Back Deck Recipe:Winter Wonderland

November 2018 Multimedia

Drink: Apple Orchard Punch

Recipe by Michele O'Sullivan


1 (32 ounce) bottle chilled apple juice

1 (12 ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

1 cup orange juice

1 1/2 liters ginger ale

1 apple



Stir the apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, and orange juice in a large punch bowl until mixed together. Slowly pour in the ginger ale. Thinly slice the apple vertically so you have whole apple slices and float them on top of the punch.


Appetizer: Devil Crab Cream Cheese Ball

Recipe by PTRULL



1 pound imitation crabmeat

1 (8 oz.) package softened cream cheese

1 onion (chopped)

1 cup chopped celery

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce



Mix the imitation crab, cream cheese, onion, celery, and Worcestershire sauce together. Form the mixture into a ball, set on a plate, and loosely cover it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until the ball is firm. Enjoy!


Dinner: Cranberry Meatballs

Recipe by Sarah



2 pounds ground beef

1 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs (beaten)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 cup ketchup

1 (16 oz.) can jellied cranberry sauce

1 (18 oz.) bottle barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and mix the hamburger, bread crumbs, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, garlic powder and ketchup together. Form the mixture into small balls and bake for half an hour. Bring the cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice to a simmer over low heat. Stir until smooth, then add the meat balls and simmer for an hour.  


Dessert: Stuffed Strawberries




1 pint fresh strawberries

1 (8 oz.) softened package cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)

2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur (or to taste)



Slice off the tops of the strawberries and stand them upright on their cut side. Slice three-fourths of the way down each strawberry from the tip towards the bottom. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and liqueur together in a food processor or mixer until the mixture is smooth. Scoop into a piping bag with a star tip and pipe the mixture inside each strawberry. Arrange on a serving platter and enjoy.


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