Kellerkuchen (Cellar/Basement Cake)

   Christmas was somewhat different for us growing up.  Most of our traditions came from Germany.   There were no stockings hung by the chimney with care, we had these beautiful plates that were left out on Christmas Eve for Santa to fill with chocolates and the occasional small present.    We also celebrated Christmas…

MarzipanĀ 

   This recipe came from one of my mom’s oldest friends.  I tried a different recipe last year that I found on the internet but I have to say it doesn’t even compare to this.   Everything can easily be done in the food processor.   If you cannot find ground almonds, use blanched almonds…

Pumpkin Pie Sopapilla Cheesecake

   I have to thank one of my friends from junior high for introducing me to Sopapilla Cheesecake.   It’s one of the easiest cheesecakes to make, and everyone just loves it. Now of course my love of pumpkin pie had to come into play here, eventually.  You start off with 2 cans of crescent…