Pecan-Coconut-Applesauce Muffins

Yield as shown in photo. You may choose a different mix of pans. (ex: all muffins or muffins plus a bundt pan, etc.) Tip:  Julia Child had a kitchen rule...“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”  Julia's rules are definitely good enough for me! 😉 I made a batch of chunky applesauce last week... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

Natural Chunky Applesauce

    Makes about 6-8 cups. Tip: Applesauce may seem like an old-fashioned dish when made from scratch. After all, what could be more convenient than those individual cups that pack so neatly in a lunch bag? But is it really delicious? Make one batch of this natural chunky applesauce using a small variety of apples... Continue Reading →

Frightful Fingers Shortbread Cookies

Quantity will vary depending on how large you make the fingers, but you should get 4-5 dozen cookies from this recipe. Tip: I've seen people get squeamish at these Halloween cookies sitting on a buffet table, but anyone who was brave enough to bite into one was pleasantly surprised by the yummy flavor. Kids and... Continue Reading →

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Makes about 15 cups Tip: I really prefer cooking and baking from scratch, but some sweet treats are just too easy plus too fun and tasty to turn down. With all the varieties of Oreo cookies on grocery shelves, just think of the possibilities for fun flavors here (think Birthday Cake Oreos with sprinkles tossed... Continue Reading →

Apple Fritter Bread

  Makes 1 loaf Tip: Baking is typically a scientific process, but when I bake a recipe like this, it's simply magic. If you find baking intimidating, take baby steps, but DO bake from scratch and DO build your way to this delicious yeast bread. I really believe you'll be proud of your magical results.... Continue Reading →

Almond Kringler

Approximately 12 servings Tip: I received this recipe from a coworker many, many years ago (never mind). 🙂 It was always very popular whenever I made it, but over the years, I found the almond extract a bit overwhelming by itself, so I substituted vanilla for part of the almond extract in the original recipe.... Continue Reading →

Green Tomato Bundt Cake

About 16 slices Tip: As gardening season comes closer to its end (in the Midwest, at least), it's always tough to leave green tomatoes hanging on the vine. Of course, there are options - fried green tomatoes, pickled green tomatoes, green tomato salsa, relish...all of which are good, but most are savory. A baker's gotta... Continue Reading →

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