Peppermint Pinwheels

December 16, 2016 Christmas


These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Red food coloring paste or gel Beat butter […]

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Grandma’s Bohemian-Czech Hoska Bread

March 24, 2016 Bread


Every Easter and Christmas, Grandma Marie would spend the day baking this bread for the family. The day before the Holiday, Pa would deliver a collection of Hoska loaves to the families of their three girls. There would be one large loaf for the family, and smaller loaves for each member of the family. The […]

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Port-Glazed Onions and Shallots

November 17, 2014 Featured Recipe

This side dish is a favorite during Thanksgiving time, but is a perfect winter-time recipe that can be enjoyed with so many meals. 1 10-ounce package pearl onions 1 10-ounce package golden pearl onions 10 ounces small (1-inch diameter) shallots 2 tbsp (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup ruby Port 1/3 cup low-salt chicken broth 2 […]

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Spring Onions

April 7, 2014 In Season


Celebrate spring with these beautiful alliums. Spring onions offer fresh onion flavor, without the pungency (which makes them very popular with my kids). They are mild, crisp and offer a hint of sweetness — perfect for those who don’t always like the kick of raw onions. A simple way to enjoy spring onions is to […]

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Have a Ball this Thanksgiving – A Cheese Ball, That Is

November 25, 2013 Food

California Cheese and Bacon Balls

As we head into the final stretch of Thanksgiving Planning, the California Milk Advisory Board provides us with some great advice for feeding the crowds. Following the Family Eats Four Pillars, The CMAB offers tips and suggestions on how to bring it all together. Whether they’re appetizers on the big day, or nibbles for watching […]

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Cranberry Compote with Ginger and Molasses

November 16, 2013 Seasonal

cranberry goodness

Thanksgiving is the only time of the year we make this recipe, but every time we do, we enjoy it so much that we pledge to make it when it’s not the holiday. Maybe this year, we’ll remember! 4 cups fresh cranberries 1 ½ cups water 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp finely grated peeled fresh […]

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Grill-Roasted Vegetables with Pine Nut Pesto

November 16, 2013 Recipes

Seasonal flavors as a side dish.

While the turkey is in the oven, light up the grill and get this delicious side dish going. With a collection of seasonal flavors, this recipe pairs nicely with any Thanksgiving meal, and is a great recipe to pull out for any fall and winter meal. 1 lb carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lb […]

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Butternut Squash with Tangerine and Sage Glaze

November 16, 2013 Side Dishes


Take advantage of the delicious flavors of the season by pairing the butternut squash with a citrus flavor and a bit of sage. Warming and inviting, this recipe is sure to please. Perfect for Thanksgiving and throughout the season. 8 lbs butternut squash with long necks 1 cup fresh tangerine juice, divided ½ cup whipping […]

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Apple Pie

November 16, 2013 Desserts


Apple pie is a favorite all y ear ’round, but when it comes to the holidays, it is a must. Make a traditional apple pie, such as this recipe, the top with homemade whipped cream and caramel sauce. For added visual appeal, create a decorative top crust. Pie crust 2 cups flour ¾ cup Crisco […]

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Corn Bread, Wild Mushroom, and Pecan Stuffing

November 16, 2013 Recipes

Corn Bread, Wild Mushrooms and Pecan Stuffing

This delicious corn bread stuffing is delicious when stuffed inside the bird, but is equally delicious when baked in a buttered baking dish. Serve it with your favorite holiday meals, or just as a down home side dish for a cold winter’s night meal. 1 1/2 cups pecans 6 tbsp butter 1/2 recipe corn bread […]

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