News 9 Anchors Share Their Holiday Recipes


Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 12:28 pm
By: News 9


Amanda Taylor's Baked Brie

1 brie wheel (7"-8")

¼ cup dried cherries

¼ cup sliced, almonds

3 Tbsp brown sugar

2 sheets puff pastry

1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Cut brie wheel in half horizontally. Sprinkle bottom half with cherries, almonds and brown sugar. Replace the top half of brie and apply pressure. Roll out puff pastry so it will cover the brie. Put brie in middle of pastry. Fold pastry up and around. Brush pastry with egg. Roll out other piece of pastry and cut a circle to cover the top of brie. Place on top. Save trimmings – I like to use a cookie cutter and cut a shape out and place that on top. Brush pastry top with egg. Bake 20 minutes or until the pastry begins to turn brown. Turn temperature down to 325 degrees and bake for another 15 minutes (you may have to cover with foil if browning too much). Wait about 10 minutes before cutting into it and serve with water crackers.

Kelly Ogle's Gone in 60 Seconds Dip

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup mayonnaise

Hot pepper or spicy jelly of choice

Combine all ingredients except for jelly. Pack into shallow serving dish. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Spread hot pepper/spicy jelly on top. Serve with whole wheat crackers.

Gary England's Winter Corn on the Cob

6 ears of corn

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp chili powder

½ cup chopped green onions

1/3 cup finely chopped jalapenos

1 Tbsp red pepper flakes

1 lb. butter

1 Tbsp garlic salt

½ cup onion flakes

1 tsp hot sauce

1 Tbsp black pepper

Shuck the corn. Microwave for 30 seconds. Place on heavy foil and set aside. Melt the butter in a pan. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture over corn evenly and wrap each one separately, dog-earing the ends closed. Grill at medium heat for 40 minutes, turning often.

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