Herbed Rice

My rice container is full from all the rice that is in the food box I get each week.  A friend of mine that live across the country from me came to my rescue with several recipes she sent for me to try out and share with you.  This one is her favorite and I…

Tuna Hand Pies (Turnovers)

Growing up I would make the evening meal because my mother got home late from her job.  In those days Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays and this was something I liked making.  I am not sure where this recipe came from but it probably was from a ladies’ magazine. In the late 1950’s and…

Mini Shredded Wheat Breakfast cookies

I have boxes of mini wheats to use up that I received from my food bank. Shredded wheat is a real challenge to find recipes to use up cereal that would go stale. I found a recipe on Post Cereal website that I have adapted.  The  first time I made this cookie it was too…

Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Bran Applesauce Quick Bread

This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread.  You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast.  It is also yummy for a midday snack with a  cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….

Cranberry Orange Jelly

I receive bottled fruit juice often from my local food bank. Recently they were distributing a large bottles of pure orange juice that required no refrigeration until opened.  This juice is very tart and needs to have sugar added to it to drink.  It dawned on me that it would make great jelly.  I also…

Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

This recipe calls for 4 staples that I keep on hand. Honey, lemon juice, parsley  and soy sauce. Because I keep them on hand I have found many dishes that calls for those ingredients. These items are easily found at local stores in small inexpensive sizes.  I store the lemon juice in the refrigerator after…

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

Chickpea Corn Soup

One of the wonderful comfort soups from Italy is garbanzo soup.  That was my inspiration for this soup. Normally the soup is made from soaked dry beans. I didn’t have everything needed to make it from the recipes I had or that was on the internet.  Soup is one of those dishes that have endless…

Applesauce Bran Muffins With Raisins

  A wonderful way to start your day or to grab out the door in a hurry.  These are delicious to eat anytime.   You might not be able to get your kids to eat bran flakes but they will enjoy the muffins.  Just don’t tell them you used that cereal. I have been trying…

Pillowcase Edging Pattern

I enjoy making pillowcases and have a cedar chest full of them.  This is one of my current projects.  The pillowcases are more like shams because the embroidery pattern covers the whole case.  I will show you the finished project in a later blog. What I want to do is show you my favorite wide…