German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel takes me right back to childhood! I don’t think at the time anyone thought of them as being particularly “German.” They were, like so many recipes that were ubiquitous to the Midwest, just a part of small-town, down-home cooking. Baked apples appeared a lot-at our table for dessert.

German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples – Bratapfel; see all that deliciousness at the bottom of the pan!!

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Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

When I was a child way back when there were dinosaurs, we used to have something we called “snack cake.” They were always small, simple cakes, and always unfrosted. They were the kind of cake that might be tossed out for after school snacks, sturdy enough to pick up and eat and perfect on their own with no embellishment. That’s what this Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake reminds me of.

Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

Quick Old-Fashioned Pear Cake

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The Best Beef Stroganoff

The Best Beef Stroganoff?

Do any of you guys have that one Aunt? The one that always made you feel special and had just a little something extra to her personality? Mine was my Aunt Ginny, my Dad’s sister. She was definitely the fun Aunt, and she was fabulous. And she was a fabulous cook, too. I have a couple of her recipes on my site but my favorite is The Best Beef Stroganoff.

The Best Beef Stroganoff

My Aunt Ginny’s Beef Stroganoff – she brought the recipe back from Russia during the Cold war.

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