Welcome to 2018 Christmas at our Potluck Forum

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Welcome to 2018 Christmas at our Potluck Forum

Post by Gerry » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:25 pm

I love Christmas, the pre Christmas get-togethers, tree decorating day and Christmas week be it hosting the main event or doing the make and takes. Getting to the lists and planning ahead sees to enjoying the holiday season with family and friends.

For me a holiday plus is knowing that the family must make desserts and sweet offerings are make aheads and freezer friendly. Happy is knowing there are three cheesecakes in the freezer and on for the main for Christmas Day.

The must make for the Christmas dessert our Cherry Cheese Cake

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With cheesecake the family given for Christmas Holiday Baked Alaska has become our New Years dessert, it's a show stopper from Canadian Living perfect for those occasions when a knock your socks off spectacular dessert is called for. Makes for an awesome dessert, perfect for that holiday meal and special celebrations. I was absolutely intimidated the first time making. Don't be - for the most part it is one of those marvelous make aheads requiring only a quick assembly, the meringue to be made and a few minutes under the broiler.

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Christmas Eve must is Butter Tarts

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When making my holiday tarts and shells I use Madam Benoit's No Fail Pastry, has been said one can toss it on the pastry board or against the wall it still comes out tender and flaky. Thank you Madam Benoit!

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While I cannot imagine anyone not loving Cheese Cake for that one family member I have our favorite apple pie in the freezer ready to pop in the oven come Christmas morning.

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The past Thanksgiving I added Bavarian Apple Torte a gorgeous dessert that looks amazing and tastes incredibly good to our dessert table and impress it did. So much so everyone wanted it added it to our Christmas desserts. Looking to make it for Boxing Day.

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I always have the ingredients for this old fashioned dessert on hand at holiday time, it's not only quick and easy but a delicious light and lovely dessert perfect for the holiday season. Never any leftovers for this one!

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Another must make is a super easy to make no bake, holiday time sees it made into round balls centered with a maraschino cherry, rolled in flaked coconut and served on little cupcake liners.

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Another easy to make colorful delight that adds a festive look to the holiday tray and tastes as good as they look and is a must make at our house at holiday time is

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One that often gets overlooked but is a 'you can not eat just one' and sees the plate empty is

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A great addition to the holiday stash is Bergy's awesome Christmas Rum Balls, placed in Christmas liners makes for great presentation.

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LindasBusyKitchen's Stuffed Dates so good and so perfect for the holiday tray.

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For the chocolate and almond lovers fill your holiday cookie tin with Shape Weaver's White Chocolate Almond Cookies.][/

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For the holiday tray
Snowdrift Bars is needing a photo but one that is a holiday must at our house. It's awesomely delicious, a great addition to the holiday tray and garners rave reviews my aunt's recipe
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Austrian Cream Cheese Bars are lush and creamy with the taste of cheesecake, topped with chocolate and toasted pecans are a great addition to the holiday serving tray
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Almond Squares a delectable dainty is from an old family cookbook. Love these squares, taste great, look appealing on the serving tray and see to many recipe requests. It always has me think to the delicate buttery taste of shortbread cookies - and who can resist the taste of shortbread cookies come holiday time

https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/almond-squares-3099

Another delicious and irresistible old fashioned dainty is Caramel Slice Squares, a given on the Christmas goodie tray and a must at our special gatherings.

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This evening thinking to holiday appetizers. Have been making Knoors Pumpernickel Spinach for many years it is a must make at holiday gatherings and special occasions. I have two of the best looking loaves of pumpernickel I have seen in years stashed in the freezer. It is a must at our house on Christmas Eve.

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Festive Cranberry Crab Cups, a longtime favorite at holiday time, an aweome tasting appetizer that wows and impresses.

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Brie Bites is one of my favorite appetizers irresistible, impressive and incredibly good, an absolute hit with guests.

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Pickled Eggs are another favorite at our house at holiday time.

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Vegetable and dips are one of the first to be passed, Luvcookn's Creamy Dip is a wonderful dip that has been added to our collection of dips

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I love make aheads and love mozzarella which sees Shadow's marinated mozzarella a winner at our house.

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We love appetizers and QueenBea's meat and cheese skewers are a great addition to holiday trays and charcuterie boards.

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Love Avocado Spreads and Dips. Tisme's Avocado Spread a great cracker spread and a good vegetable dip as well.

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Marinated olives are another that add to both the appetizer platter and the charcuterie board.

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Today beginning to plan for the main courses and holiday sides do prints of the recipes to have close at hand. Christmas Eve sees us gather early in the day for family time, the pumpernickel and spinach dip a must, a vegetable tray and shrimp platter. Our evening meal for many many years a large tureen of Clam Chowder along with the second choice for the none seafood lovers, this year the request is for our old fashioned potato chowder. Always freshly baked bread or rolls. Along with the chowders a charcuterie board, this year with the addition of son's home smoked cheese, grandsons special sweet pickle pickled eggs with onion, habanero and jalappeno. The sweet ending, our Butter Tarts.
Our Christmas Eve Clam Chowder.

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The holiday breads and buns.

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On Christmas Day turkey is a given and easy, prep pop in the oven baste and done, easy and so unlike my first holiday turkey of long ago, absolutely daunting a story in itself. So for all the new cooks out there sharing recipes from our members that will see a great Christmas dinner at your house

Bergy's step by step turkey recipe for new cooks.

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Kittencals recipe for beginners.

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In preparing the turkey this easy to make savory baste for turkey and chicken is one I often use for special occasions. A great find from a small cookbook of savory recipes, makes for a wonderful aroma that tantalizes, the turkey absolutely delicious. Perfect for the holiday table, or anytime you have family and friends gather.

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For the smaller holiday gatherings.

A delicious rosemary and orange flavored roast chicken that is a big hit with family and friends

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Always plenty of dressing to assure some leftovers for Boxing Day's turkey sandwiches, one of my go to's.

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This year making our old fashioned dressing.

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We love variety which often has me making a rice dressing as well as the traditional bread stuffing when roasting our turkey. With a larger bird one can stuff with rice and follow with the traditional bread dressing or the Rice Dressing can be baked in a casserole and served as a side dish. Never any leftovers with this old classic.

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Begged this impressive and festive recipe from a good friend.

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Our favourite ham

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Our favorite vegetable sides for holiday meal.

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https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/fluffy-turnips-28695

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Across the Canadian prairies perogies are a must make in many households, this year ours are compliments of my daughter. My mom always said her perogies were the best ever! Our favorite dough recipe.

https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/perogie-dough-28722

A great perogie recipe for the busy holiday season.

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Tomorrow sees the first of the family home for the holidays, going to bring out the designated slow cooker and making up the holiday Potpourri Simmer Pot.

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Today a flight from Tronto sees the first of my family home for the holidays, with most of the family traveling in our holidays here see us with family gatherings right into the New Year. For the most part on hand are the usual breakfast makings but for the special times when we gather over the holidays we do a later breakfast/ brunch the favorite for our special breakfasts are omeletts, over the holidays one of the givens is my grandma B's Waffles.

Being undecided as to breakfasts this morning sees me going over our recipes we have enjoyed during the holidays which will see them just a click away and sharing them with you.

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This is Christmas at our house, what are you making?

Gerry
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Re: Welcome to 2018 Christmas at our Potluck Forum

Post by Gerry » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:55 pm

My mom was the cookie maker me not so much. Wanting to fill a couple of cookie tins has me wanting to add new to us cookies, give me your best of the best holiday cookie recipes. What are you making, please share!

Looking for those cookie recipes! :)

Gerry
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Re: Welcome to 2018 Christmas at our Potluck Forum

Post by Gerry » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:25 pm

I have been hoping to find members sharing their favorite cookie recipe and see some of your favorite holiday recipes that are a must make at your house.

I have enjoyed so many recipes from fellow members, many have been added to my cookbooks. This morning I added some of them to our 2018 Christmas here at the Potluck Forum. Please drop in and share your special recipes! I always add one or two new to us recipes to our holiday meals.

Gerry
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Re: Welcome to 2018 Christmas at our Potluck Forum

Post by Gerry » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 am

Today a flight to Saskatchewan sees to the start of our family Christmas here on the prairies. Have to love that all the make aheads see the freezer stash ready for the holidays. I have enjoyed the planning of the 2018 Christmas at my house here at our Potluck Forum and sharing it with you. Come time to prepare the holiday meals love having the recipes just a click away.

I always add a new to us recipe or two to my holiday meals, along with the added make and takes it adds to the holiday meals. This is Christmas at our house, that once again has me asking 'what are you making' come on in and share your special recipes.

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