Three Alpha Phi Recipes to Try this Holiday Season!

by Katie Gates in Wellness

The holidays are not only a great time to spread thanks and express our gratitude to the loyal donors who make our mission possible but to also share treasured traditions and yummy recipes from our sisters. In the Thanksgiving holiday spirit, we’ve collected recipes from a few of our dedicated volunteers for you to try this holiday season!

Spinach Souffle

Submitted By: Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron–Bowling Green), Leading With Heart Campaign Steering Committee

“Thanksgiving dinner is a family tradition and all of my family usually gathers together. The menu for Thanksgiving can’t deviate from what has been served since my children’s childhood – spinach souffle must be on the table. I sometimes only make a half recipe, but it is always there.”


2 10z packages of frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)

2 cups cottage cheese

3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

3 eggs

1/3 cup flor

1/4 cup melted butter

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp pepper


Place all but the shredded cheese and spinach into a blender or food processor and blend on high for about a minute until the mixture is smooth.  Add the shredded cheese and pulse until blended.  Add the spinach and pulse until blended.

Turn into a 2 qt. souffle dish and place dish in a pan of hot water.  Bake in the center of the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour or until the mixture is set.

Cranberry Bog

Submitted By: Susan Bevan (Sigma–Washington), Leading With Heart Campaign Steering Committee

“This recipe came from a friend’s mother many years ago and has become a family favorite. It makes enough to share with friends and use on sandwiches the next day.”


2 bags of fresh cranberries or 5 cans of whole cranberries

2 orange rinds

1 bag of chopped walnuts or pecans

1-2 small cans of drained crushed pineapple

1 oz orange liquor

2 oz cranberry liquor

1/3 cup of sugar (or to taste – do not use if using canned cranberries)


Boil cranberries in water with cover until they pop. Drain and cool the cranberries, then mix with orange rinds, nuts, pineapple, orange liquor, and cranberry liquor.

Blacksmith Salad

Submitted By: Martha Watkins Mast (Beta Nu–Duke), Past Foundation Board Chair

“We love salads and my favorite for Thanksgiving is a marinated broccoli, but since broccoli isn’t everyone’s bag, here’s another good side for a heavy meal!”


Mixed greens

4.5 oz shaved goat or parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup olive oil


Toss greens, cheese, balsamic vinegar, and salt. Add olive oil, toss again, and serve.

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