The holidays are here and that means it’s time for family, friends and -perhaps best of all- food. That’s why we’ve collected some of the Koch Homes family’s favorite holiday recipes. Whether a sweet treat or a savory snack, these are sure to be enjoyed!
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from Michelle Ciavarra, Marketing
Directions: Combine the brown sugar, shortening, eggs, sugar, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl. Beat well. Then add in the sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the mixture. Beat well again. Stir in the oats with a spoon until well mixed. Drop teaspoons of this mixture on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool and serve.
Michelle says, “My Granny’s fridge is complemented by a tin of fresh-baked cookies sitting on top, not only around the holidays but 365 days a year! Baking is just one of the many things this amazing woman does to share her love with others!! I would say these Spicy Oatmeal Cookies make their way to her cookie tin more than any other recipe because Granny knows it is a favorite of so many. Try them – you won’t be disappointed!”
from Alyssa Huff, Gibson’s Grant
Directions: Boil noodles in salt water for 4-5 minutes, then strain. Melt butter. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl. Combine the strained noodles and all remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed. Put in greased 9″x13″ glass baking dish and sprinkle the top with cinnamon. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Alyssa says, “Growing up in a Jewish household, we always looked forward to potato latkes and noodle kugel around Hanukah. My kids today look forward to these dishes too even though we celebrate both Hanukah and Christmas.”
from Eric Easton, Plum Creek & The Preserve at Severn Run
Directions: Starting with the butter and brown sugar, mix cookie ingredients into large bowl. Add chopped dates in last. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. When lightly browned, remove from oven and cool. While the cookies cool, mix icing ingredients in a bowl using a hand mixer. After frosting thickens, spread on cooled cookies to taste and serve.
from Jen Kenney, Settlements
Directions: Soften cream cheese. Drain and lightly crush the shrimp. In a large mixing bowl, combine and stir all ingredients, adding the shrimp last. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with your favorite potato chips or crackers.
from Jen Kenney, Settlements:
Directions: Brown the sausage in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and combine with the drained diced tomatoes and green chiles. Stir occasionally and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Slowly mix in the softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and sour cream until well blended. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
We hope you’ll try out some of our delicious family recipes over the holidays. From our family to yours, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season!