Easy Burrito #Recipe from The Christmas Baby

1. Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in skillet. Stir in shredded chicken and onions.

2. Combine beans and salsa. Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll tortilla.

3. Place rolled tortillas In heated skillet. Toast and cook tortillas for 3 minutes on each side.

4. Garnish with sour cream, guacamole, and tomatoes.

These can be easily made into breakfast tortillas by adding sausage/chorizo or scrambled eggs into the mixture before rolling tortillas. Can also add cilantro and/or corn as desired.


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Anna’s Easy Go-To Taco #Recipe from The Christmas Baby

Easy #Enchilada #Recipe from The Christmas Baby


  • 8 (6-inch) tortillas
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Serves: 8


Preheat oven to 350°.

1. Wrap tortillas in foil. Bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes.
2. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Sauté cilantro, jalapeño and onion until onion is tender. Add chicken and 1 can of enchilada sauce. Cook 5 minutes.

3. Spoon chicken mix along down centers of tortillas. Roll tortillas. Place, seam side down, in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

4. Pour remaining 2 cans of heated sauce over enchiladas, and top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese melts. Garnish with tomatoes and olives. Serve over lettuce.


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Christmas Wassail #Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 12


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 12 cups orange juice
  • 34 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

Directions: Combine in stove top pot. Bring to a boil. Serve. Enjoy hot in your favorite Christmas mugs.

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Christmas Cookie #Recipe—Polvorones


Also called Mexican wedding cookies—this is the Christmas cookie Anna brought to her “surprise” baby shower—


Servings: 41/2 dozen cookies
• 6 oz. whole pecan halves
• 1 tsp salt
• 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1. Place the pecans in single layer on cookie  sheet. Put pecans in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees.

2. Allow pecans to cool to room temperature. Process pecans in a food processor until the pecans are finely ground. In a large bowl, add the flour, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans and combine.

3. With a mixer cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar. Add the vanilla and the flour mixture and mix until well blended.

4. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into small ball for each cookie. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown. When the cookies cool completely, roll in the powdered sugar.


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Christmas Cookie #Recipe—Chinese Almond Cookies

The cookies Evy brought to the Christmas cookie swap—


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon water


  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in egg and almond extract.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add gradually to creamed mixture.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork. Sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Beat egg white and water in a small bowl. Brush glaze over cookies.
  5. Bake cookies at 325 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until edges/bottoms are lightly browned.
  6. Cool 2 minutes before removing cookies from sheet to wire racks.

Yield: 5 dozen


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#Recipe—Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Recipe Girl’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These pancakes are unbelievably wonderful. Recipe Girl posts recipes on her blog and also has a cookbook available. http://www.recipegirl.com/

Prep Time:
25 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Eight 5-inch pancakes



  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted (not boiling)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Quick Tip—boxed batter mix can be used to shorten prep time.


  1. Cinnamon filling—Stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Place the filling into a quart-size zippered storage baggie. Allow to thicken at room temperature while completing the next step in the process. Filling texture will be similar to squeezing toothpaste out of a tube when ready for use.
  2. Glaze—Melt the butter over low heat. Add cream cheese and whip until smooth. Remove the pan from heat. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla, then set aside.
  3. Pancake batter—whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened (small lumps are okay).
  4. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat to a medium temperature. Utilize an ice cream scoop or 1⁄3 cup measuring cup to add batter to the skillet. Use the bottom of the utensil to spread the batter into an even circle (about 5 inches in diameter). Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  5. Inside the baggie, stir the cinnamon filling before using. Then snip the corner of the baggie. Pipe cinnamon filling on each pancake, beginning from the center and swirling outward.
  6. Cook about 3-4 minutes, until bubbles begin to appear and the pancake is golden brown on the bottom. With a thin spatula, gently and quickly flip the pancake. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Transfer pancake onto a plate. Re-spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and cook the remaining batter into pancakes.
  8. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over the stack of pancakes and serve. Enjoy.

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#Recipe—Southern Corn Pudding


• 1 can cream style corn

• 4 eggs

• 1 pint of milk

• 1 cup sugar

• 1/4 stick margarine, melted

• 3 Tbsp flour

• 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Beat eggs, sugar and flour together.
  2. Add milk, margarine, corn & vanilla.
  3. Spray 9×13 baking dish with cooking oil/Pam.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes in 350 degree oven.
  5. Check center to see if it is done/edges will be browned.


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Party Food #Recipe—Cucumber Rounds


• 1 large cucumber

• 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened

• 1 1/2 tsp mayonaise

• 1/8 tsp seasoned salt

• 1 loaf multigrain bread

Parsley springs for garnish


  1. Cut cucumber in half. Peel, seed and shred 1/2 of cucumber.
  2. Measure 1/3 of shredded cucumber.
  3. For garnish, slice remaining cucumber. Cut slices in half and set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese, mayo and seasoned salt. Mix till blended.
  5. Stir in shredded cucumber.
  6. Cut 2—2″—rounds from each bread slice.
  7. Spread each round with 1 tsp of cucumber spread.
  8. Garnish each with thin half slice of cucumber and a sprig of parsley.
  9. Can prepare beforehand.

Yield: 48 sandwiches

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#Recipe—Crab Sandwich

crabsandwichTraditionally, a crab sandwich would involve fresh crab and legs hanging out of 2 slices of bread. Yes, I kid you not.

For those of us not fortunate to live close enough to get live crabs right off the dock, here is a variation using crab meat made into crab cakes—


• 1 lb. crab meat

• 2 Tbsp parsley

• 1 tsp mustard

• 1/4 cup bread crumbs

• 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

• 1 egg

• 1-1 1/2 Tbsp mayo—more if needed

• 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Shape into patties.
  3. Cook in skillet with butter until golden brown on the outside.
  4. Or deep fry in oil or broil till lightly golden.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve between bread slices or hamburger buns of choice. White bread is preferred on the Eastern Shore.

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