Rum Cakes

These small golden rum cakes, with a rich, moist sponge – cake texture, are deliciously glazed with buttery rum syrup. Somehow rum always seems to be part of the Christmas scene. Maybe that is because in North America we mostly have snow and cold weather creating the need for warmth. Rum is associated with that warm cozy feeling.

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GLAZED CHOCOLATE SQUARES

GLAZED CHOCOLATE SQUARES are a simplified version of a rich European – style classic, this extra – moist, dark chocolate cake is filed with apricot jam and topped with a smooth glossy chocolate glaze.

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NESSELRODE PIE

The definition for Nesselrode Pie is – A rich frozen pudding made of chopped chestnuts and maraschino cherries and candied fruits and liqueur or rum

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Scalloped Potatoes

Making scalloped potatoes is another of those techniques that is one of feel and experience. As a result I think it always hard to give a definite recipe with exact quantities. In our family I always make these scalloped potatoes for Christmas Eve and Easter dinners. The system that I use is one I learnt from my Mother. Sometimes they turn out beautifully and sometimes I wish that they were somewhat different. However they always taste great.

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Ham – How to Cook

Like many other things in the kitchen, cooking a ham is done by feel and experience. Now a days, a ham is usually purchased precooked so at home we just want to finish off the cooking, making sure it is heat through, and the taste enhanced by various glazes

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