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Pizzelles – Italian Waffle Cookies

These cookies are made with a Pizzelle Iron, purchased online or in some kitchen stores, like Bed, Bath and Beyond. Here is an old fashioed one, it was heated on top of a stove, unlike the newer one above that is electric.   Makes about 2 dozen large or 30 […]

Kolache Cookies

Kolache–Traditional Holiday Cookie

Kolache is a walnut-filled rolled cookie made with yeasted bread. I have several old, hand-written kolache recipes that I got a couple decades ago from both grandmothers, my mom, and an aunt. The recipe is from Czechoslovakia. My grandmother on my mom’s side had origins from Czechoslovakia, which is where I […]

Candy Cane Reindeer

How to Make Candy Cane Reindeer

Making Candy Cane Reindeer for the holidays.These are fun, quick and simple to make. They are great stocking stuffers. I started with organic candy canes, made with no artificial colors or flavors. I bought them at www.NaturalCandyStore. You need a glue gun, candy canes, mini red pom poms, little bobble […]

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie – Made From Scratch

    I love growing sugar pumpkins in my garden. I harvest them in the fall, and use them to make pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving. Here’s my pumpkin pie recipe, starting with a fresh pumpkin. You can substitute canned pumpkin if you don’t want to do this step. (But you […]


Flaky Pie Crust – Tips

Making a pie crust from scratch? Here’s some tips to making the crust flaky. For best results, pie crust should chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour once it is made, before rolling out and baking. Be sure to allow time for this step. The crust can be […]