Stories with Holiday Recipes

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Marcona Almond Cookies #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Polvorones - Marcona Almond Cookies Recipe

  • December 24, 2014

Enjoy melt-in-your-mouth delicate Marcona Almond Holiday Cookies known as Polvorones as made by Curate’s Chef Katie Button . The name polvorones comes from the Spanish word, “polvo” which means dust. The classic recipe calls for regular almonds, but Chef Katie puts her its own twist on this favorite with buttery roasted marcona almonds. In keeping with the Spanish tradition,

Pumpkin Spice Syrup #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

  • December 24, 2014

A mix of rich and warm spices help create a pumpkin spice syrup that will allow you to taste the best of fall with every spoonful.  The folks at Biltmore Coffee Traders like to use 1-2 oz. of this syrup for a delicious pumpkin spice latte, or a nice addition to your morning joe. The flavor is also perfect for spicing up ice cream or chai, too!   Ingredients: 3

Cranberry Walnut Cake #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Cranberry Walnut Cake Recipe

  • December 24, 2014

For a simple, sweet and delicious cake that looks as festive as it tastes, try this Cranberry Walnut Cake .  This recipe from the Albermarle Inn will help you balance the sweet of the cake, the tart of the cranberries, and the crunch of the walnuts for a dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup (2 Sticks) unsalted butter 4 eggs 2 ½ cups all

Cranberry Roasted Sweet Potato Scones #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Cranberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Scones Recipe

  • December 24, 2014

Cranberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Scones A perfect fall treat, these scones from The Rhu feature a soft and flavorful texture with tart bursts of cranberries. Make breakfast, or any other meal, extra special at the holidays by adding a scone to the menu. Ingredients (makes 24 scones ): ¾ cup Sugar (can use brown) 2 tbsp. Baking Powder  1.5 tsp. Baking Soda 1.5 tsp. Salt 9 cups

Baked Eggs with Country Ham #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Baked Eggs in Cheese Sauce with Country Ham Recipe

  • December 24, 2014

Baked Eggs in Cheese Sauce with Country Ham Sovereign Remedies serves up a delicious twist on coddled eggs, a dish that dates back to late 19 th century England. Coddling is a gentle steaming that results in a soft-cooked egg. At Sovereign Remedies, the eggs are served in a mornay, a cheese sauce made by enriching a standard béchamel sauce. Ingredients (serves 6-8): 1/2 each white onion

Manchego Kale Salad #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Manchego Kale Salad

  • December 24, 2014

The regulars at Posana swoon over the simple but tasty Manchego Kale Salad . Anti-oxidant filled currants, mix with crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds and kale, and creamy Manchego cheese. This dish is ideal for holiday gatherings because it tastes great, even after sitting out for some time. Ingredients 1 bunch kale thin julienne 4 oz. Manchego cheese grated 2 oz. pumpkin seeds toasted 2 oz. currants

Roasted Eggplant Red Pepper Spread #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Roasted Eggplant Spread - Melitzanosalata

  • December 24, 2014

Warm pita or rustic bread just begs to be dipped in this delicious roasted eggplant spread, known as Melitzanosalata, that is served at Golden Fleece .  The mixture of eggplant, oil, lemon, and parsley is a delicious starter to a meal, and perfect when entertaining a crowd. Ingredients: 3 eggplant 1 ½ red bell peppers (can substitute a jar of roasted red peppers) ¼ cup

Sweet Potato Fritters #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Sweet Potato Fritters with Cranberry Relish Recipe

  • December 24, 2014

In a matter of minutes, make a plate of lightly-fried fritters you can serve at any time of the day. These sweet potato fritters are similar to potato pancakes or latkes but are fried in just a small bit of oil. Add the tart cranberry relish to balance out the palate. Recipe provided by Franny's Farm . Ingredients: Fritters 5 Tbsp. oil 2 lb. sweet potatoes (shredded and drained) 2

Peach Bavarian Torte #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Peach-Topped Bavarian Torte Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

This recipe was given to A Bed of Roses innkeeper Emily McIntosh as a wedding gift. It's perfect for any special occasion, especially around the holidays. The original recipe was increased to fit current spring form pans, resulting in some unusual—but not impossible—measurements. Ingredients Crust: ¾ cup softened margarine or butter ½ cup sugar 1/8 * teaspoon real

Mince Pies #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

Mince Pies Recipe

  • December 23, 2014

These delightful little pies are a tradition in England during the month of December. The Victorians would have used mincemeat that actually included meat, but the recipe has been refined to be a blend of apple, dried fruits, nuts and brandy which is aged for two to four months before using. At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast , innkeeper Susan Murray makes her own mincemeat in September for the

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