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Delicious Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting- Recipe

This was my first cake recipe requiring buttermilk, so I was very excited to give it a try.

I used buttermilk in homemade waffles, and liked the results, so

Leftover Turkey – Creating New Meals

Your Thanksgiving dinner was a winner. Everyone enjoyed the company and the delicious food.

However, now you have loads of leftovers to use up within the next 3-4 days.

Delicious Homemade Rolls – Based on a Japanese Recipe

I have been searching the net for a recipe to resemble specific rolls dating back to the early ’70s, and my memory of summer camp in Ellenville, NY.   Mrs. Kormeluk was the cook at that time, so rolls similar to these were made daily, and served with a cup of cold milk, as an afternoon snack for all the campers.

I have tried several recipes, and tested the texture and taste of these rolls with my children, who also were lucky enough to enjoy the same snack at the same camp, in the ’90s, but by that time, these were baked by Mrs. Tinio.  

Vera’s Blueberry Muffins – Recipe

Vera is a friend of mine who is an excellent cook and a wonderful baker.  I love all her recipes, and she shares them with anyone who is interested in trying them out.

Today I will share her recipe for Blueberry Muffins which are simple to make, require a few basic ingredients, and absolutely melt in your mouth.  She suggests mixing anything you wish into the batter (fruits, berries, nuts, chocolate chips….), and tweaking the recipe to your preference.

Beef Stew – (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

Soup, chili, or stew is one of those satisfying comfort foods we look forward to on a cold winter day.   My grandchildren actually approve of this dish as well, so I occasionally prepare a batch for them to enjoy.Preparing beef stew on top of the stove, the old fashion way, could be time consuming, but it only takes 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.