Kids Quest Kitchen Holiday Recipes: Part 1
It’s likely that over the past several months your Kitchen-turned-classroom is a busy place. Never has the heart of the house been so filled with uncommon tasks to navigate and frustrations to bear, but fortunately, it’s the time of year to embrace the original purpose of this sacred space–cooking and baking for our families and loved ones!
For the months of November and December, we’ll be sharing favorite recipes from our Kids Quest and Cyber Quest corporate office—treats that make our holidays memorable and delicious.
The first installment is from me. It’s a super-simple recipe that’s big on flavor. Every bite tastes like buttery corn bread! (Yum!) This one is especially close to my heart because I still have my mother’s handwritten recipe to follow. I know the routine by heart, but I still get it out just to see her traditional cursive on that tattered index card.
Prep time-5 minutes. Bake time 60 minutes. Serves 6.
You will need:
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 stick melted butter, cooled
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Jiffy corn muffin mix
- Mixing bowl/spoon
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Oven-safe baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place Jiffy corn muffin mix in a large mixing bowl.
Add undrained whole kernel corn, creamed corn, beaten egg, and cooled melted butter.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour, cool, and serve!
This next recipe is from our Director of Digital Marketing, Sonya Dunn. Sonya’s family arrived in Minnesota via Michigan, and she is mom to son Gabriel and fiancé’ to Dakota. Growing up, it was a tradition in the Dunn home to mix up some punch and enjoy it throughout the day’s festivities.
“For as long as I can remember whether it was a family or church gathering around the holidays, there was always punch to drink. Anytime I see 7-Up and fruit punch or Kool-Aid, I immediately think about the holidays. My mom has made it an annual tradition to make up a batch of punch – Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter – there’s always a yummy punch for us to sip throughout the day.”
This refreshing punch is one of her favorites, easy to put together, and makes a colorful and flavorful statement. If you would like, we recommend adding fresh, frozen cranberries that look beautiful and keep the punch cold for your guests. Enjoy!
Citrus Splash Holiday Punch
Prep time5 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
You will need:
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- 1 bottle sparkling cider
- 1 liter of ginger ale
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 12 ounces vodka*
- 1 sliced orange
- Lemon juicer
- Punch bowl and cups
- Serrated knife to slice oranges
- 6 cups ice cubes
- Frozen cranberries for garnish-optional
*Omit vodka for a non-alcoholic punch. Substitute diet ginger ale and sugar-free juice for a low-cal version of the recipe.
Pour all ingredients into a 2-gallon punch bowl
Squeeze the juice of one-half lemon into the punch
Add ice and stir
Garnish with frozen cranberries if desired