Holly’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 2 sticks room temperature butter – 1 c 2/3 c castor sugar 1/3 + 1/2 c light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 c AP flour 1 t salt 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 2 c good quality chocolate chopped into chunks 1 c chopped hazelnuts Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together…

Canadian Bacon

I found a couple of pork roasts on clearance and since we are curing and smoking a pork belly for bacon, I thought I’d try these for some Canadian bacon.  The only hitch might be that they were packaged in some odd, slimy, “gravy” that I washed off as well as I could. I modified…

Christmas?

No Christmas dinner at our house.  By 2:00 Noah and I were feverish and back in bed.  I think we’re finally on the mend today after some inhalers, cough syrup, antibiotics, and about 300 boxes of Kleenex.  I finally ordered a camera cord (the husband bought the wrong one) so we should have some photos…

Have a Very Happy Christmas

We’re all sick, but we’re also looking forward to the holiday.  We have a beautiful ham from Gartner’s Meat Market, what an amazing place, for tomorrow’s family dinner.  We’re throwing in Stacy’s potatoes, green beans and some lovely rolls from Delphina’s bakery for a great feast.  Hopefully Santa will bring me a new camera download…

The Homestead in Norway

My husband’s grandparents come from Norway.  The photo below shows a photograph taken of the family farm in the mountains.  A farm that has been around since the 1600’s and still has to be hiked into.  The mail and groceries come up by some type of tram, but people need to hike over a mile…

Bread Pudding with Dried Fruit and Sour Lemon Sauce

Kris Kringle Bread Pudding (adapted from: Martha Stewart December 2005) click here for gift tag link Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups Brandy 12 ounces assorted dried fruits, such as peaches, apricots, and pears, cranberries, raisins 5 cups heavy cream 2 cups half-and-half 3/4 cup vanilla or granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling 2 cinnamon sticks 2…

Candied Nuts

Candied Walnuts: 4 oz Pecans 4 oz Walnuts 1/2 {scant} cup White Granulated Sugar 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt Egg Whites from one Egg Preheat oven to 250 degrees and butter a small baking sheet. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a medium sized bowl…

Peanut Butter Balls

*Leona’s * Makes 30 Printable Recipe A holiday tradition in my home for the past 30 years! Where I come from you won’t find too many houses without a plate of these on offer at Christmas time! Easy and quick to make, and delicious too!! 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1 cup icing sugar ½…

Fantasy Fudge (marshmallow fluff)

Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter 1 5 oz can evaporated milk 1-1/2 pkg. (12 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped 1 7oz jar marshmallow creme 1 tsp vanilla Directions: Heat the sugar, butter and evaporated milk to a rapid boil in 3 quart heavy saucepan. Boil and stir constantly until a candy thermometer reaches…