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Fastnacht Day, AKA Fat Tuesday, & Crisp Apple Donuts

Mardi Gras is next week and here is a fun recipe for Fastnacht Day (AKA Fat Tuesday)– the annual Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. The tradition is to eat the very best foods, and lots of it, before the Lenten fast.   Fastnachts (pronounced...

Inspire Junior Chefs with Easy Chocolate Recipes from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Inspire Junior Chefs with Easy Chocolate Recipes from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas  From local competitions to national television shows, youngsters are putting on their chef hats and taking the cooking world by storm. For a fun activity for the whole family, join the trend and try whipping up desserts that...

National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen-Massey

National Ice Cream Month with Nielsen-Massey Celebrate National Ice Cream Month by hosting an ice cream party using the summer-inspired flavor of  Orange Blossom Water from  Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. Orange Blossom Water captures the crisp essence of an orange grove, a cool complement to any sorbet or gelato...

Different Types of Flour and Their Uses

Most people describe flour as a fine powder made from wheat and used in cooking. However, depending on the wheat variety and blending processes, you can get a variety of options for flour. Thus, make different recipes from various types of flour. The different kinds of flour available in stores are as given...

Salem VI Cookies & Cocktails Recipes

Rebecca’s Revenge Cookies and the Coven Cocktail were created by Cookies and Cocktails contributor, Francine Boecher. The recipes were inspired by the book Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising by Jack Heath and John Thompson; they are perfect to bring out the Fall and Halloween spirit. To learn more about Cookies and...

Tips For Success In Baking Perfect Cakes

Light and fluffy, home-made cake is not as easy as it sounds, which is why it can’t be baked by everyone. The desire to do it properly is most important, of course, but still – there are some “secrets” and tips that will provide you with success when it is time to bake a cake. Ingredients The first secret...

Pizza Crust or Cracker Bread – Gluten Free

I quite partial to flat bread. I enjoy it with lots of Italian herbs and some Parmesan cheese. For me it is very satisfying. I also like that this is gluten free. I’ll give credit to King Arthur Flour for this recipe. I had one, but it was not as good. When I was in Norwich, VT for a cooking class at King...

Review: Small Batch Bakery in Sarasota

The Hill Team enjoys seeking out new, small, innovated cafes that are often found off-the-beaten- path. Small Batch Bakery is just off the Tamiami Trail at the end of a small mall on Gulf Gate Drive in Sarasota. So far, in my quest to find the most delicious muffin in my area of Florida, Chef- Owner Jim, is...

Review: Ooh La La -a New French Bakery

Maralyn and I spent our rare moments away from Bocuse D’ Or strolling through the back streets and alley ways in Lyon. We stopped at every bistro, bakery and pastry shop to gaze in the windows. . Now Sarasota, Florida, has an authentic new pastry shop reminiscent of France. Ooh La La is the perfect name. I...

Pies on Parade in Rockland Maine for National Pie Day

The Hill Team has experienced these pies at all four of the Historic Inns of Rockland. If you want to experience more pies than you can imagine, and bear the cold, Rockland is the place to go. So many flock there to share this event, it one not to miss–especially if you are a New Englander. Each of the moms...

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