Nephew Harve sends us a batch of his delicious Pfeffernusse cookies every year. Craving more, and perhaps inspired by our newly acquired dog named Pfeffer, we persuaded Harve to share his recipe so we could try our hand.

An attorney colleague of Carrie’s introduced us to brownies made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
He was constrained from sharing the recipe, but we found this version online. And having made two batches of these delicious brownies, we can vouch for their veracity.

Soft and garlicky, and easy to make.

Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups 2% reduced fat milk (room temperature) 4 1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 ounce active dry yeast 2 3/4 teaspoons salt 4 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 eggs 2 TBS melted butter Instructions 1.Mix milk, flour, yeast, salt, sugar, butter and eggs using a dough hook at low speed. Increase […]

1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast 3/4 cup lukewarm water 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder Scant 3 cups (12 1/2 ounces) flour 1. Put the yeast in a small bowl, add the water and set aside for 1 minute to soften. Whisk in the oil to blend and dissolve […]

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Servings: A Couple of Dozen Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: Overnight Difficulty: Easy 2 egg whites 1/8 tsp. Salt 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a big bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar. […]

Servings: A few dozen Prep time: One Hour, plus two hours to refrigerate dough Cook time: 10 Minutes Difficulty: Moderate 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable shortening 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk about 5 cups flour 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. Baking powder 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Vanilla extract Box of Powdered […]

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From the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont Serving: 2 Loaves Prep time: 30 minutes plus 1 hour to rise Cook time: 45-50 minutes Difficulty: Easy 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed1 3/4 cups rolled oats2 1/2 cups hot watertwo 1/4 ounce packages (5 teaspoons) active dry yeast5 to […]

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Paul 6 Cups flour ¼ Cup sugar 1 ¾ Cups warm water 1 TBS yeast 1 TBS baking powder 2 TBS Shortening Dissolve sugar in water Add yeast and let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes Sift flour and baking powder into big bowl Cream in shortening Stir in yeast mixture Mix well   Knead […]

1 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg yolk 1/3 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda   Also need a cookie press. Preheat oven 375F. Mix flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set flour mixture aside.  Beat butter and sugar at […]

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1 cup butter (softened)   1 1/2 cup sugar2 eggs (beaten)2 3/4 cups flour2 teaspoons cream of tartar1 teaspoons baking soda Cinnamon sugar for rolling3 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon cinnamon       Preheat oven to 400F.  Mix flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Set flour mixture aside.  Cream butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy.  Add […]

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Diana’s Kitchen      1 (16 ounces) can pumpkin, 2 cups 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup (8 ounces) butter, softened 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon maple extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves […]