There’s no place like home for the holidays, and one of the ways we celebrate with our loved ones is sharing our favorite dishes. Of course, it’s also fun to come up with new traditions and introduce fresh creations to the family feast. Here are some choice holiday recipes, both new and old, from your family here at Shop LC.
Shop LC Family Holiday Recipes
Philip’s Spiced Cranberries
Philip shared his ma’s holiday recipe for spiced cranberries. He says he might be biased, but it’s the best cranberry sauce he’s ever tasted!
- 2 cups Sugar
- 3/4 cup Water
- 4 cups Cranberries
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
- Cook sugar and water in heavy saucepan over
- medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add cranberries and spices.
- Cook until cranberries pop, about 10 minutes.
- Serve warm, room temperature or cold. Can be
- Prepare 2 days in advance.
Yield – 6 Cups
Original recipe by Lisa Gower
Tammy’s Secret Sweet Potatoes
Some holiday recipes for candied sweet potatoes can be too sweet, or too mushy. Not so with this recipe, which Tammy says her family loves year after year!
- 4 qty. medium size sweet potatoes
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup small marshmallows
- Peel potatoes, place in water and boil for 20 minutes, until slightly soft.
- Drain and cool potatoes, then slice lengthwise
- Add the first layer of potatoes
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Cut 1/4 of butter into squares and lay across
- Add next layer of potatoes
- Repeat steps
- Bake at 350 degrees, in an 8-inch baking dish, for 20 minutes. Serves 4
- Check if potatoes are soft, do not cook them to the point of mush.
Shannon’s Savory Asparagus Cheese Casserole
This holiday recipe has been a favorite on both sides of her family for years. The secret is Le Seur asparagus and sharp cheddar cheese.
- 3 cans Le Seur Asparagus
- 1 can asparagus pieces – any brand
- 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ stick butter
- 1 – 1½ cups milk
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 5 pieces white bread
Prep: Toast bread so that it’s crispy, but not burned, and chop into small pieces. Grate the entire pound of cheese. Open and drain cans of asparagus, leaving a cup of asparagus juice in reserve.
- In a large casserole dish, spread a light layer of toast. Lay asparagus spears, head to tail, overlapping to cover the entire surface but be sure to leave a little space between the spears. Sprinkle a light layer of cheddar cheese.
- Repeat with a second layer of toast, asparagus, and cheese.
- Fill in some of the space with asparagus pieces before adding a final layer of cheese.
- Sauce: Prepare cheese sauce by melting 4 tbsp butter in a saucepan. Add flour to thicken into a roux. Add 1 to 1½ cups of milk and stir until flour mixture is dissolved. Add half cheddar cheese and stir on medium heat until melted. Add a half cup of asparagus juice to the mixture and remaining cheese. Stir until smooth.
- Pour cheese sauce over the casserole, distributing equally. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, for the sauce to sink in. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
We hope you’ll enjoy these recipes, and share your favorites with us in the comments! Happy Holidays from your Shop LC Family!