Paula Deen’s Cherry Cheese Trifle

Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk1 (12 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided1/2 teaspoon almond extract13 ounces angel food cake2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling Directions: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.Stir...

Ginger Peach Freeze

Ingredients: 1 cup water1 cup sugar3 tablespoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1 (16 ounce) packages unsweetened frozen sliced peachesfresh peach slices (optional) Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and ground ginger.Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add frozen peaches. Let stand about a half hour or till peaches...

Barbecued Nectarines

Ingredients: 60 ml honey ( 1/4 cup)1/2 oranges, juice of1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind6 nectarines, halved and stoned Directions: Heat a barbecue grill or hot coals to high heat.Place honey, orange juice and rind in a small bowl and mix well. Brush over nectarines. Cook nectarines on barbecue for 3 minutes, turning frequently,...

Fruit Salad With Blueberry Glaze and Dark Chocolate Curls

Ingredients: 1 cup peaches, chopped1 cup nectarines, pitted and chopped1 cup raspberries1 cup blackberries, cut in half depending on size3/4 cup blueberries2 tablespoons honey, softenend3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, reduced to 1 tablespoon ( read *NOTE- dark or white vinegar. Original recipe specified balsamic glaze.)1/2 tablespoon crystallized ginger, minced ( I used 1/2 teapsoon freshly...

Hearts of Romaine Salad

Ingredients: 3 heads romaine lettuce1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and cut in half1/4 cup mizithra cheese, grated ( my addition)1 teaspoon anchovy paste3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ( dark or white)3 tablespoons fresh parsley, choppedfresh ground black pepper1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Directions: In a small non-reactive bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients except...

Amaretti Stuffed Peaches

Ingredients: 4 peaches, halved8 teaspoons red currant jelly8 amaretti cookies Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the peaches cut side up in a 7 by 11 inch baking dish.Spoon 1 teaspoon red currant jelly into each hollow.Spoon 1 crushed amaretti cookie into each hollow.Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until tender....

Pecan and Date Pie (Mexican)

Ingredients: 18 maria cookies or 18 vanilla wafers1/4 cup melted butter or 1/4 cup melted margarinemilk, as needed1 cup chopped pecans1 cup chopped dates5 eggs10 ounces sweetened condensed milk1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Grind the cookies to fine crumbsCombine cookies crumbs with the melted butter.add a little milk to bind to cookies and butter.With the...

Charosets (Grandpa’s Recipe)

Ingredients: 6 large red delicious apples, cored and peeled10 ounces dried apricots14 ounces pitted prunes5 ounces raisins ( or to taste, golden or regular)8 ounces pecanscinnamon ( to taste)lemon juice ( to taste)passover wine ( to taste) Directions: Chop apples coarsely in a large bowl (we have always used a double bladed chopper and...