December 17, 2006

cold cut bread

a holiday classic. and so easy.

get pizza dough and if frozen let it thaw

use around 1/4 to 1/3 of a pound of each of the following:
genoa salami
swiss cheese

roll out the dough to be roughly pizza-sized

layer each type of cold cut, making separate rows for each but overlapping slightly

roll it up, fashion into a horseshoe, and secure with toothpicks

bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until brown

you can put pretty much anything inside. it's hard to go wrong.

December 02, 2006

Rudolph's Antlers

Hard to go wrong here. So cute.

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch flavored chips
3 ounces chow mein noodles
12 maraschino cherries
  1. Combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the top of a double boiler. Heat over hot water until melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in chow mein noodles.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper and shape into 2-inch ''V''-shaped candies.
  4. Cut maraschino cherries in half and place one half in the center of each candy.

Makes 24 pieces.

Grandma's Swignin' Eggnog

6eachegg yolks
2cuplight rum
2cupwhipping cream

Beat yolks until light. Add sugar and mix well. Add milk and rum. Mix well, then chill for at least 3 hours. One hour before serving, whip cream and stir into chilled mixture. Return to refrigerator for an hour. Serve in punch cups and dust with nutmeg.

NOTE: This stuff is POTENT, even if you reduce the rum by half. brandy, dark rum or bourbon may be substituted for the light rum. If you prefer a nonalcoholic eggnog, leave out the alcohol altogether. With or without alcohol, this eggnog is very rich and very good.