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Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around...

Various Baking Pans 6

Is Aluminum Safe for Cooking?

You can find numerous articles on what type of pan you should use to bake cakes. I can tell you, I’ve used them all – old, new, black, silver, glass, cheap, expensive . . . and I’ve made nice cakes with all of them. But they’re all different, and if you find...

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Leftover Ham Recipe – Ham and Cheese Strata

Happy Easter!  As you sit down to your traditional Easter Sunday meal of baked ham and all the trimmings, you may be wondering what to do with the leftover ham? This is one of the easiest leftover ham casserole recipes I’ve found, and it tastes great! It’s a simple cheese strata, but...

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Organic Food Coloring – Review

Organic food coloring?  Is there such a thing? Nothing seems more artificial than adding coal-tar chemicals to your food to change the color.  But these days, artificial food coloring is found almost everywhere, from sodas to candy to pickles and even your daily vitamin!  It’s very difficult to avoid, even if you’re...

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Fresh Asparagus Recipes

Though I’m staring out my window at a cold winter landscape here in Denver, Colorado, my thoughts are moving toward spring.  Just before this lastest winter blast, I was walking past my garden and noticed my hyacinths are already beginning to poke their green tips out of the ground.  And when you...