Holiday Recipes


New Year's
Traditional New Year's Foods
Food traditions from the American South, delivering good fortune for the new year!
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup

New Year's Favorites from A Veggie Venture
For financial success in the new year!
Braised Collard Greens
Hoppin' John Soup
New Year's Turnip Greens
Warm Black-eyed Peas with Yogurt & Ginger

Bubbly Celebrations
COCKTAIL HOUR
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
Homemade Eggnog

FIRST BITES
Bacon-Wrapped Dried Apricots
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Black Pepper Almonds
Cheese Puffs
Easy Radish Spread
Herbed Saltines
Herbed Goat Cheese
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Mini Crab Bites
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Savory Pecans
Toasted Goat Cheese
Three Quick Appetizers Spinach Puffs, Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread & Cheddar-Olive Spread

FIT FOR A FEAST
All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner Lavender Steaks, Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Beef Bourguignon
Italian Lemon Chicken
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto
Quick Supper Leek Sauce for Pasta
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Pepper Steak & Mushrooms
Quick Supper Poblano Steaks
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta

SOUPS
Mushroom Soup

SALADS
Festive Holiday Salad
Roasted Pear Salad

SIDES
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Savory Orange Slices
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

VEGETABLES
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Those Pink Potatoes

BREADS
Fried Bread
Homemade Yeast Rolls

SWEET ENDINGS
Baked Apples
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Caramel Corn
Cinnamon Apples
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Pudding
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon Pudding Cake
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Winter Fruit Salad

Morning-After Breakfast & Brunch
DRINKS & SMOOTHIES
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
Sugar-Free Chai Tea

STARTERS
Baked Bacon

BREAKFAST FRUIT
Broiled Grapefruit
Cinnamon Apples
Cranberry Applesauce
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi Homemade Applesauce
Savory Orange Slices
Winter Fruit Salad

MORNING BREADS
Black Walnut Bread
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Fried Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Overnight Coffeecake
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

BREAKFAST CASSEROLES
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

EGGS
Chilaquiles
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
French Scrambled Eggs
Gashouse Eggs
Ham & Eggs
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)
Simple French Eggs

PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Eggnog French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote
Lifetime Pancakes
My Mom's Pancake Recipe

SPECIAL CEREALS
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
Swiss Muesli

TARTS & QUICHE
Asparagus Custard Tart
Tomato Basil Quiche

New Year's Day Comfort Food
MAIN COURSE
Quick Supper Beef Stew with Cranberries
Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto
Quick Supper Chicken with Creamy Cider Gravy
Quick Supper Pork & Poblano Skillet
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Two-Way Lentil Skillet
Beef Bourguignon
Cashew Chicken Curry
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cider Stew
Chocolate Chili
Ham & Beans
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Mom's Roast Chicken
Moroccan Chicken
One-Pot Chicken with Beans & Vegetables
Sweet 'n' Hot Chicken
Tomato Basil Quiche
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast & Turkey Gravy
Twice-Smoked Ham
Winter Stew

SOUPS
At Last! Black Bean Soup
Crockpot Chili with Spicy Sausage
Homemade Lentil Soup
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup For good fortune in the new year!
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Mushroom Soup
Salmon Chowder
Smoked Turkey Chowder
Squash & Carrot Stew
Turkey Sweet Potato Soup
Winter Tomato Soup

BREADS
Best-Ever Oatmeal Bread
Homemade Yeast Rolls
No-Knead English Muffin Bread

SALADS
Apple Yogurt Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad For good fortune in the new year!
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Wild Rice Salad

SIDES
Calico Beans
Oven-Baked Brown Rice

VEGETABLES
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Those Pink Potatoes

SWEET ENDINGS
Apple Cider Indian Pudding
Baked Apples
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Pudding
Dutch Apple Puff
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon Pudding Cake
Molasses Ice Cream
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Two-Bite Brownies



Valentine's
Breakfast Romance
MORNING DRINKS
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Sugar-Free Chai Tea
STARTERS
Baked Bacon
Broiled Grapefruit

MORNING BREADS
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Fried Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
On-the-Run Breakfast Bars
Overnight Coffeecake

