Pineapple Upside Down Cake Heirloom Recipe

This is a wonderful dessert that can be made from items in your cabinet.  Most of the time when I make it I don’t have the cherries but this time I did.  I keep nuts in the freezer for baking.  Usually I buy them on sale in the fall and buy extra for the freezer….

Corn Chowder Inexpensive Comfort Food

It is the end of the month and the challenge is to feed the family what I have on hand.  Making a small food budget stretch is a real skill.  I am grateful to have the internet which helps with ideas and tips.  I try to add things to my food shopping list at the…

Finishing up the Mariners Compass

Last time I went over the Mariner’s Compass but did not show how to set it in a square.  The way you sew this is a little different then the Drunker’s Path.  Curves can be very intimidating. The Mariner’s Compass takes some patients but it is not as hard as it looks. I cut out…

Yellow Squash and Corn Relish Canning Recipe

I got this wonderful recipe from Lillian’s Cupboard here at WordPress.  She has cut down the recipe so you can make a small batch from vegetables that you can buy at a farmers market.  I quadrupled it because I had so many yellow squash from my CSA boxes the last few weeks.  Our growing season…

Mini Mariner’s Compass

I have a work in progress (WIP) that needed a Mini Mariner’s Compass for a focus point in a medallion quilt.  I thought I would do that before I make the Mariner’s Compass block for my Sampler Quilt.  This medallion quilt was started 5 years ago.  I won’t get it finished this year but probably…

History of Pig Picking Cake

My daughter always talked about a wonderful cake called Pea Pick’n Cake when she was young.  The only problem was the mother who made the cake would not share the recipe.  That was before Paula Dean and internet.  This was not uncommon for recipes to held close as a cook’s secret .   It was…