December 14: Food: Delicious Delights

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays

Do you bake or cook Christmas gifts for friends and family? Do you fix a special recipe for the holiday meal? Do you have a favorite treat you enjoy during the holidays?

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.

Peg Bracken

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My Take on Holiday Treats

My sister-in-law, Cindy loves to bake. The other day she started at 10:00 in the morning and finished MOPPING THE FLOOR at 7:00 pm. How did I get so lucky? She gave me some cookies to serve my guests for dinner earlier this week. These two cookies were especially great.

Super yummy Christmas cookies Pictures came from Pinterest

Cindy substituted skittles and a bit of white frosting for the cinnamon hots that the recipe called for. That was an unexpected bonus.

I got this tidbit from Cindy Georgakas. Did you know that STRESSED spelled backward spells DESSERTS?

“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” 

 Richelle E. Goodrich
Baked Creamed Corn Casserole photo by Sophisticook

Even though I got this picture and recipe from Pinterest, my grandmother made this every Christmas and I think I ate most of it.

I loved creamed corn so much that I put a can of it in a chocolate cake mix once and baked it. I probably told you how that came out. In my defense, I was only 43.

Grandma’s recipe, like this one by the Unsophisticook recipe, had 6 items: canned whole kernel corn, canned creamed corn, sugar, flour, eggs, and butter, plus a touch of salt and pepper. I think I used brown sugar rather than white. I may have added mustard powder – don’t ask me why. One recipe called for a package of cornbread. That would be good but not as pudding-like.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all. What are your favorite holiday foods?

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55 responses to “WQW 48: Delicious Holiday Delights”

  1. Wind Kisses Avatar

    I have just reread this with my grandchildren’s festive creations on my mind. Oh wait…the is some on the floors, and walls and I found glitter in my hair and….they are so happy to do bake and sing and laugh and eat yumminess. They were with us for three days. A tired, and very happy gramma here…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hahaha 😝

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  2. Norah Avatar

    Christmas wishes, Marsha! Enjoy!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Norah. Any great plans your way?

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  3. Wind Kisses Avatar

    I love baking and preparing traditional holiday treats. I like eating them even more. I have enjoyed watching the gingerbread house contest. Amazing talent. I guess we all have our gifts.

    PS. Thank you for note on my post. I tried to respond, and somehow it disappeared. Gwad… at least I read it. Hoping you have the best of weeks . Merry Christmas.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      No worries. You have a great week and wonderful Christmas, Donna! 🙂

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  4. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    impressive line up on food Marsha.. I have my fav pumpkin BOX bread I make and give and of course no one knows it’s T.J’s (shhhh don’t let the secret out of the bag.. lol ..) but I have been too late the last 2 years.. it flies out of there!!🤣

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      They do have some amazing goodies. I haven’t been recently, but my sister-in-law, who loves to shop said it’s the place to go! 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        It really is!!! 🥰

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  5. Holiday cooking and special food – Keep it alive Avatar

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  6. Janet Alcorn Avatar

    Those Ritz cookies look incredible! My son is allergic to peanuts, but I bet they’d work with sunflower butter. Must try!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m sure it would work with sunflower butter or almond butter. Yum!

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  7. Kirstin Avatar

    marsha these look amazing…I’ll take those crackers. Love the quote you shared. I love cooking and baking for others and have some thing I make every year, only at this time of year.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I saw that. I’m not a big clam chowder fan, but I bet yours is worth trying! Tumeric cookies sounds interesting, too! Who would guess? That would make them pretty healthy, I think! 🙂

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  8. the eternal traveller Avatar

    This year I’m baking Christmas cookies for our family day – shortbread, gingerbread stars, chocolate crinkle cookies and white chocolate rocky road. Yummo!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Let’s see, I’m due back for my 5 year visit on Dec. 26, Boxing Day. 🙂

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        There might not be any left by then. 😁😋

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Whaaaaaat? All those cookies….gone! My figure thanks your family and friends. My taste buds say bah humbug to them. If they are half as good as pavlova, I’m really missing something! 🙂 Don’t tell them I said bah humbug, though! 🙂

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          1. the eternal traveller Avatar

            They are very good. 😄

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  9. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Yup, it’s nearly super time here as well and this post has made me very hungry!
    Oh about blog typos – I greatly appreciate people letting me know about them and I always fix them.
    I just submitted to your Logo Contest. I look forward to seeing the entries. I love getting inspired by the creativity of others.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Donna. I’m looking forward to seeing your creation.

