Recipe: Banana Bread

One of my favorite recipes since childhood comes from a Dutch cookbook, Eet Smakelijk, passed along through my mother’s side of the family. I’ve always found banana bread to be more than a sweet dessert–it makes a great snack after a long day hard at work, especially when combined with a nice glass of milk.Continue reading “Recipe: Banana Bread”

A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough

The gas oven in my parents’ home stopped working the other day. It was likely due to an old igniter, the part that helps to heat the food, finally giving out after many years of faithful service. However, the nearest shop with a replacement part was more than half an hour away, and already closedContinue reading “A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough”

Recipe: Easter Egg Bread

As part of our Easter celebrations every year, my family would set out an Easter tree (a small artificial tree with even smaller, plastic Easter Eggs attached to its branches) and bake Easter Bread. They were traditions my mom learned about during her time in the Air Force, when she got stationed over in GermanyContinue reading “Recipe: Easter Egg Bread”

A Recipe for Tastiness: Blender Cheesecake

We used to make the recipe to follow for my father to take to work during special occasions. It came from a contribution by a Mr. William Boyer to the Dutch cookbook, Eet Smakelijk–which apparently means “to eat well and with taste”–passed down through my mother’s side of the family in Michigan. This blender cheesecakeContinue reading “A Recipe for Tastiness: Blender Cheesecake”

Bread Pudding Baked with Poetry

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: While this poem is my own, the delicious recipe referred to within it came from my family’s Dutch cookbook. My brother and I grew up baking this dish alongside our mother and enjoying it as a dessert on special occasions. It is “Buck’s Bread Pudding” (for 4-6 servings), as printedContinue reading “Bread Pudding Baked with Poetry”

Tuna and Peas: A Nostalgic Dish

Food has a certain way of connecting the past to the present. Every dish has some story or sentimental value behind it. I have accumulated many fond memories of baking or cooking meals, using recipes from an old Dutch cookbook that my mother got from her community church while growing up in Michigan. But theContinue reading “Tuna and Peas: A Nostalgic Dish”

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