Category: Holiday


    Classic recipe, with actual minced meat. I made this for THE SECRET LIFE OF… CHRISTMAS b-roll, just my happy hands with various holiday treats. Usually, I make this and put it in a two-gallon bucket to mellow around early November, for maximum mellowing by Christmas. MINCE MEAT FOR PIES Curtis & Lee Family Recipe, c. […]


    Recipes from my files, that I plan to make this year. And one that I don’t quite have time to do, but may prove entertaining anyway. Cranberry Orange Sauce for Thanksgivukkah Well, the calendars do not quite line up with the first night of Hanukkah on Thanksgiving like it did in 2013, but this is […]


    Christmas favorite. I made this for the SCA Twelfth Night celebration, where the theme was Scandinavian, for the brunch bar. A total stranger came up to me, told me this was exactly like her grandmother’s, gave me a carved bone ring off her fair white hand, and disappeared into the crowd. I treasure that ring […]

  • Cranberry Orange Sauce for Thanksgivukkah

    So, in 2013, the American and Jewish moveable holiday calendars lined up in such a way that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah were celebrated on the same day. This was one of many recipes that commemorated both. You could wait until 2070 or 2165, or just make this anyway, it is quite nice and not quite as […]


    I’m not even sure where I got this one. It became a family favorite for Thanksgiving. Folksy mispellings retained for flavor.  16 oz can whole kernal corn, drained  16 oz can creamed corn  1 cup milk  3 beaten eggs  1 tsp salt  2 tsp sugar  lots of pepper  1/2 cup saltine cracker crumbs  butter – […]


    By Lori Alden Holuta. Children in her Steampunk books don’t leave cookies and milk for Santa. Turns out, in the steam powered world of Industralia, coal in your stocking is a good thing! The book in which this appears may be purchased here: INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter room temperature 2/3 cup white granulated sugar 1 […]


    I got this from Ann Williams, who always served this before Christmas dinner.  8 oz. cream cheese 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. prepared mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh onion 4 oz. pimentos 2 6-1/2 oz. cans minced clams 1/3 cup finely crushed saltines 1/2 cup […]


    A most adaptable recipe for autumn and winter holidays, or any days! 1/4 cup soft shortening or oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1 egg 1/2 cup coffee Mix together.  Then sift in separate bowl: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. soda 1 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/2 […]