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Mexican Wedding Cakes

by on December 9, 2007 · 18 comments

Mexican Wedding Cookies

A child with many names is a child loved many times. I don’t know where I read this quote originally, but it stuck in my head because my daughter has so many nicknames. I thought of it again this morning as I made these Mexican Wedding cakes, aka Snowballs, aka Kourambiedes, aka Russian Tea Cakes. […]


Published on December 9, 2007
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Orange Creamsicle Fudge

by on December 23, 2006 · 15 comments

Years ago, I searched the Internet for a recipe for “orange creamsicle fudge”. I’d seen it at a store in Fredericksburg, TX and wanted to duplicate it for my stepmother who loves the flavor combo of orange and vanilla. The recipe I found was a bit hard to decipher, but the end result was an […]


Published on December 23, 2006
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Frosty Fruit Bars

by on December 6, 2006 · 11 comments

Frosty Fruit Bars A soft, chewy, fruitcake bar 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup susgar 1 egg 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/4 cup orange juice 2 1/2 cups flour (11.2 oz) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup raisins (or cranberries) 1 cup mixed candied fruit ½ […]


Published on December 6, 2006
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Galette des Rois (Another One)

by on November 9, 2006 · 18 comments

  Instead of using both sheets of puff pastry and making it round, I used 1 sheet of puff pastry and simply baked it up as a rectangle. Here is my version of the recipe. I will probably do the round version tomorrow. The round version is done the same way, but instead of using […]


Published on November 9, 2006
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Galette des Rois

by on July 29, 2006 · 13 comments

As mentioned earlier, my goal for today was to tackle a French pastry called Galette des Rois à la Frangiapane. In France, this pastry is eaten primarily around the holidays. Clotilde does a nice job of describing the tradition surrounding its presentation, though after reading her blog, For today, I completely disregarded the …


Published on July 29, 2006