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28 November, 2018

Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies

Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies
Posted in : baking, chocolate, cookies, easy, food, Italian, recipe, spicy on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Today’s cookies are a trial for a classic Italian cookie cake that I will be making later this month for our choir’s Christmas concert. These were made as a Thanksgiving dessert designed for everyone to enjoy, including my father-in-law who isn’t much a fan of sweets. Instead of making a mince pie or something else
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20 June, 2018

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
Posted in : baking, chocolate, cookies, dessert, easy, food, nut, peanut butter, recipe, snack, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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That’s right, you heard me. They’re peanut butter cookies, and they’re stuffed — WITH CHOCOLATE! This cookie escapade started when I went over to my (soon to be) in-laws to discuss wedding plans and came home with a giant bag of chocolates. She wanted the candies to go away because she had bought too many,
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9 May, 2018

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here’s yet another treasure from one of my old cookbooks. This one is brought to you by the 1913 publication, Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book. 1, 2, 3, 4 cookies get their name from their ingredient list, which is based around 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour,
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21 February, 2018

Boston Cookies

Boston Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, History, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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There’s a local antique shop in town that has a variety of items, from world war relics and period clothing to old dolls and kitchenwares. They also occasionally have some incredible finds, such as newspapers from the day of the first moonwalk or the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, or 105 year-old home medical and
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14 February, 2018

Rosewater Currant Cakes

Rosewater Currant Cakes
Posted in : antique, baking, berry, cake, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For Valentine’s Day, I was going to make a post about diabetic-friendly brownies, but the first batch tasted like crap, so I decided to take a bit more time to perfect the recipe (or at least make them taste less like sweetened dirt and more like actual chocolate baked goods). Fortunately for everyone involved, these
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27 December, 2017

Wine Cakes

Wine Cakes
Posted in : alcohol, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, dessert, holidays, honey, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Back in the Christmas post, I made a brief mention of wine cakes, and I showed the recipe in my little slideshow. Well, if you looked at the recipe, you might have noticed that it was a little… well, cryptic. After a few calls to my mom and a little bit of trial and error,
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20 December, 2017

A Yuletide Solstice Celebration

A Yuletide Solstice Celebration
Posted in : bread, Christmas, cookies, dessert, dinner, food, History, holidays, Pagan, salmon on by : Jeanette Rueb
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We’ve covered Diwali, Hanukkah, and Christmas in our holiday food and story features. Now, it’s time to go way back to a celebration that may seem familiar in some ways, though it is often forgotten as a niche practice in the shadow of the flashier, more popular holidays. I’m talking about the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice
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13 December, 2017

A Christmas Anthology

A Christmas Anthology
Comments : 1 Posted in : baking, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, cranberry, dessert, food, food history, holidays, lasagna, sauerkraut, story on by : Jeanette Rueb
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“Christmas” means something slightly different to everyone. For some, it’s a time of community traditions and religious celebration. For others, it’s a family time, where loved ones gather around their own traditions. For others still, like myself, we really don’t have much in the way of tradition, or we did at one point, but as
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18 October, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This is a recipe I’ve actually been sitting on for some time now. I first made it probably three years ago, then I put my recipe away, thought about it a few times over the years, and didn’t actually bother making it again until now. Oh. My. God. Why did I wait?? Not only are
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27 September, 2017

Anisette Cookies

Anisette Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, food, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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When I was a little girl, we used to have big family Christmases with lots of people, tons of food, and enough cookies to feed all of Santa’s elves. While there are a few baked goods we continued to make after the Christmas get-togethers stopped, but these weren’t one of them, for some reason. When
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