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Midwest Living Holiday Cookbook 2004

Enjoy 27 recipes from our 2004 annual holiday cookbook, including cookies, main dishes, party foods and more.

Date-Orange Bars

The recipe for these moist, nutty bars has been in the Cole family of Wadsworth, Ohio, for more than 50 years. We added an orange icing to play up the citrusy flavor.

Date-Orange Bars

Russian Creme Custard

Luscious and smooth, this elegant dessert gets a swirl of crimson raspberry sauce.

Russian Creme Custard

Fresh Fruit with Orange-Honey Yogurt Sauce

Add a dash of color to your breakfast table by borrowing from the spa menu at Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Guests are pampered with a rainbow of fruit with yogurt sauce on the side.

Fresh Fruit with Orange-Honey Yogurt Sauce

Sunrise Smoothie

It's no wonder people love smoothies. Not only are they great-tasting, but they're good for you, too. Try this one with a sliced strawberry garnish.

Sunrise Smoothie

Creamy Butter-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

We can't resist a good sticky roll -- especially one this easy to make. Starting with frozen bread dough, we added brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips. When you turn it out, it makes its own gooey topping.

Creamy Butter-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread

Quick breads come in handy at the holidays. They're easy to make for giving as a gift from the kitchen, slicing for breakfast or serving as a break with hot tea or coffee. Choose your favorite dried fruit to add to this lemon-glazed loaf.

Cherry and Golden Raisin Bread

Open-Faced Party Sandwiches

Three petite sandwiches -- salmon, chicken and watercress -- entice guests who order from the spa menu at Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

Open-Faced Party Sandwiches

Wilted Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Here's a delicious take on a classic side-dish salad from a Dearborn, Michigan, restaurant.

Wilted Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

This rich side dish earns compliments at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. Because potatoes darken once sliced, prepare this dish right before you plan to bake it.

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Chicken Artichoke Brie Soup

Bits of spinach and artichoke color this creamy chicken soup, perfect for a first course at dinner or alongside a sandwich for a holiday lunch.

Chicken Artichoke Brie Soup

Spa Shiki Stir-Fry

At Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri, guests are served the meatless side-dish version of this colorful, fresh-tasting recipe. Add 2 cups cooked chicken to make it a main dish.

Spa Shiki Stir-Fry

Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice

This herbed chicken and vegetable main dish was inspired by an entree at Spa Shiki at Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice

Snowballs and Nutjammers

The Cole family of Wadsworth, Ohio, bakes these each year for friends and family. The tradition started more than 50 years ago when Phrania (Fran) Cole and her sister, Ann, began making cookies as affordable gifts. The Coles like the Snowballs' tang of black walnut and the snowy, powdered-sugar coating. You can choose from two fillings when you bake the tiny, turnoverlike Nutjammers.

Snowballs

Nutjammer Cookies

Pear Clafouti

This puffy French dessert features a batter poured over the fruit. It puffs as it bakes and falls as it cools. At the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan, the pastry chef uses hazelnut flour in the recipe. We substituted easy-to-find all-purpose flour.

Pear Clafouti

Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

It's amazing how simple bread pudding is, yet how good it tastes. This version from the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan, packs a wonderful, full chocolate flavor with a hint of orange.

Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Date-Orange Bars

The recipe for these moist, nutty bars has been in the Cole family of Wadsworth, Ohio, for more than 50 years. We added an orange icing to play up the citrusy flavor.

Date-Orange Bars

Kimmy's Fancy Sandwich Cookie

Kim Kordich of the Cole family in Wadsworth, Ohio, likes writing words or putting holiday symbols on these little sandwich cookies. The cookies taste wonderful filled with jam, preserves and even frosting.

Kimmy's Fancy Sandwich Cookie

Kolackys

Kolackys (also spelled kolaches or kolaces) are a central European pastry with a sweet center. "These cookies are time-consuming, but so worth it," says the Ohio reader who contributed the recipe.

Kolackys

Linzer Cookie Tarts

Our taste panel loved the tender, buttery cookie used in these preserve-filled sandwich cookies. We added dusting of powdered sugar to give them a holiday look.

Linzer Cookie Tarts

Holiday Roast Turkey with Cranberry-Apple Glaze

Turkey takes center stage in many holiday menus. For this moist roast bird, we created a glaze reminiscent of a sweet barbecue sauce. Serve with Cranberry-Apple Stuffing.

Holiday Roast Turkey with Cranberry-Apple Glaze

Cranberry-Apple Cornbread Stuffing

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