New Castle News

All About You ...

November 17, 2012

Culinary Conversation: Reader offers Christmas morning recipes

NEW CASTLE — Call it an early Christmas present of sorts.

Opening the email from New Castle resident Martha Boothe revealed not only a very nice note, but also four wonderful-sounding recipes for Christmas breakfast or brunch.

What’s great about all of them is that they are made the night before and finished in the morning.

Martha admits that with the hectic nature of the holidays, it might be difficult to find the time to do extra cooking on Christmas Eve. After reading through, though, I concluded it’s just a bit more effort that results in something to look forward to before or after presents are opened.

“I hope that you like these and that they can make your holidays easier and gives you more time with your family,” Martha wrote.

She described Santa’s eggs as super on Christmas morning.

Martha also noted that making the egg soufflé “is a bit messy to do, but good.”

And if there is an endorsement for making the caramel rolls, it might come from Martha’s mailman, who said that when he walks down her street, it is filled with the aroma of baking and foods.

Thanks, Martha, for all four contributions.

Culinary Conversation is for you — our readers — and we love receiving your recipes any time of year.

Keep ‘em comin’.

Easy Caramel Rolls

  • Butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 24-count package frozen yeast dinner rolls
  • 1, 3-oz. package butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, cut into small cubes

 Generously butter a bundt pan. Spread it thickly everywhere. Sprinkle nuts in bottom of pan; place rolls on tops of nuts, narrow end down, closely and touching side by side; but do not stack them. There will be an inner and outer ring. Combine the pudding and sugar; sprinkle over the rolls. Top with butter cubes. Cover with a towel; allow to rise overnight. In the morning, bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Turn out of pan onto a plate; serve warm.

*Note: When cold, you can spread it with a little butter and microwave for 30 seconds.

Easy Overnight French Toast

Text Only | Photo Reprints
All About You ...
  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Think globally, cook locally

    Another set of bookshelves might be necessary at my house very soon. It’s been a bountiful week. Edie Majesky of New Castle, who I have known most of my life, is aware of how much I love collecting old cookbooks.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ramsey.jpg Dave Says: Problems with no credit score?

    “Dave Says” is a weekly column featuring financial advice from nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey. His column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual letters and calls on Ramsey’s radio progam, “The Dave Ramsey Show.”

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Play with names — not with your food

    Do you remember being told, “don’t play with your food” when you were a child?  Or maybe you’ve said this to your own children or grandchildren. I’ve heard stories about kids slipping food under the table to the dog or stuffing Brussels sprouts into their pockets to get out of the pain of eating them.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • stright.jpg Sarah Stright-Hartley: A T-shirt dress can be a three for all

    I love finding pieces that can be worn for just about every portion of my life.  From daytime, to work, and then on a date with my husband, I like pieces that can go the distance.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • ivy_bday.jpg Kali Davies-Anderson: Happy birthday, Miss Ivy!

    This week I would like to take time out of my usual ramblings to wish my second born daughter, Ivy, a very, very happy first birthday!

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Olszak.jpg Heartbleed raises the stakes on Internet security

    My column last week dealt with Internet and related scams, along with steps people can take to protect themselves. Today’s column could be termed Part 2 of that topic, albeit from a different angle.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Lugene Hudson: Celebrate Easter like Helen Martin

    What’s cookin? That’s one of our favorite questions at Culinary Conversation. We love when readers share some of their favorites. This week, Helen Martin of New Castle stepped up to the plate to answer that question regarding Easter dinners.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ramsey.jpg Dave Ramsey: You can’t borrow way out of debt

    “Dave Says” is a weekly column featuring financial advice from nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey. His column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual letters and calls on Ramsey’s radio progam, “The Dave Ramsey Show.”

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brothers.jpg Lori Brothers: Wellness a growing trend among those over 50

    The power of choice that the explosion of Internet information has generated is moving us as a culture in a direction to examine who we are and what we really value.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • stright.jpg Sarah Stright-Hartley: Some perfect fits for heading back to work

    I'm heading back to work soon and I've really been thinking about my work wardrobe — especially because I'm hoping most of it still fits my post-baby body.

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

House Ads

What is your favorite Easter treat?

Jelly beans
Chocolate ... bunnies, crosses, anything that’s chocolate!
Marshmallow peeps
Decorated eggs
     View Results