Category Archives: Baking

Non-conforming

This is my official rebellion. After all the comfort food from fall and decadence of the holiday scene the food shows and lifestyle magazines take it on themselves to tell us to cut out the cream and use skim milk, … Continue reading

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Horses and fruitcake 

November 15 and nearly 60 degrees. What unbelievable weather for North Dakota! What a great weekend for a horsemanship clinic. And that is why I am pouting. You see, about six weeks ago my husband asked which weekend in November … Continue reading

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Is it really that time?

My elves kept telling my it was time to get ready for the holiday baking season. Time to make and wrap caramels. Time to form the sandbakkels Time to get the shortbread formed and in the freezer.   Time to mix … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Chocolate

A couple of years ago we pared down our offerings at Sonja’s Old Fashioned Delicacies. We were just making too many items; lots of different cookies, breads, cakes, quick breads, candies. Now I’m on the other side of the teeter-totter. … Continue reading

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Old recipes

January is the best time to try new cookie recipes. The past season is still fresh in our minds: the successes, the flavors we were lacking, the recipes that simply took too much labor. So I peruse my extensive library … Continue reading

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Lots to be Thankful for!

Life at the moment is not sectioned by weeks but by Pride of Dakota Shows. We started November out by packing up and heading to Grand Forks. Then to Minot. Last weekend Judy and I hit the road for Fargo. I … Continue reading

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Show time!

There is no longer any confusion about what season it is.  There is no more question as to whether we are in greenhouse season or baking season.  Our semi-load of soil has arrived and been tucked away in the greenhouse … Continue reading

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I have a problem.

Admitting one has a problem is supposed to be the first step to recovery. But this is a problem I have been aware of for a very long time and have not made a single step toward rectifying the situation. … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New. Not so Fast!

Happy New Year! Mark and I decided to have a doughnut cook-off on New Year’s Day. I’ve only made them a few times and the last time was probably 15 years ago. So we used Mark’s Grandma’s recipe. Ingredients only, … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Season

We just finished harvest time for the bakeshop/bistro ring of my circus. My staff did an amazing job of putting out a ton of cookies and candy for holiday gift-giving. Many orders came in late and we were able to take … Continue reading

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