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Baklava zoom zoom (Monday, December 27, 2010)
  Baklava zoom zoom
  • 1 pack phyllo dough
  • 5-6 cups walnuts chopped (I used two bags with 2 1/2 cups in each bag = 5 cups)
  • 1 cup real butter
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 TBS honey and half a cup of honey
  • 1/4 cups water
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 2 dashes of cinnamon


-Preheat oven to 175 C or 250 F

-Melt butter

-In a bowl mix walnuts, a dash of cinnamon, sugar, 1TBS honey, melted butter

-Butter a baking pan

-Place 4 phyllo sheets at the bottom, making sure that you butter the bottom of the baking pan

- alternate 4 phyllo sheets and walnut filling

-finish the top layer with a layer of walnut filling

-Cut baklava into individual servings before baking!

-Bake for an hour

-Let cool in fridge for an hour

-In a sauce pan bring to a boil 2TBS honey, water, lemon peel and a dash of cinnamon  

-Let boil for 2-3 minutes

-Remove lemon peel  

-Sprinkle warm syrup over cold baklava

Lastly Drizzle half a cup of honey over cooled baklava


Family Christmas Tradition (Monday, December 27, 2010)

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1 (3 oz.) pkg. lime jello
1 (3 oz.) pkg. raspberry jello
1 (15 oz.) jar applesauce
18 double graham crackers
1 env. Dream Whip
3 tbsp. confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp. almond flavor
Place jellos in separate bowls. Add 3/4 cup applesauce and stir. Place 2 double graham crackers on platter end to end. Spread 1/4 of lime mixture on top. Add 2 more crackers and then spread with 1/4 cup of raspberry mixture. Repeat layers, ending with crackers.

Prepare topping using almond flavoring and adding confectioners sugar before beating. Spread top and sides. Chill at least 30 minutes. Slice to serve.

Swedish Meatballs with Bison Meat (Tuesday, December 15, 2009)
3 cups  chicken flavored stuffing mix or bread crumbs
2 cups milk
2 pounds ground bison
4 eggs
1/2 cup dried onions Or one med. onion finely chopped
3 tsp salt
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 TBS caraway seeds
1/4 tsp pepper
1 large crock pot

Soak Bread crumbs for 5 minutes in large mixing bowl.  Add ground meat, eggs, onion, salt, allspice, nutmeg, caraway seeds.  Mix well.  Shape mixture into 1-inch diameter balls.  Place in broiler ban and bake for 15 minutes at 375-400 degrees.  

For sauce: Turn on Crock pot to high.  Combine 2 TBS butter and Two TBS flour to make a smooth paste.  
Pour in one can of no msg added cream of mushroom soup, one can of water, melt 16 OZ of Neufchatel cheese, 2 TBS caraway seeds.  Pour in meat balls.  Turn crock pot to warm. Keep warm til ready to serve.

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