Thursday Recipes

Enjoy these Yummy Holiday Recipes

From Kara Lynn Russell:

Cranberry Christmas Punch

1 bottle Cranberry juice
1 2 liter bottle Ginger Ale
1 can condensed lemonade, thawed

Mix ingredients, chill and enjoy. This makes about 1 gallon of punch.

This is a very simple recipe but my family loves it. I didn’t make it one year because I thought they might be tired of it. I ended up making a last minute trip to the grocery store for the ingredients because everyone insisted we had to have it.


Recipes from Anna Kathryn Lanier:

In The Priceless Gift, Christina loves to bake at Christmas. One of her favorite recipes to make is Grandma Scott's Pumpkin Bread. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as she does.

Grandma Scott’s Pumpkin Bread

3 C sugar 1 C oil
4 eggs, beaten 2 C cooked pumpkin (1 16-oz can)
3 ½ C flour 1 tea baking powder
2 tea salt 2 tea baking soda
½ t ground cloves 1 tea ground cinnamon
1 tea ground nutmeg 1 tea ground allspice
¾ C water 1-1 ½ C chopped nuts

Combine sugar, oil and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin.
In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir into pumpkin
mixture. Add water and nuts. Spoon batter into well greased and
floured pans (2-3 depending on size). Bake at 350ยบ for 60-70 minutes.

***NOTE: If you use 1 pound bread pans, you can get 6 loaves....perfect for teacher, neighbor, co-workers or family gifts.


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, this punch looks good!

And so do both your books. :) I'm glad to see stories about a shy heroine (1) and a professional athlete(2)...

**adds to [growing huge] wish list**

ddurance said...

Cranberries are so good for you and pumpkin just feels so homey!


Cherie J said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Kara, I like your punch recipe. A friend and I were just discussing if we'll do punch and cookies at church after the Christmas Eve service and she suggested a hot and cold punch. This would be a good one to have.

I've been making the pumpkin bread for years now. I received the recipe from a friend (who actually cooked pumpkins to get it for the, I use canned). It's really good, and my girls love it. And as I said, it's nice to make for gifts, too.

Anna Kathryn

Elaine Cantrell said...

I love pumpkin bread! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll definitely be trying it over the holidays.

MarthaE said...

THANKS for sharing today! The punch makes me thirsty - have to go get some tea and water...
And the pumpkin bread sounds yummy. My DH cooks and we like to take a Christmas gift to our neighbors so I'm going to show him this recipe!