Family Friendly Recipes

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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 […]

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. […]

Honey Cakes

Honey Cakes

Honey Cakes I found this recipe on Pinterest about 5 years ago and updated it to give it more honey flavor.  It’s called Honey Cakes, but as you can see from the photo, it is really more of a delicious, sweet biscuit than a layer […]

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding (2 Ways) Wow!  It is -11 degrees Fahrenheit here.  -29 with the windchill.  Brr!  It’s hard not to look for something warm to eat in this kind of weather. My Mother used to make WW’s Baked Cup Custard which she would occasionally turn […]

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake I was looking for my Mother’s Spice Cake recipe and unfortunately it has been lost.  So I took my Aunt Hattie’s Applesauce Cake recipe from 1949 and made some modification to it, basically adding what I remember from my Mother Spice Cake […]


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