Category Archives: baking

It’s Christmas 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 … This year I will be making Scottish shortbread and … Continue reading

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Holiday breads (and other treats) – what’s your favorite?

I’ll start out by saying that Panettone is my favorite, and I know how to make it – both the traditional method, and in a bread machine. The machine recipe is a bit dense, but delicious anyway. I like this … Continue reading

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Desserts for the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday!

I have always believed that Thanksgiving dessert is pie, including pumpkin, but it doesn’t have to be. My daughter and grandson bake pies for dinner at my house, but sometimes I make something too. This year I am considering doing … Continue reading

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Halloween treats, old and new

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, trick or treating was terrific. We got wonderful homemade treats and special things like bottles of pop. I remember getting fudge and popcorn balls, candy apples and taffy apples, and the … Continue reading

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Something sweet, crunchy and fun – I hope it will make you smile!

My new favorite cooking channel on YouTube – Refika, from Istanbul, Turkey! PS: She has the BEST recipe for hummus.

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Biscuits – the science!

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Even MORE about biscuits!

More work. Is it worth it? The method reminds me of puff pastry.

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More about biscuits …

I haven’t tried these yet, but I will! A new (and easy) method.

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Treats for your Easter baskets – pandemic edition

This is a repeat from last year. Who thought a year ago that we would still be living under “pandemic” restrictions? Nevertheless, there are some good suggestions here! Maybe you want to make your own treats (and you certainly have … Continue reading

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Cooking with vegetables – something new, something different

Repeat post. By the way, I highly recommend the parsnip, leek and bacon pasta recipe. ALL of these recipes are delicious! I just saw a YouTube video that included a salad that sounds very good. It has 3 cups of … Continue reading

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