Little Swiss Quiches

This is the type of recipe I usually avoid because it takes three note cards to write out the instructions. Even drifting onto the back for a sentence or two can scare me off, haha. If there’s too much thinking, forget it. But this one is the type of dish you might serve at a … Continue reading

Taffy Treats

This is a recipe from PAM! heh. The paper is neon green note paper and it’s a bit large, so please click to enlarge the image to a more readable size. I just didn’t want to offend any eyeballs early in the morning. These taffy treats are a cookie dipped in caramel, similar to the … Continue reading

Russian Teas (cookies)

Mmmm, I love these cookies! They are the type you find on a plate at the back of the table at a cocktail party, and the first cookies gone from that plate. They are popular at Christmas time because they look a bit like snowballs. The Russian Tea cookie (or cake) became popular in the … Continue reading

Cocktail party food

There is something really special about the food at cocktail parties. My folks used to have a cocktail party every year and we looked forward to the menu because certain special foods would occasionally make an appearance. Stuffed mushroom caps, a whole smoked salmon, sausage puffs, and cheese blocks were among the favorites. If you … Continue reading

Beverly’s Cranberry Tart

I came across this recipe in the “grandmother’s best” recipe contest I entered last summer. This was submitted by another contestant, and even back then I knew I’d be trying the recipe. Well, I tried the recipe this past weekend – twice! I made two versions of this tart, and set them on my coworkers … Continue reading

Cranberry Sauce

This looks like a delicious cranberry sauce that you can make to grace your holiday table. Cranberry sauce was popularized during the American Civil War when General U.S. Grant had it served to his troops during the siege of Petersburg in 1864. However, cranberries have been used for hundreds of years. They are a known … Continue reading

Plum Pudding

Who hasn’t heard the story of Tom Thumb Little Jack Horner (mea culpa, mea culpa!), who put in his thumb and pulled out a plum? Well that little nursery rhyme refers to plum pudding, or in British vernacular Christmas Pudding. Much like fruit cake, it is made several weeks prior to Christmas and according to … Continue reading