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  • Casting Call for Our Next PBS Special - CHRISTMAS blog

    We are looking for guests to appear on the Heirloom Meals Christmas Special, which will air on PBS in December 2012. This is an incredible opportunity to share your family recipes and stories, but...
  • Gearing Up to Shoot Our Next TV Show blog

    Lights, Camera, Action....Christmas in March coming right up! Now all we need is a late March snow storm and we'll be set.
  • Jo Murko's Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Almond Biscotti recipes

    Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2 teaspoon baking soda 6 cup flour 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 4 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 teaspoon salt 2 ½ cup toasted, coarsely chopped...
  • Helga Kaiser's Christmas Goose recipes

    Helga is the ultimate cook-by-feel, intuition and experience.   Ingredients: Goose – Washed and dried thoroughly 3-4 carrots, sliced ¼-inch thick 2-3 small onions, chopped coarsely 5-6...
  • Katja Rowell's German Red Cabbage recipes

    Ingredients: Serves 4-6 people 2-3 strips of bacon ½ medium onion, diced 2 ¼ pounds red cabbage, chopped 2 ¼ apples, cut small 1 cup apple cider 4-6 cloves 1 Bay-leaf Salt and pepper to...
  • Elle Green's Sweet Potato Cake recipes

    Cake Ingredients: 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sifted, then measured) ¾  cup bourbon soaked raisins (soak for at least 30 minutes) 2 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground whole...
  • Anne Maxfield's Lollipops recipes

    Ingredients: Makes about 24-30 depending on the size of the molds 2 cups sugar 2/3 cups light corn syrup ¾ cup water ¼ teaspoon flavoring (use oil-based flavorings) ¼ teaspoon food...
  • Scott Keough's Eggnog recipes

    Ingredients:   1 dozen fresh eggs 1qt. heavy cream 11/2 cups sugar 1/2 gallon vanilla bean ice cream 1qt fresh milk 3 nutmeg nuts ground fresh 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 151 dark rum (to...
  • Darlene Tenes' Tamales with Shredded Pork and Pasilla Chile Sauce recipes

    Basic Fresh Masa Preparada for Tamales Ingredients: (makes 30 cups, enough for 5 dozen Tamales) 2 cups  butter or lard 5 pounds fresh masa 2-3 cups chicken, pork or vegetable stock 2...
  • Jack Simko and AnneMarie DeFreest's Hungarian Kifli recipes

    Rumored to be shaped like a crescent to celebrate the freedom of Buda, Hungary from the Ottoman Empire. Ingredients: 2 sticks butter 2 tablespoons lard; preferably saved from duck or goose...
  • Heirloom Meals' Christmas Menu recipes

    Christmas Eve Baccala Salad Darlene Tenes' Tamales with Shredded Pork and Pasilla Chili Sauce Ensalada de Nochebuena Frijoles con chorizo   Christmas Day Main Course: Helga Kaiser's...
  • Alex Elman's Plum Pudding recipes

    Ingredients: ¾ cup almonds 1½ cup flour ¾ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon baking soda 2 1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3 cups seedless raisins 1...
  • Struffoli recipes

    Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 Tablespoon sugar Zest of 1/2 lemon Zest of 1/2 orange Pinch of salt 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla or grappa or limoncella canola oil for deep frying (about 2 cups) 2...
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate recipes

    Ingredients: 1 cup (about 5 ounces) Mexican Hot Chocolate (Taza Mexican Chocolate works well) 2 ½ cups milk 1 cinnamon stick Dash of vanilla Instructions: Combine milk, coarsely chopped...
  • Baccala Salad recipes

    Ingredients: 1 lb salt cod, soaked overnight or more, then drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil Juice of one lemon 1/2 cup whole cured black olives 1 celery stalk,...
  • Stuffed Artichokes recipes

    Ingredients: 6 large artichokes 2 cups homemade breadcrumbs 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste 1 garlic clove, minced Instructions: Cut off the stems and the pointed tips of the...
  • Croquembouche recipes

    Batter Ingredients: 1 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs 4 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces ½ tsp sugar 1 cup of flour Batter Instructions: Preheat oven to 450...
  • Ensalada de Nochebuena recipes

    Ingredients: Dressing: 2 Medium sized limes 1 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of milk Salad: 1 small head of Iceberg or Romaine lettuce, thinly sliced 1 medium-sized...
  • Frijoles con Chorizo recipes

    Ingredients: Lard or Corn Oil 1 onion, chopped 6 to 8 ounces Pork or Beef Chorizo 2 cups Cooked Pinto Beans Cotija or Queso Fresco Instructions: Pre-heat a large skillet on medium high...
  • Ruth Ann Galvin's English Nut Bar Shortbread recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ cup sweet cream butter ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ cup flour ½ teaspoon salt chopped walnuts (to taste) Instructions: Preheat Oven to...
  • Ruth Ann Galvin's Lemon Star cookies recipes

    Ingredients: (for a double recipe simply double all the ingredients) 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder ¾ cup sweet cream butter 1 cup granulated sugar 2...
  • Ruth Ann Galvin's Mocha Rounds recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate 1 tablespoon instant espresso 1 teaspoon hot coffee ½ cup shortening ½ cup sweet cream butter ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2...
  • Cabot Creamery Cheddar and Jalapeno Biscotti recipes

    Ingredients:   1 Cup Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cheddar Cheese 2 Tablespoons Pickled Jalapenos 2 Eggs 1 Cup Flour ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder ¾ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne (or to...
  • Our Christmas Cookie Basic Mix and Variations recipes

    Christmas Cookie Basic Mix: Ingredients: 6 Cups flour 1 Tablespoon Salt 1 Lb. Crisco (2 1/3 Cups) or lard Instructions: Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Cut Crisco into flour...
  • Helga Kaiser's Dumplings recipes

    Ingredients 1 Baguette, cubed 2 Eggs 2 Cups milk ½ Stick Butter ½ Cup finely chopped parsley 1 Boullion Cube Salt and Pepper to taste Instructions Beat together the milk and 2 eggs.  Soak...
  • Ode to our Sponsors blog

    I had every intention of writing an individual post for each, but time and writer’s block necessitates I write one big blog post. As many of you know, I just produced and hosted my 2nd public...