Category “Christmas & Holidays”

Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Gingies!

Okay, okay, I know it’s silly, but it’s a family joke to call these cookies “Gingies” – I think when my little brother was, well, little, we put “y” at the end of every word, and we never stopped even though he’s 21 years old now!

This recipe has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. In high school, I gave these out with a recipe card to all of my girlfriends. It’s the best recipe I’ve found for making gingerbread that is soft and chewy instead of dry and crispy.

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These tender, buttery cookies are bejeweled with sweet and tangy raspberry preserves. Fresh out of the oven, these cookies melt in your mouth. Just be careful because the preserves will be hot!

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

My dad’s favorite cookies

Here they are – my dad’s favorite cookies! I hadn’t made these in almost 10 years, but when we decided to have a little Christmas gathering this year, and it was going to be my dad’s very first time seeing where my husband and I live, I knew I had to make something special just for him.

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Thursday, 4 December, 2008

Melt-in-your-Mouth Goodness!

Here are my Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies!

This is a great old-fashioned recipe for melt-in-your-mouth cookies that cook on the stove and then set up on wax paper. There is nothing in the world like enjoying one of these tender, chewy, chocolatey gobs of goodness fresh off the wax paper, when they are still just a tiny bit warm. This is an easy recipe to make, even for beginners – but people are always wowed by the deliciously addictive taste of these cookies!
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Friday, 21 November, 2008

Pumpkin Heaven!

One of my favorite Vintage Victuals tips is to use fresh, pure ingredients when you can. After Halloween, we slice open the pumpkins that we don’t carve, clean out all the stringy junky stuff and the seeds, cut the flesh into chunks, and put it in a pot! Add a little bit of water to the bottom and cook on low for about 45 minutes, or until the pumpkin is fork-tender. Drain well and smash with a potato-smasher (or a food processor, depending on what texture you like). Voila! You have a great, fresh ingredient to put in your pies, breads, and soups! Also, cooked pumpkin freezes well. I put mine in ziplock freezer bags so that I can thaw-and-snip.

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