Daily Archives: November 12, 2012

Food Monday ~ Christmas recipes ~ revisited

The run up to Christmas is always a busy time in the kitchen as well as everywhere else. It might be the year that all the family decide to descend on you for the big day or one of those following. What will you give them for nibbles or dessert?

In order to help I have trawled back through my archives and listed below some links that I have posted over the years. I see I have been leaning towards the sweet stuff more than anything else. Ah well, as Mammy used to say: “A little of what you fancy, does you good”!

I have not included a recipe for cooking the Turkey. I have not cooked a full turkey for many years and at this stage if I were to do so, I’d probably trawl through some of my favourite Food Blogs to get up to date modern ideas.

Savoury Recipes

Honey Glazed Ham

Nut and Seed Loaf served with a Cranberry, Apple and Brandy Sauce

Smoked Salmon Roll

Mothers Pâté

Country Pâté

Christmas Red Cabbage

Port & Apricot Bacon Rolls

Lemon & Thyme Stuffing

Chestnut & Sausage-meat Stuffing


Christmas cake

Nana’s Christmas Pudding

Mincemeat for Mince Pies

Sweet Mince Squares

Chestnut Meringue Cake

Baked Cranberry Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

Cranberry stars

Cranberry & Chocolate Orange Florentines

Have you noticed a trend?  I am rather fond of Cranberries!


The Best Chocolate Truffles
Brandy Truffles
Chocolate Covered Orange Balls
Chocolate Orange Truffles


Orange Sorbet
Cream Cheese Penguins

Roasted Pepper Cookies a good match with Mothers Pâté

Nibbles with a Cheesy Crunch
Olive Cheese Balls
Colourful Crisps


Egg Nog
Mulled Claret

If you do click through to a particular recipe, I suggest you read the comments as well,  they have some great tips and suggestions from regular readers of my blog.