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Portions of this site were updated on 04 December 2016.
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Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At Teri's Kitchen, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collections, plus several hundred shared recipes from contributors. In addition, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, links and much more. I will post additions and revisions to the site on this page as they occur throughout the month. To browse the kitchen, visit the Site Index or, for specific recipes or information, use the search boxes throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Potato, Onion and Cheese Gratin

Potato Gratin Recipe Photo

Roasted Bone-in
Pork Loin

Roasted Bone-in Pork Loin Recipe Photo


Sauerkraut Recipe Photo

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Pennsylvania Dutch
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Featured for the Holidays

Recipes and Menus for Christmas
New Year's Recipes and Menus
Additional Holiday Recipes

Christmas Recipes and Menus

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Christmas celebrations are based on traditions, including family foods and the holiday feast. Many of us spend a great portion of our time cooking, baking and, the best part, eating our finest recipes, some of which have been passed down through many generations, others that will provide future traditions. I have posted three festive menus for Christmas, complete with simple and delicious recipes, many of which can be made ahead. All of the menus, which are appropriate for any special occasion, include preparation notes and every recipe contains links to alternate choices. Enjoy. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Menu

Christmas Breakfast Menu

Christmas Dinner Buffet

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Christmas Cookies Recipes
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Recipes and Menus for New Year's Eve and Day

New Year's Eve and Day celebrations provide occasions to share and indulge in culinary delights, whether in a casual, party or intimate atmosphere. I have posted three very different menus with easy or make ahead recipes so you can enjoy the festivities. The first is a simple and elegant late night supper. The second is a party buffet with assorted finger foods, perfect for ushering in the New Year. As for New Year's Day, tradition calls for eating certain foods which are thought to bring good luck and fortune for the upcoming year. My favorite menu is based on my Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, to which I added a couple traditional southern dishes. Good luck or not, it is all delicious. Each menu is complete with notes and preparation tips.

New Year's Eve Late Night Supper Menu

New Year's Eve Party Buffet

Pennsylvania Dutch New Year's Day 'Good Luck' Dinner

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Additional Holiday Recipes

Recipes for Leftover Baked Ham

Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Appetizers and Party Food Recipes

Loesje's Oliebollen (Dutch Pastries)

Marlene's Linzer Torte

Dyan's Pusharatas (Slovenian Pastries)


New recipes are always welcomed. For information and to browse all the shared recipes, visit the Shared Family Recipes page.

No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.
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Beef Tenderloin Roast with Red Wine Sauce

Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe Photo

Nut Bread

Cranberry-Orange Nut Bread Recipe Photo

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Red and Green Bell Peppers

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Photo

Creamy Fettuccine with Shrimp and Scallops

Fettuccine with Shrimp and Scallops Recipe Photo

Toasted Onion Dip

Toasted Onion Dip Recipe Photo

Chocolate-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Photo

Additional Holiday Features

Favorite Christmas Cookies

Gifts from the Kitchen

Guide to Making
Pork Roasts

Guide and Tips for Roasting Turkey

Mary's New Year's Day Open House

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