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Pineapple Bread - Coconut

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I have always liked pineapple upside down cake, but I always felt that the cake part was unnecessary.   I would eat the sweet, syrupy pineapple (and the even sweeter … Read More »

Garbage Dump Cake

Garbage Dump Cake In the day, we just called this Dump Cake (lots of dumping going on), and I’ve seen reference to Garbage Cake as well…so…Garbage Dump Cake seems very … Read More »

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Cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies Finished

Caramel Apple Cookies

Remember when it was okay for neighbors to make a tray of caramel apples for Halloween?  Remember when it was okay for us to accept one and eat it…right on … Read More »

Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - Final

Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

My apologies to anyone who might have wanted this fun little recipe before … let’s say … Thanksgiving. Sometimes life intervenes. Just as I was getting ready to post, I … Read More »

Pilgrim Hat Cookie - Final

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

How lucky we are that my brother and his family come early for Thanksgiving week.  There is nothing better than the “dinner was great, let’s get in our jammies and … Read More »

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Other Treats

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Swedish Giftas

Last year, our good friend Peggy told me about a family favorite they make for Thanksgiving. Giftas (pronounced Yiftas) I had never heard of Giftas before, but in the spirit of … Read More »

Pineapple Bread - Coconut

Coconut Pineapple Bread

I have always liked pineapple upside down cake, but I always felt that the cake part was unnecessary.   I would eat the sweet, syrupy pineapple (and the even sweeter … Read More »

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

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Pies and Tarts

White Christmas Pie

White Christmas Pie

I’m going to share a family recipe with you.  Just you alone, so don’t tell anyone.  It’s a secret. White Christmas Pie.  Ahhhh.  The defining food of our family’s Christmas … Read More »

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