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Noel
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The Christmas season is coming, so, I thought you might want to share some of your Christmas recipes. It could be a main dish, appetizer, salad, dessert, cookies, or, anything.

I am hoping to get some new recipes to make this year.

Merry Christmas early!

♥ Noel

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Noel
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MAGIC COOKIE BARS

1/4 c. butter
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. semi sweet morsels
1 c. flaked coconut
1 can (14 1/2 oz) condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 9 inch square pan. Layer graham cracker crumbs over butter and press firmly with a fork. Put a layer of nuts, then a layer of morsels and finally coconut, pressing each layer gently with a fork. Pour milk over the top layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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DianeBC
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Cheesy Potato Soup and Ham

10 MEDIUM POTATOES
1 CAN CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
1/2 LB. VELVEETA CHEESE
2 CUPS DICED HAM
1 CAN CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
16 OZ. SOUR CREAM
2 MEDIUM ONIONS

PEEL AND DICE POTATOES. CHOP ONION, COVER WITH WATER AND SIMMER TILL TENDER. DO NOT DRAIN, ADD SOUPS, SOUR CREAM, VELVEETA CHEESE AND HAM. SIMMER 15 MINUTES.

THIS IS A TRADITION AT OUR HOME AT CHRISTMAS TIME. IT IS VERY GOOD AND VERY RICH! I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY IT!

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lintx
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1 one lb jar lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
1 one lb jar unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 12oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 12oz bag white chocolate chips
1 one lb pkg vanilla or almond bark

Dump it all into your crock pot and set on low for one hour. No need to stir. Spoon by teaspoon onto waxed paper. If you throw in some raisins and pecans instead of peanuts, it tastes like a chunky. Experiment!

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Noel
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Love this Lintx! I've never heard of it! Thank you! I will experiment with it!

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DebbyM
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I've made your soup recipe before Diane, and, it is a winner with my family! Thanks for this Christmas recipe post Noel.

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Ritzy
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Oh I love these Noel! Thanks for the recipe! Aren't they called 7 layer cookie bars or something else like that? Or, maybe my mind is just going awayyyyyyyyyyyyy again? LOL And, they don't have 7 layers, do they.

Sue :)

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Ingredients

1 (5-pound) standing rib roast
1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows

Directions

Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Rub roast with House Seasoning; place roast on a rack in the pan with the rib side down and the fatty side up. Roast for 1 hour. Turn off oven. Leave roast in oven but do not open oven door for 3 hours. About 30 to 40 minutes before serving time, turn oven to 375 degrees F and reheat the roast. Important: Do not remove roast or re-open the oven door from time roast is put in until ready to serve.
House Seasoning:

1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix house seasoning ingredients together and you can store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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These are a great appetizer for Christmas and great for potlucks too.

1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the first six ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add meatballs; cook for 20-25 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yields about 6 dozen.

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Noel
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YumYum! Love the meatballs!

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1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar and the vanilla. Mix in the flour, nuts and salt.

3. Roll about 1 tablespoon or so of dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Do not allow these cookies to get too brown. It's better to undercook them than to overcook them.

5. While cookies are still hot roll them in confectioners' sugar. Once they have cooled, roll them in confectioners' sugar once more.

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Snowball cookies! I've never made these, but, have always eaten more than my fair share at Christmas gatherings. NOW, I can make them. Thanks DebbyM!

This is a recipe for a Holiday Brunch Casserole

The ingredients are:

4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 green onion, chopped
1 cup reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
3 cups 2% milk

The directions are:

In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, sausage, bacon, green pepper, 1 cup cheese and onion. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
In another bowl, whisk the biscuit mix, salt, eggs and milk; pour over the top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

survivorbc09
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These are magic Noel. They put a smile on everyone's face that ate them. It was the first time I had made them too. Thanks for the recipe.

Jan

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Kylez
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Hubby and I have been doing some baking and we made these magic cookie bars today. Actually, I made them and he kept eating them. lol They are good and so easy.

And, our fudge turned out perfect this time! I didn't have to throw the pan away. lol

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Noel
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So glad the magic cookie bars recipe was a hit! We love them too! Very happy that you didn't have to throw away another pan with the fudge in it Kylez. LOL

Rague
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Springles, Pferrernuse and Stollen. (Spelling may be wrong). Years ago my springle molds were lost in a flood in the desert along with. The recipes from my G-Grandmother. Over the years I've seen a few recipes for all of them but they weren't quite 'right' for pferrernuse or stollen. I never tried the Springle recipes because the molds were gone but I recently found some so though it's too late for this year will try next year.

OH yeah - just thought of another recipe that was lost - Bourbon soaked WHITE fruit cake - anyone have one for it?

Winyan - The Power Within

Susan

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1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, flour, butter, eggs, chocolate syrup and extracts until well blended. Stir in almonds and semisweet chocolate chips. On ungreased baking sheets, divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a 12-in. x 2-in. log.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until firm to the touch. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool for 20 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board; carefully cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt vanilla chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Good!!!!!

Pink Rose
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Wow! What a great bunch of Christmas recipes. Thank you very much! I will get mine out and post some too.

Thanks again!

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1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate (squares)
4 cups sugar
3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Combine milk and chocolate in medium-size heavy saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate is melted. Add sugar, corn syrup and salt and cook, stirring constantly, to boiling.

2. Cook, without stirring to 234 degrees F on a candy thermometer. (A teaspoonful of syrup will form a soft ball when dropped into cold water.) Remove from heat at once. Add vanilla and butter or margarine, but do not stir in.

