Based on “Rum Raisin Bread Pudding” by The Neelys on Down Home with the Neelys Initially, I was averse to ever trying Bread Pudding of any kind. All my friends will attest to the fact that I am one of the pickiest eaters! I don’t like anything soggy, so I eat my cereal dry and …

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Based on recipe originally published in Mader’s German Cooking and Baking I’m back. I took a small break from baking during this quarantine. One of the only things I miss about having to go to work, is being able to take in most of my baking, so I don’t pack on the pounds having to …

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Based on recipes from The Czechoslovak Cookbook by Joza Břízová There are so many versions of this cookie or pastry, because it can actually be both. Growing up, my mother had two versions, one that was like a thumbprint cookie and was crumbly, while the other version was rolled out and tasted more like dough …

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Originally published in The Collector’s Cookbook Woman’s Day December 1976 During my isolation, I have been baking for myself, but recently I was finally able to bake something for a friend of mine. Whenever I ask her what she would like me to bring into work, “Chocolate, anything chocolate,” are the first words out of …

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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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