Beer Batter Onion Rings

These are so easy to make. They taste better than frozen onion rings. It does take time to deep fry them. I use sweet onions and make my own batter from beer, flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and seasonings. Just season to taste. I don’t make them very often because I am only cooking for two…

Pickled Garlic (Making Christmas Gifts)

Easy to make in small quarter pint jars and you don’t have to have any special equipment. The process is water bath method and can be done in a stock pot or any large pan. This recipe can be either spicy or dill flavored. The recipe makes 3 cups total. It is a wonderful condiment…

Date Nut Quick Bread

This recipe reminiscent of the date nut bread that used to be bought in a can. I don’t think they make it anymore. It is a very moist and full of dates and walnuts. It makes a wonderful tea bread that can be served with cream cheese for the holidays. I have looked for a…

Sweet Onion Mustard (Canning for Christmas Gifts)

A wonderful tasting mustard that used to be available in stores but was discontinued a decade ago by the French’s Mustard Co. You can still get it in Canada but not here in the USA. This is my version of this mustard and is easy to make. Having grown up in Northeast Ohio this was…

Lemon Aid Blueberry Bundt Cake

Refreshing summer treat of lemon cake and blueberries. This is a very light batter bundt cake with a light lemon flavor. It is made in a 6-cup bundt pan or a standard loaf pan if you don’t have a small bundt pan. The sugar and butter have to be beat until it is light and…

Peachy Braised Pork Tenderloin

A wonderful sweet and savory dish that can be made from canned peaches and a pork tenderloin on the stove top. You can have this meal on the table in an hour. The tenderloin is sliced before you make the dish. The pork medallions are sautéed first and then the sliced peaches with juice is…

Chocolate Cocoa Pudding

Simple quick cooked chocolate pudding using pantry ingredients. All you need is cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. It takes about 5 minutes to make. It is one of those recipes that you need to keep in your recipe box for when you are out of ideas and money. When I was at…

Cottage Cheese Batter Bread

Simple batter bread that is easy to make. It is a nice soft bread prefect for sandwiches. I left out the herbs and onion from the original recipe. This way we could toast it and use peanut butter and jelly on it for breakfast. I had a carton of cottage cheese in the refrigerator that…

Homemade Stromboli

Stromboli is fun to make. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making this yeast bread. It is very forgiving. Stromboli dough is soft and easy to work with. It is easy to shape. This recipe makes enough dough for 2 stromboli. You do have to give a block of time of a couple of…