Based on Cherry Clafoutis on The Food Network Kitchen After completing my Hot Chocolate Bourbon Balls and boxing them up until they were ready to eat, I rummaged through my refrigerator to see what I needed to be used before I had to throw it away. I found that I had seven apricots that were …

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Original publication unknown Here I am two months into our “Stay at Home” orders, feeling as if I’m in a perpetual episode of CHOPPED or CHOPPED SWEETS! Temperatures are rising here in Los Angeles, so I decided to make something that most people look at as a strictly Christmas or cold weather treat. Fruits have …

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Original publication unknown My family has been baking the Czech Rohlíčky, or Crescent Cookie, every Christmas and holiday since I can remember. This ground nut cookie is a staple in many regions. Europe and even Mexico have their own versions: the Italian Wedding Cookie, the Mexican Wedding Cookie, the Russian Tea Cake, or the Linzer …

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Original Publication unknown I don’t know about you, but while I have been stuck at home, I have been spending much more time surfing social media. One of my fellow coworkers posted a picture of Ricotta Cookies that she baked and I realized that I had a container of ricotta cheese that I had bought …

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Original publication unknown As I said in my earlier post, I needed to use my last three eggs before they expired. Well, the Irish Butter Cookies only used one egg, so I needed to find something else to bake. I had pecans and marshmallows left over, and while the pecans would keep for a while, …

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Original publication unknown Since I was a little girl, my grandmother would always bring over cookies and pies at least twice a month when she wasn’t jet-setting around the world. While she couldn’t cook very well, she was a good baker. Czech Kolacky and Rohlicky, Plum Dumplings, Pumpkin pies and Bohemian Rye Bread were a …

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Original publication unknown I have to laugh every time I watch a television show, which depicts the mother making a hot breakfast for their children every morning before driving them to school. I don’t know about you, but the only time I had anything other than cereal for breakfast was on Sunday mornings. Every Sunday …

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Originally published in Saveur Magazine I was looking for a new recipe to bring in to work for the holidays, so I thumbed through my binder to find a recipe I hadn’t tried yet and also for something I could make with what I had on hand. This was the perfect choice. I used to …

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