Category Archives: Bakery

Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons

It’s cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these delicious spritz cookies.  I … Continue reading

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Avid Baker’s Challenge- Cherry Chocolate Pecan Bread

I am part of an on-line baking challenge and every month we all pick the same recipe to feature on our food blogs. This is a terrific experience to see how everyone perceives the same recipes. I have learned so … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth

A couple of years ago, I judged a cake contest sponsored by a local magazine. I was impressed with the winners, and I am happy to report, they moved on to open a retail bakery in Duluth. They focus on … Continue reading

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The Avid Baker Challenge 2013- Panettone Muffins

I have joined the on line monthly baking challenge to bake something every month with a group of other bloggers and we post on line pics of the results. What fun it has been to look forward to the recipes. … Continue reading

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Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe

Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe             Holiday food traditions are many things to many people. In our country it’s a melting pot of collaborated dishes that have been handed down from one generation of well seasoned … Continue reading

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Prairie Kitchen Bread and Butter Pudding W/ Amaretto Glaze

Bread Pudding is one of the first things a Cajun cook learns at the side of their mother or grandmother. I remember my Cajun neighbor’s bread pudding, she called it Loss Bread aka Pain Perdue. It was made with the … Continue reading

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Chef’s Secrets- Baking Tips for the Home Baker

As a second act in my career, I have been teaching myself how to bake. From breads to desserts to chocolate, I am enamored with flour, sugar, butter and cream. The science of baking is a great mystery to me, … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns For a Spring Treat

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! History of Hot Cross Buns dates back to 1361 in England, where a priest handed them out to the poor of St. Albans. Traditionally served on Good Friday, these have become a sign of … Continue reading

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Early Spring Bread Mania and the Twin Ports Bread Club

Lately, I have been working more on my breaducation. Since 2005 I have been baking bread consistently for my husband’s daily bread. That was also the year I had a wood burning oven built on the patio. I made olive … Continue reading

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Valentine Recipes for a Dinner at Home

I love to go out to restaurants, however I tend to cook at home on Valentine’s Day. If you decide to make a plan for the sweetest day to stay in, here are a few recipes that can help you … Continue reading

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