TARTS
Asparagus Custard Tart

BREAKFAST CASSEROLES
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

EGGS
Chilaquiles
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
French Scrambled Eggs
Gashouse Eggs
Ham & Eggs
How to Poach a Perfect Egg
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Simple French Eggs

PANCAKE FEASTS
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Lifetime Pancakes
My Mom's Pancake Recipe

SPECIAL CEREALS
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Swiss Muesli

Romantic Suppers
COCKTAIL HOUR
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)

FIRST BITES
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Black Pepper Almonds
Cheese Puffs
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Radish Spread
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Mini Crab Bites
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Savory Pecans
Toasted Goat Cheese

ROMANTIC MEALS
Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto
Quick Supper Chicken Sybil
Quick Supper Chicken with Creamy Cider Gravy
Quick Supper Date-Night Chicken
Quick Supper Fast Roast Chicken
Quick Supper Leek Sauce for Pasta
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Pepper Steak & Mushrooms
Quick Supper Poblano Steaks
Quick Supper Seared Scallops with Chimichurri and Garlicky Polenta
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Tropical Pork Tenderloin
All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner Lavender Steaks, Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Beef Bourguignon
Chicken Cacciatore
Dutch Apple Puff
Italian Lemon Chicken
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Mom's Roast Chicken
Lamb Roast with Lemon & Oregano
Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast & Turkey Gravy
Turkey Stock
Smoked Turkey Chowder
Winter Pesto with Pasta

SALADS
Apple Yogurt Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Roasted Pear Salad
Savory Orange Slices
Strawberry Pepper Salad
That Pink Salad

SIDES
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

SOUPS
Mushroom Soup

VEGETABLES
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Those Pink Potatoes

SWEET ENDINGS
Apple Cider Indian Pudding
Baked Apples
Blueberry Galette
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Chameleon Ice Cream VeryVanilla, Chocolate Mint, Coffee Spice, Coconut, Raspberry
Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake
Chocolate Decadence
Cinnamon Apples
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cut-Out Spice Cookies (in heart shapes)
Easy-Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake
Estonian Apple Cake
Graham Cracker Toffee
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Homemade Chocolate Sauce In-a-Flash
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pudding Cake
Light 'n' Easy Chocolate Pudding
Molasses Ice Cream
Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce)
Sugar-Free Raspberry Bliss
Two-Bite Brownies
Vanilla Brownies
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Winter Fruit Salad

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche Pasta with Broccoli Rabe



Pi Day

We bake pie on Pi Day. That's March 14th. That's 3/14. Get it? Think mathematics. Think "pi". Think 3.1416 and so on! Isn't it fun?

Pie & Tart Recipes from Kitchen Parade
Pi Day - Recipes for Homemade Pie! from my fellow food bloggers



St Patrick's
Traditional Dishes
Caraway Corned Beef
Colcannon
Emerald Isle Stew
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Irish Spiced Fruitcake
Whole-wheat Soda Bread

Green Food
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Easy-to-Elegant Asparagus Soup
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Quick Broccoli Soup
Perfect M&M Cookies
Poblano Steaks
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole
Spinach Soup with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Winter Pesto with Pasta

Good with Traditional St Patrick's Favorites
Caraway Cabbage
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Cut-Out Spice Cookies (in shamrock shapes)
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots
No-Knead English Muffin Bread
Oven-Baked Brown Rice
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Skillet Cornbread
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Reuben Casserole How to use up leftover corned beef



Mardi Gras
Gumbo
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

Mardi Gras Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Cajun Dirty Rice with Eggplant
Vegan Chickpea Gumbo
Summer Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Lent & Easter
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberries
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Dutch Apple Puff
Lifetime Pancakes
My Mom's Pancake Recipe

Shrove Tuesday, Scandinavian Style
Scandinavian Pea Soup

Ash Wednesday
Lenten Grass Celebrating Lent with an old Finnish tradition, especially good with children

Meatless Fridays
SALADS
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Glazed Pecans

SOUPS
At Last! Black Bean Soup
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Homemade Lentil Soup
Mushroom Soup
Scandinavian Pea Soup
Spinach Soup with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Vichyssoise
Winter Tomato Soup

FISH & SEAFOOD
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Sole with Mushrooms & Onions
Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Salmon Chowder

