Pineapple Cream Cheese Flan Cake

  Flan cake bottom was made in a Mary Ann style pan.  The hot weather was quick to melt the whipped cream for the picture. How did Mary Ann pan get it’s name? The name came from the Mary Ann Company that first made the pan in 1920 and the idea probably came from Germany. The…

Pork Chops and Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Water Chestnuts

I bought something new this summer that I normally don’t buy, because of budget restraints I don’t buy high end spices.  Some of the blogs have been talking about smoked paprika and how its unique flavor sets off a salad dressing or meat.  So I used it on fried pork chops and it turned out…

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank Kelly at http://kellyinthekitchen.net/  for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  She really has a great food blog and I hope all my readers will stop in her place and look around I am retired and still helping with raising my grandkids. I have been cooking since my childhood…

Inspiring Blog Award

I would like to thank The Pink Gourmet for nominating me for this award. You can find her at http://thepinkgourmet.wordpress.com.  I hope all my followers stop in at her place because she has great recipes. I am retired and still helping with raising my grandkids. I have been cooking since my childhood and have won…

Spicy Vegetable Crackers

  Wonderful crackers for grown ups, that have some zing to them. As Emeral always tells you to take it up a notch and these crackers are up a couple of notches. They are perfect for a grown up snack or fall football tailgate party. You can make them up ahead a few days and…

Blackberry Wine Cake

  If you want to make a cake or cup cakes that everyone will love and want your recipe, I have the recipe for you, blackberry wine cake. You make it with a sweet blackberry wine. This is one of my favorites to share with friends and family. I always make it for bake sales,…

French Fried Onion Rings

    There is nothing as good as home made fried onion rings. Especially when they are made from a large sweet onion like Vidalia Sweets, Florida Sweets, Texas Sweets and Hawaiian Sweets. They take a little time to make so plan a simple meal around them. They also make an inexpensive meal special. I…

Honey And Cracked Wheat Bread (130 calories per slice)

  The bowl contains bulgur wheat that was used to make this bread. The warm wonderful smell of fresh baked bread and this recipe adds the sweet smell of honey to waif through the house during baking. Something that smells this good has to taste good and it is good for you. For you dieters, the…

Red Raspberry Coffee Cake

  The luscious sweet tart flavor of fresh red raspberries is what makes this coffee cake. It is the perfect companion to coffee or tea. Moreover it is a simple easy low cost cake that can be made with any fresh fruit of the season. This week at the grocery store I just couldn’t resist…

Ham Salad

After Easter I found a couple of hams on sale very cheep and I bought them and put them in my top freezer. These were turkey hams that were already cooked. All you needed to do was warm them and slice. I took the last one out and cooked it. There was plenty left over…

Florida Sunset Salad

Summer time is always time for cool gelatin salads. Let me introduce you to a well-known gelatin salad in Florida. They are easy to make and mold. Molding Jell-O is not that hard if you follow a couple of rules. Always use less liquid. Usually about a half a cup less for each 2 cups of…