Holiday Recipes

This IS my new Holiday Cake and it is beautiful and oh so delicious!

This cake is a must.

The cranberries are simply AMAZING!

Make the cake days ahead of time and place in your freezer. You will be shocked at how this makes a cake so moist.

And a real helpful tip? Double the cranberries. People eat them like candy!

Happy Holidays my friends!

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Red Velvet Cake:
• 1 package cake mix white
• 2 packages (4 serving size) vanilla
flavored instant pudding
• 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 4 large eggs
• 3 teaspoons cocoa
• 3 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 ounce bottle red food coloring
( In high altitude I use another egg and
another ½ cup flour.)
Directions:
Combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, buttermilk eggs and oil
and coco in large mixer bowl. Blend; beat at medium speed for 4
minutes. Stir in vanilla
Pour into greased and floured 8 or 9 inch.
Bake cake rounds. Bake at 325 degrees for 35‐40 minutes. Cool
15 minutes in pan.
Remove from pan. Fully cool on rack.

 

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Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream 1/3 cup butter; blend in 2 pkg. of 3 oz cream cheese, Add
1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, alternately with 4 teaspoons
milk, beating well after each addition. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla or
almond extract. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Top
with Sugared Cranberries (recipe on next page). Garnish on the
side with Fresh Rosemary

cranberries

Sugar Cranberries
• 1/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1/3 cup water
• 2 cups fresh cranberries, room
temperature
• 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (for rolling)
Directions:
Place sugar and water in shallow pan and heat until simmering
(not boiling) and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Place cranberries in pan and submerge. Make sure cranberries
are well coated. Using a slotted spoon transfer coated to
cranberries to a wire rack to dry for an hour. Separate cranberries
as much as possible to avoid clumps of simple syrup that will
lead to clumps of sugar.
Place granulated sugar in a shallow pan or bowl and working
in small batches, roll cranberries through sugar to coat. Transfer
coated cranberries to a clean surface for furthering drying, about
1hour. Makes about 2 cups.
A few notes:
• Do not use frozen cranberries. I tried, it doesn’t coat evenly
since some parts of the cranberry can end up slightly shriveled
when brought to room temperature.
• I used regular granulated sugar for the coating.
• Make sure the simple syrup is dried to a sticky touch or you will
end up with clumps of sugar rather than an even coating

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Christmas Kitchen

 

Even in today’s busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.” More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

 

Look inside this holiday treasure for: Easy-to-do holiday recipes – Hints for new traditions – Personal gift ideas – Kid-friendly activities – Simple decorating tips. The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it’s a book designed to help you enjoy the  holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to  browse these pages for the help you’ve been looking for.

 

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.

ORDER HERE: http://http://tammymaltby.com/the-christmas-kitchen/

 

 

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Could anything be more fun than this?

 

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Join us on Thursday, December 11th at 6:30 PMin the Prayer Room for A Lifegiving Christmas Party.  Tammy Maltby and Cathy Vogel will share a hands-on cooking workshop that will not only inspire, but will give you the tools to get started with entertaining basics, time-saving tips, and a small arsenal of fool-proof, irresistible recipes for the holiday season complete with tastings! Limited space! Do not delay in signing up today!

Registration is $10.00 and can be done online. http://nlc.nu/Ir.

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I have always loved the idea that hospitality often looks like unusual kindness not just dinner parties and house beautiful magazines. It makes hospitality an opportunity for all of us. Unusual kindness that welcomes the stranger, the prisoner the orphan. Unusual kindness that buys the cup for coffee for the next person in line, or invites the neighbor kids over, noise and all. Or hospitality that takes time to listen to an elderly person share their life. Hospitality comes from the core word hospice: a place of healing comfort and care. This holiday season rethink hospitality and add the concept of unusual kindness and watch how your lifegiving actions bring forth the true ministry of hospitality.
Tammy Maltby
“The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.” Acts 28:2

My new cookbook Start Simply Cooking is now available for only $15.00. Over 70 of my best recipes from my cooking classes.

