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From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Five of Five Christmas Puddings


On the fifth day of puddings I’m posting a Jewish recipe from My Mother’s Recipe Box, or so it says on the recipe card.

Kugel is a baked noodle pudding or casserole, according to Wikipedia. It’s similar to a pie and often made with egg noodles.The name comes from German kugel meaning “sphere, globe, ball”; the Yiddish name likely originated as a reference to the round, puffed-up shape of the original dishes. Nowadays, however, kugels are often baked in square pans.
Kugel Noodle Pudding recipe

So, it’s really not a Christmas pudding. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. Plus, I was running out of pudding recipes.

Happy holidays!

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Chex Party Mix


Chex Party Mix is one of those classic snack foods you still see at holiday parties. I remember it when I was a kid and still enjoy it when I make it. This recipe in My Mother’s Recipe Box came straight from the cereal box back in the 1960s.

Happy New Year!

Chex Party Mix recipe

From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Fudge Candy


Last year around this time in December I posted a week of holiday baking recipes from My Mother’s Recipe Box. And, there are more! So I thought, once again, I’d share some vintage recipes in case you’re looking for something traditional–or different–to have for your holiday parties.

Nothing says “holidays” to me more than fudge. This recipe is from Aunt Vivian Morrison, a relative of my grandma who most likely lived in California. I remember visiting Aunt Irlene Morrison near Yuba City, CA, the summer I was 12. She loaded us up with Kadota figs from a tree in her yard. I’m thinking Aunt Vivian is her daughter-in-law or niece.

When was the last time you found Hershey bars for 5 cents?