Family Friendly Recipes

Category: Dessert

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies I probably mentioned this before, but holiday cookie making for the holidays at my house has always been a big production.  I started this tradition back in the late 1970s.  I typically make at least 30 different cookies with 10 dozen each.  […]

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles

Amaretto Truffles My Mother was a chocoholic!  She loved these truffles and would keep sneaking them as I made them.  I had to keep some out for her and hide the rest so we had enough to give out as gifts.  These Amaretto Truffles are […]

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Rum Balls Original Recipe:  Rose Wyrostek, 1960 I have been making cookies for the family since 1977.  There were quite a few years that I would make up to 30 different cookies, 10 dozen each, plus candy, truffles and fudge.  Oh, to be young again!  […]

Apple Spice Muffins

Apple Spice Muffins

Apple Spice Muffins These Apple Spice Muffins are filled with sautéed apples, warm Autumn spices and a wonderful crunchy crumb topping.  If you are like me, you will want to finish the delicious muffin top before you ever get to the muffin. About ten years […]

Almond Pear Tart

Almond Pear Tart

Almond Pear Tart I am not sure if it is because I watched every episode of Julia Child and Martha Stewart growing up, but I definitely have an affinity to French Cuisine and French Pastries.  It is no wonder that when I was looking to […]

Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies I first found out about Ranger Cookies when I lived in Wisconsin.   There was a great little store called U-Bake®.  They have bread dough, pastries, pies and cookie dough already made and frozen.  You just had to bring them home and bake.  One […]

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Harvey Wallbanger Cake This was originally a Duncan Hines® cake recipe.  I have added to it. The Harvey Wallbanger is a classic 1970’s cocktail, even though it was invented in 1952. According to folklore, it was invented by champion mixologist Donato “Duke” Antone. It was […]

Aunt Bebe’s Sour Cream Cheesecake

Aunt Bebe’s Sour Cream Cheesecake

Last weekend was my 60th birthday.  I decided to make my Aunt Bebe’s Sour Cream Cheesecake as a treat for myself. Her recipe is from 1948. Everyone has that fun relative that is laid back and easy going.  When I was young, maybe 7 or […]

Aunt Hattie’s Carrot Cake

Aunt Hattie’s Carrot Cake


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