Fruit and Nut Mincemeat

Fruit and Nut Mincemeat

Last year I made homemade Fruit and Nut Mincemeat with dried fruit and nuts (minus the traditional meat), and it turned out so good that it has earned a place in my Old World Christmas Recipes. This is the base recipe for many holiday desserts 

Praline Pecan Ice Cream

Praline Pecan Ice Cream

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Praline Pecan Ice Cream. Sweet and crunchy pieces of candied pecans stirred into a delicious and simple vanilla ice cream. I like making the praline pecans ahead of time and then they’re waiting in my pantry when I’m 

Frito Snack Mix

Frito Snack Mix

Frito Snack Mix is a great recipe to make with children, and a yummy after-school snack for “kids” of all ages to enjoy. Mixing sweet and savory flavors, it satisfies the pickiest of eaters and receives a thumbs up from our granddaughter, who helped make 

Trail Mix Energy Blend

Trail Mix Energy Blend

When I was going to college, I liked to snack on a “trail mix” that I picked up from the cafeteria. It helped energize my mind and body between classes. This Trail Mix Energy Blend is one I made later in life when our family 

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

These White Chocolate Cherry Cookies are perfect for spring, special occasions, or even for Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect choice when you’re craving a little chocolate, but your other half wants a plain cheesecake. The crust really puts this cheesecake over the top with its combination of vanilla wafers, coconut flakes, and pecans. It’s really quite delicious.   

Mom’s Pecan Brittle

Mom’s Pecan Brittle

Here’s my Mom’s famous Pecan Brittle recipe that she makes every Christmas. Thin and crunchy sweetness, loaded with freshly picked Kansas pecans. My dad lives on this stuff from Thanksgiving to New Years.

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake

I enjoy making Orange-Glazed Cranberry Fruitcake during the Christmas season. Made with dried cranberries, raisins, dates, figs, and pecans, it’s not your average fruitcake. Plus, it makes 8 small loaves, so it’s perfect for gift-giving for those on your fruitcake-lovers list.

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Chocolate Nut Clusters

We enjoy making Chocolate Nut Clusters with Peanuts for the holidays. They are very easy to make and tasty too! Plus, this recipe can be adapted to make Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters, which are simply heavenly.

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies

These Cherry Pistachio Biscotti Cookies are absolutely wonderful. Crunchy butter cookies flavored with dried cherries and chopped pistachio nuts. So delicious, and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.