Rich Kuchen

Used the good old Settlement Cookbook to make Nutella Rolls at Laura’s house. Simply pick a cinnamon/kuchen recipe, roll and spread with Nutella. Proceed as for cinnamon rolls. I liked the light, rich dough this made. Mix: 1 pkg dry […]

Oatmeal Rolls

No story here, simply a recipe I found, tried, liked and have used, and will have used often. 2 cups water- bring to boil add: 1 cup dry oatmeal 3 Tblsp butter- bring to boil and simmer 1 minute-cool to […]

Julekage (Christmas Bread)

Last Christmas I tried a different recipe for Christmas Bread. Most of you did not notice that I slightly altered tradition. Aaron did, he recognized it right away. The ingredients are basically the same, and of course contains raisins and […]

Peanut Butter Pretzels

I picked this recipe out of a magazine somewhere. You kids loved it. The frosting is my own addition, which I lifted from another recipe in a different magazine. The frosting is a standard drizzle I use for many different […]

Buttermilk Rye Bread

I know, I know how many of my children dislike rye bread. This, however, is not dark rye and does not have caraway seed. The buttermilk gives it a lovely moist texture and the molasses flavor is awesome The bread is delicious […]

Cool Rise Bread or (No Excuse Bread)

Don’t ask me to remember their names, it has been too many years since we met as  new moms in the LaLache League group in Cambridge, WI. Our group was rather unique. We met for years and were as much […]

French Bread/Bread Sticks/Pizza Crust

I really couldn’t tell you where I found this recipe. I only know I use it all the time. I use it for French Bread, shaped in long skinny loaves or round cottage loaves. I use it at times for […]

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Marie Meyer and I have been friends since we were freshman in high school. I spent a number of holidays at the Meyer farm. Marie and I have  a clutch of good memories from those days. I remember the Meyer […]

New England White Bread

Every Saturday my mother baked. She baked yeast breads, rolls, kuchen and coffee cakes. The white bread recipe that follows was the one she used for regular white bread. It was Saturday night supper. What more did you need than […]

Elephant Ears

Study Clubs happened, not always once a month but, they happened.The men sequestered themselves in the church offices or parlors to study and debate. The women sat around the parsonage living room and exchanged news,  child rearing experiences and recipes. […]