Nut Tassies

The ultimate holiday dessert or appetizer but can be enjoyed literally any time of year as we do!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 72 Nut Tassies

Ingredients
  

Pie Filling (mix everything together and set aside)

  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Dough (do not chill)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 9 oz. cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • combine flour, butter, cream cheese and mix by hand
  • Make into one-inch dough balls
  • place individual dough balls into tartlet pans
  • press dough to fit into the pans creating a
  • Cut off any excess dough above the pan
  • add filling and bake at 350* for 15-20 min.
  • let cool for approx. 20-30 min. and remove from pan.

Pumpkin Butter Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

Delicious combination of pumpkin sheet cake topped with cream cheese icing. Great breakfast, dessert or anytime snack.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

Cake Batter

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 16 oz can pumpkin or 2 cups cooked & mashed pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 oz. GHA Pumpkin Butter
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine eggs, sugar, oil & pumpkin in mixer bowl
  • Beat until smooth
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda cinnamon & salt in a bowl
  • Combine flour & pumpkin mixture & mix well
  • Spread in ungreased 15 x 11 X 1 inch baking pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool on wire rack

Frosting

  • Beat butter & cream cheese until light
  • Add vanilla & confectioners' sugar mixing well after each addition
  • Spread over baked cake

Country Pan Fried Cabbage

This dish is truly delicious when freshly prepared or as a leftover the following day if any remains? If it's not all gone the first day, it is just as delicious eaten cold!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz Bacon
  • 1 med Head of cabbage (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 3 Large garlic cloves (cut into tiny pieces)
  • 6 oz Egg noodles (cooked unit done to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Fry bacon until crisp & put on paper towel to drain excess drippings
  • When done frying bacon, put excess drippings into a bowl & save
  • Cut up onion & fry in pan with some bacon drippings for a few minutes
  • Add garlic to pan & continue to fry with the onion until tender
  • Add cabbage to pan, cover & cook until cabbage is done to your desired texture
  • While cabbage is cooking, prepare egg noodles
  • Break bacon into small pieces
  • When cabbage is at the desired texture, add the cooked egg noodle & bacon pieces
  • Continue to cook & add some of the bacon drippings along with salt & pepper to taste
  • Serve warm as a side dish to any main course
Keyword Bacon, Cabbage, garlic

Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

If you love chocolate and cream cheese, you need to try this recipe! The combination in this recipe is so perfect, you'll want to show off your baking creativity with family and guests no matter the occasion. Greta for breakfasts, snack or after dinner dessert! Chocolate lovers will love these tasty treats!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 16 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 2 3 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cake

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • confectioners' sugar

Instructions
 

Filling

  • In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg & salt
  • Beat until creamy
  • Stir in 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Set aside

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Melt over hot (not boiling) water, choclate chips. Stir until smooth
  • Remove from heat, set aside
  • In large bowl, conbine sugar, vegetable oil, egg & vanilla
  • Beat well
  • Stir in melted chocolate chips
  • Alternate flour, baking soda & salt with water
  • Spoon 1/2 of the cake batter into 16 paper lined cupcake pans
  • Spoon 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of the Filling mixture over cake batter
  • Spoon the remaing cake batter over the Filling
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes
  • Cool 5 minutes: Remove from pans
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar

Coconut Macarons

You cannot eat just one. These sweet gooey tasty treats are a must for breakfast, dessert or snack. Great for tea parties or appetizer for a family get together and holiday celebrations.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 28 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups coconut
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease cookie sheets
  • Use two spoons to pack coconut mixture into a ball
  • Drop the coconut balls unto prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown in color
  • Let cool on cookie sheet
  • Remove from cookie sheet
  • If desired, dip bottom of cookies into melted chocolate

Cake Pie

A great choice if you're not certain if you want a cake or a pie. This recipe is truly a keeper…. delicious!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Your favorite pie crusts

    Instructions
     

    • Sauce: melt 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate with 1/2 cup water
    • Add 2/3 cup sugar
    • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly
    • Remove from heat: stir in 1/4 cup butter & 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • Set Aside
    • Cake Batter: stir together 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
    • Add 1/4 cup shortening, 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • Beat 2 minutes medium speed on mixer
    • Scrape sides & bottom of bowl constantly
    • Add 1 egg
    • Beat 2 minutes more scrapping bowl
    • Pour cake batter into pie shell
    • Stir sauce & pour carefully over cake batter
    • Sprinkle top with 1/2 finely chopped walnuts
    • Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center comes out clean
    • Serve warm, if desired

    Wet Bottom Shoofly Pie

    A traditional favorite here in Pennsylvania. Great for breakfast and/or dessert.
    Prep Time 30 mins
    Cook Time 45 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
    Servings 8 servings

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup molasses
    • 1 cup hot water
    • 1 tsp baking soda

    Crumbs:

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tblsps melted butter

    Your favorite pie crust recipe

      Instructions
       

      • Beat egg, & add molasses
      • Dissolve baking soda in hot tap water & add to egg & molasses
      • Mix with hands the crumbs: flour, brown sugar & melted butter
      • Save half cup of crumbs to sprinkle on top of pie
      • Put remaining crumbs mixture into the gooey mixture & beat
      • Place the prepared pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan
      • Fill the pie pan with the gooey molasses batter
      • Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of crumbs
      • Bake in 350 degrees oven for 45 minutes or until done

