Category Archives: Desserts

Lindy’s Famous Cheesecake

Lindy’s Restaurant in New York City was famous for its cheesecake from the early 1930s to the 1950s, when owner Leo Lindermann died. Although Leo was supposedly the only person who knew the secret recipe, Lindy’s is still open and … Continue reading

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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

VANILLA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES   3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups butter, softened 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 package (12 … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

GRANDMA’S CHOCOLATE CAKE 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups hot water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules … Continue reading

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Raisin Pie

WHAT ARE RAISINS? Raisins are simply dried sweet grapes, of course. Until medieval times, raisins were the second in choice as a sweetener, honeybeing the top choice. At one time in ancient Rome, raisins were considered so valuable that two … Continue reading

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History of Florida’s Key Lime

History of Florida’s Key Lime   Key limes are the pink flamingos of Florida food, and they are a celebrated part of local color. Key West, Florida, is famous for its fabulous key lime pie, one of America’s best-loved regional … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Fudge

PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE   1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 (6-ounce) packages white chocolate squares or white baking bars, chopped 3/4 cup chopped peanuts 1 teaspoon vanilla 1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Pie

This is a pie recipe that I am happy to share with you. It’s one of my best. I made it decades ago for my three young children; Stephen, Bruce and Linda. They liked it as well as I did. … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

OLD FASHIONED VANILLA ICE CREAM   7 cups milk 5 eggs, beaten 1-1/2 cups half and half 2-3/4 cups heavy cream 2 cups granulated sugar 1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch 1-1/2 tablespoons vanilla 3/4 teaspoon salt Mix the sugar, corn starch, … Continue reading

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