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A vatrushka is a Russian/Ukrainian open-faced pastry or tart. Made with various doughs and pastries and dozens of fillings, vatrushka are a traditional Russian/Ukrainian tea-time treat. After some reading, I learned it seems the most popular type is a...
Start your morning with a warm bowl of Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats, topped cinnamon sugar and a cream cheese glaze.
Christmas Eve morning the Hubs and I took a last-minute drive to Sauder's to pick up a few items, while we were there I saw poppy seeds and instantly started craving Lemon Poppy seed muffins, and maybe salad dressing,...
The holidays are here, and so are the holiday parties! From dessert, parties to holiday coffee hours after church, or informal brunch get-togethers, there are so many opportunities to bake a special holiday treat to share with friends and...
  Guys,  it's October and that means it's officially pumpkin month, and to kick of pumpkin month for you today I have the perfect pumpkin-y breakfast! We have been eating a lot of oatmeal around here for breakfast in the morning....
  Spring is finally here and with it all the craziness that happens on a farm during the spring. The days are busy and long, there is plowing and planting to do, tractor and equipment maintenance. We are running in...
Some days lately it feels like spring is never going to come, but I am over winter, my mind has already moved on to the summer harvest of berries and fruits. I seriously daydream about picking berries and making...
This Double-Streusel Coffee Cake made with homemade baking mix is a quick and easy coffee cake you can make anytime.  I'm all for a good coffee cake, and when a reader commented that she used Homemade Baking mix with this recipe I had...
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with banana, peanut butter, and raisins make a filling breakfast for those mornings you have to eat on the run. 
Chunky Blueberry-Almond Granola is perfect for breakfast, served with milk or over yogurt.  One of the first recipes I shared here was a granola recipe. The recipe was good, the pictures not so much.  I can not make Chunky Blueberry-Almond Granola...
Am I the only one who feels a compulsion to work pumpkin into almost everything I bake right now? It's crazy, I buy the pumpkin in the huge cans, and can barely wait to get home and bake with...
It has felt more like  Autumn here than  August lately. The mornings are cooler, we have not been cracking even 80 degrees mid-day and the evenings have that damp chill to them, perfect for getting cozy with a piece...
Ahhhh Donuts. I use all the self control I have at the grocery store not buy one, then come home and make 10 and eat half. But really, I regret nothing. They were awesome and my donuts are baked instead of fried, and...

Orange Sweet Rolls

This time of the year I always find myself craving fresh citrus. Maybe the long dark days of an Upstate New York winter, make the bright cheery citrus fruits especially appealing. Or maybe I just have Orange on the...
  I have a little secret, I am pretty competitive. I enjoy entering competitions, especially if there is baking involved. I love participating in the local County Fair Open Class domestics, and I have done pretty well, but the “Best...
  Recipe adapted from: Dinner with Julie  
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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