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Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

4 by / on May 1, 2016, 9:56 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

When we have the time (more accurately when Mark takes the time) we welcome Airbnb guests (and sometimes CSA members) with homemade cookies. Occasionally I make the cookies and when I do, I make up a batch of Double Chocolate Chip from Joy the Baker, my all-time favorite cookie. Double chocolate. With a touch of sea salt sprinkled on the […]

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Lavender Orange Biscotti

Lavender Orange Biscotti

1 by / on June 13, 2015, 11:00 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

When I brush by the lavender at Fern Creek one of my favorite summer scents follows me for a good bit–the not-too-sweet endearing and enduring fragrance of July! Judging from the bees hovering around the plants, they love it as much as we do. I’ve been experimenting with lavender recipes in the last couple of years and have learned, among […]

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Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Rhubarb Pudding Cake

3 by / on May 13, 2015, 3:08 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

This is my new favorite way to eat rhubarb. I like the strawberry rhubarb pies and crisps and cobblers, but this recipe combines the cobbler feel with a hot rhubarb sauce topping that is perfect with a dollop of ice cream. Since rhubarb is nearly always associated with lots of sugar, I recommend small portions savored infrequently–but at least once […]

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Hazelnut Sandies

Hazelnut Sandies

2 by / on November 22, 2013, 4:09 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

Sandies (AKA Mexican Wedding Cake, Snowball Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes) have been enjoyed since the Middle Ages in England. They have a rich history in my family, too, as we had them every year at Christmas along with Divinity (ugh) and Seven Layer Bars (yum). My recipe is on an 3×5 inch recipe card, along with other relics I keep […]

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Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake–with a Secret

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake–with a Secret

0 by / on November 17, 2013, 9:23 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

Left-overs and abundance often dictate lunch and sometimes dinner, but seldom dessert. My refrigerator held a bit of extra coconut milk, a tad of sour cream, lots of eggs, and some recently harvested beets. My daughter Sarah┬árecommended I use up the coconut milk and beets in her Triple Chocolate Beet Cake. She doesn’t use eggs in her recipe, but since […]

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