3. Cool mixture in pan until lukewarm; beat with wooden spoon until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss. (This will take about 15 minutes.)

4. Spread in a buttered 8x8x2" pan. Let stand until set and cool; cut into squares. Makes about 2 pounds

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I have a funny story about fudge. When my hubby and I were first married, we used to "try" to make fudge like this and I don't know how many pans we had to literally throw away because the fudge got too hard in the pan and we couldn't get it out. LOL

We have since learned how to make it and we both love it, especially at Christmas time. Thanks for the reminder Leeza.

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White bread dough with candy fruit mix in with some nuts if you like. shape on a cookie sheet. Knock to see if done cool slightly dust with 10x sugar

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For as long as I can remember, my grandmother made cranberry ice for holiday dinners, whether for Thanksgiving or Christmas because we'd have turkey at both. (To give you an idea of how old this tradition was, my grandmother was born in 1901.) She would only make enough to fill two of those old metal ice cube trays that had the insert you could pull out. My siblings, my cousins, and I thought Grandma never made enough.

Believe it or not, ask my siblings and ask my cousins if THEY make cranberry ice, and they will tell you they do. Making cranberry ice for the holiday meal is evidence that we were, and are, Ashleys (whether or not our last names have changed because of marriage.)

Here is the recipe:

12 oz. whole cranberries
2 c. water
Cook the cranberries in the water until they soften. Strain the mixture through a sieve. Let this cool for awhile.

1 3/4 (1.75) c. water
1 3/4 (1.75) c. sugar
Cook at rolling boil for five minutes. Let cool.

Combine the cranberry mixture with the water/sugar mixture.
Add 1/2 T. lemon juice

FREEZE.
When the mixture is not quite hard, whip it thoroughly to a pink froth. (If it's not pink, refreeze it and whip it again when it gets a little harder.

REFREEZE.

Serve in small dishes as an appetizer or a complement to the meal.

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jnl
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These recipes are great! Thanks! The cranberry ice would not only be good, but, really pretty!

Leeza

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Noel
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A bigggggggggggg thank you to all of you for posting these great recipes! Let's keep them coming as Christmas isn't here yet and I still need new ideas of what to make.

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Kristin N
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Cranberry ice! This will be absolutely perfect for us at Christmas! Thanks!

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Dough:
Melt 1/2c butter in 1c milk, remove from heat. Then, add 2 eggs and whip then let cool.
Mix in 4 c flour, 1tsp salt in a separate bowl. Mix 1 or 2c flour mixture into milk mixture
alternating until all flour and milk mixture are together. "KNEAD" Slightly.
Keep in saran wrap and then cover with towel.

Potatoe Mixture:
Peel and cut potatoes, boil until soft, drain water. Mash potatoes add cheese(until taste
is cheesy) salt to taste

Formation:
Take 1/4 of dough and roll out (do not roll too thin). Slice dough into squares (as small or large as you like) put a ball of potatoe mixture in the middle, (wet edges w a little water) so they will stick, pinch dough all around and let sit for 10 minutes to dry a little.

Add pierogi to boiling water, allow them to rise to the top and boil until edges of pierogi's are soft.
Drain, layer them over a mixture of melted butter and onions. Keep layering, but not filling the dish (pan) too high.

You can put in refrigerator and reheat if you're not eating them right away or they can be frozen by layering them and flash freezing them before putting them in freezer bags.

Enjoy!
Merry Christmas
Dakota

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Megan M
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I've always wanted to make these Dakota and now I will use your recipe. Thanks so much!

Love this post,

Megan

gagee
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I fry them in butter until they are warmed thru or even until they are a little crispy. When they are fresh I like to use Miracle Whip as a dip on them. My mother used to use cottage cheese to stuff and some times ground beef as my dad wanted meat. Thank you for the good memory from my past. Diana

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dianehelen
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I am not a christmas person, and even less so this year with all thats going on..

BUTTTTTTTTTTT :) :) :) , what I LOVE LOVE LOVE about this time of year is

CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND CANDY!! Mmmmmmm I dont really make much, and wait for kind souls to bring me some, and they are always the BEST sweet treats of the year.

So seeing this thread and findind some of my favorites, I just may try a few, and indulge myself.

Most loving the snowball cookies, the crock pot candy, and the magic cookie bars.

Any more easy cookie recipes, greatly appreciated. I have never made any of these recipes, just waited for people to bring me some.

Anyone know how to make those ones that are like a peanut butter cookie, with a Hersheys Kiss stuck in the middle of it?

Looks like this:

Kiss Cookie

Thanks for a fun post, thats not full of illness and sadness

sbmly53
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Just make a small ball of dough and push a kiss into it. Also very good with a mini peanut butter cup.

Sue

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DebbyM
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How easy and sounds good Sue! Thanks! These are on my list to try too!

gagee
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Bake a batch of brownies and just before they are finished and still a little soft ... press a kiss into the brownie or even bake them in cupcake tins. Mmmmmmm good. Diana

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Noel
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Great idea Diana! MMMMMMMMM is right!

Pink Rose
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Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate
Peppermint flavorings, optional (use about 2 teaspoons, to your taste)

Directions

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.

Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.). Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm.

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Megan M
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Thanks Pink Rose for the peppermint bark recipe. I had forgotten about it. I usually buy something just like it at Fannie Mays, but, now I can make it.

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Noel
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Already made the peppermint bark! I have sis in law that loves it so I always make it for her.

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