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Italian Ice Recipe

Italian Ice Recipe
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Get ready for the easiest dessert recipe ever! Swap out the strawberries for any fruit you want. Some of our favorites? Pineapple, lemon, mango, blueberry, orange, lime, pomegranate or peach -- you can't go wrong!
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Get ready for the easiest dessert recipe ever! Swap out the strawberries for any fruit you want. Some of our favorites? Pineapple, lemon, mango, blueberry, orange, lime, pomegranate or peach -- you can't go wrong!
Servings Prep Time Skill Level
4people 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Passive Time
3hours
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Instructions
  1. Blend the fruit, sugar, honey and lemon juice with 2 cups of ice in a food processor or blender until chunky. Add the last cup of ice and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Scrape the ice with a fork until slushy, then freeze again until firm, about 2 1/2 more hours.
  3. Once your mixture is firm, scoop out the ice into paper cups and serve!
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Kid-Friendly Limoncello

Kid-Friendly Limoncello
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Limoncello, the sweet liqueur of the Amalfi Coast is a wonderfully delicious, after dinner drink best served chilled. While we love it, it's not for little citizens. We know they'll be jealous of your bright yellow drink and will want their own version! Follow along with our lemonade recipe, adapted with some extra love from the Amalfi coast.
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Limoncello, the sweet liqueur of the Amalfi Coast is a wonderfully delicious, after dinner drink best served chilled. While we love it, it's not for little citizens. We know they'll be jealous of your bright yellow drink and will want their own version! Follow along with our lemonade recipe, adapted with some extra love from the Amalfi coast.
Servings Prep Time
10servings 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
10servings 5minutes
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  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips while trying to avoid the pith (the white part). Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Squeeze the lemons out of the peeled lemons and place in the pitcher. Pour three cups of water over the lemon peels and cover with plastic wrap. Let the lemon peels steep for at least 2 days, 4 if you can.
  2. After the 2-4 days, remove the lemon peels. Stir 3 cups of water in with the sugar in a medium pan over low heat, until the sugar dissolves. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup into you lemon water mixture. Refrigerate and serve!
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Swedish Tea Ring

During the holidays in Sweden, many people celebrate Saint Lucia Day as well as Christmas. Saint Lucia day falls on December 13th and honors the Saint Lucia, who is known to bring love, kindness and light to the Swedish people during the dark times of winter. On the morning of December 13th, a family’s eldest daughter dresses in a long white nightgown and places a wreath lined with ligonberries and nine candles on her head. She wakes the household carrying coffee and baked treats, such as saffron buns, tea cakes and gingerbread cookies. Saint Lucia’s presence on this morning symbolizes the return of light and a joyous start to the holiday season. Here, Tea’s Design Director, Hannah Robinson, shares her family’s Swedish Tea Ring recipe.

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"When I think about my family’s holiday traditions, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beautiful Swedish tea ring that my mom makes every Christmas morning. By the time I get out of bed, my mom has already formed the kneaded dough into a ring and has placed it in the oven to bake. Quite frankly, nothing is better than waking up to the smell of sweet dough baking when it’s chilly outside! After the tea ring cools, my mom adds a festive touch by lightly drizzling icing across the top of it and placing a crimson-colored candle in the center. We then gather as a family to start our day of celebration by opening stockings and each enjoying at least one slice of my mom's delicious breakfast treat."
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"When I think about my family’s holiday traditions, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beautiful Swedish tea ring that my mom makes every Christmas morning. By the time I get out of bed, my mom has already formed the kneaded dough into a ring and has placed it in the oven to bake. Quite frankly, nothing is better than waking up to the smell of sweet dough baking when it’s chilly outside! After the tea ring cools, my mom adds a festive touch by lightly drizzling icing across the top of it and placing a crimson-colored candle in the center. We then gather as a family to start our day of celebration by opening stockings and each enjoying at least one slice of my mom's delicious breakfast treat."
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8people 20 minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
8people 20 minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
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Instructions
  1. To make the dough, start by scalding the milk and stirring in the butter, sugar and salt. Cool to a lukewarm temperature. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add milk mixture, eggs and half of the flour to the yeast and beat until smooth. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as necessary to make the dough slightly stiff.
  2. Turn dough on floured board and let rest 5 minutes. Knead the dough 5-8 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. Put in greased bowl and grease the top. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until double in size (which will take about 1 hour).
  3. To make the tea ring, start by working the butter into the sugar. Add in a lemon peel and almonds and mix well. Roll dough into a 14" x 10" rectangle and sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  4. Arrange dried fruit evenly over all and roll up from the long side. Form it into a circle on a greased baking sheet and seal ends together firmly. Snip the dough with scissors from the edge of the circle—3/4 of the way to the center every 1 1/2".
  5. Turn the cut pieces on their sides. Place a greased tin can in the center to keep the hole round for a non-drip candle. Cover and let it rise until it’s double in bulk (which will take about 1 hour).
  6. Now, to make the icing, mix all the icing ingredients together. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees. Bake it for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool and lightly drizzle icing on top of it. To finish it up, place a candle in the center and enjoy the start to your holiday!
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Emily’s Family Pumpkin Bread

