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Dips

Alice Fobes’ Pink Shrimp Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

My family has a tradition of serving a buffet on Christmas eve. This dip is a nice, colorful choice, with crackers. 2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese 1/3 C mayonnaise 3 T chili sauce 2 t […]

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Barry's family

Artichoke Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a favorite for our traditional Christmas eve buffet. From Sharon Stellrecht. l 14oz can artichoke hearts (not the marinated sort) l cup Hellman’s Mayo (the “light” kind is fine, but why bother?) l […]

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Holidays

Awesome Turkey Gravy

1/12/2012 meps 0

Gravy is a sauce and is usually just broth thickened with cooked flour. The broth-flour mixture doesn’t become thickened until the flour cooks, usually at boiling temperature. Most gravy tastes better if some of the […]

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Baked

Caramel Roll Topping

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/4c butter 1c brown sugar 2T honey or corn syrup 2t cinnamon 1/2t lemon rind 1/2C nuts Bring to boil. Covers 12 rolls.

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Holidays

Chocolate Pecan Pie with LOVE

11/21/2012 meps 0

This comes from my beautiful and generous friend Lisa, who refers to herself as “Your friendly neighborhood LOVE-terrorist!” Ingredients: 1 Large Bucket Filled to the Brim with LOVE!! 1 unbaked pie shell 1-1/2 C pecans […]

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Desserts

Chocomint Chex Snacks

4/28/2013 meps 0

I saw something like this on the internet and realized that this was the answer to Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies for gluten-free eaters. Here’s how I made my first batch. It’s not very sweet; […]

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Holidays

Christmas Eve Salad

7/23/2013 meps 0

From Karen Barnaby, Vancouver Sun, 2012 There are as many variations of this as the people who make it. Some versions have bananas, pineapple and peanuts. What seems to be constant are the beets and […]

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Desserts

Christmas Salad

10/18/2009 meps 0

Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages lime jello 1 C crushed pineapple (drain first, save the juice) 3-1/2 C water Mix and chill until firm: 2 packages strawberry jello 3-1/2 C water Heat pineapple […]

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Alcoholic

Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Beverages

Cooked Egg Nog

12/19/2005 meps 0

My Microplane (TM) grater changed my life. That’s when Barry and I discovered that real, freshly grated nutmeg is a completely different animal from the stuff that comes in a little spice tin. That plus […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite. 1 can creamed corn 1 can whole kernel corn 1 C evaporated milk 3 eggs 2 T butter 2 t honey 2 T flour Combine all, put in a greased casserole dish. […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding (aka Corn Puddin’)

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite, and also Ed Willson’s favorite: 2 C corn 1/3 C sugar 1 t salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 C milk 3 T melted butter 1/2 t nutmeg In a medium bowl, sprinkle […]

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Holidays

Corn Pudding with Cornmeal

11/24/2006 meps 0

A Thanksgiving favorite. 6 T butter 3/4 C cornmeal 1 C boiling water 3 eggs 2 C milk 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper 1 C corn kernels Preheat oven to […]

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Holidays

Cranberry Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

A good Thanksgiving and Christmas sweet bread. 2 C flour, sifted 1 C sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 C shortening 1 t grated orange rind 3/4 C […]

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Desserts

Cranberry Pecan Pie

12/4/2006 meps 0

2 C cranberries 1 C orange juice 1/2 C honey 2 T cornstarch 2 T cold water 1/2 t orange extract 1 9-inch pie shell, baked and cooled Pecan topping (see below) In medium saucepan, […]

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Holidays

Cranberry Wobbler

10/17/2009 meps 0

This is a favorite holiday dish from Odessa. 1-1/2 C ground cranberries 1/2 C sugar 2 3-oz packages Jello orange or lemon 1/4 t salt 2 C boiling water 1-1/2 C cold water 1 T […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cranberry-Orange Drop Cookies

12/21/2006 meps 0

Many thanks to Kathleen Davis for sharing the cookies and the recipe! 2 C (packed) dried sweetened cranberries (about 10 oz) 1/3 C orange juice 2 C flour 1 t cinnamon 1 t baking powder […]

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Baked

Crepes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Makes enough for one or two people. Mix together: 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 T melted butter 1/4 cup flour 1 T sugar dash salt Cook in a well-oiled crepe pan over medium heat […]

