Thanksgiving

Laura Frantz Home, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Happy almost Thanksgiving! If I could I’d love to learn what’s on your holiday menu this year, both Thanksgiving & Christmas. Here at our house we bring out the best china and glassware and heirloom silverware and set the table in advance. Sometimes days in advance. This year we’re feasting on a smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing/dressing, mashed …

Best Bread Recipe

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes

My Kentucky kitchen has become My Quarantine Kitchen instead! Some of you have asked for my bread recipe and I’m pleased to share. It’s been a favorite of ours for many years, especially now when we’re at home so much. The recipe is said to be from the mother of the founder of Williams Sonoma, the cooking retailer. No bread …

Kentucky Christmas Cookies

Laura Frantz christmas, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

I’ve eaten a lot of sugar cookies in my lifetime and these are, hands down, my favorite. I’ve been baking these for over 25 years now and this is the tried and true recipe. I don’t frost them as prettily as these shown here. Honestly, we eat them too fast. Here’s hoping you enjoy every bite, too!   COOKIES Cream …

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…

Laura Frantz Home, Inspiration, Memoir, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

I have rich memories of Kentucky Thanksgivings at my granny’s house. She’d cook for days beforehand, hardly taking her apron off till she went to bed. One magical happening was going onto the back porch and opening what she called the back closet. There, on many shelves where it was cool and fragrant, rested all the holiday dishes waiting to …

Favorite Fall Cookies

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½-1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional FROSTING: ¼ cup butter, softened 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups …

Peach Pecan Bread

Laura Frantz Garden, Home, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

This quick bread is so rich and dense it tastes more like old-fashioned pound cake to me. I especially like the instructions to stir peaches in with a wooden spoon:) Though banana bread has long been a favorite, my husband prefers this every time… BATTER: 3 cups organic all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon …

Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Two Recipes!

Laura Frantz Garden, My Kentucky Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

Easter is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons, including this delightful cake. It’s been a tradition in our family for many years and recipes vary. I’m including two favorites, one from scratch and one that borrows a mix. Served on this vintage milk glass plate, it reminds us of Easters past.   Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake 1 …

Best Banana Muffins

Laura Frantz My Kentucky Kitchen, Newsletter, Recipes, Uncategorized

I’ve posted banana bread recipes before but not this clean-eating version. I’ve always been health conscious but these healthy ingredients take a simple recipe to another level. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do! I often freeze a batch then take them out to thaw as needed for breakfast so they always taste fresh. Here’s to healthy eating! …