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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”

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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”

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”

Tasty Church Windows (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Last Christmas, I made Church Window Cookies with my family. It was a recipe learned from a great-aunt, and although they were tasty, they also made me curious about their origins. As of yet, I haven’t been able to discover how they came to be. Perhaps someone here knows?] HaveContinue reading “Tasty Church Windows (A Poem)”

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”