Birthday Kugel

Source Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert. The word is Yiddish for ball and this dish is related to the German Gugelhupf.  It’s rather casserole-like which also makes me fond of it.  I first tried Kugel a few years back and really liked it.  It kind of reminds me of a sweet macaroni and cheese. I hesitate […]

bake for good

  Source Bake For Good was a three-city tour hosted by King Arthur Flour that combined baking education with volunteering. Bloggers received hands-on instruction in pie and yeast-bread making.  Skills were then put into practice baking dozens of pies and loaves of bread for a sit-down meal served at the Family Service Center in St. Paul.

peppermint fudge

Source This is the kind of thing I would like to make but never do.  It wouldn’t be a big hit in my house and I just don’t have the time for superfluous things.  This would be a great thing to bring to the office where there are lots of people. At home I tend […]

Jam Roly-Poly

Source Jam Roly-Poly is a traditional British pudding probably first created in the early 19th century.  It is a flat-rolled suet pudding, which is spread with jam and rolled up, similar to a Swiss roll, then steamed or baked. Jam Roly-Poly was also known as shirt-sleeve pudding, because it was often steamed and served in […]


Source Pandowdy is a deep-dish spiced apple dessert sweetened with sugar, molasses, or maple syrup and covered with a rich crust.   This classic American dessert from the 19th century is “dowdied” up when the dough is cut into pieces instead of being left whole.  It looks very apple pie-ish.