Crab Meat Dip

This recipe gives you some latitude for spiciness. Chili sauce traditionally is a mild red chili sauce – Heinz or similar variety. But, in this modern age of sriracha sauce, you can kick it up as spicy as you want! The sour cream will cool the burn and make this dip a savory star of … Continue reading

Upside Down Ginger Pear Pudding

This is one of those “pudding that is really a cake” recipes. Upside down cakes were tremendously popular in the mid 20th century as they look so fancy once turned out for serving. But, they are pretty simple really! Slice your fruits and arrange them in a pattern in the bottom of your baking pan, … Continue reading

Sugar n’ Spice Cookies

They aren’t quite sugar plums dancing in visions, but sugar & spice cookies would be lovely for Christmas. Really, you can’t go wrong with a tag line of They’re spicy, they’re crisp…they’re sugar-coated. Sugar n’ Spice Cookies Mix together thoroughly: 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses Sift together and … Continue reading

White Fruit Cake

This sounds a bit like a sponge cake with the large amount of egg whites, and a bit like a fruit cake with the citron, pineapple and candied cherries. In contrast to winter fruit cakes, this recipe calls for no cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. It also uses the egg whites and baking powder for a … Continue reading

Homemade Easter Treat Recipes

We have quite a collection of delicious Easter treats now. I have made a few of them, I hope you will too. They are mainly candy and breads, but there’s a traditional cheese spread here too. Easter is approaching on April 21st, so that gives you plenty of time to plan and execute your homemade … Continue reading

Anise Drops

This is a cookie from Germany. Anise drops are also known as¬†anispl√§tzchen, meaning anise flavored cookie. Once the batter is made, it is dropped by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet and then allowed to rest over night, a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours. The resting time allows the egg white in … Continue reading

Stollen

Let’s put this one in the “holiday food” category, because stollen is made similarly to fruitcake and has some similar ingredients. However, that’s about all the similarities between stollen and fruitcake unless you consider “traditional” and “long history” to be similarities. Stollen is a yeast risen cake, and if you have watched even one season … Continue reading