Christmas Toffee

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I sampled some of my sister-in-law’s Christmas toffee a few weeks ago. It was excellent! She shared the recipe with me; I was surprised to see what the base is made of. Simple and delicious. Now my turn to share with you! Christmas Toffee 4 ounces saltine crackers (1 sleeve is usually about right) 1 … Continued

Fire Up the Oven…Let’s Bake Some Bread!

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While home in Chicago visiting family recently, I sampled some tasty pumpkin bread from my sister’s kitchen. I brought the recipe back with me. If you enjoy baking, give this one a try! Pumpkin Bread 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 2 tsps. ground ginger 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp. salt … Continued

Sugar Cookies

Back by Request…Scrumptous Sugar Cookies!

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My grandmother, aunts and mom were all very talented around the kitchen. Not just good cooks, they were also superb bakers – routinely creating delicious desserts. One thing I remember vividly about my grandma’s house in Nebraska was that it always smelled wonderful. There¬†was usually something yummy baking in the oven when we came from … Continued

Pumpkin Bars – YUM!

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If your Thanksgiving menu isn’t 100% finalized yet and you’d like a new dessert idea, the recipe below is fantastic. (Nothing against pumpkin pie…..love it!) Speaking of pumpkin pie, if you’re a fan, you’ll like these pumpkin bars. This comes from my sister’s kitchen; I can vouch for them!! Enjoy! ¬†

From My Kitchen to Yours

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My mother, her sisters, and their mom were all very handy around the kitchen – but it’s their combined skills with desserts that I remember most. One of my aunts was well known around her farming community for the beautiful wedding cakes she created; my mom and her other sister each made delicious cookies, candy … Continued

For Father’s Day: Dad’s Favorite Recipe

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Ah, the month of June. I’m partial to long daylight hours, so for me the buildup to the Summer Solstice is a great thing (the exact event takes place this year at 6:06pm on June 21st). As an outdoor photographer living in the far north, however, that also makes for especially early mornings when shooting … Continued