Favorite Holiday Recipes from Real Food for Real People

Favorite Holiday Recipes

I had been asked for years, to put
together a holiday collection.  I wanted this collection to be special- not just
another holiday recipe collection, and so I have very carefully chosen the recipes which
are included in this collection.  These recipes are a combination of family
heirlooms, original recipes, and favorites of my family and friends.  It is my
holiday wish to you, that you and yours enjoy these recipes as much as we have.


Pancake Mix in a Jar


3 cups Flour
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
4 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. Salt

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Place mixture into a quart sized jar. It is
helpful to tap jar lightly on a padded surface (towel on counter) as you layer ingredients
to make all ingredients fit neatly. To decorate, use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter
circle from fabric of your choice. Center fabric circle over lid and secure with a rubber
band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band. Store in a cool, dry place
up to 6 months before using. Use the following recipe when you are ready to make pancakes,
or copy it onto a recipe card and attach it to your decorated jar to give as a gift:




In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup
Milk, 1 Egg and 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil. With a wire whisk, blend in 1-1/3 cups Pancake Mix
until moistened but still lumpy. Cook on a lightly greased griddle or skillet. Makes about
10- 5 inch pancakes.  

NOTE: This recipe makes wonderful
waffles as well! Simply make batter a bit thicker by adding less liquid when mixing it up.




Potpourri Gel Jars


2 cups Distilled Water
4 envelopes Un-flavored Gelatin
50 drops Essential Oil – (for fragrance)
Food Coloring – as desired

Heat one cup water in medium sized saucepan. Add gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Remove
from heat and add remaining 1 cup of liquid as well as food coloring, and stir until
dissolved. Put drops of essential oil into jars then add gelatin mixture. Place in fridge
for approximately 2 hours. Remove, cover with plastic wrap or lid if you have one, and
store at room temperature. To release the scent simply remove the lid… and when you are
finished make sure you re-cover the jar so all the scent doesn’t evaporate.

This recipe makes four gel jars/ approximately 4 oz each.

To decorate for gifts, tie ribbon or lace around the neck of the jar or add silk/dried
flowers to the bow. It works very well to cut a circle of lace which can be reapplied
after removing lid, by screwing the band on over the lace. This will allow the scent to be
enjoyed as well as keeping the jar decorative while it is being used.

Note: Some folks in humid areas had trouble with their gel accumulating a thin layer of
mold when stored for a long time. If you are in an area like this, or plan to store your
jars for an extended period of time, you may want to store them in your refrigerator or a
cool, dark place, such as a cellar.

Hot Cocoa Mix

10 cups Powdered Milk
– instant
4 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 3/4 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 3/4 cups Non-Dairy Creamer

Mix all ingredients well in a large sized bowl and store in an airtight
container in a cool, dry place.

To make Hot Cocoa, Mix 4 heaping teaspoons to each 8 ounce mug (about 6
– 7 ounces hot water).

Use any of the flavored coffee creamers if you like them. Try French
Vanilla or Mint for interesting flavors, or use 1 package of unsweetened
raspberry Kool-Aid for every 3 cups of hot chocolate mix for
chocolate-raspberry hot chocolate.

Note: This makes a great gift for Christmas! Place in a container and
include instructions on how to make it. The dollar stores are a great
place to look for containers when giving them with home made mixes


1 Egg White
2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine
1/2 tsp. Mint Flavoring

Mix powdered sugar and butter using a pastry blender or butter knives. Add egg white and
flavoring, as well as any food coloring desired. Mix well, adding extra powdered sugar if
needed to make a soft dough. Roll into balls the size of large marbles and press with a
fork to flatten and add ridges.

Would you like more of our Favorite
Holiday Recipes?  We have a great collection which includes:


Wonderful Fudge,
Mailing Food Mixes, English Toffee, Christmas Mice, White Hot Chocolate, After
Thanksgiving Dinner, Chocolate Bon Bons, All-Purpose Mix, Snowflake Pretzel Treats,
Velveeta Fudge, Hot Wassail, Sugar Cookie Suckers, Spiced Cider, Gift Sized Gourmet Cookie
Mix, Apple Mulling Spice, Yule Log, Egg-free Eggnog, Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar, Hot
Cocoa Mix, Jiminy Cricket Cookie Suckers, Raspberry Cream Puffs, Filled Cookies,
Fool’s Toffee, Holiday Cookies, Lemon Squares, Red’s Holiday Muffin Mix,
Chocolate Clay, Holiday Brownie Buttons, Vanilla Fudge, Chocolate Mint Pinwheels, Butter
Pecan Fudge, Cookie Crumb Crust,  Irish Cream Caramels, Chocolate Spoons, Pumpkin
Mousse, Cinnamon Candied Spoons, Christmas Special Fruitcake, Potpourri Gel Jars,
Cathedral Cookies, Classic Salt Dough Ornament Recipe, Jack Daniel’s Balls, No Bake
Dough Ornament Recipe, Fondant, Cinnamon Dough Ornament Recipe #1, Holiday Mints, Cinnamon
Dough Ornament Recipe #2, Grandma Vesta’s Dressing


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