Collection by Catherine Samuel

My Mom's Raised Doughnuts

Rating: 5 stars 230
I used to make these with Mom as a little girl. She would make dozens a week and give to neighborhood kids. I would coat them with that ooey good frosting. I recently won a blue ribbon with this recipe. It was also featured and put in newspapers all over the U.S. Then it was voted as 1 of 100 top recipes to be put in the 2011 Members Choice cookbook. They are like eating a flavored cloud. So light and fluffy. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 224
Lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Preparation time is short and well worth the effort.

Jalapeño Cheese Puffs

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
Pan-fried wontons stuffed with delicious cheese and spicy jalapeño peppers.

Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1215
Grandma's melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe enjoyed by us since 1899.

Blitz Puff Pastry

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Classical puff pastry has close to a thousand separate layers of butter and dough. Blitz puff pastry doesn't puff as high, but it sure is easier to make at home!

Chef John's Butter Puff Biscuit Dough

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This biscuit dough is similar to puff pastry but uses a much less fussy procedure. It works great for fruit tarts, ham and cheese turnovers, and chocolate croissants--and of course, plain biscuits served with butter and jam.

Best Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 484
An easy-to-make, simple cake donut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Canadian Doughnuts

Rating: 4 stars 30
If you ever visited Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the winter months on the Rideau Canal, which is the longest skating rink in the world, they serve 'Beaver Tails,' a sweet pastry that is essentially a flat doughnut with sugar on top. I could not get the authentic recipe since it is their trade secret, but I created a replica of what they serve.

Hot Water Cornbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
Simple, old-fashioned recipe for crisp cornmeal cakes fried in a skillet.

Mom-Mom's Sticky Buns

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Famous in my family and always looked forward to when being prepared by my grandmother. My father demands that it is made for his birthday breakfast each year. Best enjoyed warm out of the oven.