MEATLESS MAIN COURSE
Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto (omitting the bacon)
Quick Supper Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry
Quick Supper Leek Sauce for Pasta
Quick Supper Two-Way Lentil Skillet
Savory Cauliflower Cake
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Tomato Basil Quiche

Easter
Colored Easter Eggs
Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Cooked Egg Recipes

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Ruby Eggs

Traditional Easter Foods
Armenian Easter Bread
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Hot Cross Buns
Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham
Twice-Smoked Ham

Ham 101: What to Know Before Buying a Ham

Easter Morning
STARTERS
Baked Bacon
'Bunny Pellets' for Kids

MORNING BREADS
Armenian Easter Bread
Autumn Pumpkin Bread
Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Fried Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Hot Cross Buns
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
On-the-Run Breakfast Bars
Overnight Coffeecake
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Raspberry Morning Cake
Shhh Banana Bread

MORNING FRUIT
Apple Yogurt Salad
Broiled Grapefruit
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Homemade Applesauce
Mango Lassi with Mint
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips
Winter Fruit Salad

BREAKFAST CASSEROLES
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

EGGS
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
French Scrambled Eggs
Gashouse Eggs
Ham & Eggs
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top
Simple French Eggs

TARTS & QUICHE
Asparagus Custard Tart
Savory Cauliflower Cake
Tomato Basil Quiche

PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST
Lifetime Pancakes
My Mom's Pancake Recipe

SPECIAL CEREALS
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Swiss Muesli

Easter Dinner
FIRST BITES
Herbed Saltines
Mini Crab Bites
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon

FAMILY-STYLE MAIN COURSES
Italian Lemon Chicken
Lamb Roast with Lemon & Oregano
Mom's Roast Chicken
Twice-Smoked Ham

SALADS
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Savory Orange Slices
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Glazed Pecans
That Pink Salad

SIDES
Calico Beans
Cauliflower Risotto
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Leek Sauce for Pasta
Spring Stuffing

SOUPS
Easy-to-Elegant Asparagus Soup

VEGETABLES
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Pair of Mashed Vegetables Mashed Potatoes & Carrots, Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Moroccan Onions
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Those Pink Potatoes
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream Nana's Cucumbers, Borscht Beets & Ontario Greens

EASTER BREADS
Armenian Easter Bread
Homemade Yeast Rolls

SWEET ENDINGS
Banana Floats
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Cinnamon Apples
Cut-Out Spice Cookies (in Easter shapes)
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Finnish Fruit Tart
Fruity Gazpacho along with Summer Fruit Salad
Fresh Apricot Bars
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pudding Cake
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Perfect M&M Cookies
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Two-Bite Brownies
Upside-Down Rhubarb Cheesecake
Winter Fruit Salad

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Classic Seven-Layer Salad
Party Asparagus
World's Best Green Bean Casserole



Derby Day
Derby Pie
Mint Julep Pork Chops
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Southern Belle Lemon Layer Cake

Derby-Day Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Miss Jennie's Famous Benedictine Spread



Cinco de Mayo
See Mexican recipes



Mother's Day
Breakfast in Bed
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Armenian Easter Bread
Asparagus Custard Tart
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Baked Bacon
Banana Streusel Muffins
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Broiled Grapefruit
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Dutch Apple Puff
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Fried Bread
Gashouse Eggs
Gingerbread Muffins
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
Lifetime Pancakes
Mango Lassi with Mint
Mexican Gas House Eggs
My Mom's Pancake Recipe
Overnight Coffeecake
Sugar-Free Chai Tea
Swiss Muesli
Tomato Basil Quiche

Apple Yogurt Salad
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips
Winter Fruit Salad

Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Black Walnut Bread
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Raspberry Morning Cake
Shhh Banana Bread

Family Dinners
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Saltines
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Mini Crab Bites
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Rhubarb Chutney
Toasted Goat Cheese

Quick Supper Cauliflower Risotto
Quick Supper Leek Sauce for Pasta
Quick Supper Lemon & Asparagus Pasta
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Parmesan Chicken
Tomato Basil Quiche

