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CDN Holiday Favorites

Not sure what to make this holiday season? We got you covered. Check out some of our employees favorite holiday drink, food, and dessert recipes!

Brandy Slush Recipe

Submitted by Robert

Person holding drink

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Ingredients: 

  • Sugar 
  • Green Tea Bags
  • 1 12 oz Frozen Lemonade
  • 1 12 oz Frozen Orange Juice
  • Brandy or Gin
  • Seven-Up

Directions:
Mix 6 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar; let boil and cool.

Mix 4 Green Tea bags and 2 cups of boiled water; steep till cool.

Mix 12 oz frozen lemonade and 12 oz frozen orange together, and let sit for 24 hours.

Add Seven-Up.

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Granny's Caesar Salad Recipe

Submitted by Lea

Romaine lettuce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box bow tie noodles or more if desired
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package (2-3 heads of romaine lettuce) torn into pieces
  • Garlic Croutons
Directions:
Boil 1/2 box bow tie noodles.  Drain with water.
Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Mix and shake together.
 
Add 1/2 dressing to noodles and stir. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight (also refrigerate left over dressing).
 
Shake up left over dressing and toss with lettuce, noodles and 1-1 1/2 cups of garlic flavored croutons. If desired, sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Pete's Famous Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Submitted by Pete

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce (Frank’s Red Hot is a must use.)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

Cook chicken thoroughly, then let cool. Shred chicken.

Heat chicken and Buffalo sauce in a slow cooker over medium heat, until heated through.

Mix together well before adding other ingredients. Make sure to break up the chicken so there are no big chunks.

Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in shredded cheese. Continue to cook in slow cooker until cheese is well combined.

Serve with chips for dipping.

I usually double recipe because it is so good and addicting!!

Prime Rib w/ Dry Rub Recipe

Submitted by Robert

Person mixing

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 boneless prime rib beef roast, 10 to 12 pounds
To Make the Rub:
In large saute pan over medium high heat, toast the cumin seeds, chili powder, paprika, mustard seeds, and coriander seeds, shaking the pan occasionally, until spices start to smoke, about 2-3 minutes.
 
Transfer mixture to a mortar or coffee grinder. Add salt, brown sugar, garlic salt, and cayenne. Grind mixture coarsely.
 
Trim nearly all fat from prime rib. Evenly spread rub all over prime rib. Cover w/ plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 12 hours.
Grill the prime rib, fat side up, indirectly over medium heat for about 2.5 hours. Remove the prime rib when it reaches desired doneness. Loosely cover the prime rib w/ aluminum foil and allow it to rest for 30 minutes before slicing, during which time the internal temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees.
 
Cut into slices 1/2 to 1 inch thick.

Inhalers Recipe

Submitted by Lea

Bowl of nuts

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs white confectionery coating (chopped)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups rice krispies
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Cupcake Liners

Directions: 

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave and stir every 30 seconds until it is smooth and melted. Mix the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Combine the rice krispies, peanuts, and marshmallows. Pour the chocolate peanut butter mixture over the cereal mixture, and stir. Drop generous spoonfuls into the cupcake liners, and let chill.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Robert under tree

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