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Blogmas Day 20: Holiday Recipes from Nora Roberts

As some of you know, Nora Roberts is my favorite romance author. I picked up a copy of her book, Christmas With You last year. It has both Gabriel’s Angel and Home For Christmas in them. In the beginning, there are a few recipes detailed and I wanted to share them with you.

If you’d like the little stories for the recipes, you’ll have to pick up a copy of her book. I only posted the recipes here as to not completely copyright it all. Go read her book and get a glimpse of the recipes.

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POP’S PANCAKES ©NoraRoberts

6 eggs, beaten
1 can evaporated milk
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
1 ½ cups regular milk (1 cup for waffles)
3 cups flour
6 tbsp baking powder

Combine ingredients in the order listed. Mix well. Let stand for 10 minutes to rise. For pancakes, spoon batter onto hot griddle. Be patient–don’t flip until bubbles appear. Enjoy!

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PLAIN OR PAINTED HOLIDAY COOKIES ©NoraRoberts

¾ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Optional: colored sugar or sprinkles, small paintbrush, evaporated milk, food coloring

Mix shortening and sugar in a bowl. Add vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill one hour. Preheat oven at 400°. Roll out dough to 1/8 thick”. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle if you wish. Bake for 6-7 minutes.

(Go to her book to see the cute writing of how she describes how to make these. It’s wholesome and adorable).

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OLD-FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING ©NoraRoberts

6 to 8 slices bread, torn into pieces
3 to 4 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup margarine, melted
¼ to 3 ½ cups milk
About ¼ cup raisins (it’s up to you)
Cinnamon to taste (I like a lot myself, maybe 3 tbsp or so. I really don’t measure—I go by how it looks.)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix all ingredients, gently but thoroughly, in a casserole dish. Pop it into the oven for 1 hour. Can be eaten warm or cold.

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I can’t speak for the first two recipes, but I did make the bread pudding last year, and it was delicious. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of her book. The stories are amazing to read during the holidays.

Ruth Anne Garcia

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