Beet Röesti with Rosemary & Shredded Zucchini with Thyme
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Moroccan Onions
Pair of Strawberry Salads Strawberry Pepper Salad & Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Savory Orange Slices
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream Nana's Cucumbers, Borscht Beets & Ontario Greens
Winter Fruit Salad

Finnish Summer Soup

Banana Floats
Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Chameleon Ice Cream VeryVanilla, Chocolate Mint, Coffee Spice, Coconut, Raspberry
Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots
Easy Elegant Fruit Tart
Finnish Fruit Tart
Fresh Apricot Bars
Fruity Gazpacho along with Summer Fruit Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pudding Cake
Mojito Strawberries
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Rhubarb Sorbet
Roasted Rhubarb
Southern Belle Lemon Layer Cake
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Two-Bite Brownies

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Gorgeous Raw Asparagus Salad
Carrot Cake Cupcakes



Father's Day
Breakfast & Brunch
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Armenian Easter Bread
Asparagus Custard Tart
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Baked Bacon
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Chilaquiles
Dutch Apple Puff
Fried Bread
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Gashouse Eggs
Ham & Eggs
Lifetime Pancakes
Mango Lassi with Mint
Overnight Coffeecake
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top
Tomato Basil Quiche

Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
My Mom's Pancake Recipe
On-the-Run Breakfast Bars
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Ten-Minute Enchiladas
Winter Fruit Salad

Family Gatherings
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Cheddar-Olive Spread
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Italian Appetizers Red Pepper Crostini, Olivada & Parmesan Crisps
Easy Radish Spread
Easy Shrimp Bites
Game-Day Pretzels
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Herbed Saltines
Hummus
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Rhubarb Chutney
Three Quick Appetizers Spinach Puffs, Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread & Cheddar-Olive Spread

Quick Supper Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Poblano Steaks
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Thick Chops with Mustard Crust
Quick Supper Tropical Pork Tenderloin &
Quick Supper Tropical Salad Supper
All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner Lavender Steaks (men love these!), Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Berry Baby Backs
Italian Lemon Chicken
Parmesan Chicken
Ten Tips for Better Burgers
Twice-Smoked Ham

Alice Waters' Coleslaw
Calico Beans
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Confetti Potato Salad
Fresh Creamed Corn
Greek Pasta Salad
Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Moroccan Onions
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Pair of Refrigerator Pickles Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles along with Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
That Pink Salad
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad
Wild Rice Salad

Finnish Summer Soup

Homemade Yeast Rolls

American Apple Pie
Baked Apples
Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake
Country Rhubarb Cobbler
Easy-Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake
Easy Elegant Fruit Tart
Finnish Fruit Tart
Fresh Peach Pie
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pudding Cake
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Molasses Ice Cream
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Perfect M&M Cookies
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Roasted Peaches
Roasted Rhubarb
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Two-Bite Brownies
Vanilla Brownies

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Fresh Three-Bean Salad
Spicy Thai Noodle Salad
Straight-Up & Perfect Rhubarb Pie



Midsummer

These recipes strike me as perfect for a celebration of the summer solstice but for traditional Scandinavian fare, see Scandinavian recipes.

My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Estonian Deviled Eggs

Finn Crisp with Marmalade & Cheese
Lemon Basil Shrimp
Mini Crab Bites

Finnish Summer Soup
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Salmon Chowder
Scandinavian Pea Soup

Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Quick Supper Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Quick Supper Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta
Quick Supper Simple Grilled Salmon
Quick Supper Smoked Salmon Salad with Quick-Pickled Cucumbers & Roasted Peppers
Quick Supper Summer Seafood Chowder

Homemade Finnish Mustard
Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Those Pink Potatoes

Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Estonian Apple Cake
Finnish Fruit Tart
Fresh Apricot Bars
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Peach & Cantaloupe Soup
Rhubarb Cake
Roasted Rhubarb
Upside-Down Rhubarb Cheesecake



Canada Day & 4th of July
& recipes for Summer Potlucks

See also traditional Canadian recipes and classic American recipes and the recipe for Canadian Flag Cake, easily adapted to an American flag cake and the recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake as an American flag cake.

