Holiday Jackpot Recipes

23 Dec
photo c/o tumblr

photo c/o tumblr


It’s that time again: holiday baking!  I love this time of year because there are SO many great recipes out there and so much joy to bring into the kitchen.  Here are a few of my sure-fire favorites:


Cornbread Casserole





1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

8 oz. Daisy Light sour cream (or 1 cup)

8 oz. can cream-style corn

8 oz. whole kernel corn, undrained

8 oz. pkg. Jiffy cornbread mix




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter and pour into a bowl.  Beat the eggsd and add to butter.  Beat in sour cream, both cans of corn and muffin mix.  Mix thoeoughly.  Put in a greased baking dish.  Bake for one hour.

NOTE: This recipe comes from Gooseberry Patch’s cookbook, A Pinch of This, A Dash of That.  I’ve been making it for about 10 years and it never fails to please.  I can’t find 8oz. cans of whole kernel corn, so I pour in the cream corn first and then use that can to measure out the whole kernel corn.  As with all baking, exact measurements are key.


The result!

The result!


Eggnog Quick Bread




2 eggs

1 cup organic sugar

1 cup eggnog (light or full fat)

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 teaspoons rum extract

1 teaspoon vanilla (not extract)

2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat eggs in a large bowl, then add next 5 ingredients, blending well.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until just moist.


NOTE: This will make your whole kitchen smell like eggnog!  It’s warm and sweet and perfect for gift-giving!






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