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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

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Apple Cider Donuts Time to make the Donuts!  Many years ago, I managed a donut franchise.  I have definitely made my share of donuts.  I had wanted to get this Apple Cider Donuts recipe posted in September or October.  Unfortunately, I moved in late August […]

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

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Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) is another great recipe from my Mother’s cousin Shirley, pictured here with her daughter Jennifer (Jenny). Italian Christmas Cookies (sometimes referred to as Italian Sprinkle Cookies or Angeletti) are probably the most recognized Italian cookie out there, […]

Italian Almond Crescent Cookies

Italian Almond Crescent Cookies

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Italian Almond Crescent Cookies I have been making these Italian Almond Crescent Cookies cookies for Christmas since the late ’70s.  I have also seen this cookie called a Crescent Moon Cookies or a Moon Spell Cookies due to its shape.  No matter what you call […]

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs

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Minestrone With Meatballs It’s snowing and it’s soup time!  I decided to make a wonderful Minestrone With Meatballs soup.  Minestrone is a hearty, thick soup made of vegetables and pasta (Datalini).  You can make it with or without meat.  For a twist, I added meatballs.  […]

Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes

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Soul Cakes Soul Cakes (or “Souls”, “Soul-mass”) resembles a biscuit or a scone, with spices and currants.  In the US, you can substitute raisins if you can’t find currants at your grocers.  If you use raisins, cut them into pieces as currants are much smaller. […]

Mixed Spice (British)

Mixed Spice (British)

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Mixed Spice (British) Mixed Spice is a famous British spice blend that is typically used around Christmas.  It can be used in sweet and savory dishes.  I use it in several dishes, including Soul Cakes. Mixed Spice is a British blend of sweet spices, similar […]

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine

Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine

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Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Wine One of the recipes I really enjoy in the fall is Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Wine. It’s delicious and pairs well with a pork roast and sweet potatoes. My Mother used to make this, but the […]

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings I was lucky enough to have my son and his girlfriend gift me an Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360.  I haven’t had the room to use it until now.  I was pleasantly surprised how good these Air Fryer Chicken Wings […]

Applesauce

Applesauce

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Applesauce This is my Mother’s recipe for Applesauce.  She made it every fall around apple picking time.  I stopped at the Apple Orchard near me and picked up some apples this weekend. When I used to help my Mother I had to peel all the […]

Ultimate Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Mac and Cheese

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Ultimate Mac and Cheese My Ultimate Mac and Cheese is one of my son’s favorite dishes. It has nine cheeses in it. Yes, you heard that right, nine. It used to have 10.  I stopped using Emmental (Emmentaler) cheese. Most of these are available at […]


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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts Time to make the Donuts!  Many years ago, I managed a donut franchise.  I have definitely made my share of donuts.  I had wanted to get this Apple Cider Donuts recipe posted in September or October.  Unfortunately, I moved in late August […]

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti)

Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) Italian Christmas Cookies (Angeletti) is another great recipe from my Mother’s cousin Shirley, pictured here with her daughter Jennifer (Jenny). Italian Christmas Cookies (sometimes referred to as Italian Sprinkle Cookies or Angeletti) are probably the most recognized Italian cookie out there, […]

Italian Almond Crescent Cookies

Italian Almond Crescent Cookies

Italian Almond Crescent Cookies I have been making these Italian Almond Crescent Cookies cookies for Christmas since the late ’70s.  I have also seen this cookie called a Crescent Moon Cookies or a Moon Spell Cookies due to its shape.  No matter what you call […]

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs

Minestrone With Meatballs It’s snowing and it’s soup time!  I decided to make a wonderful Minestrone With Meatballs soup.  Minestrone is a hearty, thick soup made of vegetables and pasta (Datalini).  You can make it with or without meat.  For a twist, I added meatballs.  […]

Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes Soul Cakes (or “Souls”, “Soul-mass”) resembles a biscuit or a scone, with spices and currants.  In the US, you can substitute raisins if you can’t find currants at your grocers.  If you use raisins, cut them into pieces as currants are much smaller. […]


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