A perfect gift for the Foodie in your life! Perfect for the Holidays.

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These burgers are DELICIOUS! The best I have ever had.

Oh I love the Pioneer Women. Her recipes are so wonderful and perfect for a meat loving bunch. Plus she is one of the funnest women out there.

I love reading her blog.

She never takes herself or her cooking to seriously. My kind of girl.

Memorial Day is soon here and this weekend I am making these beloved Mushroom and Swiss Sliders and the most amazing FRY SAUCE!

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You start with melting butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and toss around, then add wine (if using), Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook for several minute over medium heat, or until all liquid has evaporated. Transfer mushroom mixture to a separate bowl, scraping all contents from the skillet.

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Form 1/4 or 1/3 cup of the meat mixture into patties, making an indentation with your thumb to keep the patties from plumping too much when they cook.

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In the same skillet as the one used to cook the mushrooms, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium to medium-high heat.

Add four patties at a time, indented side face up. Cook for 4 minutes then flip.

 

 

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Spoon generous portion of mushroom mixture on each patty, then top with one or two squares of cheese. Place lid on skillet and cook for additional 2 min until burgers are cooked though and cheese is melted. Remove to a place to keep warm while you repeat with the rest of the meat mixture.

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Toast halved buns under the oven broiler. Spread generously with spicy fry sauce. Place patties between buns and serve immediately with fried onion strings.

 

For Spicy Fry Sauce

 

1/3 cup Mayonnaise

 

2 Tablespoons Ketchup

 

1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (less If You’re Sensitive To Spice!)

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For Burgers

4 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced

8 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Chopped Finely

1/2 cup White Or Red Wine (optional)

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

2 pounds low fat Ground Beef

4 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream (I use fat free 1/2 and 1/2)

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

4 slices Pepper Jack, Swiss or Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese, Cut Into Four Squares

8 whole Dinner (or Slider) Rolls, Split

Preparation Instructions

In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and cayenne. Stir together until totally combined. Set aside. (This is the spicy fry sauce.) Make double people will be drinking this!

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and toss around, then add wine (if using), Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook for several minute over medium heat, or until all liquid has evaporated. Transfer mushroom mixture to a separate bowl, scraping all contents from the skillet.

Mix ground beef, heavy cream, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix ingredients. Form 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the meat mixture into patties, making an indentation with your thumb to keep the patties from plumping too much when they cook. In the same skillet as the one used to cook the mushrooms, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium to medium-high heat. Add four patties at a time, indented side face up. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip. Spoon generous portion of mushroom mixture on each patty, then top with one or two squares of Swiss, depending on your preference. Place lid on skillet and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until burgers are cooked through and cheese is melted. Remove to a place and keep warm while you repeat with the rest of the meat mixture.

Toast halved buns under the oven broiler. Spread generously with spicy fry sauce. Place patties between buns and serve immediately with fried onion strings.

 

We celebrate and are deeply thankful for those that have served our country faithfully. 
Freedom is not free and I am thankful to live in the amazing county of  The United States of America!
 
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
Henry Ward Beecher
 
 
About This Quote: This quote by author and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher refers to the dead Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Beecher is saying that while these men are physically dead, they remain with us in spirit, inspiring us with their heroic acts. The quote is from Beecher’s “The Honored Dead,” published in 1863. The piece has also been published as “Our Heroes Shall Live.”
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Coconut Cream Easter Cake

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I starting making this cake for Easter several years ago and now it is one of my favorite desserts…EVER!

Best part? You can make it up to two days before and keep in refrigerator. Second best part? You start with a boxed cake mix. I knew you would like this.

It is also beautiful when topped with malted Easter Eggs and in cupcake form!

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This cake is moist, rich and feeds a crowd! A beautiful Easter Dessert!

