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The Recipe Exchange

For some it’s the tradition of holiday cookies; others say it’s the raspberry drizzle atop the freshly baked pound cake; and then there are those that are already looking forward to savory leftovers.

Here, staff members share their favorite holiday recipes with you, but we suspect you have a few to add to the collection.  We invite you to send them along with your name and hometown to letters@saturdayeveningpost.com so that we may post them to our Web site.

Staff Picks:


"Spiced" Cider

"Spiced" Cider


“Spiced” Cider

“On a wintery night, the cider with a cinnamon stick with the Tuaca is delicious.” — Jack Huber, Advertising Director


Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

“This recipe is from my Grandmother, Margaret Peche. I have fond memories of baking these cookies with her every December as a child. My favorite job was decorating them with red and green sugar—and of course eating as many as she would allow!

“Today, Grandma’s metal cookie press and hand-written recipe are treasures that bring back warm feelings of her every time I make spritz cookies with my family during the holidays. Enjoy!” — Julie Santiago, Circulation Manager


Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

“My mom always makes this on Thanksgiving. This recipe reminds me of my childhood. I love the way the marshmallows get caramelized on the outside and gooey on the inside—reminds me of smores.” — Alyssa Yano, Managing Editor


Turkey Potpie

Turkey Potpie

Turkey Potpie

“This is a staple in our family around the holidays. It tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen, but it’s very easy to prepare. It’s also a comforting, warm treat on a chilly day and a great way to enjoy leftover turkey.” — Tamatha Crist, Controller


Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

“I have so many excellent holiday recipes, but I’ll share this one with you.” — Jeff “Bake Me a Cake” Slavens, Personal Assistant


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Spiced Glaze

“This recipe was originally prepared by my aunt Andy Lyons who made it for me each year as I was growing up in Concord, New Hampshire. It became an annual Thanksgiving tradition that I always looked forward to.  As I grew older, married, and moved away, I began preparing it for myself and then for my own children. I’ve adapted the recipe a little over the years adding a little more pumpkin for a moister texture and, as a chocoholic, adding both white and semisweet chocolate chips.  I also like to microwave a slice for 15 seconds before serving so the chocolate is warm and melted.” — John LeBrun, Chief Marketing Officer


Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

“Some people don’t like soda bread, but I do. This recipe is from my talented little baker, my daughter.” — Patrick Perry, Executive Editor


Cranberry-Orange Corn Muffin

Cranberry-Orange Corn Muffin

Cranberry-Orange Corn Muffins

“These muffins are my favorite during the holidays. I’ve been known to cheat and buy them at Whole Foods, but it’s nice to prepare a homemade batch for friends and family. And they’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, or the big holiday dinner.” — Heather Ray, Copy Editor


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  • moses rop

    i am looking for a recipe ” 12 foods for life by heather ray” healthier by the dozen. I ran across it on the saturday evening post , have googled it but with no luck.Thanks.

  • susan r mcmullan

    In your nov/dec issue on page 4r is ther a recipe for the fish in the picrure?