Christmas Baking!

Christmas-time is the best time of the year for baking, in our opinion. There are […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Last week I attended a brunch for our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. I […]

How to Make Your Own Almond Paste

Okay, to be honest, it never occurred to me to even wonder if I could […]

Coconut Cake

A couple of days ago I posted Ellen’s Coconut Pound Cake. One of my readers […]

Homemade Pecan Pralines

A couple of days ago, my friend Faye came over to show me how to […]

Swedish Rye Bread

This delightful bread is part of the Christmas Eve noon meal tradition in Swedish homes […]

Christmas menus from Barb’s Kitchen, 2007

My mother-in-law is visiting us this Christmas. She appreciates excellent food, so we plan to […]

Christmas menus at Laura’s house, 2007

I am incurably nosey about what people are eating, and I assume that many of […]

Eggs Hussarde

My father-in-law is an excellent cook, and it is something of a family tradition that […]

Festive Cheese Ball

This comes from the grandmother of my friend Jeri, and appears in their family cookbook. […]

Swedish Rice Custard (Rice Pudding)

I was at a church potluck last week for the last-meeting-before-Christmas of our women’s Bible […]

Skorpa (Swedish Toast)

I have got this wonderful scam…er…scheme that I’ve been working. I beg people for their […]

Frozen Cherry Dessert

My friend Lynn showed up Thursday morning with this tasty dessert for my boys to […]

Stacey’s favorite Chocolate Pecan Pie

My great friend, Stacey, who does NOT consider herself much of a cook, gave me […]

Pear Salad with Raspberry vinaigrette

As Laura mentioned in the post on “lightening up” Thanksgiving dinner, I’m not terribly attached […]

Sweet Potato Pie

I got this from a cookbook my mother-in-law gave me years ago, which I have […]

Basic Pie Crust

We thought it might be handy to have a really basic pie crust recipe here, […]

Dutch Apple Pie

While I love cheese on my regular apple pie, nothing beats a dollop of good […]

Christmas Pie (quiche)

Oh wait, it’s not Christmas! This recipe, however, tastes good all year long. This quiche […]