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#1982926 - 12/12/14 10:13 PM Your special Christmas Recipe thread
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I wanted to see if we could "capture" some your Christmas Recipe.

I might have posted this before, but this is something my family requires at our family gatherings with all the brothers and nieces/nephews. It really is an awesome recipe even if the ingredients look different:

Pasta Salad

All chopped into bite-sized pieces:

2 cucumbers
2 bell peppers (orange and/or yellow and/or green).
1 large red onion
2 large tomatoes

In separate bowl combine:

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups white vinegar
3 tsp plain yellow mustard
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 tsp dried parsley
1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1.5 cups sugar (or Splenda)

Cook pasta until al dente and rinse with cool water stop the pasta from still "cooking" in its heat. Throw everything together in a large bowl. Best if made night before.

I like to use pastas and peppers that look good with the season (i.e. Green and red at Christmas and yellow and orange at Thanksgiving).

Last edited by HRH Okie Banker; 12/12/14 10:13 PM. Reason: grammer
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#1983015 - 12/15/14 03:22 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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Okie, how much pasta do you use?
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#1983195 - 12/15/14 09:18 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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And curiously...and for one, I would never use Splenda anyway...but wouldn't the ratio's be different?

Just askin'. The salad sounds good!
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#1983200 - 12/15/14 09:28 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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The salad is excellent and the ratio isn't different. Perhaps it is the type of splenda I used to use? I haven't used it in quite a while.
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#1983215 - 12/15/14 10:15 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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splenda is not a good alternative to sugar...stick with sugar
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#1983217 - 12/15/14 10:16 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

3 cups sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
cup sugar
cup butter or margarine
3 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
cup milk

Topping:
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Boil and mash potatoes.
Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk.
Put mixture into 13x9 inch baking dish.

Topping:

Melt butter and mix in remaining ingredients.
Sprinkle on top of potato mixture (best to do by hand to ensure coverage).
Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

This serves 10-12, we normally double it and there has not been any left over that I can recall...
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#1983221 - 12/15/14 10:31 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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My SIL makes this ^^ but she double or triples the topping so it's basically pralines tainted a small amount of sweet potatoes.

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#1983281 - 12/16/14 02:12 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread CompliantOkie
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Funny, my SIL does, too, and gets all proud of herself for making/bringing the veggie. Ah, Christmas traditions!

Hey....maybe we are related!

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#1983292 - 12/16/14 02:52 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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HRH Okie Banker - Do you just use one bag/box of pasta? What kind of pasta works best? I'd like to try this for Christmas. Thanks!

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#1983300 - 12/16/14 03:08 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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Yay! I've always wanted to find a long lost relative!!

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#1983301 - 12/16/14 03:08 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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I need to bring my Sweet Potato Casserole recipe. It's yummy and has apples in it!

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#1983312 - 12/16/14 03:27 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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The special ham recipe still eludes me. frown
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#1983314 - 12/16/14 03:32 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread bOaty
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Originally Posted By: bOaty
The special ham recipe still eludes me. frown


http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.breakfast.46.egg-mcmuffin.html
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#1983353 - 12/16/14 04:37 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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MEATBALLS
1 jar chili sauce
8 oz sauerkraut (do NOT drain)
1 can whole cranberrie sauce
1 pk lipton onion dry soup mix
cup water
1 cup brown sugar
2 lb bag plain meatballs (about 78-80)
Mix everything together except meatballs in large bowl
Add meatballs & stir
Bake for 2 hrs @ 350
Put into crock pot on low & serve
DELISH!!

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#1983622 - 12/17/14 03:00 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread Christina the Auditor
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Originally Posted By: Christina the Auditor
HRH Okie Banker - Do you just use one bag/box of pasta? What kind of pasta works best? I'd like to try this for Christmas. Thanks!


The original recipe called for an 8 oz bag but the recipe I posted has been adjusted for a 16 oz bag. The pasta is my favorite part. It looks so pretty and festive with the cucs and tomatoes and red/green peppers.
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#1983626 - 12/17/14 03:06 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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Combine:
Two all-beef patties
special sauce
lettuce
cheese
pickles
onions
on a sesame seed bun

Enjoy
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#1983643 - 12/17/14 03:34 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread edAudit
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Originally Posted By: edAudit

Combine:
Two all-beef patties
special sauce
lettuce
cheese
pickles
onions
on a sesame seed bun

Enjoy


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#1983650 - 12/17/14 03:43 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=217820

Ingredients

2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon onion salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon marjoram leaves, crushed finely

Directions
Combine all ingredients as listed in a small jar with a tight fitting lid (baby food jars work good). Shake mixture to combine. Stores for months. Keep out of direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
(makes about 1/3 cup)
To Use:
Mix together 4 teaspoons mixture, 1 cup flour, 2 Tbls. packed light brown sugar and 1 teaspoons salt. Place in a doubled plastic food bag and add chicken to coat. Fry, drain on paper towels, serve!
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#1983741 - 12/17/14 05:09 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread edAudit
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Always a holiday favorite in the Freak! household--a Cambodian delicacy.
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#1983753 - 12/17/14 05:23 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread bOaty
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Originally Posted By: bOaty
The special ham recipe still eludes me. frown


SCHLOOP!
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#1983766 - 12/17/14 06:06 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread 'Lil Freak!
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Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
A-ping

Always a holiday favorite in the Freak! household--a Cambodian delicacy.


Why? cry WHY ON EARTH did I click that link??????
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#1983779 - 12/17/14 06:39 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread RR Jen
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Originally Posted By: RR Jen
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
A-ping

Always a holiday favorite in the Freak! household--a Cambodian delicacy.


Why? cry WHY ON EARTH did I click that link??????


To rule out an entree six women can exclude from any holiday dinner? See--I was helpful smile
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#1983782 - 12/17/14 06:42 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread RR Jen
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Originally Posted By: RR Jen
Originally Posted By: 'Lil Freak!
A-ping

Always a holiday favorite in the Freak! household--a Cambodian delicacy.


Why? cry WHY ON EARTH did I click that link??????


So you can think about someone serving it to you while trying to keep up with the new "friend" while running. laugh
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#1983783 - 12/17/14 06:41 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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That is exactly why you are my most favorite Freak ever!
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#1983810 - 12/17/14 07:02 PM Re: Your special Christmas Recipe thread HRH Okie Banker
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<<<---so glad I was warned not to open the link! eek
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