I hope everyone is having a happy and healthy holiday season. It's hard to believe 2006 is here. This week, I'll share some good recipes to celebrate the arrival of another year. I hope you enjoy them. We should all be thankful for our many blessings as the New Year is now here.


2 1/2 cups milk

3/4 cup drained, chopped sauerkraut

1/2 cup white sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-9 inch pie shell

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix milk, sauerkraut, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 425°F for 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean.


1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast

3/4 cup warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water

1/2 cup potato flakes

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon caraway seed

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 (14 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and chopped

3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

In large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water. Stir until dissolved. Blend in potato flakes, brown sugar, salt, caraway seed, oil and sauerkraut. Gradually add flour to make a stiff dough. Knead on floured surface for four minutes. Cover and let rise in warm spot until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to one hour.

Punch down and shape into loaf. Place in oiled 9 x 5-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to one hour.

Bake at 350°F for about one hour, or until golden.


8 slices white or wheat bread, crumbled

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1 onion, diced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 pound crumbled bulk sausage, fried and drained

1 pound grated Colby cheese

1/4 cup margarine or butter

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Put the bread in the bottom of a greased 9 by 13-inch baking dish. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add the milk, onion, salt, and mustard. Sprinkle the sausage and cheese over the bread. Dot the margarine over the cheese and pour the egg mixture over all. Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until golden brown.

Serves six to eight.


1 cup soft butter

2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3 1/2 cup sifted flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup finely chopped nuts

Mix well butter, sugar and eggs. Sift together flour, salt, soda. Stir in. Add nuts. Shape in two rolls, 2-inches across. Chill. Slice dough 1/8 inch thick. Bake at 400°F for eight to 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.

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