BEVERAGES
Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)
Cold-Brewed Coffee
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

APPETIZERS
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Blueberry Salsa
Cheddar-Olive Spread
Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad
Cucumber Dip with Feta
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Radish Spread
Easy Shrimp Bites
Easy Italian Appetizers Red Pepper Crostini, Olivada & Parmesan Crisps
Game-Day Pretzels
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Herbed Saltines
Three Quick Appetizers Spinach Puffs, Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread & Cheddar-Olive Spread
Trio of Sandwich & Cracker Spreads Cranberry Orange Spread, Almond Cilantro Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

MAIN DISHES
Quick Supper Easy-Easy Marinated Flank Steak
Quick Supper Grilled Balsamic Chicken
Quick Supper Maple Glazed Salmon
Berry Baby Backs
Chickpea & Chicken Salad
Minnesota Sloppy Joes
Parmesan Chicken
Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Rock-Star Fried Chicken
Shrimp Salad Recipes
Ten Tips for Better Burgers

SALADS
Alice Waters' Coleslaw
Bloody Mary Salad
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Confetti Potato Salad
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Greek Pasta Salad
Green Bean Garden Salad
Grilled Pepper Salad and Warm Pepper Salad
Holy Slaw!
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Panzanella (if the tomatoes are good)
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
Thai Cantaloupe Salad
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream Nana's Cucumbers, Borscht Beets & Ontario Greens
Wild Rice Salad

VEGETABLES
Fresh Creamed Corn
Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Pair of Refrigerator Pickles Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles along with Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Ratatouille

SIDES
Calico Beans

SWEETS
Blueberry Galette
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Carrot & Zucchini Bread
Chameleon Ice Cream VeryVanilla, Chocolate Mint, Coffee Spice, Coconut, Raspberry
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake
Chocolate Decadence
Country Rhubarb Cobbler
Easy Elegant Fruit Tart
Easy Fruit Sorbet
Fruity Gazpacho along with Summer Fruit Salad
Fudgicles
Homemade Frozen Yogurt with Blackberry Sauce
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Peach Blueberry Cake
Raspberry Morning Cake
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
Summer Berry Pie
Summer Corn Bread with Fresh Blueberries
Thai Cantaloupe Salad
Two-Bite Brownies (especially festive for summer parties)
Vanilla Brownies

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Classic Seven Layer Salad
Cucumber Lemonade
Parade-Day Gin & Tonics
Rhubarb Pizza
Summer Lentils



Halloween

'Black Cat Bits' for Kids
Gum Drop Cookies
Perfect M&M Cookies
Snickers Cookies on Sticks (or NOT)
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Two-Bite Brownies (use a pumpkin rather than a watermelon to serve)



Days of the Dead (All Saints)
Pan de Muerto (Bread for Day of the Dead)



Thanksgiving & Canadian Thanksgiving
See also Thanksgiving Leftovers

THANKSGIVING MENU IDEAS
Six Thanksgiving Menus
This Year, Celebrate Thanksgiving Twice
Favorite Recipes for Thanksgiving's Favorite Vegetables from A Veggie Venture
Vegetarian Entrées for Thanksgiving from A Veggie Venture

TURKEY BASICS
How to Roast a Whole Turkey (dry-brine method)
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Turkey Gravy
Turkey Stock
How to Cook a Turkey the Day Before
How to Cook Turkey Giblets

VEGETARIANS AT THE TABLE
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin
Pumpkin-Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

Favorite Vegetarian Entrees from A Veggie Venture
Caramelized Onion Tart
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar
More Favorite Vegetarian Entrées for Thanksgiving from A Veggie Venture

FIRST BITES
Black Pepper Almonds
Cheddar-Olive Spread
Cheese Puffs
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Easy Radish Spread
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Saltines
Mini Crab Bites
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon

STUFFING
Sausage Stuffing
Spring Stuffing

THE POTATO COURSE
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots
Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Those Pink Potatoes

A CORNUCOPIA OF VEGETABLES
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Moroccan Onions
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Squash Puff
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

Thanksgiving Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Yes, A Veggie Venture is famous for its Thanksgiving vegetable recipes!
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese
Creamy Carrot Purée
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
World's Best Green Bean Casserole

MORE SIDE DISHES
Calico Beans
Oven-Baked Brown Rice
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

