I have 5 mincemeat recipes that I've used for making pies over the years, (4 of them are meatless). However my dad always preferred the "traditional" mincemeat pies and so do I. (I would be happy to post the "meatless" recipes on request). This is the Traditional (with meat) Mincemeat recipe that I made for many years. The only change I ever made in the original recipe was to substitute stew beef for the calves' tongues. Prep time includes the 4-6 weeks "standing" time.
Recipe posted in reply to a message board request. It has been some years since I've made this cake, so the prep time may not be accurate, however the mixing/baking times are accurate. Oven cooling and refrigerated chilling times are not included in the "Prep"/"Cook" time.
Since pumpkin is the "Ingredient of the Month", I thought I would contribute a few pumpkin recipes. If you like risotto, and are looking for something a bit different, you should give this one a try. I think the nutmeg and gorgonzola cheese are an interesting combination with the pumpkin. The risotto can be served as a side dish or main course.
Antipasto is a traditional appetizer, which can also be served as a light meal. In our family its always served on holidays, but I frequently make it for a light weekend supper or when the guys are looking for a snack when watching a game. Please adjust the amounts and ingredients to your preferences and the number of people you are serving.
I got this recipe about 35 years ago, from the woman that owned the orchards where we used to go apple picking in the fall. I haven't made this in quite a few years, so the cooking time is an estimate (to the best of my memory)...it could take longer to cook down to a thick spreading consistency.
This is a very yummy apricot jam, and it makes a lovely gift too. It is not difficult to make, but does take a bit of time. Since dried apricots are used instead of fresh ones, it is a good "snowy day" recipe.
I frequently make these sandwiches for supper or a hearty Saturday lunch, using leftover pork roast. They are quick to prepare, and always a hit with the guys in the family! You can easily adjust seasonings to your preferences. Double or triple the amount of sauce depending on how much pork you are using.
I posted this recipe in answer to a message board request for "something different to do with a chuck roast". It is a recipe that I used to make quite often, but I haven't made it in a few years (another of those "forgotten recipes").
This is a "basic" beef stew recipe. Please feel free to add your favorite herbs, spices and vegetables to make this recipe "your own". Serve with crusty bread and a tossed green salad for a complete meal.