Merks Coffee Cake

Posted on 2010-12-21 By

When my parents got married, my mom told my dad that she wanted to be in charge of holidays and traditions.  This was no bluff on her part, her family had many traditions, and are how we still celebrate the holidays. Since my mom was little, the Fellner family had the same breakfast every Christmas…


Cranberry Noels Christmas Cookies

Posted on 2010-12-02 By

Christmas time is here! Deck the Halls! Good King Wenceslas! The Holly and the Ivy! I admit to turning on carols first thing yesterday morning.  I dont love Christmas for religious reasons, but all the trimmings and cheer of the season.   I look froward to the trees, lights, cookies, and time with family all year….


Pecan Pie Recipe

Posted on 2010-11-22 By

I have strong opinions about my Thanksgiving pecan pie.  It has whole, toasted pecans and is encased in a flaky, homemade pie crust.  It has no chocolate.  And most of all, it is delectable. In preparation for Thanksgiving, I tried two versions: one close to the Karo version I grew up with, and one using…