Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup butter 1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups chicken broth 3 cups of milk 1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS: In a 3 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter or margarine. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until flour has blended…

Day After Turkey Dumplings

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound cooked, chopped turkey meat stuffing 3 cups of water salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 (12 ounces) package refrigerated biscuit dough DIRECTIONS: Place the turkey, water, salt and pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until…

Kiddie Holiday Juice

INGREDIENTS: 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle cranberry juice 4 liters lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 3 oranges, sliced into rounds 8 cups crushed ice DIRECTIONS: In a large punch bowl, combine cranberry juice and orange slices. Pour in the lemon-lime soda and crushed ice. Serve immediately.

Holiday Cranberry Punch

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 liters cranberry-apple juice 1-liter ginger ale 2 limes, thinly sliced 6 sprigs fresh mint 6 cups ice Fresh Cranberries put them in a sauce pan and simmer till soft DIRECTIONS: Half-fill 6 tall glasses with ice. Fill to about three quarters with cranberry-apple juice. Pour ginger ale evenly into the glasses. Stir…

Quick Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish

Ingredients: 4 c. cranberries 2 oranges 1 1/2 c. sugar. Instructions: Wash cranberries and oranges. Cut oranges into quarters and core. Put cranberries and oranges through a food processor or blender. Add sugar and mix well. This is best if made at least 2 days before Thanksgiving.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound butter 1 pound brown sugar 1 pound confectioners’ sugar 1-quart vanilla ice cream softened 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar. Remove from heat, and whisk in the ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour…

Holiday Baked Oysters

Ingredients: 4 cup firm white bread (Italian or french, or sourdough) 1 salt and cayenne pepper 1 pint raw oysters, well-drained 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 small onion, grated 1/2 cup butter \1/2 cup whipping cream paprika (TIP:) This dish can be made with oysters of any size. While fresh ones ARE best, thawed, frozen…

Knodel

INGREDIENTS: 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons butter 1/2 (1 pound) loaf white bread, toasted and cut into cubes 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup milk salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Butter one 9×11 inch baking dish. In a skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, parsley and butter. Cook until…

Best Pickled Eggs

INGREDIENTS: 12 eggs 4 cups distilled white vinegar 6 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon whole white peppercorns 1 tablespoon whole allspice 2 slices fresh ginger root (optional) DIRECTIONS: Place eggs in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil. Cover, remove from heat and let eggs sit in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool…

Holiday Drink Fried Wild Turkey

INGREDIENTS: 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger bourbon whiskey 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger hazelnut liqueur DIRECTIONS: Fill a tall glass with ice. Fill to 3/4 with lemon-lime soda. Pour in Wild Turkey whiskey and hazelnut liqueur.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 pinch salt DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until…

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. pumpkin 3/4 c. vegetable oil, 2 1/2 c. flour 2 c. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 3 /4 tsp. cinnamon 1 c. nuts chopped 1 c. raisin 3 1 lb. coffee cans. Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes three loaves. Beat these…

Cornucopia

INGREDIENTS: 3 (11 ounces) containers refrigerated soft breadstick dough 1 egg 1 tablespoon water DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a 17×14 inch (or lager) cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Tear off a 30×18 inch sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold it in half to 18×15 inch. Roll…

Holiday Cranberry Tea

INGREDIENTS: 3 teaspoons instant tea powder or boil 6 tea bags or 8 if strong 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 cups boiling water 1 (3 ounces) package cherry flavored gelatin 1 cup of orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1-quart cranberry juice 1/2 cup white sugar  …

Chef Murph’s Thanksgiving Muffins

by Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 1 cup cooked pumpkin or canned 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon molasses 2 cups sifted flour(sift before measuring) 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon mace 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon soda 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2…

Holiday Turkey with Michigan Maple Glaze and Cranberry Bourbon Relish

Ingredients 1 whole 12-15 lb. fresh turkey salt and pepper to taste 1 onion 3-4 T. unsalted butter, melted 2 C. chicken stock 1/4 C. maple syrup cranberry-bourbon relish (recipe follows) Preparation Preheat oven 350°F. Rinse turkey inside and out thoroughly. Season cavity and the outside with salt and pepper. Place onion in the cavity,…