Holiday with the Harveys

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 · Filed Under:

Steve’s family shared some easy
and fun recipes for the holiday season.

Monkey Bread
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 package of frozen dinner rolls (cut into approx 2″ pieces if not already of that size)
  • 1 c sugar mixed with 4 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • Directions
      You do not have to let the rolls thaw before beginning the steps

    1. Melt butter in a bowl that can be used for dipping
    2. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a separate bowl
    3. Dip each roll into butter, fully coat the piece
    4. Next roll each piece around in the cinnamon sugar until fully covered
    5. Place the pieces in a bundt pan and bake on 350F 15-20 min.

    Cinnamon Roll Waffles
  • Ingredients
  • 1 can of cinnamon rolls
  • Directions
    1. Heat waffle maker; spray with cooking spray. Remove cinnamon rolls from can; set icing aside.
    2. For each waffle, place 1 cinnamon roll in center of waffle maker; close. Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until waffle is thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Repeat for each cinnamon roll until all are cooked.
    3. remove metal lid from container of icing that comes with the rolls and microwave 10 seconds.
    4. Drizzle warm glaze over each waffle and serve warm!

    German Chocolate Cake
  • 1 (4oz) package of Baker’s German’s Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites

  • Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ stick butter
  • 4 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (7oz) package of Baker’s Coconut
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of 3 9 inch round cake pans with wax paper
    2. Microwave chocolate and water in a large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 ½ to 2minutes or until chocolate is almost melted. Stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
    3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
    4. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy
    5. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time beating well after each addition.
    6. Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla
    7. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition until smooth
    8. Beat eggs whites in another large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peak forms
    9. Gently fold into batter
    10. Pour into cake pans
    11. Bake 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center, immediately run spatula between cakes and sides of pan.
    12. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool Completely and frost

    Coconut Pecan Frosting

    1. Stir milk, sugar, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla in large saucepan.
    2. Stirring constantly cook on medium heat 12 minutes or until thickened and gold brown.
    3. Remove from heat.
    4. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool to room temperature.
    5. Spread over cake


    Makes approx 3 deep dish pies

  • 6 potatoes medium: boil to soft
  • Drain and Put potatoes in warm 250F oven 10 min to dry out
  • Mix in 3 sticks butter
  • Mash to smooth
  • Use whisk to get out strings from potatoes. Repeat whisking the mix and rinsing off strings until no strings are left.
  • Whisk 18 eggs well in separate bowl and add to potatoes. Stir good
  • Start w/ 2c sugar
  • Taste. We added 3/4 more cup
  • Stir
  • Add 1 level tablespoon baking powder
  • Add 2T nutmeg + a little more to taste
  • Add 2 T vanilla
  • Taste and make sure its Yummy!!
  • Damp the edges of pie crust with paper towel.
  • Put the custard in unbaked crust and bake on 250F approx 2 hours. Watch it to see when pie starts browning. (We did not do deep dish pie. Deep dish will take even longer)

  • Coconut Pie
    One Pie

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1tsp coconut flavor

  • Two Pies

  • 7 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1tsp Coconut flavor
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 325°
    2. Beat eggs until thick
    3. Gradually add sugar
    4. Heat milk until skim forms, gradually add milk
    5. Melt butter, gradually add
    6. Then add flavor

    What's your family tradition on Christmas morning?

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