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Mak Pirog - Poppy Seed Bread

This is a Russian Poppy Seed Bread recipe from Saveur magazine.  Don’t use whole poppy seeds for the filling – if you can’t find ground poppy seeds locally you can run whole seeds through a coffee or spice grinder, or possibly a food processor of yours will work with small amounts of tiny seeds (mine will not.)  I ground 1/3 cup of whole seeds, which yielded slightly more than 1/2 cup of ground poppy seeds, since the ground seeds are ‘fluffier’ then the whole seeds. 796 more words

European Recipes

Bleeding Heart Muffins

I found this simple muffin recipe in 2011 doing a bing translate search for Italian breakfast recipes and fell in love with it.  Is is a simple from scratch recipe, that’s not too sweet, but has a surprise filling.  

European Recipes

What's not to love about banana bread?

My bananas have been piling up. Since the summer weather has brought plenty more fresh local fruit my way, the bananas I usually buy on my grocery store trips haven’t been eaten. 304 more words


Crepes and Breakfast Potatoes

So I didn’t really mean for these to be crepes, I meant for them to be regular ol’ American flapjacks. However, when I found the recipe and then started making them, I realized that I was not, in fact, making pancakes. 393 more words


Time To Make The Goldfish

I have made them before and they turned out amazing. All of my kids loved them and said they no longer wanted to buy them from the store. 706 more words

Healthy Treats

Cherry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Margaux says…

I was at the farmer’s market yesterday and saw that sour cherries are still available around here.  I was surprised, because I know that sour cherries are only available for a short while…and we picked ours a month ago!   832 more words


Easy raspberry and almond squares recipe

It is so cold in Sydney at the moment that I’m spending most of my time in the kitchen baking. Standing in front of a lovely warm oven is the best way to while a way a bit of time. 289 more words