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Hot Milk Sponge Cake

This is a really old recipe that I found at the bottom of my recipe box.  I think my mother used to make this in the summer when we had fresh strawberries for Sunday dessert.  I have really fond memories of this cake.  I remember that I started baking by using mixes, but soon “graduated” […]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies–like Tagalongs

Girl Scout cookies are everywhere this week.  I grew up loving them just like everyone else.  As a mother I understand that the girls are learning how to deal with people, present a sales pitch and learn some self-confidence.  I usually but a few boxes and donate them to our food pantry.  Then I make […]

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread from the Bread Machine

Just like everybody else, I have days that are hectic and I need an easy, plan ahead dinner.  In the winter, those days are filled with crockpot soups.  Often, if I can, I add homemade biscuits or breads.  Just a slice of bread can fill the cracks that soup doesn’t satisfy.  Recently, I decided to […]

Brown Butter Biscotti with Caramel Drizzle

Any recipe that starts with brow butter gets my attention!  I love the rich, nutty flavor that browning butter adds to so many foods.  I also enjoy having cookies or biscuits to have with my afternoon coffee or tea.  Biscotti is like an adult cookie, just for that.  At first, I was not interested in […]

Spaetzle, an easy German Egg Noodle

My mother’s mother was of German descent. In fact, my mother spoke German as a child.  She had to learn to speak English to be able to go to school!  I was an adult before I knew this about her.  Unfortunately, I never knew my grandmother.  She died when I was a baby.  I did […]

Beer Bread with Cheddar Cheese and Dill

It’s still winter where we live, and we had a dusting of snow the other day.  Not quite time to rejoice in the warming trends.  We all know there is another cold snap waiting around the corner–just after I get started gardening.  It is so hard to remember it is still February.  That said, I […]

Gluten-Free Crackers Much Like Ritz Crackers

I think the thing I miss most since becoming gluten-free are crunchy crackers.  In the past, my husband’s work hours were irregular.  I could not always count on his being home on time for dinner.   And, dinner in our house has always been a family affair.  We all sit down to the meal together […]

Date Nut Muffins

Muffins are such quick and easy breads to add to a meal.  I usually serve them at breakfast, but also enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea mid-afternoon.  About 3 P.M. most days, I am ready for a little something.  These muffins hit the spot especially on a day when I’m cleaning house. […]

Pecan Bundt Coffee Cake with Butter Rum Drizzle

I like making bundt coffee cakes.  They are large enough for me to share with a neighbor or two, and still have enough for my family.  I have a neighbor who had been ill for a couple of days.  Recently, I heard she was feeling much better, so I decided to make this cake and […]

Brownie Pops–Yum!

I had wanted to try my hand at cake pops.  They sounded like something fun to make for a kid’s birthday party, or some special event.  One of my neighbors asked me if I’d be willing to bake something gluten-free for a fund raiser at the local elementary school.  We used to call them bake […]