Orange Rolls became a family dinner tradition more than 40 years ago. My mother found them at a local bakery when I was growing up. They were purchased only on special occasions and holidays. When my husband and I moved our family away we were too far away to attend most of those family dinners. A few years ago we took our family and Thanksgiving dinner to my mother’s house. We purchased the orange rolls from the same bakery and somehow they were not as good.
Many years ago my husband introduced us to these fun French shell shaped sponge cakes called “Madeleines”. There are lots of recipes for different flavors but you just can’t go wrong with Chocolate Madeleines.
It always amazes me how as time passes and we try new recipes we have a tendency to forget some of our old favorite. I love making new things but when we made Madeleines not long ago I remembered, as did my children, how much we love them.
I’m not sure why the name “Hello Dolly’s” was given to these great old cookies, but I know that they are wonderful to eat. This is the perfect recipe for those who love to eat chocolate, pecans and coconut and aren’t afraid of calories! We love soft and/or chewy cookies and these fit the bill for both. This recipe is fast, easy and doesn’t require much prep work.
A good “Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Recipe” is a must for your gluten free file. It is one of those foods that can be used in a variety of dishes. And they are really good just to snack on. We needed gluten-free graham crackers to make a graham cracker crust for a pie we were making our gluten-free family member. We did find crumbs and cracker in the supermarket , but found them very expensive. I had made graham crackers before and knew they were not hard to make so off to find a new recipe.