Ry’s family is traditionally German, but somewhere along the way, they lost their traditional foods and heritage, so being a homeschooling family, we did some research, and as part of the ‘unit’ we had a traditional German food for dinner! It was a hit.
One of the great things about being an American, is it’s a great melting pot of a bunch of different cultures, foods, and beliefs; but one of the drawbacks, is how easy it is to lose your heritage and keep up with the Joneses. Not saying the old ways are perfect, or that the new ways are wrong; but it’s important to strike that balance and to learn from the past.
These cookies are superb. Soft and cake-like, not at all dense or sticky. The take on a beautiful shape while baking. What really makes the glaze soar is the light touch of cinnamon which brilliantly lifts the maple syrup in a soft and subtle way.
Good down home comfort food makes everything better. Even miserable cold weather. To some, this may be a strange recipe, but it’s old fashioned and frugal, both of which are points in the good column as far as I am concerned.
Ry is a glutton for Apple pie, and this is a definite one to try! Move over apple pie! This bread–with its moist apple flavor and pecan streusel topping–may become the Christmas recipe everyone craves. “A delicious bread that always gets happy faces! Leave the peels on the apples for added taste and color.” Original recipe yield: 1 – 9×5 inch loaf
Do you ever find yourself all geared up and ready to make a favorite recipe but then discover you’re staring at an empty container of a needed ingredient? Ugh. You don’t want to run out to the store right now. So what do you do?
Well, that’s when emergency kitchen substitutions come in handy. I’ve printed out the following list and keep a copy taped to the inside of my pantry door at all times.
Although these substitutions will work in a pinch, I don’t recommend always substituting ingredients in your recipes. The recipes will technically work with substitutions, but often the finished product won’t be exactly the same as when you use the original ingredients called for in the recipe.
Pancakes on a stick, pigs in a blanket, toad in the hole; apparently sausage and pancakes are a love story; albeit a weird one.
Here’s a common take on the combination; baked in a muffin tin.
(Feel free to use pancake mix, or your favorite fruits or bacon, cause…. bacon; instead of sausage!)