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

Fruit Cake (Grannie Marvel)

My mom commented on a previous fruit cake recipe that “the best one” in our family is the one from Grannie Marvel, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. We had this last year at the holidays and it is delicious! Fruit Cake (Grannie Marvel) 1 1/2 cups raisins 1 1/2 cups dates … Continue reading