Cooking Mistakes To Avoid

Have you ever had a tried and true recipe that just refused to cooperate one day? (Hint: That’s your cue to leave an answer in the Comments section at the bottom of this page. 🙂 I find these experiences so frustrating, because there are often several factors that could contribute to the challenge, and sleuthing…
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Sue Asp’s (Grandmother’s) Date-Filled Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Contest Recipe

The entry phase of our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest has come to a close, and it’s time to start narrowing down the selections. Tony and I will be spending the next 48 hours +/- reading through each contestant’s entry and story to choose our favorites and with almost 40 recipes entered we know that we…
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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Recipe From Susan Hanson

Today the Contest Spotlight is shining on Susan Hanson and her mother’s recipe for Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies. When Giovanni saw the photos Susan sent us of these colorfully festive holiday sweets, he put his hands to his cheeks and with wide eyes proclaimed, “Award-winning cookies!” While he alone will not determine our contest’s winner,…
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Elsa’s Spritz Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Recipe From 12-Year-Old Astrid Axtman

Twelve-year-old Astrid Axtman of Fargo, ND is sitting in the Contest Spotlight today, with her Great-Grandma’s recipe for Christmas Spritz Cookies. Astrid shares her recipe, story and photo with us, and now Giovanni is insisting that we buy a cookie press so we can try out Astrid’s (Grandma’s) recipe! We loved reading about Astrid’s Swedish…
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Here Baker, Baker, Baker…

There are just THREE DAYS LEFT before the entry period of our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest closes, and we would LOVE to include your favorite generational sweet treat recipe in the mix. Take a look at the list of recipe entries below to see how you can help us round out the goodie platter! We…
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