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Pumpkin Apple Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Apple Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Apple Crumb Cake It’s October and pumpkin and apple season is in full swing, so why not combine them into this perfect pumpkin apple cake. This recipe if a variation on a cake that we make called Fruit Filled Cake which can be adapted […]

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts)

Sfingi (Italian Donuts) Sfingi are Italian Donuts and typically served on St. Joseph’s Day.  St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day that is all about giving and sharing.  According to legend, there was a severe drought in Sicily during the Middle Ages.  The villagers prayed […]

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake

Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake Why make one pound cake when you can make two?  This is my recipe for a Lemon Lavender Honey Pound Cake.  While I was making this, I thought this could easily be turned into a Honey Chamomile Pound Cake as […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake My Mother frequently made pound cakes when I was young.  They were always a family favorite.  She typically made a larger version in a 10″ tube pan.  One day, I will post that version. I took that recipe and made […]

Springerle Cookies

Springerle Cookies

Springerle Springerle is a type of 14th Century South German biscuit or cookie.  It is made with an embossed design by pressing a Sprinergle mold onto rolled out dough.  The cookies must dry uncovered for 24 hours which preserves the details of the pattern prior […]

Winter Solstice Cookies

Winter Solstice Cookies

Winter Solstice Cookies I found this Winter Solstice Cookie recipe on Pinterest from Just a smidgen blog.  The source was quoted as from Epicurious, but I couldn’t find the original recipe.  I was looking for a nice butter cookie recipe for the holidays and thought […]

Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernüsse Pfeffernüsse are small, festive spice cookies that are popular in Germany and North America for the Christmas holidays.  Similar versions can be found in Denmark and The Netherlands. The original recipe was from a friend of my brother and his family.  Unfortunately, through the […]

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 […]


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