Holiday Recipes
The following recipes were given on Living in Iowa's "Savor the Season" Holiday Special. They represent a range of foods prepared by Iowans in celebration of a variety of holidays. Give them a try for your own holiday celebrations!

Morgan's Recipes

Morgan's Pecan Tarts

One of the Halgren family's holiday traditions.

4 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 ¼ c flour

Process (or use mixer) until it forms a ball of dough. Pull off a small ball of dough, about the size of a quarter. Flatten in your hand, then shape into mini-shells. (Morgan uses a little mini-muffin type pan.)
Fill shells with pecans. Spoon some of the following mixture into shells over pecans:

1 c brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Mixture will seep down in the pecans, so may have to spoon mixture over the pecans several times. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove from mini-tin immediately so they don't stick. Allow to cool before eating.


Swedish Traditions

Ramadan Recipes

Foods for Chanukah

Mexican Tradition

Czech Recipes



1900's House Recipes

Morgan's Recipe