Monthly Archives: July 2012


lebkuckenLebkucken are spicier  cookies which give you a very highly spiced flavor that are traditional favorites at any holiday but particularly for Christmas cookies. These amazing holiday cookies are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and German treats.

* 1½ cups flour
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg   
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground”
* ½ tsp. cream of tartar
* 2 eggs, beaten”
* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 lb. citron, chopped fine
* 1/4  lb. almonds, chopped

Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cream of tartar. Mix… Continue reading

Gramma Betty’s Coconut Cream Pie

by Robbi

coconutGramma Betty has the patience of a saint. While she is my  ex-husband’s grandmother and as such I don’t have a great deal of contact with her now, at one point I spent hours in her kitchen learning her mother and sister’s secrets for amazing pie crust and incredible fillings. She often told a story about how her husband, a loveable curmudgeon, ate pie every single day because he aggravated her. He– both she and I surmised, got the best of that deal-and she learned not to make threats that benefited him more than it did her.… Continue reading

Cool Summer Salads-Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

The tastes of raw broccoli and cauliflower were just made for summer time. As quickly as this salad can be created and as creamy and delicious as it is you may have just found a way to ensure that your kids eat their veggies even in the summer time.The creamy taste of the salad comes from the slight amount of sour cream, but if you’re concerned with calories, you’ll get the same taste from a low fat sour cream that you will from any other variety. In order to create this salad, a small amount of milk can be used… Continue reading

Country Style Baked Beans in a Hurry

country style baked beansSummer time isn’t really summer without the tangy taste of barbecued or baked beans at your barbecue. Cooking out is lovelier with some real country recipes picnic food, but sometimes you don’t have time to do it the old fashioned way. If you love the taste of baked beans but you just don’t have the time to cook them from scratch, there is another way to get that wonderful taste for your barbecue. in fact, we’re sure you’re not going to be able to tell the difference.

Our version of old fashioned baked beans has that smokey flavor and the… Continue reading