Baked Doughnuts Three Ways

January 15, 2018 Desserts


      This old-fashioned cake doughnut recipe from King Arthur Flour changes from the traditional deep-fried version to baked-in-the-oven version. Use a doughnut pan to easily create this recipe, which gives you the choice to top with toasted coconut, cinnamon, or powdered-sugar chocolate chip.         1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup vegetable […]

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Sweet Toasted Pecans

December 22, 2017 Appetizers

A delicious treat for the holidays.

This quick and easy recipe will be a hit with family and friends. WARNING: The are addictive! 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 1 lb pecans 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add pecans and […]

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Mincemeat Pie

December 18, 2017 Desserts


In Britain, the Mince Pie is a miniature pie that is typically made with a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, apples, suet, spices, lemon juice vinegar and brandy. Here, our tradition is to make it larger — and Grandma Gorman always made the mincemeat pie for us during holiday season — without the ‘meat.’ I […]

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Chocolate Truffles

December 17, 2017 Candy/Confections

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A great hostess gift for the holidays, but be sure to make a double batch, you’ll want some around your house to nibble on. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups double chocolate chips 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Coating: 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or shredded coconut.   Bring the cream to […]

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Magic Carpet Cookies

December 15, 2017 Christmas


My brother and I would eat these as fast as Mom could make them. Magic Carpet Cookies continue to be a favorite holiday tradition for us, several decades later!   1 cup soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 egg 3 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. […]

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Peppermint Pinwheels

December 8, 2017 Christmas


  These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

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Peanut Butter Fudge

December 7, 2017 Candy/Confections


My grandfather used to make batch after batch of different types of fudge for the holidays, and keep them cold in the breezeway of his home. We’d enter the house, and be welcomed by trays of fudge awaiting delivery to family and friends. Our favorite was always the peanut butter variety. 1/4 cup roasted unsalted […]

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December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections


It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Grandma Gorman’s Date Bars

November 15, 2017 Cookies & Bars


Grandma used to make these when we were young — mainly for Dad. But, I always found a way to sneak a few. Today, I still have to sneak a few . . . only this time, I’m trying to steal them from out of my kids’ hands. They love these with breakfast, for a […]

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Homemade Candy Corn

October 30, 2017 Candy/Confections


This is an Alton Brown recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. Keep in mind, work relatively quickly, otherwise the ‘dough’ may become too hard to shape or cut. I also remind you NOT to cut on your silicone mat, as it may damage the mat. I transferred the dough to a cutting board before […]

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