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    Polish Butter Crumble Cake

    Polish Butter Crumble Cake

    Is there anything tastier than a coffee cake? I think for most people the answer would be a resounding “no.” Considering the fact that it’s something perfectly acceptable to serve at the breakfast/brunch hour, I feel this only adds to its tasty allure. And the other great thing about a coffee cake? No two are alike;  there’s always that one special ingredient that sets it apart from other coffee cakes you’ve tried.  And for the Butter Crumble Cake or Putterkuchen as…

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  • Baked Ukrainian Cheesecake
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    Baked Ukrainian Cheesecake

    Sadly, my global kitchen adventures have suffered quite a bit this year as in there haven't been too many of them. Thankfully, a four day weekend this past Fourth of July…

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    Georgian Paghlava

    If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I’m obsessed with Georgian cuisine (the Caucasus region Georgia, not the state that gave us Coca-Cola and Scarlett O’Hara).…

  • Swedish St. Lucia Buns
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    Swedish St. Lucia Buns

    I first learned of St. Lucia buns back when I was a little girl, thanks to the American Girl doll Kirsten Larson, sadly, long since retired. It was in her…

  • Italian Sesame Seed Cookies
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    Italian Sesame Seed Cookies

    Last month I tried out a new cookie recipe, Basler Brunsli from Germany (chocolate-almond spice cookies). Well, looks wise, they didn’t turn out, although ironically enough they tasted delicious. It’s a…