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Old 12-17-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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Everyone looks forward to it....

We've all got something...something special that comes from our kitchen or hobby room that people look forward to year after year.

From me, it's cookies. Platters of hundreds of assorted cookies in all shapes, sizes, flavours, colours. People start asking before Thanksgiving for a preview of what's on the list...

From my sister, it's her tiramisu. She only makes it once a year, for christmas.

My Aunt Tessie always made a lemon creme mould from a recipe on the back of the carnation evaporated milk can. ( I make that recipe now...and people need that, too!)

So, what's in your holiday bag that everyone looks forward to, year after year?

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My chocolate nut brittle candy stuff. No name.. just good!
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Ah....but now I want to know more about it...

How long have you been making it? Where did you get the recipe?
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Red pepper jellly (regular and hot) and habanero sauce. Been doing it for years.

Looks like the start of a great thread.
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Sadly Vera, the one thing everyone looked forward to each year was sugar cookies made from yard-o-dough but heavily decorated by all the kids in the family. It was the only kind I knew how to make. However, I just made a tiramisu a couple of days ago that I think will become a favorite. Already, all the kids have requested I make it again for Christmas dinner.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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I'm not much of a baker, but I do try to make Christmas biscotti every year. It's made with candied fruit, so when you slice it, the red, green and yellow fruits dot the cookies. The recipe came from a cookbook I have called "Cookies, Cookies, Cookies."

Also, I'm a member of the local League of Women Voters and the first Saturday in December is our program planning/holiday get-together and we all bring a breakfast/brunch type dish to share. For the last several years, I've made orange-cranberry scones from a recipe I found online. They've been a big hit. This year, I made two batches - one for the buffet and one I divided into bag of 6 and sold at the Bizarre Bazaar fundraiser we also have that morning.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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The ever-popular Chex Mix "Scramble", complete with Cheerios, peanuts, pretzels, veg oil, Worcestershire sauce, and season salt.

Stuff is addicting. I make two huge roasting pans full and it's never enough.

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Sadly Vera, the one thing everyone looked forward to each year was sugar cookies made from yard-o-dough but heavily decorated by all the kids in the family. It was the only kind I knew how to make. However, I just made a tiramisu a couple of days ago that I think will become a favorite. Already, all the kids have requested I make it again for Christmas dinner.
What, pray tell, is yard - o - dough??
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Red pepper jellly (regular and hot) and habanero sauce. Been doing it for years.

Looks like the start of a great thread.
Okay, I have to ask...what do you spread red pepper jelly on??
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What, pray tell, is yard - o - dough??
Now I'm really red-faced. Yard-o-dough is already made cookie dough that is packaged in a long tube - similar to the long summer sausages named Yard-O-Beef. Anyway, you peel off the plastic wrap and slice it and bake it.
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