Winter Recipes

Posted by on January 15, 2019

Brussels Sprout Salad

Sunset Magazine


  • 1 1/4 lbs of Brussels sprouts (cut in half)
  • 1 teaspoon prepare mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup red vinegar
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • ½ thinly sliced green onions
  • cherry tomatoes


  • Cook 1 and ¼ pounds of Brussels sprouts that have been cut in half.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1 teaspoon each of prepared mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt with ½ teaspoon of dry basil and ¼ teaspoon each of thyme and pepper.
  • Add I/4 cup of red vinegar and 1 cup of salad oil and blend.
  • Put dressing on warm Brussels sprouts. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, add cherry tomatoes that have been cut in half and ½ cup of thinly sliced green onions to the Brussels Sprout mixture.
  • Serve.

Pfeffernüsse Cookies

Joy of Cooking


  • ½ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 cup white flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon each of black pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom
  • 1-3 drops of anise
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of grated lemon peels


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Drop the dough onto a well greased cookie sheet.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Enjoy.

Butternut Soup

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup diced peeled apple
  • 3 – 12 ounce packages frozen cooked butternut squash, thawed and drained OR 4 to 4-1/2 cups fresh butternut squash puree
  • 2 ½-3 cups canned chicken broth or home made ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and cook shallots and apple for about 3 minutes, just to soften and coat them with butter.
  • Place in a 3 quart slow cooker and add squash, broth, ginger, wine and salt.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Using a handheld immersion blender, or transfer to a food processor or blender, in batches, puree the soup.
  • Ladle the hot soup into bowls, sprinkle with pepper, and serve hot.

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