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better ‘n brownies

Yesterday was a blustery, cold day here. And what better way to celebrate such a day than with cookies? Chocolate- chocolate chip cookies! What else?  These are… Better ‘n Brownies Preheat the oven to 355° F. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 1/2 cup Crisco […]

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hamburger buns

Tonight it’s burgers for supper.  And, that means homemade hamburger buns. Wonderful, and so easy 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 Tablespoons butter 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons active dry yeast Dissolve the yeast & […]

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dont’ mess with perfection

If it ain’t broke…. Well…you know the rest. Don’t try to fix perfection. There are lots of recipes in my cookbook. A few of ’em are considered perfection by those who enjoy home made treats. Nana’s famous Chocolate chip cookies head the list. But I’ve […]

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cabbage burgers today

Kraut Runza We’ve been making these forever. In Colorado’s German-Russian communities they’re known as Cabbage Pockets, Beroks, Cabbage Buns or Krautburgers. In California they appear on bakery menus as Bierocks. My husband’s family, who immigrated to eastern Colorado from near Frank, Russia at the turn of the last […]

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the best apple pie

As I told you earlier, we don’t go out too often. When we do, Tahoe Joe’s Steak House is a choice we enjoy, especially during the winter when they offer an exceptional apple pie a la mode with hot bourbon sauce. Yummy…! And expensive. Lately D’s […]

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the best pie crust

Crust for D’s better’n Joe’s Apple Pie We don’t indulge in dinner out too often. When we do, Tahoe Joe’s Steak House is a choice we enjoy, especially in winter when they offer an exceptional apple pie a la mode with hot bourbon sauce. Yummy! […]

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easy bread

easy as stir, rise, bake! Recently we’ve been seeing ads on TV for a new bread mix ‘now on your grocer’s shelves’. The ads looked very intriguing. So…we bought one! And we got a very nice box – with a packet of active dry yeast, […]

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Nana’s biscotti

This morning my mouth  wanted Biscotti for breakfast!  Guess what?  No Biscotti in the freezer.  That means I’m gonna have to bake!  I haven’t baked Biscotti for months, even though Laurie asked me to post the recipe months ago!  Okay – let’s just kill two with one […]

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chocolate cake

This morning I opened a new jar of mayonnaise and it reminded me of two things we really enjoy eating. So…since this weekend is Mother’s Day – and since I’m a mother, without a celebration, unless I make my own – I decided to indulge […]

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grandma’s rye bread

Papa D has been working to perfect a recipe for his Grandma’s German Rye Bread ever since we started cooking together back in the late Seventies.  He has baked one version after another; one recipe after another, only to be disappointed in the flavor.  He’s […]

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wearin’ o’ the green

   “May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.”  _Irish Blessing Our treasured recipes are like old friends… meant to nourish, comfort and sustain us. This […]

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