Cuisine: American

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Although you came here to check out my fuyu persimmon preserves recipe, I’d like to tell you a little story first.

Hilda’s Crack Cookies

Hilda’s Crack Cookies

There’s a reason this recipe has the word “crack” in the title. Like crack, these cookies are truly addicting! This recipe wasn’t always called “Hilda’s Crack Cookies,” though. The originally version of this recipe was called “MJ’s Can’t Stop Eating Them Cookies.” MJ was a […]

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas and baking go hand in hand, don’t they? During the last few weeks before Christmas, my baking really kicks into high gear. Last year, while making my microwaved peanut brittle, I decided to add some flavors to make it extra Christmasy.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pies

Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Pot Pies

Before we look at the turkey pot pies recipe, a few words about Thanksgiving. I love it, don’t you? I don’t necessarily love turkey, but I do love gathering with family and friends, giving thanks, and of course, cooking!

Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup

Black Friday Creamy Turkey Soup

Every year I look forward to Black Friday. Not for the reason that most look forward to this day; you see, I hate shopping. Especially if I have to deal with crowds. I’ll just pay full price, thank you  very much! No, the reason I look forward to this day is because I get to make my special Black Friday Turkey Soup.

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, these persimmon-pumpkin bars would fit perfectly into your Thanksgiving menu. You can easily make them a few days in advance, giving you one less thing to bake on Thanksgiving day.

Persimmon Jam

Persimmon Jam

Today, we’re making persimmon jam. Hachiya Persimmon Jam, to be exact. Although there are other varieties like fuyu, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin and more, this recipe uses hachiya persimmons.

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

For the past year, I’ve been trying to perfect sourdough bread baking. In January, I started my own sourdough starter. Since then, I have baked many a loaf of bread, trying to get it right.

Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

When you hear the term All American, what comes to mind? For me, it’s our beautiful flag, our troops, baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie!

Fig Newtons

Fig Newtons

Fig newtons are one of my favorite Fall treats. I always have plenty of fig preserves in the Fall, thanks to my beautiful fig tree. If you like store-bought fig newtons, you will love this homemade version!


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