Category Archives: Family Favorites

Christmas Spritz






With a hint of light green, these almond flavored spritz stir memories from my youth…   tinted sugar sprinkled on top, my mom lovingly baked them every Christmas and are now a favorite of my children. My dear friend, Jennifer, who … Continue reading

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Cheese Crackers






I stumbled upon this recipe many years ago when my oldest child, Tommy, was a baby. For no particular reason I only make them around the holidays, and part of the tradition is “volunteering” someone to grate the mountain of … Continue reading

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Holiday Cranberries






With the holidays approaching traditional recipes are making their way out of my “special drawer” where they are safely stored… albeit sometimes buried. As Thanksgiving nears I fetch the familiar glass bowl hidden in my mom’s dining buffet, and wistfully … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies






My recipe book contains several hand written copies of this recipe; yet each one is recorded with different variations… such was life before copiers and computers. For the sake of my family, here is the correct version of your grandma’s … Continue reading

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Mom’s Cabbage Salad






Family and friends gathered together on a hot, humid afternoon in August 1985, to join in a surprise 40th Anniversary Party for my parents. The cabbage salad, which was new and popular at the time, was quite a hit! I … Continue reading

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Family Favorites






Dearest daughters–Elizabeth, Anna, Christy, and Fernanda, I am beginning the journey of collecting and recording the recipes you requested. My hope is I’ll do better including all the information this time, unlike when I gave Christy and Fernanda the macaroni … Continue reading

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