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Time for Autumn and Banana Bread!

Time for Autumn and Banana Bread!

Autumn. The air has a tang to it, the wind howls during the night, waking us up to a lawn of golden leaves. The sun, in Door County, often likes to hide on these cool fall days. Then, suddenly she surprises us, spraying her golden rays on all the red and orange trees,...

Pipka’s Easy Apple Cherry Crisp

Pipka’s Easy Apple Cherry Crisp

I live in Door County where fields are full of cherry orchards. In the summer tourists come to fill buckets with "pick your own" Montmorency cherries -- a tart, bright red cherry that is delicious fresh, dried or frozen. Door County bakers love to use the cherries in...

Short and Sweet!

Short and Sweet!

When I'm in the mood for a sweet snack, which is often, I usually turn to a tidbit with frosting -- vanilla frosting especially. I have a quick recipe for a simple, no-fail buttercream frosting that I know you'll love. Adding a little pink color makes this decadent...

Kids in the Kitchen: Scotcheroos

Kids in the Kitchen: Scotcheroos

My granddaughter, Ava, and I make this easy recipe often. It’s a simple, yummy treat that is a great way to get kids into the kitchen. Scotcheroos (aka Rice Krispies Bars with Peanut Butter and Chocolate) are great for snacks or a lunchbox surprise! You’ll need a big...

Pipka’s EASY Cherry Upside Down Cake

Pipka’s EASY Cherry Upside Down Cake

My Cherry Upside Down Almond Cake is so easy and delicious you'll be asked to make it again and again. It looks beautiful with the caramelized cherries on top of the golden almond cake. Serve it plain or smother it with Almond Whipped Cream.   You'll need: 2 cups sour...

Let’s Go on a Picnic!

Let’s Go on a Picnic!

I live by a beautiful white sand beach on the shore of Green Bay in my hometown of Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Behind the beach is a grassy park and bandstand, which hosts bands from around the country as well as Friday night outdoor movies. People bring their folding...

A Cool Cake for a Hot Day

A Cool Cake for a Hot Day

I can't help myself. I HAVE to bake, even on a hot July day. So today I made an Almond Apricot Upside Down Cake. Why? 1. Because it's delicious. 2. Because it's EASY. 3. Because I love changing up the original Almond Cake Recipe. Take five minutes to make the batter...

THE PIPKA KITCHEN

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