Fresh Ginger Cookies

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons grated gingerroot1 cup sugar12 tablespoons softened butter ( 1 1/2 sticks)1/4 cup molasses1 eggssugar ( for rolling cookies in) Directions: Preheat oven to 350.In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.In a separate large bowl, beat ginger, butter, and 1...

Kale (Winter Greens) With Garlic

Ingredients: 3 lbs greens, stems removed, leaves washed well and cut into 1 inch pieces1/4 cup water, more if needed2 1/4 teaspoons salt3 tablespoons olive oil3 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded Directions: Put the greens, with the water that clings to the leaves after washing, in a large pot.Add the 1/4...

Pomegranate Martinis

Ingredients: 4 ounces 100% pomegranate juice2 ounces citrus-infused vodka1 ounce triple sec or 1 ounce Cointreau liqueurlime slices, twisted Directions: Combine ingredients over ice in shaker and shake to chill.Strain as poured into martini glass.Garnish. Servings: 2 Time preparation: 1 min. Time total: 1 min. Favorite...

Cranberry Sausage Tartlettes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cranberries1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup orange juice1 lb mild sausage, removed from casing1 cup scallions, minced48 prepared tart shells Directions: Combine cranberries, sugar, and juice in a saucepan.Bring to a boil, simmer until cranberries are soft and some have popped, about 15 minutes.Remove from heat and set aside.Meanwhile, saute sausage –...

Poinsettias

Ingredients: 3 cups champagne, chilled3 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled1/3 cup orange liqueur Directions: Stir champagne, juice, and liqueur together in a large pitcher. Pour into tall champagne glasses and drop 2-3 cranberries in the bottom of each glass. Servings: 8 Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 10 min. Favorite...

Festive Tortilla Roll Ups

Ingredients: 8 ounces light cream cheese1 cup shredded cheddar cheese2 green onions, finely chopped1/2 cup finely chopped bell peppers ( red and green)2 tablespoons parsley (optional)3/4 cup salsa, medium1/2 cup feta cheese4 tablespoons parmesan cheese4 tortillas Directions: Blend all ingredients together, except tortilla shells.Spread on shells, roll up (jelly roll style) and wrap in...

Eggnog French Toast Sticks

Ingredients: 8 slices French bread, cut into 1 inch thick slices1 cup refrigerated eggnog1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/4 cup butter, dividedsifted powdered sugar Directions: Cut bread into 1 inch wide strips.Combine eggnog and nutmeg in a shallow bowl.Preheat griddle to to 350?; melt 2 tbsps butter.Dip bread sticks into eggnog mixture. Cook a few at a...

Streusel Topped Gingerbread With Butter Sauce

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup margarine or 1/4 cup butter, softened1 cup flour1 teaspoon ginger1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon allspice1/8 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup buttermilk1/4 cup molasses1 eggs1/2 cup sugar1 dash ginger1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine1/4 cup whipping cream Directions: Heat oven to 375?.Grease bottom only of 8 inch square or...