About Me

I was raised Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite with German and Eastern European influences that shaped my palate. My own family enjoys heritage food, as well as vegetarian, plant-based, and global cultural cuisine. 

Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com


October 26, 2019

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March 9, 2019

Served here with homemade coffee custard.  


1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 1/4 cups flour 

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla OR 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 

Method: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg...

July 31, 2018

I was sure I had taken pictures of just the cookies, but oops, can’t find them so here’s the full dessert I share in the “tips” at the end of the recipe. 


1 1/2 cups butter, softened but not melted

2 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup so...

March 23, 2018


3/4 cup butter

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon water

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (my addition)

A sprinkle ground cloves (my addition)

1 cup finely chopped apples

1 1/2...

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Mennonite/Brethren heritage food with a flare for vegetarian cuisine and a global palate 
Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com

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