These christmas cookies (pronounced “ape-ees”) look plain, but are the best milk-dunking cookies. [more]

Aunt Dolly's Black Bottoms

My Aunt Dolly makes these little tiny cupcakes for every family gathering, and they’re always the first thing to disappear. [more]

Not really Bread and Butter Pudding?!

Finally, I’m here. After much pestering and generally being useless I am here and ready to melt your taste buds (i’ve never understood that phrase…who wants their taste buds … [more]

My friend Brenda's Ambrosia

This is a very easy recipe for Ambrosia, a dessert which frequented my Grandmother’s table after Sunday dinner for years when I was growing up. Every Sunday, my 6 Aunts and Uncles, their … [more]

“Sugar Cookies, sans Pickle Juice”

…my little cousin came forth with excitement, Enthralled that I’d be making cookies for tonight’s event. I asked her if she’d like to aid in my cause, And while we began to mix and toil, … [more]

Sugar Cookies

This recipe was my grandmother’s. She passed away in 2002, but some of my fondest memories include her making dozens of these cookies at Christmas for us to enjoy. Now, my girls & I make … [more]


My mum made the best custard. As the youngest, I would often get my pudding first. I would have my bowl licked clean before she had finished serving my siblings and then I would convince her that she … [more]

Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The combination of the sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb makes this a classic in country fare. [more]

Frozen Lemon Meringue Tort

This is a really refreshing dish that is also very convenient. You can make it ahead of time (it stays frozen) and is also good for both winter and summer. It is light, refreshing and one of my … [more]

Mango Sorbet

The mango tree is considered sacred in India. Mango sorbet is considered sacred in my household. This is a simple, fun and delicious dessert that is the perfect compliment to virtually any meal. [more]

No Bake Cookies

My Mother would have my ass for posting this…but I recieve so much from this site…I can’t resist giving something back! Especially something special…This is a great thing to … [more]

Calvados Apples

This is a great side to serve over ice cream or spiced cakes such as gingerbread . [more]

Gingerbread Cake

This is one of my favorite comfort foods. This is the cake not the cookie. Not only will it make the whole house smell good, but every serving is like a big warm hug. [more]

Asian pear in sake

This is an Asian twist on a classic poached pear recipe. [more]

Avocado Ice Cream

I always like to try something different. This was a very good and interesting surprise. I always love to see the reactions of people before and after they try this. This recipe makes about 1 pint. [more]

Ice Cream Base (French Custard Base)

Here’s to Bosio and Jacob Fussel! These two gentlemen have done a lot for the cause of ice cream in America. An Italian, Bosio, opened the first ice cream parlor in Philadelphia in 1800. Jacob … [more]

Jewish Apple Cake for Pesach

Here’s my simple but delicious apple cake for Pesach. I hope you enjoy. [more]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Here’s a wonderful chocolate cake that is easy to make. It’s great for Pesach but is good all year round. [more]

2-4-6 shortbread

I read Claudia’s recipe for mulled wine today and I was immediately transported back to a stormy late autumn night on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. I wondered how residents … [more]

Homemade fortune cookies

There is nothing quite like having fresh fortune cookies. You never know how long the commercially made have been sitting. Better yet, it is fun project for the family and is great for festive … [more]

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