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Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way by Amos Miller

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them, except here I will substitute Borden's Nonesuch Mincemeat, or Robertson's (preferred) in a jar instead of homemade mincemeat. You can substitute your favorite shortening (vegetable works great) while I will use rendered leaf…

3 votes
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“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”) by Kevin Olomon

During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north, Alaskan bears eat mainly nuts and berries. So to track a bear in the woods, you simply look to the forest floor and watch for “bear sign”. Need I say more? Ha! These are SO easy…

6 votes
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Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies - HIGH ALTITUDE STYLE

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies - HIGH ALTITUDE STYLE by Salad Foodie

Think you can't improve on the Original Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe? You can if you live at a high altitude (3500 to 6000 feet) and you make the recommended adjustments by the Nestle Company. I have made these cookies since I was young…

2 votes
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Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines by Amos Miller

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature treats in the Big Easy! It is time to play 'soft ball', and we're not talking the sport - we're talking Creole candy. When the recipe calls for your concoction on the stove to reach the…

5 votes
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Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies

Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies by Amos Miller

This is an old stand-by, perfect for the holidays, for winter, for enjoying with a glass of milk, or hot coffee, tea or cocoa. The beautiful thing is that these cookies get better everyday - if you can stand to have them around without consuming them! This is a make-the-dough-one-day and bake-the-cookies-the-next project, so…

4 votes
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Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans by Salad Foodie

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves rather than chopping, and serve in a festive bowl.

4 votes
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Japanese “Rare” Cheesecake

Japanese “Rare” Cheesecake by Henry Moline

No bake cheesecakes are called “rare cheesecakes” in Japan. It is a soft type of cheesecake and usually gelatin is used to harden the filling. Rare cheesecakes are chilled and served with fresh fruits or fruit sauces. It is a very easy cheesecake to make at home

1 vote
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Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream by Salad Foodie

What to do with the candy canes after Christmas? Make ice cream! Doesn't have to be summer to get my ice cream maker out.

1 vote
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Plain Old Oatmeal Cookies

Plain Old Oatmeal Cookies by Kevin Olomon

I have enjoyed oatmeal cookies with cinnamon, ginger and other dessert spices added to the dough and while they are perfectly delicious, this dough doesn’t include them. I find I personally prefer an undistracted cookie that highlights the simple toastiness of the oats and the rich brown sugar- but you may certainly throw in the…

4 votes
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Strawberry and Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

Strawberry and Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding by Salad Foodie

A delightful tapioca pudding for a special occasion. So ruby-red pretty, and with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, you'll think you died and went to heaven. If fresh rhubarb is not available substitute frozen, and mash or cut up after simmering if necessary.

2 votes
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Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection)

Graham Cracker Snowballs (a no-cook confection) by Salad Foodie

An easy confection ~ not a cookie, not a candy, but a cross somewhere between. No cooking, no baking. Easy to make though a little messy. Enlist the kids to help roll them and they'll have a fun activity to share in the kitchen with you. A variation recipe “S’more Snowballs” uses graham crackers, marshmallows, mini chocolate chips…

2 votes
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Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation)

Quick & Easy Fruit Compote with Vanilla Sauce (and a no-added sugar or low-sugar variation) by Salad Foodie

A fruit compote on the table in 15 minutes? Here's a dessert kids (and kids of all ages) will love. Start with a can of fruit cocktail, add some chopped fruit in season, and make a simple vanilla sauce to top it. (This dessert converts easily to a…

3 votes
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Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffle Cakes

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffle Cakes by Debi Shawcross

Individual souffle like chocolate/orange cakes

2 votes
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HOT CHOCOLATE MELT PINE APPLE GRANITA

HOT CHOCOLATE MELT PINE APPLE GRANITA by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

HOT CHOCOLATE MELT PINE APPLE GRANITA

1 vote
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Nut Tree Drop Cookies

Nut Tree Drop Cookies by Salad Foodie

The Nut Tree (Vacaville CA, off I-80) has been a landmark tourist stop for over eighty years. The restaurant, at its zenith in the 70's and 80's, was an early pioneer of California cuisine featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, and recipes of popular menu items were offered for sale in the gift shop. The original restaurant from that…

1 vote
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