Recipes using unsalted butter


Grilled Peaches

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

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Neapolitan Cupcakes

Country Goodness Who: Maeystown Clovers 4-H Club Cost: $13.50 includes shipping Details: soft-backed, spiral bound Pages of recipes: 121 Send checks to: Maeystown Clovers, c/o Lisa Schwarze, 3010 Long Lake Rd., Valmeyer, IL 62295 or call 618-830-5019.

Dulce de Leche Cookies

Do you eat gluten-free? Whether eating gluten-free is a medical necessity, such as those suffering from celiac disease, or a choice, many supermarkets are adding food aisles and freezers dedicated to gluten-free ingredients and prepared foods. Gluten-free pasta, flour, cereals and bread, once only available in specialty stores, can now be found in local grocery […]


Lasagna Rolls

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Papa’s Bread Pudding

Honorable Mention Finest Cooking Holiday Recipe Contest Submitted by: Malena Gillespey, Shelby Electric Cooperative


Apple-Blackberry Cake

In Good Taste Who: Friedens Family and FriendsCost: $16 includes shippingDetails: soft-backed, comb boundPages of recipes: 260 including gluten free recipesSend checks to: Friedens United Church of Christ, c/o Betty L. Bollmeier, 966 Winter Road, Marissa, IL 62257 or call 618-295-2004


Corn Casserole

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