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Free Christmas Recipes and Christmas Shopping from Medical Transcription Stuff my Holiday Recipe Page. These recipes are family favorites--some have been a part of our family holiday traditions for many years--others used only in the past few years. You are welcome to print these recipes and share them with your Family and Friends at this most Blessed Holiday Season as we Remember the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Feel free to bookmark this site and send it on to your e-mail list, too. Please note, some of these may be copyrighted, but I have no idea where the credit goes. If there is any copyright infringement, I apologize in advance!

May you have a Blessed Holiday Season as we remember the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS--God's Precious Love Gift to All Mankind, the Gift of His Only Son, the Gift of Salvation and Eternal Life for all who Believe! John 3:16

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When it is cold, snowy, blowing, rainy outside, I just love to bake these breads. It warms up the kitchen, and the pungent aroma of spices and goodness lingers in the air. As the last loaf is taken from the oven and placed on the cooling rack, I feel a quiet satisfaction and know that I am blessed.


1/2 cup margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup mashed bananas
2 beaten eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cream together the margarine and sugar. Add bananas and eggs. Mix together well. Add flour, soda, salt and mix together well. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased and floured 2-quart loaf pan. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Makes one loaf.


3/4 cup shortening
2-2/3 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 one-pound can of pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup raisins or dates
2/3 cup broken nut meats

Cream shortening and sugar together; add eggs, pumpkin, and water. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices and add to pumpkin mixture.

Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into three well-greased and floured 2-quart loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. (Three 1-pound coffee metal coffee cans may be used. Also, this recipe does well poured into muffin tins, but reduce baking time.) For best results, bake bread day before serving. These loaves may be doubly wrapped with tin foil and placed in freezer bags for freezer storage. Make nice gifts.


Cream together: 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup sugar.

Stir in: 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted.

Add: 2 eggs, one at a time, beating five minutes each time. (This is the secret of the silky texture!)

Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping. Chill for 2 hours. Pour into a 9-inch baked pie shell.

The Christmas Story - Luke Chapter 2 (KJV)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David: ) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


1-lb. marshmellows, cut fine (or can use miniature)
1-lb. graham cracker crumbs
1-lb dates, chopped fine
1 cup chopped nut meats
1 cup sweet cream
20 glazed maraschino cherries
1 cup candied pineapple

Mix above ingredients together thoroughly and then press entire mixture into a mold. Let this stand overnight. It is better when stored a few days before serving. I usually wrap well and refrigerate it. This can be sliced into small thin squares to use as "bites." Enjoy!


(1) Mix together with pastry cutter:
1 dry yellow cake mix (reserving 1 cup of the mix for later) - 1 stick margarine; mix into this 1 egg.
Press this mixture into a 9 x 13 pan greased baking pan.

(2) Now, in a bowl, mix together:
13-oz. canned pumpkin - 4 eggs - 1/2 c. milk - 1-1/4 cups brown sugar - 1 teas. nutmeg - 1 teas. cinnamon

Pour this mixture over the crumb mixture in baking pan.

(3) For crumbly crust: Take your 1-cup of reserved dry cake mix, add 1/4 c. granulated sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, 1 teas. cinnamon and 1 teas. pumpkin pie spice. Cut this mixture together with a pastry cutter. Then sprinkle this over the mixture in the pan. This makes a nice crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Top with whipped topping.

(I like this recipe better than pumpkin pie because it is sweeter and a lot easier to make.)

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Many of these recipes are so simple, the kids will enjoy learning how to make these holiday treats!


In a heavy 2-quart sauce pan, mix together the following:
2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
16 large marshmallows or 1 cup marshmallow cream
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook, stirring constantly (as it may scorch) over medium heat and bring to a boil (mixture will be bubbling all over the top). Boil for 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly and then remove from heat.

Stir into this until completely melted - 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits, 1 cup of chopped pecan or walnut nut meats, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Spread into a buttered 8 x 8 inch square pan, cool, and cut into squares.


In glass mixing bowl, combine 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup margarine. Microwave (nuke) 30-45 seconds on full power.

Add: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs and 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar. Blend together and press this into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Melt in microwave in separate bowl for 2 minutes: 1 pkg. semi-sweet chips (12 oz) and 2 tbsp. oil and spread this over top of the peanut mixture. Refrigerate and enjoy.


