Holiday Recipes

Home Up December To Do


Quick and Easy--Four Recipes for December

Easy Cheese Log

1/2 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed           10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded        8-ounces cream cheese

Mix the three cheeses together.  Add:

1 teaspoon garlic salt                              1 teaspoon onion salt                           1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Gradually add spices to cheese mixture.  Mix in:        1 cup  pecans, shelled and chopped      

Roll into 2 log shapes.  Shape into balls if you prefer.  Roll logs in 1/8 cup paprika and 1/4 cup chopped pecans.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill.  Serve with crackers.


In a Hurry Holiday Salad--Four Ingredients

1 can cherry pie filling                                              1 large bowl Cool Whip, thawed

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained                1 cup nuts, chopped

Fold together all ingredients in large bowl.  Chill.


Holiday Eggnog Bread

3 cups flour                                             3/4 cup sugar                               1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt                                1/2 teaspoon nutmeg                     1 1/2 cup eggnog

2 Tablespoons butter, melted              Optional:  3/4 cup chopped walnuts or 3/4 cup mixed, candied fruit

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  

Slowly add eggnog and melted butter to dry ingredients.  Blend well.  If desired, stir in nuts and fruits.

Butter a loaf pan.  Pour batter into loaf pan.  Bake and 350 degrees F for 60 minutes.  Cool on wire rack out of pan. 


Holiday Potpourri--Makes the House Smell Great--(Not for Eating)

3 cinnamon sticks                                    3 bay leaves                                   1/4 cup whole cloves

Grated lemon peel or 1/2 lemon             Grated orange peel or 1/2 orange         16 ounces water                                          

Add water to small pot on stove or use commercial potpourri container.  Add small handful of potpourri mixture.  Heat and simmer during the Holidays.  Add new water as needed.  Replace with fresh potpourri mixture after a few days of use.  DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED ON STOVE.