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What is your favourite Christmas treat?

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posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Yay! It's a struggle around the holidays with a gluten intolerance or Celiac. The first year after dx it was iceberg lettuce salad with thousand island dressing while watching everyone enjoy all the delicious holiday food.

Most grocery stores in my area have a gluten free isle now with all kinds of options. For thanksgiving I made a pumpkin cheesecake with gf graham crackers, everyone enjoyed it, said they did at least lol.




posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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Hope that worked ^^^
Crazy amount of fiddling to upload a pic ....

Sweet potato pie

1 1/4 cup sweet potato cooked and mashed (don't microwave)
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla

Blend together, pour into graham crumb crust, bake @ 375 for 30 min, then put on topping:
2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 tsp flour

Back into oven for another 30 min - same temperature

It's even better the second day, if there's any left



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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So, this isn't really a "treat" per se but, something we make at holidays.

It will keep the kitchen clean while you are trying to prepare your meal and...it is just another one of those traditions.

I just finished making our breakfast casserole. I will cover it, refrigerate overnight, and in the morning it can be microwaved by serving for whomever is ready to eat. It can be microwaved later for those who are unable to eat early (hangovers!).

Hash brown taters...the square ones, frozen.
then we sometimes do real crumbled sausage but, this year I bought the Jimmy Dean "pre cooked" crumbled turkey sausage.
Spray a baking sheet or rectangle pan or whatever with baking spray.
Lay the hash browns down in the bottom (single layer).
Then sprinkle with the sausage.
Then take maybe 8 eggs or so for one pan and mix in bowl with green pepper and onion and pour over the tater/sausage layers.
Then sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 for about 1/2 hour...or until eggs are set...

YUM!!!! And so so bad for ya!

Here's the recipe for a different one we make sometimes.

Take a pound of sausage and brown, drain, and return to the pan.
Add 1 pound of cream cheese (trust me!).

Take whole mixture and pour into a rectangle pan.
Layer with crescent rolls...you know, the Pillsbury ones...in a can...

Bake until the rolls are lightly brown...

Now, this is a "treat" cause you wouldn't eat like this ALL OF THE TIME!!!

LOL it just cuts a few corners so you can spend more time with the fam...






posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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Olive-Nut Spread

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/2 c chopped pecans
1 c. salad olives
2 tbsp. olive brine

1. Mash softened cream cheese
2. Blend cream cheese and mayonnaise well
3. Add chopped pecans, chopped olives and olive brine
4. Stir well
5. Put mixture in covered container in refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours to firm up.

I tend to use a blend of 1/2 c black olives and 1/4 c each green and kalamata olives, and I use a similar blend with the brines (1 tbsp. to 1/2 tbsp. each of the other two). You can adjust your mix of olives to taste.

Serve on your favorite crackers or pita chips.

We also tend to have pickled peaches on our holiday table. THese days, you more or less have to make them yourself.

I also make the fruitcake. I won't show off that recipe. It is an old family one that has very obviously been through both the Depression and WWII. You can tell.
edit on 24-12-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: DaphneApollo
a reply to: Atsbhct

Avocado Pie

1 package lime jello
1 lime (juiced) add to required water for jello
1 can crushed pineapple (reserve liquid) add to Jello

chill lime jello pinch of salt as well to liquid before setting.

1 carton cool whip
1 package cream cheese
1 avocado (half mashed and creamed with the cream cheese)
1 graham cracker crust.

Take big bowl add jello, creamed avocado with the cream cheese mixture and mix together, add cool whip and gently fold together. Add pineapple and cut in small diced pieces the other half of the avocado and fold all together put into graham cracker crust/ chill. Will set nicely. Then serve.

... my family loves it.


Thanks for sharing your family secret!


Short of someone having a recipe they make money off of, I could never figure out why people would not want to share a recipe for GOOD FOOD!

for coming around!



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Okay, so we covered the kitchen in chocolate and sprinkles...LOL

Our Christmas Eve baking tradition is complete!!!!!




posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 06:19 PM
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White Christmas
The closest I will ever get to a White Christmas
haha

I absolutely love it! I make mine minus the almonds, but otherwise identical.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

I was going to look for a "different" sweet potato pie recipe.....this one fits the bill!
Thanks.....



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

My favorite Christmas treat is turkey,ham,mashed taters and corn and stuffing.
Coleslaw on the side.
My Mom rocks!!!!



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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my favorite holiday sweet: pecan pie. Just freaking love pecan pie.

I like custard pies in general, though.

This year we had bad weather, and i was being a lazy host. Forgot to get dessert, so had to whip up a cake that I had in the pantry. No frosting, though. So i made a chocolate and a peanut butter butter cream frosting, and used my new piping bag to make it pretty.

Now the whole family wants to me to make cake again for New Years.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: kaelci
What are rice bubbles?
.....I'm guessing that would be like Rice Krispies???

It does sound very good



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Haha
I just had a quick google, and yes! Rice Bubbles are Rice Krispies. I would definitely recommend the recipe, it's delicious. (So much so, that I'm a terrible terrible person, and eat the mixture before it's set. And THEN! I eat the slices before anyone else gets a chance to.)



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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isn't it hard to cut when it's cold from the refrigerator??


This is dangerous ...and VERY good as well.....
Seven Layer Cookie
We cut the squares smaller than the recipes says....it's just too rich otherwise.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Hot knife!
Slices right through the chocolatey bubbles.
And that layered cookie... looks almost -too- delicious. I can see why it would be too rich.



posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

My favorite treats are Gingerbread cookies and turkey. Yes, maybe they are traditional, but there is smth for me in this – some family magic from year to year.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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Gingerbread everything.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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As a tradition, we always have some great, slowly cooked salmon with rice and my mother's special pepper sauce. Best Christmas dish



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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