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THE TOP BANANA CAKE . . . a delicious doodle to make!

Cakes lavished with icing appear to be attending a party.    They sashay onto your plate with a come-hither look, and you swoon with delight.  There’s banana muffins. There’s banana loaf.  But the top banana is this old-fashioned banana cake by … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED MEYER LEMON NUT BREAD

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When you harvest fresh fruit from a Meyer lemon tree in the dark of winter you hold summer in your hand.   The fragrance of the blossoms.  The glossy leaves shining in the gray light.  Your fingers caressing the finely … Continue reading

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SAVORY CHEESE AND CHIVE BREAD

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I started baking cakes when I was nine or ten years old.  I made quick breads.  They were the easiest.  No whipping egg whites.  No careful folding of flour. Baking utensils were basic. An egg-beater for whipping egg whites and … Continue reading

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OLD-FASHIONED PINEAPPLE UPSDIE DOWN CAKE

This is one of those desserts you like to make over and over again.  It is so simple – requiring just one bowl.  The ingredients are pantry friendly.   It takes just a few minutes to whip up. Served warm fresh … Continue reading

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BASIC DATE-NUT BREAD

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  This recipe makes the best date bread I’ve ever eaten.  It has been my go-to recipe for forty-seven years.  This basic bread lends itself well to many variations.  You can even make a holiday date pudding with this recipe.  … Continue reading

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GINGERSNAPS!!!

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    You couldn’t bake a more old-fashioned cookie than GINGERSNAPS.  This  cookie has been popular with children for generations.  Today’s children (and adults) have seldom tasted a true gingersnap.  This superb recipe makes cookies that really snap!  It’s truly … Continue reading

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SCONES FOR THE WEEK-END

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  Early morning.  The marine fog drifts across the fields and pokes fingers into the open window. Early morning.  The heaven fragrance of baking drifts into my bedroom.  Poking fingers to wake this sleepy head. It is the week-end.  A … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE PERFECT BAKING POWDER BISCUITS

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Baking power biscuits so light and flaky they drift off the plate and into your mouth.  To have a good biscuit hand is to have a light touch and restraint – a biscuit dough is so soft that it invites … Continue reading

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