Raised Yeast Doughnuts

Since I saved the oil from the potato doughnuts in the refrigerator by using a quart glass jar,  I decided to make raised doughnuts for the family on Sunday morning.  I was up early so they had time to rise.  This is a simple easy recipe and the only trouble I had was oil temperature. …

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Part Two: Making Do for Christmas Christmas will be here soon and Santa only has $49 to her name and $16 on a food stamp card, that her son receives every month . So Santa still has to put together special meals for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.…

Pork Chops and Apples

  Over the last month there has been many food blogs on controlling costs in food budgets.  To be frank, prices are rising on food and from the recent news,  it is going to continue because of the hot dry summer.  The economic depression has changed the way many of us now shop and eat.  Now…

Potato Doughnut (History and Original Recipe)

Glass doughnut stand is EAPG manufactured in 1894 by McKee Glass known as “Jubilee,“ “Isis” or “Radiant Daisy and Button.“ Doughnuts are an American comfort food and part of the American cuisine. There are many tales and stories as to how the doughnut came about and got its name. But food historians agree that the…

Simple Date Nut Bread

Here is a quick and easy sweet bread to make.  It comes from the WWII edition of The Lilly Wallace New American Cook Book,  published in 1944.   It is recipe 929 on page 214.   This bread is as easy to make as a box cake because of its simple ingredients.  Cake mixes was not…

Salsa Cheese Dinner Rolls (Quick Yeast)

This week I bought two jars of salsa on sale and some corn chips. I put one jar in the cupboard and opened the other one for the chips. Well someone opened the other jar so I had to think what was I going to do with all this salsa now that the chips were…

Swiss Steak

I was given several old cook books from the 1930’s and war time 1940‘s. When I got them many years ago I though they were just nice heirlooms to have. I never thought after I first looked at them that they would now become important references with recipes. The books seemed out dated and uninteresting…

Applesauce Jello Salad (Cool Summer Salad)

  It is blazing hot right now and that means too hot to cook.  Here is a refreshing and easy salad to make that you can do. Applesauce Jello Salad 2 cups applesauce 1  3 oz. package of jello 1/2 cup juice, cream soda, ginger ale or water 1 cup of fruit Heat applesauce until hot.  Mix jello with…

Orange Chocolate Bundt Cake

This is a really easy cake to make with lots of flavor.  It is made from a yellow cake mix, orange jello, orange juice and one square of bakers semi sweet chocolate.  Chocolate and orange are natural complimenting flavors.  This past month I have found cake mixes on sale and have stocked up on them because…