Recipes using baking powder


Mother’s Date Pudding

Thanksgiving One of my favorite times of the year is Thanksgiving. I love the savory scents of sage and rosemary as the stuffing is made, the sweet aromas of pumpkin and apple pies as they bake, and the yeasty smell of freshly baked dinner rolls. My mouth is watering already! Everyone has foods they hope to […]


Fresh Peach Cobbler

The farmer’s market is one of my favorite places during the summer. The brightly colored fruits and vegetables seem to be calling my name as I walk past each booth. And, who can resist a juicy peach, freshly picked sweet corn or a first-of-the-season cantaloupe or watermelon? This month, Finest Cooking is featuring fresh fruits […]

Mother’s Caramel Cake

His Heavenly Table Who: St. Paul’s Cathedral Cost:  $15 includes shipping Details: Soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 227 Send checks to: St. Paul’s Cathedral, c/o Warren Swaar, 24833 State Hwy. 29, Greenview, IL 62642 or call 217-671-9063.

Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast There’s nothing quite like waking up to the fragrant aroma of bacon frying and coffee brewing, unless it’s also the sweet smell of cinnamon wafting through the air! These amazing scents may make you think of lazy Saturday mornings, but breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore. You can enjoy stacks of hot pancakes dripping […]

Cranberry Scones and Clotted Cream

A Little Taste of Heaven Who: Havana Church of Christ Cost: $16 includes shipping Details: Soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 134 Send checks to: Havana Church of Christ, Cookbook, 350 S. Broadway, Havana, IL 62655 or call 309-363-9001.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Buttercream

Chocolate! Thoughts of red roses, cards filled with undying love, sparkling wine and large heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates – it must be time for Valentine’s Day! According to The Nielsen Company, more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy will be sold during Valentine’s week. That’s a lot of chocolate! It only made sense […]

Buffalo Chip Cookies

Holiday Cookie Contest Winners

Orange Drop Cookies

Holiday Cookie Contest Winners Second Place

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

4-H House 80th Anniversary Cookbook Who: 4-H House, University of Illinois Cost: $30 includes shipping Details: Hard-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 470 Send checks to: 4-H House Cookbook, Attn: Linda Paydon Muehling, 703 N 1170 East Rd., Cissna Park, IL 60924 or order online at 4hhouse.com