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  10. bushboy Avatar

    Creamed corn and chocolate cake…..a culinary delight….you are such a gastronomic catch!!
    Sometimes cooking can result in a wonderful surprise, that is why I write down my cooking adventures in case it does taste marvellous and I want to recreate a dish in the future.
    In this case…….nah

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      hahaha That’s what Vince thought, too! And yet he married me!

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      1. bushboy Avatar

        Well….if it wasn’t the kitchen Vince married you for….I wonder what else 😲😂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’ve been asked that before. The answer is … I’m so cute! Or at least that’s what he says. LOL

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Lady Lee. Most people didn’t recommend the chocolate cake with creamed corn, though. 🙂

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  11. Janis @ RetirementallyChallenged.com Avatar

    Funny to read this right now as I am getting ready to try a new to me Christmas cookie recipe (Taylor Swift’s Chai Sugar Cookies). I love chai and I love eggnog (it’s used in the glaze). Fingers crossed 🙂

    And, yes, I absolutely edit my posts if I find a typo… it would drive me nuts not to fix it. (And, I am grateful to anyone kind enough to point it out if they see one in my post.)

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yay! I do too. I go nuts when I find errors! 🙂 Your chai/eggnog cookie sounds yummy. Where did you say you live?

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  12. writerravenclaw Avatar

    I don’t like much about Christmas food. I will tolerate turkey, as long as it has cranberry sauce (as a child I made sure it was ketchup). The vegetables are okay, but I can leave sprouts off. I don’t like raisins so I don’t like Christmas pudding, or mince pies. I go to my daughter’s on the day and her partner cooks the dinner to perfection.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      My husband would rather have lasagna. So we do about half the time. I love turkey and all the fixings. I particularly love potatoes and gravy. Lucky you to have someone who cooks dinner to perfection. You can’t ask more than that.

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  13. eklastic Avatar

    I’m looking at your pics and well, I’m salivating but I’m still on a diet of soup, soup and tea after a “small” dental op yesterday. I cry: unwarranted cruelty! 😉
    I think I need to puree me some pie: https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2022/12/14/stress-relief/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL, Elke. I hope it’s chocolate cream. That would be easy to eat. How long before you can eat real food again? This is not good news at Christmas time. 🙂

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      1. eklastic Avatar

        I’m hoping for next Sunday. We are going to a Christmas market. If I can’t eat any of the food offerings I will hit the glühwein stands! 🍷

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I hope that means ice cream. 🙂

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          1. eklastic Avatar

            Glühwein = mulled wine. If it’s below 0° I will not put anything freezing inside me 🥶

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            hahaha that leaves out ice cream, then. Bummer. Better stick to wine. 🙂

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  15. restlessjo Avatar

    You know it’s nearly supper time here, don’t you, and I’m very hungry! Savoury mince, Yorkshire puds and veg for us, but not for an hour or so. I truly love Christmas pudding but have never actually made one. That’s what supermarkets are for, isn’t it? If I had a little helper by my side- no, not Santa’s elves!- I might be tempted to bake but honestly, I just make a mess. These all look delish though.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Grocery stores/supermarkets are amazing now. I have a cooked chicken in my refrigerator, some potatoe salad in a plastic container, and that’s it for now, but I’m down to nubs. We don’t cook like our parents and grandparents did. 🙂 Your meal sounds delicious.

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        They probably didn’t have the money. We’re spoilt 🤫🎄❄️☃️❣️

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Stores have changed, too. I remember, though, my mom used to buy hamsalad already made at the store. That was my brother’s favorite treat besides glazed doughnuts.

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  16. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Hi Marsha, a lovely post. I love your SIL’s treats, I’ve always fancied making the Rice Krispy tree wreaths but have never actually done it. I make a gingerbread creation every year for the Gingerbread Christmas smackdown challenge. This year I am making a Christmas train with a few surprises.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I can’t wait to see it! Gingerbread Christmas smackdown challenge sounds interesting. I made gingerbread houses with my fourth graders one year. That was an interesting project.

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        It sounds like fun. I like making houses with littlies but I don’t have any around anymore. Sadly.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Me either. And yet, there you go competing in the Gingerbread Christmas smackdown. You go girl!

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  17. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    It’s so easy to get into holiday food overload this time of year, Marsha. How fun that Cindy loves to bake and has treats for you. I’m commenting as I’m watching Pioneer woman on TV 😁 Your corn casserole idea sounds good. I’m still deciding if I want to bake some shortbread cookies….hmmm.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love sugar cookies, but not crazy about the butter cookies you can buy in the store.

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        I like the traditional Scottish shortbread cookies. Lots o’ butter!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Medium butter for me, thanks. Lots o sugar!

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