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November 14th, 2012

Strawberry Santas (Recipes)

Strawberry Santa Desserts

Strawberry Santa Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large strawberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3-4 Tablespoons powdered sugar (or sugar substitute - to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Black sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry You want to cut jut enough to make the hat with.
  2. Clean out the whole strawberry with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
  4. Once strawberries are filled, top with the 'hats.' Decorate according to photos or your own imagination.
  5. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving. Serve on decorative plate with sugar "snow".
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Strawberry Santa Desserts


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December 19th, 2011

Figgy Pudding – Lyrics and Recipe

Figgy Pudding Lyrics and Recipe from Operation Letter to Santa.comWe wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
We want some figgy pudding
Please bring it right here!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
So bring it out here!
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

Figgy Pudding – Lyrics and Recipe

Figgy Pudding – Lyrics and Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ pound figs
  • 1 ¼ cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup almonds or walnuts
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar (scant)
  • ½ cup candied grapefruit peel
  • ¼ cup candied lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Chop the figs and mix with fluffy crumbs. Brown the almonds or walnuts (if using almonds, they should be blanched, skinned and chopped. Walnuts should be chopped).
  2. Mix with all the other ingredients.
  3. Put the mixture into a greased mold and steam 2 ½ hours (The pudding may also be baked in a 325 oven for 1 hour). Moist, soft grapefruit peel adds a very good flavor.
  4. Serve with a brandy and cream sauce.
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December 9th, 2011

Christmas French Toast

When I was a small child, one of the things that signaled to all sleeping children in our home that Christmas morning had indeed arrived and that Santa had visited while we slumbered was the sweet aroma of Christmas French Toast wafting from the kitchen. Imagine having to make the decision between racing for the tree to find our presents or answering the siren call of that sweet syrupy scent!

Christmas French Toast

Christmas French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 slices bread
  • confectioners' sugar or warm syrup
  • strawberries and pecans (optional)
  • fresh whipping cream (optional)
  • crushed candy canes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Beat together egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled (or use cooking spray) skilled or griddle over medium (not high!) heat.
  3. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 20 seconds on each side until thoroughly coated.
  4. Cook bread slices until both sides are lightly browned and slightly crisp.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or smothered in warm syrup.
  6. Optional - garnish with strawberries, other berries, pecans, or crushed candy canes.
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December 6th, 2011

Christmas Cinnamon Punch

Christmas Cinnamon Punch

Christmas Cinnamon Punch

A blend of juices gives this Christmas punch a little pizzazz.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red cinnamon candies
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • 1 quart pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 pints ginger ale
  • pineapple rings (optional)
  • apple juice (optional)
  • cinnamon sticks (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt cinnamon candies in water.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Garnish with pineapple rings frozen in apple juice and/or cinnamon sticks.
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