Ritz Crackers Bar

I have heard tales about Ritz crackers becoming other things – apple pies and candy and cookies, among them, but I never actively tried to make any of them. It sounds so counter intuitive: a salty cracker tasting like an apple pie, for instance. Should you be interested in trying one of these legendary treats, … Continue reading

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

Chicken Divan

  It’s time to start thinking about dinner, isn’t it? The Chicken Divan dish was popularized at the Divan Parisian Restaurant in New York’s Chatham Hotel. There is some disagreement about when exactly it was invented though. Some sources say the early 20th century, but others say 1950s. It was apparently invented by a chef … Continue reading

Raisin Nut Filling

Here we have a second nut filling, this time with raisins. This sounds like you might want to put it in a sweet roll, like a cinnamon nut roll or something like that. Yum. Raisin Nut Filling 1 c chopped walnuts 1/2 c chopped raisins 1/3 c firm packed brown sugar 1 egg 3 T … Continue reading

Nut filling

Many of these recipes seem to work with others in the collection, such as this one for nut filling. It could go well with Verne’s Basic Dough, Poppy Seed Rolls, or any of the kolacky recipes. Nut Filling 1 lb walnuts (ground) 2 egg whites ( beaten with fork) 1 c sugar 2 T honey … Continue reading

Easter Dessert Cheese

Let’s take one more look at a recipe for paska, the dessert cheese featured at Orthodox Easter luncheon. The breaking of the fast of Lent must be one big food orgy considering all the delicious sweets, breads and traditional foods I am finding in this box of recipes! I can’t deny they are intriguing, but … Continue reading

Easter Cheese Paska (Barns)

This Easter cheese paska is interesting, I’m really intrigued. Can anyone share with us what it tastes like? What is the consistency? A friend told me it’s like a cheese spread. What do you put it on? Easter Cheese Paska (Barns) 3/4 lb sweet butter 4 hard boiled egg yolks 2 1/2 lbs cream cheese … Continue reading