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Yuletide Folk: The Best Holiday Recipes From Our Staff

Posted by Robert Phillips on Nov 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Yuletide Folk: The Best Holiday Recipes From Our Staff

With a name like ours, it’s easy for us to get ready for the holidays. This time of year brings with it many opportunities to show off our cooking abilities, and give back to our community. We went around our office and asked our staff to share their best holiday recipes with you. Try something new by following the instructions below!

Three-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole

Shared By: Jamie Van Ostran

Green Bean Casserole

Serves: 12
Time Needed: 50 minutes

This fuss-free casserole is a standby for Thanksgiving dinner, but can also be great for any chilly night.


  • 4 cans (14.5) cut green beans
  • 1 family size can (26 oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 container (6 oz) French fried onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Drain the green beans, and mix them together with the cream of mushroom soup and about 2/3 of the can of French fried onions
  3. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until bubbling. Top with the remaining onions and bake an additional 5 minutes until brown

Ooey-Gooey Cookies

Shared By: Jenny Whaley

Vanilla Cookies

Serves: 3 dozen cookiess
Time Needed: 2 hr. 20 min.

Looking to create a cookie that melts in your mouth? This one uses cream cheese and vanilla cake mix to create an ooey-gooey middle.


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18 oz.) box vanilla cake mix
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, whisk the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix (a bit at a time).
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

Chocolate Pie

Shared By: Darla Craig

Chocolate  Pie

Serves: 8
Time Needed: 20 minutes


  • 3 cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 large can of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups sifted flour
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix cocoa, sugar, flour and salt together.
  2. Add well-beaten egg yolks, milk and vanilla to dry ingredients.
  3. Cook over medium heat until thick.
  4. Pour into 2 baked pie shells.
  5. Beat the egg whites and put on pie.
  6. Bake at 375° until whites are golden brown (about 10 minutes)


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