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Jan. 24, 2011 10:29 am 
My Mom made this cake my first year away at college. It was a big hit in my dorm--a nice spicy cake! Ginger Cake 2 1/4 c unbleached flour 3/4 c firmly backed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon… MORE
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Jan. 18, 2011 2:16 pm 
Updated: Jan. 20, 2011 12:34 pm
I discovered kuchens while at a friend's house in high school. Her mom made a peach kuchen that was wonderful--and became one of my first collected recipes. Here is her recipe: Peach kuchen 1/4 cup margarine, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 cup unbleached flour 1/2… MORE
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Jan. 2, 2011 8:44 am 
I have been to the grocery store thus far after waking up "late"--well, late for us. Through the week we normally get up at 4:30, and at 6:00 on weekends. Today, even the cats didn't get us up--we awoke at 7:00! Since I am making one of the recipes out of a cookbook I bought… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2011 10:14 am 
Updated: Jan. 1, 2011 11:08 am
I am right now cooking sauerkraut and pork chops (with some onion and apple thrown in for good measure), mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas.  I got a new food processor for Xmas--and it came with a 75-minute DVD that was actually incredibly helpful and gave me some new recipes to try. I… MORE
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I enjoy baking. I love Italian food--but I make all kinds/types of recipes--whatever appeals to me this week.
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Making cookies, fudge and cheese spread at Christmas.
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one tragedy happened in 8th grade home-ec--obviously, it traumatized me! Mrs. D'Amato had us making french toast--simple enough, eh? Well, there were five of us in the group. I had table setting duty that week. We were all supposed to help the main cook--Becky T. Well, we were more interested in talking than watching what we were doing. Someone handed Becky the sugar and she put all of it into the eggs and milk. We couldn't understand why our "batter" was so think--until we realized that the recipe called for 2 T sugar--not the two cups Beck was handed! We had "wonderful" carmelized french toast--or at least, we told Mrs. D'Amato how terrific it was--as we choked down the super sweet breakfast!
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