Pressure Cooked Turkey Bone Broth

A simple and time efficient way of making stock or broth from the carcass of roasted turkey. I purchased a new pressure cooker, a Crockpot Express Pot, this year in the pre Black Friday sales on line at a deep discount and was excited to use it.  It was a real treat to buy something…

Apple Raisin Fritter Bread

A fun quick bread to make that is really yummy. It can be a little messy to eat but so good.  The trick to making this bread is to line the loaf pan with parchment paper so you can lift it out because it doesn’t hold together well when it is flipped out.  The apple…

Honey Maple Walnut Syrup

Fall is the time of year we think of walnuts and maple over some french toast.  This recipe is a wonderful way of dressing up breakfast during cold weather or ice cream when it is summer. This recipe makes less than a cup and just enough for a meal or treat. It is easy to…

Orange Banana Salad With Lime Honey Salad Dressing

Orange banana salad with lime honey salad dressing is a wonderful winter salad that can be made for one person or for a family dinner. The lime honey dressing is quick and easy to make. The extra dressing can be stored for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. Just place it in a jar…

Split Seconds Cookies

I have leftover cranberry filling from the tarts and didn’t want to throw it away.  I had thawed out last year’s leftover cranberries that was still in my freezer.  So I used them all in doubling the filling recipe.  I did that because I didn’t want to have to stop to make more filling while…

Pizzelles

These traditional Italian cookies are delicate and have a light anise flavoring.  Many of us remember them as holiday cookies or cookies that graced the cookie table at a wedding.  I remember spending hours helping to make these with family members using the traditional pizzelles irons.  That was a long time ago and now we…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Shortbread Tarts (Cookies)

Wonderful little bites of cream cheese pastry and sweet and tart filling. Perfect for the holidays and cookie exchange.  I was able to get 80 little mini tarts from the recipe.  Normally I make tassies but one of my grandchildren has a nut allergy.  I saw this wonderful cranberry jam filling here.   I knew this…

French Salad Dressing

Really simple and easy French salad dressing made from ingredients you always have on hand.  It is a basic recipe that is worth adding to your recipe box to have on hand. The salad dressing is bold in flavor and is a cross between bottled French dressing and Catalina dressing. It will turn a simple…

Cranberry Molded Salad

Old fashioned cranberry molded salad recipe that I have been making for many years.  This is from the first half of the 20th century when congealed salads was very popular.  The newspapers always featured these type of salads on a regular basis because readers sent them in to share.  Refrigeration was new as towns became…

Banana Upside Down Cake

I spent time looking for a recipe for this cake that was inexpensive to make and that did require anything out of the ordinary pantry.  I like this one because it is made in a iron skillet.  Actually any skillet would work that have oven safe handle.

Creamy Celery Seed Salad Dressing

Making salad dressing is easy and inexpensive to make.  It is also a way to stretch your food budget.  You control how much sugar and salt goes into the dressing.  This recipe for celery seed dressing is traditionally known as a French dressing.  A French dressing is a mixture of oil, herbs, seasonings and vinegar. …

Banana Drop Cookies with Cinnamon Chips

I watch after holidays for seasonal baking items to buy marked down.  That is when I get my chocolate chips and other baking chips.  I then use them through the year for cookies and other baking recipes.  They will keep for a year nicely.  Last fall I bought a few bags of cinnamon chips on…