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Emily's Family Pumpkin Bread
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Every Thanksgiving, my mother Ann (Nana) would make the tastiest pumpkin bread ever. Our family loved it so much, we'd ask her to make it again for Christmas!
Emily's Family Pumpkin Bread
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Every Thanksgiving, my mother Ann (Nana) would make the tastiest pumpkin bread ever. Our family loved it so much, we'd ask her to make it again for Christmas!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2loafs 10minutes 55minutes
Servings Prep Time
2loafs 10minutes
Cook Time
55minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then add all wet ingredients.
  4. Mix together until smooth.
  5. Grease and flour loaf pans then fill pans 3/4 full with batter. This batter is enough for 2 large loaf pans or 3 median loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes for large pans or 40-45 minutes for small pans.
  7. Allow pumpkin bread to cool, then turn out onto racks.
Recipe Notes

The pumpkin bread is very moist and keeps for several days stored in plastic bags!

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Greek-Style Peppers

Recipe submitted by Jessica of Feed Me Dearly.

“Our visit to Greece was the first major trip that Rodney and I took as a couple back in 2001. We returned several years later to  re-visit Mykonos and Santoroni and tack on a few more islands (Rhodes, Corfu, Crete). We even did the completely optional/somewhat frightening several-day visit to Athens.

I have strong memories of the food. Whether we were sitting down to a fancy dinner in the heart of the Old Town in Mykonos, or beachside at a little taverna, I recall a freshness and simplicity that still influences my cooking today.

Greek food appeals to me because the flavors are so clean. Tomatoes, feta, zucchini, mint, bright olives, plump seafood. A complete and total absence of sauce, unless you’re spoon-feeding yourself moussaka at a tourist trap. It’s the kind of food that comes together quickly, which in my kitchen is a must. And I find myself revisiting these flavors often – whether it’s a quick, Greek-inspired salad, or non-traditional foods, like these stuffed peppers, which uses all of the Greek ingredients that I can wrangle into a shopping cart.”