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Alcoholic

Cynthia’s Sangria

3/27/2006 meps 0

We enjoyed this version of sangria during a south-of-the-border potluck aboard Wind Dancer. It’s sweeter than my traditional Schulte Sangria, and it goes down like adult Kool-Aid. The mandarin oranges and pineapple at the bottom […]

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Barry's family

Dream Bars

12/24/2006 meps 0

When Grandma used to send us a huge box of cookies every Christmas, this one was my favorite kind. She would wrap every cookie individually in plastic wrap, and I’d root through the whole box […]

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Desserts

Eggnog Pastry Cream

12/6/2006 meps 0

Makes 2-1/2 cups. You can use this to make a parfait involving grated chocolate or chocolate syrup, sweetened pumpkin puree, and whipped cream. 1 C eggnog (not fat-free) 1 C milk (not fat-free) 4 egg […]

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Baked

Food Processor Pie Crust

7/14/2004 meps 0

The “Mac” was our dear friend Barbie’s nickname for the food processor, named after a kitchen helper who was slower than molasses. Put the metal chopper blade into the Mac. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose […]

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Beverages

Gingered Cranberry Punch

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ginger syrup: 1 C water, 1/2 C sugar, 1/4 C chopped fresh ginger Stir together in small saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and chill. Punch: 1 liter ginger ale, chilled 32 oz cranberry-apple […]

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Breakfast

Goldenrod Eggs

4/15/2006 meps 1

This is especially good at Easter, because it uses up lots of hard-boiled eggs. But it’s not difficult, and it’s beautiful anytime. Serves 2, but can be easily doubled or tripled. 4 hard-boiled eggs 3 […]

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Holidays

Green Bean Casserole

10/31/2011 meps 0

I found this in my brother Stevie’s recipe collection. It’s one of my Dad’s favorite recipes to make, too. 1 10-3/4 oz can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 C milk 1 t soy sauce Dash […]

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Baked

Honey Peanut Loaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is super-decadent, and a nice way to impress houseguests around the holidays. 2 T butter 1/4 C honey 1/4 C peanuts 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 t cardamom 1 pkg of 10 refrigerated biscuits […]

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Desserts

Indian Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from the waitress at Chequers restaurant, outside Burlington, Vermont. I can’t believe how simple it is. Original version — restaurant quantity! Scald 1-1/2 gallons of milk with 8 T butter. Then […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lisa’s Chocolate Truffles

10/22/2004 meps 0

This is a wonderful Christmas recipe from Lisa Becker, who brought truffles to a potluck when we worked together at Battelle (about an eon ago!). That was the best work potluck I’ve ever been to […]

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Alcoholic

Mint Jules (a mint julep with a zing)

7/14/2004 meps 0

A nice twist on the Derby Day tradition. 3 lime slices 10 mint leaves 2-1/2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled and cooled) Muddle lime slices with […]

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Baked

Mock Mincemeat Pie

11/22/2005 meps 0

The ingredients for this came from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, but I’ve modified the instructions. I always use a food processor for this one, even if I have to borrow one, as I did […]

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Alcoholic

Mrs. Rasmusson’s Glogg

7/14/2004 meps 0

(as per Margaret Swanson) 1 gallon white port 1 pint rum 1 pint brandy 1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in […]

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Holidays

Odessa’s Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

While we were working on pot pie, talk turned to Thanksgiving traditions. Odessa turned to me and asked, “Do you stuff your turkey?” “Sometimes — if we cook it outside on the grill, we don’t. […]

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Breakfast

Oven-baked pancakes (aka Dutch Baby)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Inge Curtis, of the Williamsburg B&B Primrose Cottage. This is rich and satisfying, and it doesn’t have to be terribly sweet. 1/2 C milk 1/2 C all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking soda 3 eggs […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pecan Pie Squares

11/23/2014 meps 0

2 C flour 2/3 C confectioners sugar 3/4 C butter (softened) 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/2 t salt 1/2 C honey 2/3 C butter 3 T whipping cream 3-1/2 C pecans, coarsely chopped Grease […]

