The Holidays are the best days of the year, besides my own birthday. I have been collecting recipes over the years for these special occasions. Once Christmas comes around this page will be filled to the gills with Thanksgiving a close second.

Valentine’s Day
Cookie Ideas
Valentine’s Day Candy Leis
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Knock You Naked Valentine’s Brownies
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Bananas Foster

St. Patrick’s Day
Irish Soda Bread, Guinness Shakes, Colcannon, Apple Pie
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Eggs Benedict
Bangers and Tatties
Steak and Guinness Pie

Pi Day
Pi Day Cupcakes

Ma’s Bracciol
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mallow Candies
How to Host an Easter Egg Hunt

April Fool’s:
“Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes”

Cinco de Mayo
Chicken Taco Stuffed Shells

Father’s Day
A Father’s Day Round Up
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Harvest Cups
How I Handle Leftover Halloween Candy

How To Roast Beets
Beet Greens
Harvard Beets
Thanksgiving Leftover Solution- Pepper Jelly Ham
Curried Cheese Ball
Miniaturize Your Casseroles- Corn Pudding
How to Jazz Up Your Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: Boursin Potatoes- These are delicious!
Cranberry Salsa Black Bean Dip
Pumpkin Cake Rolls
Thanksgiving Leftover Turnovers
Thanksgiving Menu 2009
Happy Thanksgiving From Big Red Kitchen 2010
Thanksgiving Wassail
Yummy Yams
Savory Creamed Corn
Thanksgiving Harvard Beets
Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes
Thanksgiving Buche de Merci– a play on Buche de Noel
Thanksgiving Cream of Peanut Soup
On Storing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Christmas Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce This makes great Christmas gifts.
Tiny Brie Bites
Rosettes of Mache Salad
Cookie Dough Truffles– A link will take you to the recipe.
Turkish Delight or Aplets– A link will take you to the recipe.
Candied Mixed Nuts– A link will take you to the recipe.
Red Velvet Yule Log
A Few of Our Christmas Traditions
Hot Fruit Salad
New Jersey Coffee Cake
Scotch Eggs
Yeast Biscuits
Pineapple Squares
Cookie Press Short Bread Cookies
Reindeer or Sugar Glider Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Salad
Advent Day 1: Christmas Coal
Advent Day 2: Ting-a-lings
Advent Day 3: Crock Pot Grinders
Advent Day 4: Eggnog Gingerale
Advent Day 5: Long-Lasting Hot Buttered Rum
Advent Day 6: Hurry Up Pepper Jelly
Advent Day 7: Sugar Cookie Baking Kits
Advent Day 8: 2 Ingredient Eggnog Muffins
Advent Day 9: Skillet Cookies
Advent Day 10: Date Nut Bread
Advent Day 11: Cream Cheese Clouds
Advent Day 12: Hot Tarragon Mustard
Advent Day 13: Pool of Butter Biscuits
Advent Day 14: Quick Hollandaise Sauce
Advent Day 15: Spice Cookies
Advent Day 16: Wrapping Gift Mixes: Hot Cocoa and Cherry Simmer
Advent Day 17: Homemade Herbed Rice Mix
Advent Day 18: Gift Boards
Day 19: Crab Rangoon
Advent Day 20: Sticky Asian Chicken
Advent Day 21: Broccoli Ramen Salad
Advent Day 22- Christmas Brunch Part I: Sausage Apple Ring
Advent Day 23- Christmas Brunch Part II: Too Easy To Be Good Coffee Cake
Advent Day 24: Bacon Bites
Advent Day 25: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve/Day
Three Cheese Fondues
Crab Rangoon
Sticky Asian Chicken


  1. cyndi Loomis
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 9:39 PM | Permalink

    Do you have a recipe for the lacy looking cookies on your holiday page. I have been hunting for thr recipe..I got the cookie iron for Christmas one year and in my travels have lost the recipe. I love your sight. So fun to read and try the reciepes.

  2. CANDI
    Posted September 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM | Permalink


    • Robin Sue
      Posted September 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM | Permalink

      Not such a big holiday here with Dad’s and son’s bdays. Halloween is always for birthdays more so than Halloweeny stuff:-)

  3. Jan Maus
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

    Would like your recipe for Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

  4. dan
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM | Permalink

    Cinco de Mayo
    April Fool’s
    Pi Day
    Father’s Day
    but no 4th of july?

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 7, 2013 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

      Not yet.

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