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…

Pear Cobbler

This is a lovely dessert any time of the year because it is made from canned pears. If you home can pears, you can use them in this recipe. It is a great recipe to add to your recipe box to have on hand for cooking from your cabinet. It is delicious. You can make…

Biscuit Crust Chicken Potpie

Quck and easy weekday meal made from items in your pantry. No pie crusts to roll out or long stewing time. It only takes 15 minutes to put together and bake for 30 minutes. Gives you time to put together a salad and mix up some pudding for dessert. I like to use leftover roast…

Traditional Cabbage and Pepper Slaw

A summer dish that brings back memories of picnics in parks and at a pool is this slaw that does not have mayonnaise in the dressing. This is a vinegar dressed that was served at many summer events in my family. This has been a very hot summer. Cooking in a hot kitchen is something…

Honey Lime Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Refreshing change to commercial salad dressing that is quick and easy to make. It is a great way to use up that bottle of lime juice that is lingering in your refrigerator. I always end up with a bottle that was bought for a special recipe that only used a small amount. This recipe that…

Pickled Sweet Onions

I found this recipe in a small canning cookbook and knew we would enjoy this condiment. It is an easy canning recipe that can be done year around. You don’t need a pressure canner and is processed in a water bath. I bought a large bag of sweet onions on sale so you don’t have…

Basic Banana Bread

Wonderful basic recipe for Banana Bread that is easy to make. This is a vintage recipe from after WWII. It takes only one cup of mashed ripe banana. It is a good way to use up that last lingering banana that ripened too quick before it could be eaten. It makes a beautiful loaf. I…

Eggless Chocolate Pudding Cake

This dessert recipe is easy to make and quick to prepare. The cake makes pudding sauce topped with a lovely cake on top. There is no egg in this recipe and is inexpensive to make. We have been facing quickly rising food costs. Essential ingredients for cooking and baking are hit with shortages. There is…