Category Archives: desserts

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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cherry pie: gluten-free with flakey, butter crust

  When we made plans to visit our friends for dinner the other night, I wanted to bring something special that I knew they would enjoy. I remember them mentioning how much they love cherry pie. I also knew that for the last couple of years, my friends’ husband has been avoiding all gluten products, as a […]

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