Christmas Recipes

A nice variety of healthy and frugal recipes for Christmas.
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Christmas Pork Roast

This Christmas pork roast is made with pork shoulder. It will be cured with salt for 24 hours, marinated for another 24 hours and…


German Nut Corners (Nussecken)

These German nut corners are called Nussecken. They consist of a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread topped with a thin layer of apricot jam and a hazelnut…

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

These roasted green beans are made with dried cranberries and walnuts. They are absolutely delicious, very elegant and super easy to make. Green beans…

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Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

This gingerbread cookie recipe is easy to make and will render you a delicious cookie that gets better and better as the days go…


Great and frugal appetizers for the Holidays
Eggplant Lasagna. Corn Bread, Stuffing, Chutney, MahiMahi 087

Parmesan Cheese Crackers

These Parmesan cheese crackers are made with fresh Rosemary. They are super easy to make but will dress up any appetizer tray beautifully. They…

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is made with dried cranberries and apples. It has garlic, shallots, ginger and chili pepper in it as well. It is…

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Japanese Rice Balls

These Japanese rice balls come from my friend Mayumi in Santo, Vanuatu. She makes them every time we get together and we all love…