German Apple Pancakes

When the Brussels sprouts recipe bombed from the Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook last week, I decided that I should try another recipe. With some apples in the house and nothing else around for dinner, I made their recipe for German Apple Pancakes or Apfelpfannkuchen. Yes, I found a winning recipe!  This was super easy to [...] Read more »

Caramelized Apple Tart with Cinnamon Custard

Next up in my shelf of cookbooks was Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmer’s Markets, by Deborah Madison in 2002. I don’t think I’ve cooked a thing from this cookbook, despite it being one of “my” books, as opposed to Dan’s. Winter probably isn’t the best time to be cooking from a cookbook [...] Read more »

Fall’s finale – Apple Dumplings

I promise this is my last fall entry using apples. I love using apples in desserts, so maybe I went a bit overboard. And if you’ve been reading my blog all along, you will notice that I have never made a chocolate dessert. Why? Because chocolate gives me migraines. Yes, it’s a sad, sad fact. [...] Read more »

Apple Puff Pancake – A Breakfast Treat

Still filled with apples in the house, so when I saw my husband’s cousin Meredith post a recipe for Apple Puffed Pancake I took notice. Especially when she said she’d been eating it for “years and years.” While not as old as most of my recipes, this one dates from 1979. It comes from Cooking [...] Read more »

Dutch Apple Cake Revisited – A Fall Dessert

Here in New Hampshire we are now in the midst of apple season. After a recent visit to a nearby orchard, I wanted to bake something other than apple crisp or apple brown betty, so I looked through my cook books for something that excited me. Ah, the infamous Dutch Apple Cake! Infamous, because in [...] Read more »

World War II Era Apple Crisp

I’ve been on an apple kick lately, since there are still plenty of fall apples available. I had a few apples in a bowl that were starting to turn, and I wanted to use them up. So I went through my cookbooks looking for a simple recipe where I had all the ingredients. I pulled [...] Read more »

Fall Apple Muffins

We have a bunch of apples that I thought were too sweet to eat, but would be perfect for baking. In one of the “cookbooks” I recently purchased I found a recipe from Gold Medal Flour and Betty Crocker. The sheet of printed recipes probably came with your Gold Medal Flour and is typical of [...] Read more »

Dutch Apple Cake – A Cook Book Failure

What I will never know about Aunt Lillian’s cook book is, how many of these hand written recipes did she try or even use on a regular basis? Like many of us, she probably had good intentions and either copied recipes from her mother, another relative, or a friend, or from another cookbook with every [...] Read more »