Category Archives: baking

It’s cookie time!

Do you have a favorite cookie? I tend to stick to bar cookies, like brownies or blondies (see killer recipe, below), but I also like peanut butter, spice, molasses, snickerdoodles … You get the idea. I like cookies!

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What desserts are you serving this Thanksgiving day?

Several years ago I passed on the job of preparing Thanksgiving desserts (meaning pie) to my daughter and her sons. She told me that this year they are making a traditional pumpkin pie, sour cream apple pie, and my younger … Continue reading

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1950’s Food – from family supper to party time

A repeat from last year, with one addition: Do you remember ice cream socials? We always had a strawberry and ice cream social at church, featuring ice cream (of course), fresh strawberries, and lots of homemade desserts. The 1950’s was … Continue reading

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Cool treats in the summertime!

What could be better than delicious cold treats when the weather is hot and humid? Doesn’t this look delicious? Here’s the recipe, from King Arthur Flour, Mocha Madness Ice Cream Pie.

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Townsends: Biscuits & Gravy – Where do they come from?

If you haven’t ever watched Townsends’ videos about 18th century cooking etc, this is a good one to start with. I pushed the video forward to the biscuit part, because the beginning is about an event from two years ago. … Continue reading

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Valentine treats – pickle cupcakes with whiskey cream cheese frosting

My new favorite YouTube personality – Emmi – makes an oddball treat for Valentine’s day. I guess they look much better than they taste.

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Baking on a cold Winter day

I know I shouldn’t do it, I really do, but baking when it is so very cold outside not only warms the stomach, but also warms up the house and makes it smell so lovely! Today I made a recipe … Continue reading

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