What is available in Japan is called Calpico, It is sold in a dark bottle. The syrup preserves well in the refrigerator. Make sure you shake the bottle each time you use it in order to thoroughly mix contents and there's no sediment.
Very nice subtle-flavored curried soup. Try to find the Japanese kabocha as I believe it's much better than the American acorn squash. When you serve guests, garnish with a swirl of cream, fresh mint leaf or pasley sprig.
Oh my! For those who dislike traditional fruitcake full of candied fruits and currants, or steamed puddings glopped in custard sauce, try this delicious bourbon soaked cake from the heart of Dixie. My friend gave me this recipe several years ago.
This quick and delicious soup is made with leftover salad -- tomatoes, lettuce, olives, onions, cucs, including the dressing that's still clinging to it! Preparation time is included in the chilling time.
This is an excellent side dish to serve with any kind of meat or it can stand on its own as a main dish served with salad. You may double this recipe to serve many people at a buffet, backyard party or potlucks. It's an easy way to use up any kind of leftover meat. Freezes well. Preparation time is
included in cooking time.
This eastern European Croatian sweet bread or coffee cake is enjoyed during Christmas and Easter. Povotica (Povo-teets-a) is out of this world delicious, no other way to describe it. My cousin makes this bread every Christmas, and I like it for a coffee or tea party.
This is undoubtedly the best lime mold salad/dessert I've ever had, and my family has come to expect it for part of our Xmas dinner. You may use jelly from Australia or flavored gelatin from other countries as a substitution for American jello, adjusting the sugar to taste.
This easy to prepare dough is for small, individual meat pies (tapas) served throughout the year in Spain and, traditionally, during the Christmas holidays in Mexico and northern New Mexico. (See my recipe for Meat Filling Empanada)
These little Spanish snacks (tapas) probably originated in the Middle East and were carried by the Moors into Spain. Travelers and traders could carry these snacks easily, and versions can be seen throughout the Latin world under various names. These delicious little minced meat pies are popular in Mexico and northern New Mexico at Christmas time. (See my recipe for Empanada Dough.)