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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…

Mixed berry cobbler

Treat Mom to something sweet this Mother's Day 2 packages (16 oz. each) frozen unsweetened mixed berries, thawed 1⁄3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch of salt 2⁄3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup whole wheat flour 1…

Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

As a family, we give up sugary snacks for Lent, but Sundays are meant to be a mini-Easter, so I told the kids we could make a treat. My oldest son Eamon wasted no time in selecting this funny confection he’s had his eye on in a book I…

Easter Nests Cupcakes

1 (15.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix 1 ¼ cups water ½ cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 (10-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut 1 (16-ounce) can prepared chocolate frosting 1 cup egg-shaped chocolate candies, or as needed Preheat oven to…

Smoothie Pops

1 cup hulled strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup Greek yogurt 5 (1-gram) sweetener packets 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Blend strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, yogurt, sweetener, and vanilla extract in a…

Michaelmas Blackberry Cobbler

From CatholicCuisine: According to tradition (and Joanna Bogle in her Book of Feasts and Seasons) "blackberries are no good to eat after September 29th because 'the Devil spat on them when he was cast out of Heaven into Hell on…

Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

Adapted from Hello, Cupcake! Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make 1 batch of cupcakes white frosting strawberry jam chocolate truffles, preferably Ferrero-Rocher hazelnut chocolates white chocolate for grating 1. Bake a batch of…

Nana’s Fruitcake

2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoons ground cloves 1½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 pound raisins ½ pound chopped figs 2 cups water 1½ cups sugar ¼ pound butter 1…

Grandma Evelyn’s Grape Pie

Pie Filling: 4 cups Concord Grapes 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons melted butter Crumb topping: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ cup room temperature…

Yiayia’s

Loukoumades are a Greek treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Fifi Psihogios, a parishioner at Holy Trinity Greek Church in Portland, Oregon, offers this recipe from a relative who has a zaharoplastio (sweet shop) in Athens. 1…