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Chocolate Chip Fruit Drop Cookies

Chocolate Chip Fruit Drop Cookies
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6 Dozen
Servings
6 Dozen
Chocolate Chip Fruit Drop Cookies
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6 Dozen
Servings
6 Dozen
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time blending gently but well.
  5. Stir in the candied fruits, nuts, and chips.
  6. Drop by tablespoon on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store airtight.
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Cleaning Out the Fridge Quiche

Cleaning Out the Fridge Quiche
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This is my version of quiche. Feel free to use whatever fillings you want.
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6
Servings
6
Cleaning Out the Fridge Quiche
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This is my version of quiche. Feel free to use whatever fillings you want.
Servings
6
Servings
6
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
Blind Bake the Crust
  1. Fit the pie crust into a pie or quiche pan. Use a fork to poke small holes all over the crust. Place a sheet of parchment paper into the crust (crumple it a bit to allow it to fit better). Pour dried beans onto the parchment paper. A pound of dried beans will fill a 9 inch pie plate nicely.
  1. Bake the crust in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes. The crust should be light golden all over. Do not rush this step; the non-sogginess of the crust depends on it. Remove the crust from the oven. Carefully remove the parchment paper and beans (these will become your official "blind baking" beans). Set the crust aside.
Filling
  1. Chop the bacon into thin pieces and cook in a medium fry pan over medium high heat. The bacon should be crisp. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Remove the drippings from the pan but leave the brown bits of deliciousness.
  2. Add the onions to the fry pan and cook for 4 minutes or so until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook another 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the asparagus and cook for a few more minutes until the asparagus is tender crisp.
  4. Add the reserved bacon bits back to the pan along with the thyme leaves and cook for 2 - 3 minutes more.
  5. Pour the vegetable/bacon filling into the pie crust. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  6. Beat the eggs until the are very thick. Add the cream and milk and beat with a whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add salt and pepper and any other spices or herbs you like.
  7. Place the filled pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Carefully pour the custard into the crust stopping when it is filled to the top. You may have a little custard left, but not much.
  8. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes. The filling should be puffed and golden and a knife should come out clean when poked in the center.
  9. Remove the quiche from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
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Poultry Seasoning

The holidays will be here before we know it. Many of us use Poultry Seasoning as the cornerstone of the turkey. Here is a quick and easy recipe that puts the stuff in the little jar to shame.

It uses all the flavors that come in the jar, but when you make it yourself you can have whatever herb touches your heart the most be the star. Something you’re not crazy about adjust the quantity so that it will take a back seat. You can even add a flavor that you love as well.┬áDon’t like the powdery dust that comes in the jar? Grinding the herbs yourself lets you control the texture.DIGITAL CAMERA

I love sage and rosemary so I go heavy on those herbs. I’m not a big fan of nutmeg, so I use very little of it. I like my seasoning to have the subtle flavor of onion so I add some onion powder. I only grind the herbs long enough to create a slightly coarse texture.

Poultry Seasoning
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Make this herb blend your own and create a holiday tradition
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Poultry Seasoning
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Make this herb blend your own and create a holiday tradition
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0
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a spice grinder and process until ground to the consistency that you like.
  2. Store in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
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Fruitcake Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips

Fruitcake Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips
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Fruitcake in a cookie with the added yumminess of chocolate chips. These cookies are chewy with fruit and nuts in every bite, oh, and did I mention the chocolate?.
Servings
6 Dozen
Servings
6 Dozen
Fruitcake Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips
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Fruitcake in a cookie with the added yumminess of chocolate chips. These cookies are chewy with fruit and nuts in every bite, oh, and did I mention the chocolate?.
Servings
6 Dozen
Servings
6 Dozen
Ingredients
Servings: Dozen
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk flour, soda, salt, and spices together in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and extracts and continue to beat until well combined. Mix in the flour. Add the cherries, nuts, and candied fruit. Continue to mix until all the frui, nuts, and chocolate are evenly dstributed.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to arrange dough on parchment lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are just beginning to brown, approximately 12 minutes. Let set on baking sheets for 1 minute before removing to racks to cool.
  4. Store airtight for up to 1 week.
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