Easter is such an amazing time of remembrance and renewal.

He arose my friend.

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” — Robert Flatt

Warmest blessings to you and your dear family!

Coconut Cream Cake 

1 pkg. white or yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (4 serving size) cheesecake flavored instant pudding   (Walmart is the only place I have found it!)
1 1/3 cups water  (or coconut milk…and yes I use coconut milk!)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 tea vanilla
1 1/3 cups Baker’s angel flake coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Malted Easter Eggs for decoration (and eating who am I kidding.)

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, water (or coconut milk), eggs and oil in large mixer bowl. Blend; beat
at medium speed for 4 minutes. Stir in coconut and nuts and vanilla. (You can omit
the nuts and added ½ cup more coconut.) Pour into greased and floured 8 or 9 inch
cake rounds. Bake at 325 degrees for 35‐40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes in pan.
Remove from pan. Fully cool on rack.
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting: Cream 1/3 cup butter; blend in 2 pkg. of 3 oz cream
cheese, Add 1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, alternately with 4 tsp milk, beating
well after each addition. Add ½ tsp vanilla or almond extract. Spread frosting over
top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with 2 cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut over frosting.

NOTE: You can find the large coconut curls at Whole Foods!

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Ck out a few of these recipes friends!

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Chunky Artichoke Green Chili Garlic Bread (with the help of Costco)!

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And one of the most beautiful and delicious cakes EVER The Rose Cake

The Rose Cake

Dare I say more!? Yes more lots more amazing easy delicious recipes for you to get started.

Dear friends we are so glad you have joined the Start Simply Movement! Cathy and I feel strongly the table is a great place to connect with people on a deep level. In everything we do we often talk more about the “why” than we do the “how”. Why we cook, why we feel faith is important, why friendships are essential in our lives, and why we should embrace a healthy life style. Both Cathy and I were blessed to grow up with the power of connection through food. We have many memories of wonderful shared meals and beautiful connections. Our parents gave us a legacy of doing life and food well! We have lived it over and over again with our children and now our many precious grand children. We are simply inviting you to come do life with us . . . and share your table . . . simply.

For years I have believed and taught on the reality that people hunger to live a more connected life with their families, and their friends . . . for life to be simple again. The yearning to share ourselves with others is part of our nature as life giving women, something easily lost in the busyness of our culture. We’re so busy caring for our jobs and our families that we just can’t summon the time or energy to think about much else. Especially hospitality and cooking!

What many of us need is to simply be set free. I believe for some it will take a miracle —the miracle of a changed perspective. And that’s what we offer to those who are hungry to lead more beautiful lives and to share those lives with others . . . but also to those who feel inadequate, unprepared, or just too busy to do so. Together we invite you to rethink what it means to begin living simply in everything you do; faith, food, family, friendships and healthy living.

START SIMPLY, but SIMPLY START!!!!! This is our most important message. We are not just about information, but transformation. Keep it simple, keep it real! Remember friends hospitality is giving someone a message about their value it is not about impressing people but rather giving them comfort and care. What a relief!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and read though these amazing recipes. I think you will find as we have the best way to start is to simply start. To just begin. And enjoy those you love alone the way with a piece of Maltby Cake in hand!

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When I speak on hospitality I always joke with women that I put a Costco Lasagna in my own pan and called it “home baked”! This is another one of my delicious “Homemade”recipes.

“Homemade ” Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls!

 

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PERFECT for Christmas Morning. I make them Christmas Eve day and put them in the refrigerator and forget about them until Christmas morning. They rise beautifully overnight and the fragrance of fresh baked cinnamon rolls Christmas morning is unmatched! I serve it with my hot fruit compote (which I will post) and the best seriously, breakfast egg dish (which I will also post this week).

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Here we are starting the process with soft dough.

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My dear cooking pal Cathy Gries adding the sugar and cinnamon. I like to add nutmeg to mine as well. Then add the fruit and we are now starting the rolling of the bread!

