STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE Dear Mason and Millie: Baking tradition continues
For many years, my mother, Dorthy Rickers (aka DotMom), wrote an annual column that was a Christmas letter to her granddaughters, Gretchen and Ingrid. In 2009, I started by own tradition by writing... Posted on 12/17/12 at 4:54 PM
ALL ABOUT FOOD Bring back the Date Bar
When was the last time you ate a date bar? I haven't had one in years. In fact, I can't remember the last time I've even given thought to that deliciously sweet, rich layered dessert.
Not long ago, I... Posted on 1/29/12 at 7:00 AM
My fascination with Red Velvet cake started when I saw the movie “Steel Magnolias.” Aficionados of that flick (I have a couple of friends who can recite whole stretches of dialogue) will recall that the groom’s cake at Shelby’s wedding was Red Velvet made into the shape of a giant armadillo.
Four giggling schoolgirls gathered in a Windom kitchen on an unseasonably warm November day. Their mission? To bake enough cookies and other treats to satisfy their family and friends throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Those “giggling schoolgirls,” however, are now all approaching 50, and I am one of them.
I’ve often wished I could find one cookbook that would hold all of the traditional Hungarian recipes my grandma and my mom used to make. How nice it would be to reach for one book from the shelf rather than having to search through several Hungarian cookbooks to find the recipe for flaky crescents filled with plum jam that my mom loved or the light and fluffy raised donuts my grandma would spend a whole day making.
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