THE CRANBERRY COURSE
Cranberry Chutney
Cranberry Orange Relish with Fresh Ginger
Cranberry Applesauce
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker
Fresh Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Apple

THE SALAD COURSE
Festive Holiday Salad
Roasted Pear Salad
Wild Rice Salad

THE BREADS of LIFE
Homemade Butterhorns (Thanksgiving Crescent Rolls)
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Light & Fluffy Homemade Whole-Grain Bread & Buns

THE PIE COURSE
Flaky Tender Pie Crust
How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust (with tips and step-by-step photo illustrations)
Homemade Kabocha Squash "Pumpkin" Purée

American Apple Pie
Apple-Butter Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Favorites from A Veggie Venture
Honey Pumpkin Pie

MORE SWEET ENDINGS
Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon Butter Sauce
Autumn Pumpkin Bread
Cinnamon Apples
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cut-Out Spice Cookies (in Thanksgiving shapes)
Fresh Cranberry Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Thanksgiving Leftovers
LEFTOVER TURKEY
See cooked turkey

LEFTOVER MASHED POTATOES
Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole Casserole
More cooked potato recipes



Christmas
Holiday Baking Homemade Food Gifts
Christmas Eve Christmas Morning Christmas Dinner

Especially for Children
A Birthday Cake for Jesus: A Story

The Gifts We Bring
This Year, Let's Give the Gift of Words

Holiday Baking
Holiday Baking Tips from a Certifiable Cookie-Baking Fiend

Butter Tart Bars
Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Colored Roll-Out Sugar Cookies (Christmas Stars)
Cut-Out Spice Cookies
Cranberry-Mac Morsels (Macadamia Nut-Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Fresh Nutmeg)
Fat Rascals (try star shapes)
Fresh Cranberry Cake
Fresh Cranberry Drop Cookies
Frosty Christmas Trees (how to host a cookie exchange)
Gourmet Mocha Cookies
Graham Cracker Toffee
Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn
No-Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies
No-Roll Christmas Sugar Cookies
Perfect M&M Cookies
'Reindeer Rations' for Kids

Homemade Food Gifts
All-Natural Dog Treats
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Chocolate-Cinnamon Sugar
Cranberry Chutney
Homemade Finnish Mustard
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn
Orange-Kissed Marshmallows
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary
Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Savory Pecans
Sesame Candy
Spiced Tuscan Salt

A Festive Christmas Eve
Black Pepper Almonds
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
Homemade Eggnog
Mini Crab Bites
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon
Savory Pecans
Toasted Goat Cheese

All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner Lavender Steaks, Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Cauliflower Risotto
Christmas Chicken Salad
Finnish Meatballs
Italian Lemon Chicken
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Twice-Smoked Ham

Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Festive Holiday Salad
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Mushroom Soup
Oyster Stew
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Potato Blintzes
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Those Pink Potatoes
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Winter Fruit Salad

Fried Bread
Homemade Yeast Rolls

Baked Apples
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Chocolate Decadence
Christmas Trifle
Cinnamon Apples
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Pudding
Fresh Cranberry Cake
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi
Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Christmas Morning
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Sugar-Free Chai Tea

Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Armenian Easter Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Five-Week Bran Muffins

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Baked Bacon
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Eggnog French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote
French Scrambled Eggs
My Mom's Pancake Recipe
Potato Blintzes
Swiss Muesli
Tomato Basil Quiche

Broiled Grapefruit
Apple Yogurt Salad
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi
Homemade Applesauce
Mexican Fruit Salad
Winter Fruit Salad

Family Christmas Dinner
Festive Holiday Salad
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Oyster Stew
Pair of Cranberry Relishes Cranberry Chutney & Cranberry Ginger Relish
Pair of Mashed Vegetables Mashed Potatoes & Carrots, Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Potato Blintzes
Squash Puff
Those Pink Potatoes
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

Christmas Chicken Salad
Finnish Meatballs
How to Roast a Whole Turkey
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Twice-Smoked Ham

Apple Cranberry Compote
Christmas Trifle
Cinnamon Apples
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Fresh Cranberry Cake
Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Christmas Specialties from A Veggie Venture
Broccoli Tomato Holiday Wreath





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