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| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

                          Fall is apple time in my kitchen. Time to make Fresh Apple Pecan Cake, apple sauce from bright red apples, apple pie slices, dutch apple pie and apple butter. In apple season, my kitchen is a haven of apple, sugar and cinnamon […]

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PASKA EASTER BREAD – A Mennonite Easter Tradition

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Easter breads, also known as paska, are common to cultures of European heritage, as well as Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox heritage. Russian Orthodox members bake a lovely high dense babka that the priest blesses at Easter. Many are sold in bake shops during the two weeks before Easter. German Mennonites that emigrated to North America […]

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Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake I’ve been working on the fourth book in the Baking Magic series that will be available early in April. My Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake recipe has always been one of the top posts here on the Best Baking Recipes blog and I have recently had requests to re-post it. If […]

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Pistachio Mousse Cheesecake – A Springtime Treat

| March 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

          For potluck this week, I decided to bring a light dessert that, in spite of the snow forecast for the day, would remind me and our friends that spring was on its way. Pistachio Mousse Dessert is one of my favorite layered desserts when I need to feed a crowd. […]

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Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

        After all the rich desserts and pastries that we enjoyed over the Christmas season, I look forward to sharing a simple coffee cake with friends and family. Not too sweet, but definitely moist and delicious with a sweet nutty and crunchy topping…what could be more delicious with a hot cup of […]

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