Tag Archives: Baking

macaroon on plate w coconut

Coconut Macaroons

You gotta' love coconut if you're going to love these macaroons. If you do love coconut then these are the cookies for you!! Unlike most of the macaroons I've tasted for Passover, these are not terribly sweet -- such a nice change ...
coffee cake - spine

For the Love of Baking

Lillian Kaplun. This is the woman who’s name is on the cover of the first cook book belonging to me. And the second cook book and the third … but I only ever used the first. I felt a personal kinship to her: as a young wife my mother, who was always a really good cook and a great baker, took baking lessons from Lillian Kaplun. Many years before that, Ms. Kaplun lived in a small Northern Ontario town, where my maternal grandmother lived as a young bride — my grandmother always claimed that the recipe for Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing (a dessert staple in our house!), was actually her own! Oh, how intertwined!!

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