This Mincemeat is meatless and easily made. Coming from England, it essentially consists of cutting up a lot of fruit and letting it age with citrus, spices, rum and brandy. As the years have gone by, the meat has been removed and almost anything goes as far as what fruits to include. This is my version but by far not the only one. You can tell it comes from long ago when spices and alcohol were used as preservatives. Continue reading
Cuccidati Coffeecake came about because of my love of this Italian cookie. When I was researching cookies for my cookie book, a co-worker told me about Cuccidati cookies. I have loved them ever since. Continue reading
These Quick Breads are two of the easiest you’ll ever make. It takes longer to gather the ingredients than make these different, really flavorful breads. A whisk, a few measuring utensils, a bowl, a spatula and some cans or 9×5” pans and you’re ready to go. Continue reading
Crumbed Topped Orange Date Muffins are a quick, easy treat for anytime of the day but in particular the morning with a cup of coffee or tea.
Basically, the dry ingredients are mixed in one bowl and the wet in another. The two are combined and the dates are added. Divided among mini cupcake pans, regular or Texas muffin pans, these are even better kept in a tin overnight. Perfect for that morning treat. Continue reading