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{jerabek’s bohemian coffeehouse} baked apple donuts

“These are unlike any doughnut you’ve ever eaten. Actually, they’re muffins from Jerabek’s New Bohemian Coffeehouse and Bakery in Saint Paul. The center of the apple-cinnamon delight sinks, giving it a doughnut look. We thought they tasted a little like funnel cake.” ~Midwest Living Magazine, October 2006 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon…

maple pork roast

photograph by Melissa Placzek “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus This is so simple to make, yet so delicious I’ve made it several times for Christmas dinner. ~Maple Pork Roast~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine: 1 cup real maple syrup 1/4 cup Dijon…

milk maid’s berry cake

“Where are you going to, my pretty maid?” …. “I’m going a-milking, Sir,” she said.  ~Nursery Rhyme Sometimes I use blackberries in this recipe because we have an abundance of them growing on our three huge blackberry bushes in our back yard.  You could use any berries you wish. Raspberries, blueberries or strawberries would all…

Bebop-a-Reebop Rhubarb Pie

“Other original “sponsors” have included Bebop-a-reebop Rhubarb Pie and Bebop-a-reebop Frozen Rhubarb Pie Filling (‘One little thing can revive a guy, And that is some homemade rhubarb pie; Serve it up, nice and hot; Maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought.’)” ~Garrison Keillor A Prairie Home Companion After walking up to the car show…

The Perfect Cheese Plate for a Wine Tasting Party

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.” ~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin I’m planning a wine and cheese tasting party for later this summer. This is such a fun and easy way to entertain. I’m by no means a cheese expert, but Jeff and I have…

thai coconut chicken soup

“The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.” ~Dustin Hoffman This lovely soup makes a wonderful first course for a summer meal or a delicious light lunch. It’s good for you and so easy to put together. 3 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2…

Horchata

“You’d remember drinkin’ horchata You’d still enjoy it with your foot on masada Winter’s cold is too much to handle Pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals Here comes a feeling you thought you’d forgotten Chairs to sit and sidewalks to walk on Ooh you had it but oh no you lost it Lookin’ back…

Firecracker Sweet Potato Wedges & Cajun Dip

“… brings to mind a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town.” ~Diane Ackerman This isn’t your every day sweet potato recipe. These little wedges are sweet and spicy and flavorful. Perfect with grilled steak or pork chops, or as an appetizer. The dipping sauce is…

Lemon Bars

“Knowest thou the land where the lemon trees bloom, where gold orange glows in the deep thicket’s gloom, where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, and the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose?” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe These are the best lemon bars I’ve ever made. They’re adapted from Ina…

Potatoes Anna

  “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.”~Oprah Winfrey I was flipping through Julia Child’s “The French Chef Cookbook,” and came across this recipe for Potatoes Anna. I have made this dish several times, but this recipe is the best. It calls for an oven set…