Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea: Tea Doughnuts ~What’s For Dinner Moms?

I love recipes like this. This recipe was given to me by mother who wrote it down from my grandmother (her mother-in-law). It has her abbreviations and no real instructions because, well, everyone just knows how to cook right? I love my mother’s recipe cards. They are stained and bent in places. The ones that […]…

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Spiced Apple Pecan Loaf

Originally posted on apuginthekitchen:
3 mini loaves You all know about my passion for animals and that I work with rescue and animal related charities. One of the groups I work with is called PugsquadSOS. We recently had an auction to benefit a small animal rescue group in upstate NY and I donated homemade baked…

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Apple Pie Egg Rolls with Salted Caramel Sauce — An Inspired Cook

Way back in 2011 I posted “Dessert Egg Rolls” which became on of my most popular desserts. I hope these apple pie egg rolls will be a big hit too. I made them individually so they are always hot and crisp. Paired with salted caramel sauce to dip or drizzle over top makes them even…

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Black Pepper, Nutmeg & Parsley Popovers

These are very simple dinner-like rolls that go together quickly and are a wonderful accompaniment to any savory meal. Crunchy on the outside, soft and custard-like on the inside. The hint of nutmeg is subtle and the pepper and parsley make the flavors burst! If you don’t have a conventional popover pan, muffin tins work…

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Glazed Spiced Raisin Apple Squares

I found this recipe in my mother’s old recipe box and revised it slightly, mostly so it could be understood. My mother came to the US, from northern Italy, in her late teens. While she was fluent in both languages, her American writing and spelling was a little lacking. Yet, her intermingled English and Italian…

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Bananas for Bananas! Banana Streusel Coffee Cakes

These are ordinary banana muffins, or coffee cakes, made extraordinary with a crispy sugary cinnamon streusel topping that simply melts in your mouth. Wonderful with a “cuppa,” be it tea, coffee or milk, on an early weekend morning watching the leaves change their color. Also makes a delicious and nutritious after school or work snack….

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