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Greek-Style Peppers
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The benefit of a meal like this is that you don’t need any sides or supporting players – a baguette or other crusty bread will do. You’ve got your protein, your veg, your carbs and your wine. In a glass. On the side. We’re not making peppers bourguignon.
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The benefit of a meal like this is that you don’t need any sides or supporting players – a baguette or other crusty bread will do. You’ve got your protein, your veg, your carbs and your wine. In a glass. On the side. We’re not making peppers bourguignon.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 30minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
6 30minutes
Cook Time
1hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
To make the tomato sauce
  1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large sautee pan on med-high heat and when hot, add half of the chopped onions. Add a pinch of salt, a few grinds of pepper, and a teaspoon of the oregano and the chopped thyme. Sautee the onions until translucent, and then add both cans of tomatoes. Turn the what to high, just until the mixture starts to bubble vigorously, and then turn the tomatoes down to low. Allow the tomatoes to simmer while you prep the rest of the meal (approx 20 minutes). When the tomato sauce is ready, puree with an immersion blender.
To make the peppers
  1. Prep your cup of quinoa according to the package directions, and set aside.
  2. Prep your peppers by coring the stem end of each pepper with a small paring knife, and pulling out the seeds. Set the peppers aside, and using the same small knife, remove any usable pieces of pepper from around the stem. Chop these pieces, and add them to the reserved 1/2 diced onion along with the diced zucchini. Set aside.
  3. Heat the leftover tablespoon of the olive oil in a large sautee pan on med-high heat and when hot, add the ground lamb. Cook the ground lamb, breaking it up as you go, until it’s no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper, and with a slotted spoon, transfer to a large paper towel-lined bowl, reserving the leftover oil.
  4. Drain the pan of most of the oil, leaving a scant tablespoon. Add your vegetables, and sautee, stirring every so often to prevent burning, until the onions are translucent and the pepper and zucchini have softened (approx 5 minutes).
  5. Remove the paper towel lining from the bowl, and add your vegetables, quinoa, and Kalamata olives to the lamb. Give the mixture a good stir, then add your feta and mint, and toss one more time gently.
  6. To assemble the peppers, ladle your tomato sauce in a 9x13 baking dish (you may not need all of it, I had about a half cup left over). Next, working one at a time, take a pepper shell, season the inside with a pinch of salt, and then gently stuff (overflowing a little at the top if you’d like), and place, stuffing side up, in one corner of the sauce-lined dish.
  7. Continue working with the next 5 peppers, lining them up so that they all stand up easily in the pan.
  8. When you’ve finished stuffing the peppers, cover loosely with foil, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. You want the filling to be warm, and the pepper shells heated to the point where they’re soft, not firm.
  9. Let stand for a minute or two, and then serve alongside a little of the tomato sauce.
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Buttermilk Pie

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Buttermilk Pie
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Holidays aren't complete until everyone at the family gathering has had a piece of buttermilk pie! It's sweet and decadent and sure to be a hit. This is my great grandmother's recipe and it couldn't be any easier to throw together. Enjoy this sweet southern dessert and let us know how it goes over at your next holiday party!
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Holidays aren't complete until everyone at the family gathering has had a piece of buttermilk pie! It's sweet and decadent and sure to be a hit. This is my great grandmother's recipe and it couldn't be any easier to throw together. Enjoy this sweet southern dessert and let us know how it goes over at your next holiday party!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1pie 5minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
1pie 5minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add all other ingredients and stir well.
  4. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 1 hour. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Indian Corn Pudding

Indian Corn Pudding
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Not many people have ever heard of Indian Corn Pudding before, but if you're from New England or more specifically Rhode Island, there's a good chance you've stumbled upon it at grandma's house. This dessert dates back to the very first Thanksgiving with the mix of Puritan and Native American cultures. The Puritan's from England brought their love of puddings and mixed with the Native American's ground-corn puddings, Indian Corn Pudding was born. This savory treat is perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and is best enjoyed warmed.
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Not many people have ever heard of Indian Corn Pudding before, but if you're from New England or more specifically Rhode Island, there's a good chance you've stumbled upon it at grandma's house. This dessert dates back to the very first Thanksgiving with the mix of Puritan and Native American cultures. The Puritan's from England brought their love of puddings and mixed with the Native American's ground-corn puddings, Indian Corn Pudding was born. This savory treat is perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and is best enjoyed warmed.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8people 15minutes 1 1/2hours
Servings Prep Time
8people 15minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2hours
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and butter a 2-quart baking dish. In a large pot, warm milk over medium-high heat until hot but not boiling. Whisk in cornmeal, stirring constantly, until it bubbles. Then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  2. Stir in molasses, and whisk, cooking for 2 more minutes. Crack eggs into a medium bowl and lightly beat. Very slowly add 1/2 cup of hot cornmeal mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly. Pour tempered egg mixture into the pot, whisking constantly to keep the eggs from scrambling. Cook for 3 more minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla, raisins, sugar and ginger. Pour mixture into prepared pan, then place in a larger baking dish or roasting pan. Transfer to the oven and carefully pour hot water into the larger dish until it comes halfway up the sides of the smaller baking dish.
  4. Bake until pudding has set, but still jiggles slightly in the center, for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream or ice cream.
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