All Things Christmas

Joseph’s Brown Bread

Breads & Soups

Joseph’s Brown Bread Posted By: Staff Makes:8 Ingredients: 3 cups of whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups of lukewarm water Extra flour for kneading the dough Sesame oil for the loaves Directions: Mix flour and salt in large bowl then add water and mix to make the dough. Knead the dough on

Vomack

Breads & Soups

Vomack Posted By: Staff Makes:4 Ingredients: 4 Medium-sized potatoes 1 Cup of water Salt 1/2 Cup of fresh dill Pepper, freshly ground 2 Cups of string beans 1 Tablespoon of butter 1 1/2 Tablespoons of flour 3 Tablespoons of vinegar 1 to 1 1/2 Cups of cream 4 Poach eggs Paprika Directions: Peel and cut

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Griddle Cakes

Breads & Soups

Griddle Cakes Posted By: Staff Makes:16 Ingredients: 1 1/2 Teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon of salt 2 Cups of all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1/2 Cup of granulated sugar 3/4 Cup of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 Cup of sultanas (golden raisins) Directions: Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and ginger

Tray’s Orange Gingerbread

Breads & Soups

Tray’s Orange Gingerbread Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of butter 1/2 Cup of sugar 1/2 Cup of light molasses 1 Egg, beaten Grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1/2 Cup of cold tea 1 3/4 Cups of pastry flour 3/4 Teaspoon of soda (baking) 1 Teaspoon of ginger Directions: Cream the butter,

Finnish Kaffi Bulla

Breads & Soups

Finnish Kaffi Bulla Posted By: Staff Makes:4 Ingredients: 2 Cups of milk 7 – 8 cardamon seeds, shelled and pounded 1 Cups of sugar 1 Egg white 1/4 Cup of butter 1 Teaspoon of salt 10 1/2 Cups of sifted plain flour 2 packages of dry yeast 4 Whole eggs Directions: Scald milk with butter

The True Story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas

History of Christmas, Santa Claus

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in Patara, a village in what is now Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give

Ancient Festivals Coinciding with Christmas

Ancient Festivals, History of Christmas

Hundreds of years before Christ several other festivals were held in different parts of the world. These celebrations seemed to all occur at some point during the winter solstice, the time at which the earth makes its shortest journey around the sun. Ancient people worshiped the sun and those in the northern hemisphere feared that

Olive Dip

Appetizers & Dips

Olive Dip Posted By: vanessagthomas Makes:6 Ingredients: 4 ozs. grated or shredded mozzarella cheese; 4 ozs. grated or shredded cheddar cheese; 1 can finely chopped black olives; 1 cup chopped green olives with pimento; 1 bunch finely chopped green onions; 1 cup Mayonaise; 1 can chopped water chestnuts Directions: Bake in oven on 350 degrees for

Raw Oysters

Appetizers & Dips

Raw Oysters Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup Chili sauce and ketchup, mixed 3 Tablespoons of horseradish 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon juice 2 Tablespoons of ground onion or chopped chives Dash of Tabasco sauce Directions: Serve oysters on the half shell set on a bed of ice, 6 at least per person. They are

Christmas Cherry Whip

Appetizers & Dips

Christmas Cherry Whip Posted By: carolm Makes:8 Ingredients: 1 Large Container Cool whip 1 Small can crushed Pineapple drained 1 Can Eagle Brand Milk 1 Can Cherry pie filling 1 Cup chopped pecans Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Chill

Mexican Tortillas

Appetizers & Dips

Mexican Tortillas Posted By: Staff Makes:72 Ingredients: 3 Cups of drained hominy 1 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Cup of corn meal Directions: Put the hominy through a grinder 2 or 3 times, then mix with the salt and corn meal. If necessary, add 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the boiled hominy. Form into an egg-size ball,

Mexican Sweet Peppers

Appetizers & Dips

Mexican Sweet Peppers Posted By: Staff Makes:6 Ingredients: 3 Red peppers (about 1 pound) 3 Green peppers (about 1 pound) 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 1 Tablespoon wine vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/8 Teaspoon pepper Directions: Wash the peppers and cut each one in half lengthwise, then remove the ribs and

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Tortilla snack wrap

Appetizers & Dips

Tortilla snack wrap Posted By: CHRISTYL9 Makes:50 Ingredients: 1 or 2 pkg. floured tortilla’s 1- jar of thick and chunky salsa it can be mild, medium, or hot. 1- can of cut black olives 2- 8 or 12 ounce boxes of cream cheese Directions: Set cream cheese out in room temp. until soft. Then in a

Easy Cheese Ball

Appetizers & Dips

Easy Cheese Ball Posted By: childofGod Makes:15 Ingredients: 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3 Tablespoons Mayo 1 pack of dry ranch dip mix 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese Directions: Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well with your hand form into a ball and roll in chopped pecans, refrigerate overnight and serve

Good King Wenceslas

Christmas Carols

Good King Wenceslas looked out, On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even; Brightly shone the moon that night, Tho’ the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. “Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it, telling, Yonder peasant,