water


In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt

Add the cubed butter and pulse until dough is pea sized

Drizzle in the water and pulse until the crumbs become moistened

Gather dough onto plastic wrap and form into a ball, flatten and cover with remaining plast...

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust


1/3 cup melted unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or 10-12 whole graham crackers (place whole crackers in re-sealable plastic bag, close, and use rolling pin or mallot to crush)

1/4 cup granulated white sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, microwave butter to melt for about 25 seconds

Mix Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended


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Cranberry Sauce 1767

My husband and I love reading Cigar Aficionado magazine. In the November 2012 issue under the Good Life Guide/Gourmet I ran across this Cranberry Sauce recipe.

In a journal entry dated April 8, 1767, John Adams fondly recalls dining on roasted wild goose and stewed cranberry sauce...
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4th of July


1 container of blueberries or red seedless grapes
1 Lrg container of strawberries or 2 green baskets from the farm 
1 Lrg bundle of bananas (bag of marshmellows or pound cake)
1 pack of wood skewers
1/4 lemon (optional)


Put about 10 blueberries on the ends of 6 sticks, then alternate sliced strawberries and bananas...

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Summertime Sangria


2 x 750mL (the same) bottles of your favorite Sauvignon Blanc wine

2 cups of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Use all fresh fruit – These are suggestions and the one’s I like to use:
1 package of strawberries, remove tops and cut in half
1 package of blueberries
1 package of raspberries
3 fresh peaches, remove pit and cut into half moons
1 bunch of Green or Red seedless grapes

Yields: 16-20 g...

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