Plain Polish Honey Cake (“Miodownik”)

‘Tis the season for sore throats and colds.  Having some honey handy, ready to work its medicinal wonders, is a must.  Of late, I’ve had a few spoonful’s myself, sprinkled with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, to make sure I recall how to make this century-old home remedy when sore throats take over my house. […]

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Honey-Pecan Bars

I am in search for a pecan pie recipe that creates a dessert that meets these qualifications:  (1) it can be made into bars for easy handling by guests; (2) it’s gooey; and (3) it doesn’t contain corn syrup.  [I have since learned that corn syrup, like Karo brand, isn’t the same as the all-time […]

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Frosted Brownies

I recently learned that pumpkin can replace eggs in recipes.  It covers the binding and moisture qualities of eggs.  I’m not sure how good that works if baking a cake.  Looking at my spiced pumpkin bread, which requires eggs and lots of pumpkin, I have my doubts.  However, I tried the theory out with these […]

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Chicken Croquettes

During the winter months, we often have chicken noodle soup.  It is at the top of the list of comfort foods in my family. It is also grandma’s no. 1 medicine for treating the cold or the flu. What if we have a sizeable amount of cooked chicken left over?  There is the chicken salad […]

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Honey-Glazed Chicken on Couscous

Yes, this is a photo of a chicken platter being served in a disposable aluminum container.  This is my story.  I was faced with a sign-up sheet for “entrée/appetizer.”  Ugh.  I am OK covering dessert, but feel like running the other way when it’s my turn to bring a savory dish.  Why?  Aside from the […]

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