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Močiute’s Lithuanian Apple Cake

I miss my mom. She recently passed away so I thought I would try and make a favorite recipe of hers to remind me of the wonderful moments that we shared in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking or baking with apples, I immediately think of her. Mom made the best Lithuanian Apple Cake (o-buo-li-nis pea-rah-gus) ever!  Although there are many different twists and variations of this cake, I kept to using all the…

Far Out, Man!!

We’ve been “Feelin’ Groovy” for 19 years! The Great Eight: Kyle and Joel, Anna and Vince, Jurga and Tim, and Phil and I have been sending happy vibes through Food, Friends and Fun, and we’ve been diggin’ every minute of it! Bingo! That’s it! We’ve got our theme… Far Out 60’s Dinner – The Hippie Years! As I’ve often said, once we choose the theme, the ideas, the look and the menu…

Peppery Chicken Wings

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Idaho Potato Gratin

Why did I rename my potato dish “Idaho Potato Gratin”? Well, it was recently at the InternationaI Food Bloggers Conference in Sacramento that I spotted them from the other side of the room. Yes, Idaho Potatoes in the form of a chip! I succumbed to my weakness and darted as quickly as I could to grab a handful. The Idaho Potato representative greeted me with a smile and as I munched away, she proceeded to tell me about…

Easy Maple Pecan Angel Food Cake

Don’t you just love a party where a dish is served and it lights up your taste buds so you HAVE to go back for seconds…and maybe thirds?!?! This Maple Nut Angel Food Cake was a one of those discoveries. When I told the hostess how much I loved it and asked for the recipe, she winked at me and wiggled her index finger to beckon me into her kitchen. There she proceeded to show me…

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