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Baked

Pie Pastry

7/14/2004 meps 0

Sift 2 1/2 c. flour with 1 t. salt in a chilled mixing bowl. With a pastry blender cut in 6 T. shortening till the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Cut in another 6 T. to […]

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Baked

Pumpkin Pie

11/26/2004 barry 0

From the Libby’s Pumpkin can. One of the nicest things about this is that it makes two pies, so you can hoard one and share the other. 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. […]

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Holidays

Rich Mushroom Gravy – Vegetarian

7/14/2004 meps 0

I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner one year, with a caveat. I was still a sorta-kinda vegetarian, so I served all the myriad side dishes but skipped the turkey. This gravy recipe was so successful, […]

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Favorites

Salmon Pate

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Mom, Esther Schulte. Great for holiday gatherings or potlucks. Line a 2 cup bowl or a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Blend together: 7 3/4 oz can of salmon Either 1 envelope Good […]

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Cookies & Candies

Scottish shortbread

1/3/2009 meps 0

Make this recipe on Thanksgiving weekend and serve it on Christmas eve. 3/4 lb butter, softened 1-1/4 C sugar 2 eggs 4 C flour Preheat oven to 350 F. Blend the butter, sugar, and eggs […]

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Barry's family

Smoked Salmon Ball

10/7/2006 meps 0

Wondering what to do with that can of salmon that’s been in the cupboard forever? This wonderful recipe turns inexpensive canned salmon into a gourmet dish. If you don’t give the secret away, people will […]

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Beverages

Spiced Cider

7/14/2004 meps 0

The easiest way to make hot spiced cider is this: Pour as much cider as will fit into a crockpot. Toss in 3 or 4 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple spice teabags. Heat the cider in […]

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Desserts

St. Joseph’s Day Rice

3/19/2015 meps 0

Photo and recipe courtesy of the creative, brilliant, and huggable Mary Bolter of Spokane, Washington. 2-1/2 C uncooked white rice 2-1/2 C water 1/2 t Saffron 1 C toasted whole almonds, chopped 1 C honey, […]

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Barry's family

Stellrecht Oyster Stew

12/24/2006 meps 0

This is a Stellrecht tradition, to be eaten while trimming the Christmas tree each year. Barry’s parents recreated the recipe from a Campbell’s soup can! The only problem with the tradition was, the kids never […]

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Appetizers

Sugared Walnuts

12/18/2007 meps 0

This makes a good food gift for friends and family. For a nice sweet and salty contrast, serve a bowl of these alongside a bowl of Tamari-Roasted Almonds. 2 large egg whites 1 C sugar […]

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Holidays

Sweet Potato Casserole

4/18/2007 meps 0

We had this mouth-watering casserole just last week at a dinner party in Vero Beach. It was a hit, along with the marinated pork loin and the broccoli slaw and the custard-topped cake. Eight of […]

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Dips

Swiss Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

For Barry’s family, this was a New Year’s Day tradition. For each serving: 1/3 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 6-1/2 T Rhine wine 1 t corn starch 1-1/2 t Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) clove of garlic freshly […]

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Holidays

Three-Cheese Savory Pumpkin Spread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a nice fall dish and a good offering for holiday parties: 1 T butter 1/2 C chopped pecans 12 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar (6 oz) 1/2 C […]

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Holidays

Turkey Cheese Pie (Julie’s Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This was my sister’s attempt to re-create an old family favorite. A few years after she shared this, I found a copy of the original Turkey Cheese Pie recipe. 3 onions 1-1/4 cup turkey pieces […]

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Favorites

Turkey Cheese Pie (Original Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original Esther Schulte (Meps’ Mom) version from 1972, rediscovered in my brother Stevie’s recipe files in 2003. I copied this verbatim, even the cute misspellings — it had been typed, with a typewriter, on an […]

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Baked

Wilson-Knepper Cinnamon Rolls

1/12/2012 meps 0

This sounds like a simple, easy cinnamon roll recipe. However, I suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg — there can be much more to the recipe than this. For example, the last […]

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Dips

Wine-Swiss Cheese Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is great for a New Year’s Day brunch, or a romantic evening for two. 1 garlic clove, halved 1-1/2 C dry white wine or sauterne 4 C (1 pound) swiss cheese (we always used […]

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Dairy-free

Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

1/3/2016 meps 0

1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks […]