Tag Archives: Holidays

What’s Cookin’ – Holiday Seven Layer Bars

One of our favorite holiday recipes is one for Hello Dolly Dainties which are also known as Seven Layer Cookies. When I saw a version for these same cookies in the November / December 2011 issue of Midwest Living magazine, it … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hot Apple Cider

A few days ago, I shared a recipe for Glühwein (hot mulled wine).  The recipe for hot apple cider is almost identical but since it is non-alcoholic, it is good for young and old alike. Apple cider is a common … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin – Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

I love my son-in-law.  And not just because he’s married to my daughter.  He is a genuinely nice guy.  And he likes to cook.  In fact, he will be the lone guy at our annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day since … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Day Menu

The guest list is complete. The menu has been decided. Thanksgiving Day Menu: Fresh Turkey Brined and Roasted (I’m using PW’s brine recipe this year). Dressing Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Topping This Ain’t Your Grandma’s … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hello Dolly Dainties

I received this recipe, originally, from a co-worker, Teri, who I worked with in the 80s.  It is basically the popular Seven Layer Bar Cookie or Magic Cookie Bars without the nuts.  Hello Dolly Dainties are on our Christmas Cookie baking … Continue reading

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