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Applesauce cake with frosting
This year we had a lot of apples, so we canned some applesauce. With all the applesauce in our cellar it gets tiresome just eating it plain. When that happens, we turn to my mother’s cookbook. That&rsquo...
Fresh homemade bread, six loaves
Cold weather and fresh home baked bread. What a wonderful and delicious way to warm up the house. We should get back into baking bread again. It's so much healthier for you than the store bought variety and...
Recipes: baby elephant ears
For six years (1991 – 1997), I was principal of a school in Suffolk, VA named Elephant’s Fork Elementary School. While there, I received most anything you can imagine in the shape of an elephant as gifts from...
Kids Cooking and Baking Classes
Do you have an aspiring chef between the ages of 6 and 12? The East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC) will be dishing up fun this winter with a series of cooking and baking classes just for kids. Over the...
Recipes: caramel shortbread squares
Sometimes my granddaughter will call me early on a Saturday afternoon and ask if PopPop and I would like to have dinner at her house that night. When I say, “Sure,” she normally follows it with, “Can...
A Sweet Taste from the Middle East: Honey Poppy Seed Bread
Breads! They are indeed the staff of life. When it comes to breads, the possibilities are endless. There are yeast breads. There are unleavened breads. There are savory breads. There are dinner breads. There are morning breads and then there...
The Best Lemon Squares
Everyone loves a delicious lemony treat with a cup of tea. These squares are the best.The shortbread-like base is topped with a layer of sweetly tart lemon curd. They literally melt in your mouth. These finger pastries...
Garlic bread, fresh and homemade
With all the cold weather much of the nation has been endured in recent weeks, many people have been enjoying foods that are hot and satisfying. One of the most popular foods for cold weather is Italian food, such...
Apricot Muffins
Whether you are enjoying a hearty breakfast or having a cup of afternoon tea, these apricot muffins are a nice change from the ordinary (blueberry, corn or coffeecake) muffin flavors. The plump, juicy apricots offer great flavor, fiber and texture...
Coconut cake that's "old-fashioned"
One of my favorite things to do as a food writer is looking through old cookbooks. It's great fun to look through the recipes and see how people cooked in days gone by. While reading these...
Winter recipe: Walnut snowball cookies
Christmas is over, but winter is still a great time for baking. When it's too cold to do much outside, enjoy some warm time in the kitchen making treats for (and with) the family. These buttery walnut cookies...
Making use of the "Whole Wheat Baking Mix"
Yesterday, I passed along the ingredients for a "Whole Wheat Baking Mix" that can be used to make your own breads. As I promised, I'm sharing some recipes that utilize the mix. In the...
A clever strategy makes a memorable treat
Everybody loves cinnamon rolls. But I cannot deny that they are rather labor-intensive. My mother used to make Sticky Buns all the time because my brother loved them, and with the yeast dough that she used it...
Baking mix you make at home
One of the best baking ingredients to come to the kitchen is baking mix. We use this to make biscuits, pancakes, coffeecakes and many other baked items in short order. Easy and convenient, you can keep it stored...
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