Category Archives: desserts

classic peach cobbler with nectar-syrup

I love this time of year, and I love when peaches come in season, especially when I can enjoy them from a local farm or they are home-grown. There’s nothing like freshly-picked fruit. It has a more delicious flavor and intense aroma, much like a heirloom or vine-ripened tomato, versus a typical store-bought tomato. I love them! There’s […]

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authentic-Italian sponge cake

I hope you enjoy this recipe re-post! I want to make this and enjoy this authentic Italian dessert and so it was good timing to share and keep it at the top of my “want-to-bake” list. Take care, Mili This recipe takes me back to my childhood. Being raised as a first-generation American in a great […]

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gingerbread joy

This holiday treat is a mandatory part of our family’s “countdown to Christmas” traditions. I’m sharing my classic gingerbread cookie recipe, a gluten-free version and how I make royal icing. You’ll also learn my tricks to making fuss-free, cut-out cookies and different ways to assemble and decorate special, gift-worthy treats with gingerbread. First the recipes, […]

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Thanksgiving specials

Over the years, many of my family’s special recipes come back into play for Thanksgiving. Through handcrafted food, we create a home filled with love, care and tradition. Later this month, we’ll celebrate another Thanksgiving together. It is my family’s main event. It is the day when my husband and I roll up our sleeves to […]

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old fashioned caramel for apples & jars

Making caramel the old fashioned way is a labor of love. Deciding to make it happen depends on how badly you want it. There are plenty of short cut recipes for sauces and dips that taste similar, but they can’t compare. Once making caramel this way, it’s really hard to turn back to store bought versions, that tend […]

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