Eggnog.

#12TastesofChristmas – Eggless Eggnog

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…six geese-a-laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. Obviously this had to be an egg-y inspired recipe today. However, in my family we’re not too keen on actual eggs in our…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

#12TastesofChristmas – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. This one was an absolute no brainer. Golden rings? Pineapple. I suppose onion rings or squash rings or other things like that would also work,…

A cup of latte.

#12TastesofChristmas – Gingerbread Latte

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. My boyfriend is an evil bird munching man who made a lot of suggestions for this day involving things like ortolans. I’m going for a far less literal…

#12TastesofChristmas – Turtle Pie

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. I’ve seen several blogs following this same holiday theme that have a dish involving real turtle on the second day. A couple have also used squab in place of actual turtle doves. This is just too literal…

Horchata

Makes 8-12 cups Ingredients: 2/3 cup uncooked, long-grain rice 2 cups almonds 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick 2 star anise pods 5 cloves 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 10 cups water divided (6 cups for heating, 4 cold) 1 cup simple syrup (2 parts sugar, one part water) Directions: Blanch the almonds by boiling them in water…

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“My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs”

I’m a fan of interesting spice combinations, shortbread, and history, so this recipe found and updated by Rare Cooking intrigued me. Jumballs are shortbread cookies which were popular for hundreds of years. One commenter pointed out that the modern name is jumbles, though it looks like American versions tend to have fruit and other bits stuck in…