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This site is a collection of some of my Family’s recipes;  a digital cookbook where we share old and new favorite recipes (and stop texting each other asking for copies of those great dishes).

Featured Recipes

Ciambellotto – Sweet Italian Holiday Bread (orange bread)

Sweet Italian Holiday Bread This is authentic ciambellotto, a sweet loaf my great-grandmother used...

Pastry Dough (Danish Dough)

Danish Dough / Pastry Dough From NYTBy Samantha SeneviratneThis streamlined process for making...

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins For the muffins:2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2...

Apple Crisp

APPLE CRISP FOR THE APPLE FILLING:2 T. all-purpose flour3 T. sugar (or less)2 tsp. cinnamon1/8...

Jamaican Coco Bread

Jamaican Coco Bread 1 cup 240ml coconut milk2-3 tablespoons 25g-37.5g sugar4 tablespoons 56g...

Ensaymadas (Filipino Sweet Roll)

Ensaymada Recipe Sweet Filipino bread ½ cup milk⅙ cup sugar¼ cup shortening -softened to room...

Hot Cross Buns

TRADITIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS prep time 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES cook time 20 MINUTES total time 2 HOURS 1...

Basic Wilton Buttercream Icing

Basic Wilton Buttercream Icing 1 cup solid vegetable shortening (Crisco)½ teaspoon clear vanilla...

Wilton Royal Icing with Meringue Powder

Wilton Royal Icing with Meringue Powder 4 cups about 1 lb. powdered sugar (confectioners'...

Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Garlic Grilled Shrimp 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveinedMarinade4 cloves garlic minced⅓ cup olive...

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Pastry Dough (Danish Dough)

Danish Dough / Pastry Dough From NYTBy Samantha SeneviratneThis streamlined process for making Danish dough gives you flaky, crisp, buttery pastry with a fraction of work that the traditional method requires. The only trick to this recipe is planning for the...

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins For the muffins:2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature1 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons lemon zest2 large eggs at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons...