Blue cheese potato cakes

1½  to 1¾ pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch squares 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives 1 tablespoon minced garlic ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons…

Sean Patrick’s Beef Vegetable Soup

“ and I both are fans of homemade soup,” says Sean. “I like to make soup about once every two weeks. Have enough for a couple of days. The beef vegetable soup that we serve; her father used to rave about it. He used to say, (in an Irish…

New England Holiday Pudding

Try a new (and healthy!) treat this Christmas. ½ cup yellow (enriched) cornmeal 5 cups reduced-fat (2 percent) milk, scalded (see note) ½ cup molasses ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon ground…

Hearty beef stew

A Walz family favorite, during the winter months. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound beef sirloin tips (1-inch cubes) 1 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes 2 packages (.87 oz. each) brown gravy mix 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 26 oz. bag…

St. Martin’s Chocolate Mice

Ingredients: 1 jar maraschino cheeries with stems 1 bag Hershey's kisses sliced almonds red decorating icing for nose and eyes oil tin foil 1. Cover cookie sheet with tin-foil. Rinse and drain cheeries. Pat dry with paper towels. Check for…

Gather Round the Table

We know Christmas entertaining can be stressful, but here are some helpful tips and delicious recipes to keep your gathering festive and focused on the joy of Christ’s birth.   Appetizers Keep it simple with a combination of the following:…