December 2014

Russian Tea Cakes

  Russian tea cakes (aka Mexican wedding cookies) are dense cookies with chopped walnuts rolled in confectioners’ sugar that look like little snowballs.  It has become a staple cookie in our home during the holidays. While this cookie is rolled in confectioners’ sugar, it’s not overly sweet and almost a little salty even though there …

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Pumpkin Streusel Cake

When I was in graduate school, I made this pumpkin bar recipe. It was a cross between a pumpkin cake and pumpkin pie with a crumb top. We have moved several times since I made that recipe and I lost it.  It also used a box cake mix to make the crumb topping. My version …

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Quick and Easy Fudge

After making fudge last year, I wondered if I could come up with a quicker and easier way to make fudge. The Peanut Butter Fudge from last year had me pondering if I could do something similar with chocolate. After a couple of tries, this fudge is what I came up with. It is a …

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Vegan Sugar Cookies

A couple of my daughter’s classmates are allergic to eggs, so for her Thanksgiving Day lunch I made vegan sugar cookies. These are very similar to my regular sugar cookies. Her school is also nut free, so I omitted the almond extract. A quick tutorial on how to decorate these and other cookies without the …

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