1 small potato, boiled in skin (or nuked about 4 minutes until done)
3/4 box confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (may use chunky or smooth)

(1) Peel potato and mash it while it is hot.
(2) Sift sugar and add to potato gradually to from a doughy mixture.
(3) Add vanilla and then knead the mixture with your hands.
(4) Dust waxed paper with powdered sugar, then roll dough out about 1/4 inches thick and spread with peanut butter.
(5) Roll up like a jelly roll, wrap in waxed paper, and chill. When ready to serve, slice into 1/4 inch slices.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 to 1-1/2 cups roasted, salted peanuts (with or without skins)
1 tablespoon margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine sugar, syrup, and salt in a 2-quart mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir in nuts and microwave for 3 to 5 more minutes. (watch so nuts don't burn) Stir in butter, vanilla, and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Spread on a well greased cookie sheet. Cool and slam cookie sheet on counter to break up into small pieces.


1 pound confectioner's sugar. Place this in a large microwavable bowl. With your fist, make an indentation in the center and place in the indent: 1/4 cup milk - 1 stick margarine (cut into pieces) - about 1/2 cup peanut butter (may use chunky or smooth).

Nuke for about 2 minutes on high, uncovered. Stir well and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir again until well blended and pour into an 8 x 8 inch pan. Chill one hour and serve.


1 pound chopped dates
1 pound miniature marshmallows
1 pound shredded coconut
1 pound chopped nuts
2 cans Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
Graham cracker crumbs
Powdered sugar

Mix above ingredients together and form into 1" balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs and then roll in powdered sugar. Do not freeze or refrigerate.

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2 eggs, beaten until thick
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped dates
3/4 chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add sugar to eggs. Fold in flour, salt, and baking powder, sifted together. Add dates, nuts, and vanilla. Spread in a thin sheet in oiled pans. Bake in a slow oven - 300 to 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into bars while warm, then roll in powdered sugar. Makes 24 bars.


2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine coconut, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Drop from teaspoon, 1-inch apart onto a well-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove at once from cookie sheet. Makes about 30.


1 cup softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups flour
Powdered sugar

Mix ingredients together. Then form into 1" balls, stuffing a cherry, candy kiss, nut, mint, gumdrop, etc., into each one for a surprise. Bake at 350 degrees at 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned (watch as they can burn quickly). Cool 10 minutes then roll in powdered sugar.


1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package frozen CHOPPED spinach, thawed (don't cook, but completely squeeze out all water)
1 package dry Swiss vegetable soup mix
1 flat can of water chestnuts, diced

Toss above ingredients together. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with pumpernickel bread slices or rolls; great with rye crackers, too!


3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
2 ten-ounce packages of frozen peas, thawed and drained
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup minced onion
5 slices of bacon (microwaved until done), drained, crumbled

Combine sour cream, salt, garlic powder, pepper - stir well. Add peas, tomato, and onion. To serve, spoon onto a bed of lettuce, garnish with tomato wedges and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Chill.


1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and squeezed dry
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 oz)
1/4 teas. garlic powder
1/4 teas. parsley flakes
1/4 teas. onion powder

Combine above ingredients. Bake in a 1-quart casserole dish, uncovered, for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees until heated through. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, etc.


Bake one pan of Jiffy Cornbread Mix according to package directions & let cool. (You can do this the day before.)

Saute 1 medium chopped onion and about 1/2-cup chopped celery until nearly cooked.

Next, break up the cornbread into fine pieces in a big mixing bowl. Add one package of dry herbal stuffing (like Stove Top, Pepperidge Farm, etc.). Add the sauteed onions & celery to this, then add three beaten eggs, salt, pepper, and a little sage (optional) to taste. Smush this all together with your hands until moist, adding one can of chicken broth & just a little milk, so that the final consistency is like thick oatmeal.

Put this into a very well-greased pan or casserole dish and bake (covered) at 400 degrees for 1 to 1-1/2 hours until very lightly browned on top. (If using a glass casserole dish, bake at 375 degrees)

Optional idea: Lightly brown & separate into pieces while cooking, a 1-lb package of sage sausage (like Jimmy Dean), drain well, and add to the mixture before baking.

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