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Sweetie Staff Recipes

From the kitchen of Sweetie-licious...

There is nothing more comforting than an old, worn and stained recipe card. You can truly feel the baked love through the faded handwriting of mothers long ago. 



Brunch Punch

There's nothing more wonderful than citrus punch at brunch! 

  • 1 (1/2 gal.) carton orange juice (or 1 large can pineapple juice)
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle grapefruit soda
  • 1 C. cranberry juice 

Mix together and serve with an ice ring.

Ice ring
Arrange fresh cranberries and orange and lemon slices evenly around a ring mold. Pour grapefruit soda into the mold. Freeze completely before adding to the punch.

(Optional - substitute Champagne or Asti Spumante for the grapefruit soda for a more spirited punch!)

Granny Close's Banana Orange Bread

Orange makes this banana bread recipe extra special... thanks to Granny Close!

  • 1/3 C. shortening
  • 2/3 C. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 C. sour milk (make with milk and 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice or vinegar)
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • zest of two oranges

Mix all igredients together. Pour into a large loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool, then drizzle with the orange glaze.


  • 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 C + 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Mix together until smooth 


Splendid Strawberry Spinach Salad

Fresh greens and strawberries... so fresh! Just the thing for an Easter brunch!

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam
  • 1/3 C. oil
  • 8 C. fresh spinach, stemmed and torn into pieces
  • 1 C. fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 C. thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 C. toasted almonds

Combine vinegar, jam, and oil in a small bowl or blender and mix until smooth. In a large bowl, toss spinach and onions with half the strawberries, half the kiwi slices, and half the nuts with the dressing. Top with remaining strawberries, kiwi, and nuts. Serve immediately. 


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The Sweetie-licious' staff is thrilled to share some of their treasured family recipes with all of you. So friends, here is to making our lives meaningful, our homes happy and our palates joyous!

Eat pie, Love life, Linda

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