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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

May 102014

makes: 5 dozen 1 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour granulated sugar filling 1/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 egg yolk, optional 1 teaspoon vanilla food coloring, optional Combine the butter and whipping cream. Add the flour. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat […]

 May 10, 2014  Posted by at 10:00 pm Desserts Comments Off on Swedish Cream Wafers
May 102014

makes 12 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 2-1/2 cups warm water 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup of the warm water. Mix in the yeast and leave alone about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder. […]

 May 10, 2014  Posted by at 11:06 am Breakfast, Side Dishes Comments Off on Crumpets
May 102014

wine club soda Fill glasses half full with wine. Add club soda to fill.

 May 10, 2014  Posted by at 10:51 am Beverages Comments Off on Wine Spritzer
May 092014

makes: 2 dozen 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chips 2/3 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 1 egg yolk 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1/4 cup toasted chopped almonds Preheat oven to 350F. Melt the 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips; set aside. Sift […]

 May 9, 2014  Posted by at 11:06 am Desserts Comments Off on Chocolate Meltaways
May 092014

serves 2 2 shallots, peeled & chopped 2-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon red wine 2 button mushrooms, quartered 3 slices bacon, 2 coarsely chopped plus 1 finely minced 4 slices crusty bread 3 tablespoons butter, softened 2 garlic cloves butter 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup chicken stock 1-1/4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon red wine […]

 May 9, 2014  Posted by at 10:50 am Breakfast Comments Off on Oeufs en Meurette
May 082014

1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup mini chocolate chips Preheat oven 350F. Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. Cream the sugar and butter until light and […]

 May 8, 2014  Posted by at 11:05 am Desserts Comments Off on Banana Chip Loaf
May 082014

makes 6 dozen 2 cups butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla pinch of salt 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals (smash to a powder) 1/2 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla […]

 May 8, 2014  Posted by at 10:52 am Desserts Comments Off on Mocha Cookies
May 072014

Serve with fruit preserves and clotted cream. makes 8 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup light cream Preheat oven to 425F. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and alt. Stir in sour cream and […]

 May 7, 2014  Posted by at 11:05 am Breakfast Comments Off on English Cream Biscuits
May 072014

6 boneless chicken breasts with skin 1/4 pound prosciutto 2 ounces fontina cheese 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 6 sage leaves 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup Marsala Wine 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream salt & pepper to taste Pound chicken breast thin. On each piece of chicken lay a piece of prosciutto, […]

 May 7, 2014  Posted by at 10:52 am Entrees Comments Off on Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast
May 062014

makes 6-8 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 4 tablespoons butter, cold 3/4-1 cup milk 3 ounces dried currants Preheat oven to 425F. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the cold butter until mixture is the size of […]

 May 6, 2014  Posted by at 11:04 am Breakfast, Side Dishes Comments Off on Scones