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German Holiday Breakfast Cake

I wanted to share this special recipe because it is perfect for holiday entertaining. I am lucky enough to get the culinary benefits of having an Austrian-German sharing my kitchen; this is a recipe that he developed and perfected over time. I love to bake delicious goods over the course of the ...

German Holiday Breakfast Cake

I wanted to share this special recipe because it is perfect for holiday entertaining. I am lucky enough to get the culinary benefits of having an Austrian-German sharing my kitchen; this is a recipe that he developed and perfected over time. I love to bake delicious goods over the course of the ...

An Old-Fashioned Housewarming

We've been on our new homestead for three months now and things have settled down pretty well to the point that I am now considering hosting a Traditional House Warming party. We'll probably have a barbecue in our backyard and invite all the neighbors and all our old friends who have kept up ...

Planning a Progressive Dinner Party

Upstate New York winters can feel cold and long. It is easy to feel lonely and isolated because most people are hibernating. In the spring, summer and fall, we meet neighbors on the porch, socialize in our front yard, and chat over the backyard fence. But all winter long we bundle up and ...

Easy Homemade Crackers

Over the weekend I went to put together a platter of cheese and crackers and realized we had run out of crackers. I’ve never made my own crackers before, but I thought, why not? I love to bake, especially trying a new recipe.I ended up making two kinds of crackers, a white cracker and a ...

Maple Ice Cream Recipe With Coffee

MAIN ARTICLE:Homemade Ice Cream RecipesMaple Ice Cream Recipe With Coffee2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1 cup half-and-half 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon maple extract 2 tablespoons strongly brewed coffee or 1/2 teaspoon espresso powderIn ...

Learn How to Make Mayonnaise From Scratch

MAIN ARTICLE:Craft Your Own Homemade CondimentsHow To Make Mayonnaise From ScratchYields about 1 1⁄4 cupsAccording to Julia Child in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, “mayonnaise…is a process of forcing egg yolks to absorb a fatty substance, oil in this case, and to hold it in thick ...

Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Craft Your Own Homemade CondimentsEasy Homemade Barbecue SauceYields about 1 1/2 cupsHomemade barbecue sauce is a real treat. Make it whenever you barbecue or smoke beef, pork or chicken; its complex, rich, sweet flavor marries well with the meat. It’s also delicious on pizza, ...

Craft Your Own Homemade Condiments

If you’ve ever heard foodies and nutritionists say to shop the outside of the grocery aisles and avoid the middle of the store, then that would mean you’d be skipping the condiment section. There’s good reason for this advice — commercially made condiments are loaded with high-fructose ...

Recipe for Baking Fish in Foil

MAIN ARTICLE:How to Fish Farm Ponds and Other FreshwaterRecipe for Baking Fish in FoilYields 4 servings 4 fish fillets 4 teaspoons butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons paprika 1 large tomato, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1⁄2 green pepper, chopped 1⁄2 medium ...

Parmesan Crusted Fish Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:How to Fish Farm Ponds and Other Freshwater Parmesan Crusted Fish Recipe Yields 6 to 8 servings 4 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 pounds fish fillets 2/3 cup mayonnaiseIn medium bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese; mix well.Brush each ...

Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Craft Your Own Homemade CondimentsHomemade Ketchup RecipeYields 2 to 3 cupsFresh ketchup cannot be compared to the bright red, corn syrup-laced material that comes from a squeeze bottle. This simple recipe, which doesn’t require peeling or coring of tomatoes, is worth the time ...

Gingersnaps Recipe in a Jar

MAIN ARTICLE:Homemade Holiday Gift JarsGingersnaps RecipeFor Quart JarYields 4 dozen cookies1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ...

Glazed Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:The Great PumpkinGlazed Pumpkin Loaf RecipeThis moist quick bread is loaded with flavor and just the right amount of spice, and it will keep in the refrigerator for days.2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 ...

Chocolate Aebleskiver Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Danish Aebleskiver: Take a Bite of Danish HeritageChocolate Aebleskiver RecipeYields 3 dozen3 eggs, separated 2 cups half-and-half 1 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 ...