Sourdough Latvian Apple Cake THM E, SF, DF

Bins and crates of apples can be found in produce stands this time of year. Their colorful hues range from bright green, yellows, pinks to vibrant reds. Combine apples and sourdough into a sweet treat to eat for dessert or even for breakfast with a cup of coffee. This Latvian Sourdough Apple Cake is a hit with a sweet caramel layer of apples hidden under sourdough batter.

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No-bake Fresh Peach Cheesecake THM-Crossover

If you are like me–you wish peach season would last longer. This fluffy cheesecake features peaches. Even better yet, it is a no-bake dessert so you don’t have to turn your oven on. The walnuts in the crust add a delightful crunch and pair with the smoothness of the filling. There are so many peaches varieties to pick from but my favorites for fresh eating are Red Haven, Sun High, and Contender. 

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Fresh Peach Pie THM XO

Fresh juicy peaches have come to our produce markets in the north-east corner of Pennsylvania where we now live. One of my favorite ways to serve fresh peaches is in a pie. My family loves it and if I am not careful, it is gone before I get to taste it. I used John-Boy Peaches and they have a very good flavor. Some of my favorite peaches are Red Haven, Contender, and for fresh eating Saturn Peach. Saturn peaches have white flesh and are donut shaped.

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Herb Roasted Vegetables THM S, Keto

Have you ever walked through your garden and came in with a basket of veggies and herbs? I love to make Herb Roasted Veggies to compliment a meal. Since we needed to plant later in the northern part of Pennsylvania where we now live my garden isn’t producing yet other than herbs. I served these Roasted Veggies with Blue-cheese Stuffed Hamburgers for our evening meal. My stoneware large bar pan is my favorite for roasting. I did add 2 sweet potatoes to the veggies for my husband and children. This meal is easy to make for a family and picky eaters can pick and choose which veggies they want to eat. You can use any mixture of veggies but to keep it in an S do not use any veggies with carbs such as sweet potatoes, carrots, regular potatoes.

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Sourdough Perogies THM-XO

One of the many traditional German side dishes popular in Lancaster County is homemade egg noodles. I learned the art of noodle making from my Old Order Mennonite grandmother and aunts as they made dishpans of noodles for their large families. The Atlas Noodle Maker I have was a gift from my late mother-in-law. These Perogies are made with sourdough pasta that has been fermented for more than 24 hours. With this recipe you can also make noodles and even Ravioli. Perogies and ravioli are a bit time consuming but we do enjoy them for special occasions.

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Sourdough Doughnuts THM-XO

Fasnacht Day is tomorrow and widely celebrated in Lancaster County. The tradition of eating fastnachts on Fat Tuesday started with the Pennsylvania Dutch as they were looking for recipes to use up lard before Lent. Fastnacht is a German word which means “night before the fast. I have always saved the lard we make when we butcher hogs in the winter to fry doughnuts. These sourdough doughnuts are very tasty and our family loves them.

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