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Starting to cut the rolls to make into a beautiful wreath.

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Turning the segments carefully. And adding the frosting and green and red candies.

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And need I say DIVINE!

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In a very busy season of so many demands remember WHY you do WHAT you do.

Hospitality is giving others a message about their value. We have a very hospitable God. Look what He gave us!

Merry Christmas friends!

“Homemade” Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

from frozen bread dough, makes 6 large rolls

2 loaves of frozen bread dough, thawed (it comes 3 to a bag)
1 stick  butter, softened
1 cup of brown sugar
4 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 chopped apple or cranraisin
1/3 cup of sugar
butter icing glaze (recipe below)

Thaw two loaves of frozen bread dough in the refrigerator or on the counter (there are directions for thawing on the bag).  Allow the thaw dough to rise for 1-2 hours in a warm area covered with a damp cloth.  Roll the dough out into a rectangle onto a floured surface.  Spread softened butter on the rolled out dough.  Sprinkle sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon over the dough.  Add apples and cranraisins. Roll up the dough into a log. Place into a buttered pan.  Attach log at each end to look like a circle. Cut slits in bread 2 inches apart Be careful not to cut all the way though. Twist the segments on their sides. Shape again to look like a round circle. Use your hands to get the right look.   Cover with a warm damp towel and allow to rise 2-4 hours (or overnight) in a warm area.  When the rolls have doubled in size, bake them at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until they begin to brown.  Top with Butter Icing Glaze and green and red candies.

 Butter Icing Glaze

for cinnamon rolls

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of milk

powdered sugar

Melt butter with milk in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Add powdered sugar until the glaze is the right consistency – it should pour, but not be runny.  The heat from the cinnamon rolls will help the glaze to melt over them easily.  

 

This recipe and more are from my cookbook  The Christmas Kitchen! Order yours today or for the foodie in your life here on my web

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The Heart of the Home 

Even in today’s busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.” More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

Look inside this holiday treasure for:

– Easy-to-do holiday recipes

– Hints for new traditions

– Personal gift ideas

– Kid-friendly activities

– Simple decorating tips

The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it’s a book designed to help you enjoy the holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to browse these pages for the help you’ve been looking for.

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.

 

Photography by Beverly Bender http://www.beverlybenderphotography.com

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Creamy Corn Casserole

November 23, 2013

Creamy Corn Casserole.  Just like your Mama used to make. Originally I got this recipe from my dear friend Tracy Hoogenboom who simply is a fantastic cook. I added the chilies for more of a kick and cumin for a bit more Mexican flavor. I make this for Thanksgiving every year…it is always everyone’s  favorite […]

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Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apple and Roasted Cajun Cauliflower

October 24, 2013

We just had such a great time at our Fall Start Simply Cooking Class.  Forty women joined us for a very special night with a guest appearance from my darling 84 year old Mother!         I just love encouraging women to really enjoy the art and passion of good food and cooking. And I really […]

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Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix for Gift Giving

December 12, 2012

December 12th is National Cocoa Day! Did you know that? It doesn’t get any better than this! Homemade hot chocolate with marshmallows. It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting and it’s good for the soul. Christmas isn’t  just about presents. Yet Christmas is a festive celebration of giving—and the Christmas Kitchen is one of your best resources. […]

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The Gift of Your Authentic Self

November 30, 2012

“To be a good host don’t pretend to be other than what you are.” Emily Post 1922 I would say that would be true of being a guest as well. I think one of the most important parts of hospitality is learning to find your own style and feeling good in your own skin both […]

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Christmas Rice Pudding

November 28, 2012

Serving up Love. Christmas Rice Pudding. The top of this pudding is custard and the rice settles to the bottom…and the whole thing is amazingly yummy! We lost this recipe for almost eight years and tried about twenty-five other rice-pudding recipes, but could never get it so creamy and yummy. While working on my cookbook […]

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