Holly Berry

Ingredients: 1 good quality green tea, tea bag okay 1 tablespoon (1 dessert spoon) 3-year-old-brandy 1 dessert spoon honey Method: Immerse green tea bag in mug of hot water for three minutes. Add the brandy and the honey.

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Ginger Snap Martini

Photo by Simon Wheatley Ingredients: 3 ounces of vodka 1 teaspoon of ginger syrup 1 small piece of freshly cut ginger 1 ounce of ginger ale 2 thinly sliced orange zests Method: Add the vodka and ginger syrup to a glass shaker that is half-full of cracked ice and let stand for about a minute. […]

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Brandy Eggnog

Photo by Saucy Salad Ingredients: 6 eggs ½ cup sugar ½ pint brandy 1 pint rich cream nutmeg to taste milk – approximately a tablespoon Method: Step 1: Mix egg yolks, sugar, brandy and milk. Set aside. Step 2: Whip egg whites and cream separately in clean bowls with clean beaters. Fold these two in […]

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Walnut Spice Cookies

Photo by Stiefen Schlingen Ingredients: 1 stick (½ cup)butter ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup sugar 1 medium egg ½ teaspoon good quality vanilla 1-¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground allspice (optional) ½ cup chopped walnuts 15-24 half walnuts […]

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WACKY CAKE

Photo by hfb Contributor’s Note: So named because it does not call for eggs or milk. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 6 rounded tablespoons dark baking cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2/3 cups oil 2 cups cold water Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix […]

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TWEED SQUARES

Ingredients: Cake Base: ½ cup butter ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, 2 grated, 2 for melting ½ cup milk ½ teaspoon salt 2 egg whites 1-1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons margarine Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar very well. Add dry ingredients and milk, beat well. […]

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TARTAN BAKLAVA

Photo by mazaletel Premade puff pastry ½ cup butter 2 medium egg, separated 1-¼ cups finely chopped walnuts 1 cup sugar Juice of ¼ lemon 1 cup water Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Smear a sided tray or baking dish with butter and put on one layer of puff pastry. Whisk two egg whites with […]

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Sugar Cookies

Photo by Jo Naylor Ingredients: ¾ cup soft shortening (part butter) 1 cup sugar 2 medium eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla or lemon (I prefer the vanilla) 2-½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Method: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream together eggs, sugar, shortening, and vanilla. Slowly […]

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SNICKERS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Photo by m01229 Ingredients: 1-¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cups brown sugar 1 medium egg 2 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 bag of mini Snickers candy bars Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together. In a separate […]

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She’s My Cherry Pie

Photo by Pug Girl Ingredients: 1 can of pie cherries with juice 1- ¼ cup granulated sugar slightly less than ¼ cup of plain flour ¼ teaspoon lemon juice Pinch of salt and cinnamon 2-3 drops almond flavoring 2-4 drops red food coloring (optional) Method: Pour contents of can of pie cherries into a sauce […]

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