Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! * (Our Cookie Party!)
Welcome! I hope you brought an appetite and a cookie recipe to share – if not, that’s ok – help yourself to any yummy ideas/recipes anyway – there’s ALWAYS enough cyber cookies for everyone!!
Over there on the sideboard, is some punch – it’s my sister in law’s Christmas punch. We’ve been enjoying it for the last 15 yrs or so. (I think it’s one of the few times we eat Jello at our house.) This year I made Cranberry Raspberry. May I get you cup?
Perhaps you’d rather have a hot cup of coffee? That’s over there on the antique cabinet. Condiments are sitting there, as well. These are some of my favorite cups for drinking coffee in. I just love the clear glass, you can enjoy the rich color of coffee (especially when you add the cream in there) and the pedestal just looks pretty.
I brought Cranberry Macadamia Bars – here’s plates and napkins, help yourself to everything! Please, stay a while, enjoy the Christmas lights, music and goodies. I’m so glad you stopped in.
- 1 box raspberry jello
- 1 box cranberry jello
- 2 46 oz cans pineapple juice
- 2 c sugar (yes – ADDED sugar)
- 4 c cold water
- 4 c boiling water
Mix all together and place into containers and freeze. When frozen, put in punch bowl, add ginger ale to fill bowl. (Nothing else tastes right – it HAS to be ginger ale) Serve slushy. (Hence slushy punch. Bet you missed that one, huh?) 🙄
Cranberry Macadamia Bars
- 1 1/4 c flour
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1/2 c butter (no substitutes)
- 1 c finely chopped macadamia nuts
- 1 1/4 c sugar
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 T milk
- 1 t finely shredded orange peel
- 1 t vanilla (I prefer Nielsen-Massey)
- 1 c finely chopped cranberries
- 1/2 c coconut
Preheat oven to 350`. Stir flour and 3/4 c sugar, cut in butter until coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 c nuts. Press into bottom of 13 x 9 and bake 10 – 15 min or until lightly brown.
Combine 1 1/4 c sugar, eggs, milk, orange peel and vanilla. Pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with remaining nuts, cranberries and coconut.
Bake 30 min or until golden. Cool. Cut in rectangles. Cool completely. Makes 24 bars. (In someone’s dreams!)
I do not EVER manage to get good orange peel, so this year I will use orange essential oil in my recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out. 😀
* It IS Quote-idiot Friday, ya know – can you name the movie?!! 😀