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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce 4 cups of Cranberries 1 Orange 1 Apple (optional) 1/2 to 1 cup sugar or splenda (depending on taste) This has been a Burrell family favorite for years! It is super easy to make and the taste of the fresh berries really puts the canned jelly to shame. I decided to add the apple for a new flavor element and I am really pleased with result. Toss all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Add a little … Read entire article »

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Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing 2 pones of Cornbread 1 loaf of white bread (can use biscuits, wheat bread, etc) Onions and Celery, sautéed in butter Poultry Seasoning Salt and Pepper Chicken Broth 4 eggs, lightly beaten   Crumble cornbread and other bread into a large bowl.  Add celery and onion, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Taste to see if you have enough seasoning.  This will vary with every family.  Add eggs.  Pour in enough broth to make a soupy mixture – about like pancake batter.  It the mix is dry now it will be dry when baked.  (If dry make lots of gravy!!!)   Pour mixture into greased baking dish.  Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.   This makes a huge recipe of dressing and should give you plenty for leftovers.  Paul’s favorite thing to do is have a bit of cold dressing out of the … Read entire article »

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Million Dollar Salad

8 oz. cream cheese 1 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 small jar maraschino cherries, chopped 20 oz. drained crushed pineapple 1 bag mini marshmallows 1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped or 1 small tub whipped cream 1 c. chopped nuts Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Drain pineapple and mix with marshmallows. Fold in whipped cream and nuts. Add cherries … Read entire article »

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English Pea Salad

1 can Tiny English peas 2 hard boiled eggs 1 tablespoon salad pickles, drained ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. paprika Dash of salt   Mix well together and chill. Serves 6. … Read entire article »

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Ingredients 4  teaspoons cinnamon 2  teaspoons ginger, ground 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground   Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container … Read entire article »

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Poultry Seasoning

1  tablespoon rosemary 1  tablespoon oregano 1  teaspoon sage 1  tablespoon marjoram 1  tablespoon thyme 1  teaspoon pepper   Mix thoroughly and store in air tight container … Read entire article »

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Sweet Potato Casserole

6 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup melted butter 1 Tablespoon Grated Orange rind 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup evaporated milk Combine ingredients and pour into a buttered casserole dish. Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped pecans Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned. Optional – we add mini marshmallows on the top for the last 10 minutes. … Read entire article »

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Giblet Gravy

3 Boiled Eggs Cooked Giblets from Turkey Turkey Drippings and additional Broth (can be chicken broth) Salt and Pepper Cornstarch Boil the neck, heart and gizzard from the turkey with onion and a couple of stalks of celery for about an hour or 2.  Add liver in the final 30 minutes and cook till done.  Remove meat from the neck and chop with the organ meats.  (Remove celery from broth and discard.  I usually add this broth to my dressing.) Take the drippings from the turkey and set aside to cool.  The fat will rise to the top as it cools and you can skim that off.  Pour your remaining broth into a pan and add additional broth to amount you desire.  Heat over medium low heat but do not boil. In a separate bowl or measuring … Read entire article »

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Cheese Ball

2 pkgs Cream Cheese 1 lb Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 lb Medium Cheddar Cheese 1 lb Mild Cheddar Cheese 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt 1 tsp Lemon Juice 1/2 cup drained Crushed Pineapple Chopped Pecans Mix everything together and then into a ball with your hands, except for nuts.  Put chopped nuts in a pie plate and roll the ball in the nuts.  Keep refrigerated until 30 minutes before serving.  Serve with crackers. … Read entire article »

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