Mary J's Favorite Holiday Recipes
Here are a few of my favorite holiday
recipes. I would love to hear from our
recipe family on what are their
favorites they server for
Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Glaze
tablespoons butter, softened
tablespoon Paula Deen House Seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
1 (15-pound) turkey
1 (12-ounce bag) cranberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons apple
3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black
oven to 375 degrees F.
small mixing bowl combine the butter,
House Seasoning, parsley, shallots, and
garlic. Thoroughly rinse and dry the
turkey. Tuck the wings underneath the
body and place the turkey in a roasting
pan. Rub the butter mixture all over the
turkey. Stuff, if desired.
for 18 minutes per pound (including
stuffing weight, if using). The turkey
is done when an instant-read thermometer
is inserted into the thickest part of
the thigh (and deep into the stuffing)
and registers 165 degrees F. and the
juices run clear. Remove from the oven
and loosely tent with foil. Let rest for
20 minutes before carving.
Combine all ingredients in a
small saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to
medium-low. Let simmer until the
cranberries burst, about 8 to 10
minutes. Strain the mixture through a
sieve and let cool. Reserve for turkey.
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Source: Paula Deen
Crock Pot Dressing Recipe
1 c. margarine or butter
2 c. chopped onion
2 c. chopped
1/4 c. parsley
12 - 13 c. dry bread
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. sage
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. marjoram
3-1/2 to 4-1/2 c. chicken broth
well beaten eggs
Melt margarine or butter in skillet,
saute onion, celery, parsley &
mushrooms. Pour over bread cubes in
large mixing bowl. Add seasonings and
toss together. Pour in broth to moisten.
Mix in beaten eggs. Pack lightly in
crock pot. Cook on high for 45 minutes
then reduce to low for 4 - 8 hours.
3 c. Sweet potatoes
1/2 c. sugar
2 lg. eggs, beaten
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
1-1/2 ts. vanilla
1 c. firmly
packed brown sugar
1 c. chopped
2/3 stick butter
Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Mix together potatoes, 1/2 c.
sugar, eggs, 1/2 stick butter, milk and
vanilla together and put into a lightly
greased baking dish. Top with brown
sugar and pecan topping and bake in
preheated oven for 35 minutes. Topping:
Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add
sugar and flour. Cook until melted. This
will be thick. Add pecans. Drop and
spread on sweet potato mixture.
Ambrosia Salad Recipe
1/2 c. heavy
1/4 c. sugar
sm. can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 tangerine with each
1/2 c. seedless
1/2 c. maraschino cherries
1/2 c. shredded coconut
Mix cream, sugar,
pineapple, apple, tangerine, grapes,
cherries and coconut together. Chill
until ready to serve.
Cranberry Relish Recipe
1 lb firm apples
1 lb fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
2 navel oranges
Pit the applies and place half of apples
and half of cranberries in food
processor and chop. Add sugar and whole
navel oranges and chop again.
Bing Cherry Salad
ounce) cans pitted dark cherries
large can crushed pineapple
pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 sm.. pkg.
10 oz. coca cola
1 c. finely chopped pecans
1- 3 oz.
cream cheese, cut in small cubes
Drain cherries and
pineapple reserving liquid. Combine the
juices with enough water to make 2 3/4
c. and bring to a boil. Pour boiling
liquid over gelatins and stir until
completely dissolved. Add coca cola.
Cool mixture and then fold in cherries,
pineapple, nuts and cheese cubes. Chill
Serves 12 or more.
Recipe (Pink Stuff)
1 can sweetened condensed milk,
1 can (15-20 oz.) crushed
1/2 to 3/4 c.
pecans or walnuts, chopped
cherry pie filling
1 (8 ounce)
carton Cool Whip whipped topping
Mix pie filling, pineapple
and topping. Add nuts. Add can of
sweetened condensed milk last. Mix. Make
the day before and refrigerate, or
freeze. Serves 8-10.