      Crapes with Blueberry Sauce Topping

      Crapes are in essence an ultra-thin rich pancake. I this case we top it off with a homemade thick blueberry sauce. Totally amazing for breakfast or brunch. Enjoy it with your tea or coffee as an after-dinner desert.
      Prep Time 30 mins
      Cook Time 30 mins
      Total Time 1 hr
      Servings 24 Crepes

      Equipment

      • 1 Creperie
      • 1 Shallow batter pan

      Ingredients
        

      • 1/3 tsp salt
      • 3 eggs
      • 1 1/2 cups milk
      • 1 1/2 cups flour
      • 2 tbsps vegetable oil

      Blueberry Sauce Topping

      • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
      • 1 cup water
      • 1/2 cup sugar
      • 1 1/2 tbsps cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsps water
      • 1/2 tsp vanilla

      Instructions
       

      • Put all ingredients into a blender container in order listed
      • Cover & process at Blend until smooth
      • Or combine all ingredients in a mixer bowl & beat until smooth
      • Pour into dish
      • Dip preheated Creperie into batter
      • Turn upright
      • When crepe loses gloss, invert Creperie to remove crepe (You can flip the crepe with a knife to brown other side)
      • Repeat until all batter is used

      Blueberry Sauce Topping

      • Place 1 1/2 cups blueberries in a small saucepan. Cover with water and add sugar & vanilla
      • Heat over medium-high heat until mixtures comes to a low boil & blueberries just start to break apart
      • Add dissolved cornstarch to saucepan & bring mixture to a rolling boil
      • Turn heat down & simmer on low heat for 2 – 3 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency. (break apart blueberries with spoon while simmering)
      • Add water, one tablespoon at a time if sauce gets too thick
      • Remove from heat
      • Serve warm & drizzle over crepes

      Cherry Cream Cheese Bars

      Delicious cream cheese treat that can be served as breakfast, dessert or snack. Very popular as an after-dinner dessert when served with coffee. Best if chilled prior to serving.
      Prep Time 15 mins
      Cook Time 24 mins
      Resting Time 45 mins
      Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
      Servings 24 bars

      Ingredients
        

      Crust

      • 1 cup walnuts (divided in half)
      • 1 1/4 cups flour
      • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
      • 1/2 cup butter
      • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

      Filling

      • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
      • 1/3 cup sugar
      • 1 egg
      • 1 tsp. vanilla
      • 1 can cherry pie filling

      Instructions
       

      • Preheat oven 350 degrees
      • Grease bottom of 13 X 9 X 2 pan
      • Chop 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely for topping
      • Chop remaining 1/2 cup finely
      • For crust: Combine flour & brown sugar
      • Cut in butter until fine crumbs form
      • Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts & coconut
      • Mix well
      • Remove 1/2 cup of crust mixture & set aside
      • Press remaining crumbs into pan
      • Bake 350 degree for 15 minutes
      • For Filling: beat cream cheese, sugar, egg & vanilla until smooth
      • Spread over hot baked crust
      • Return to oven & bake for 10 minutes
      • Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer
      • Combine reserved coarsely chopped nuts & reserved crumbs
      • Sprinkle evenly over cherries
      • Return to oven & bake 15 minutes longer
      • Cool & cut into bars

      Cream Cheese Lincoln Log

      Because of the log cabin our 16th U.S. President spent his youth growing up in, he will forever be associated with logs. It has become traditional in our home to bake a yeast raised bread in the form of a log frosted with a chocolate ganache or frosting of your choosing to serve every Feb. 12th in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
      Prep Time 30 mins
      Cook Time 30 mins
      Total Time 3 hrs
      Servings 24 servings

      Ingredients
        

      • 4 to 5 cups flour
      • 3/4 cup sugar
      • 1 1/2 tsp salt
      • 2 pkgs Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
      • 1/2 cup milk
      • 1/2 cup water
      • 1/4 cup margarine/butter
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 pkg cream cheese
      • 1 egg

      Instructions
       

      • In a large bowl thoroughly mix 1 1/4 cups flour, 1 /2 cup sugar & undissolved Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
      • Combine milk, water & margarine/butter in a saucepan. Heat over low heat until liquids are warm. (Margarine/butter does not need to melt)
      • Gradually add to dry ingredients & beat 2 minutes at medium speed
      • Add eggs & 1/2 cup flour or enough flour to make a thick batter
      • Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough
      • Turn out onto a lightly floured board: knead until smooth & elastic about 8 to 10 minutes
      • Place in a greased bowl, turning grease side to top
      • Cover & let rise in a warm place until doubled for about 1 hour
      • Meanwhile, prepare filling. Cream the cheese with 1/4 cup sugar until light & fluffy. Blend in egg
      • Punch dough down; turn out onto lightly floured board
      • Divide dough in half
      • Roll 1/2 the dough into a 10 X 14-inch rectangle
      • Spread with half the cheese filling
      • Roll up, as for jelly roll, to form 14-inch roll. Seal edges
      • Place on greased baking sheet
      • Cut slits 3/4 through log at 1-inch intervals
      • Repeat with remaining dough & filling
      • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour
      • Bake in oven (350 degrees) about 25 to 30 minutes, or until done
      • Remove froim bakign sheets & cool
      • Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting of your choosing