Sweet Pickled Salad Cubes (Relish)

I was given some large zucchini. I love zucchini but right now I don’t have any space in my freezer because I had prepped for the high prices and shortages. Next best thing to do with them is pickling them. My local Sam’s Club for the last few months has had pickling cucumbers. I took…

Scalloped Corn

My mother would make this when I was a little girl. She would make it in the summer when the corn was ready in our garden. This was a dish that was made by her mother. There are many versions of this recipe that has been handed down over generations. This recipe uses only one…

Easy Cheesy Batter Bread

I have been adding new things to my pantry that are long term. I haven’t gone all out with special foods that are meals in a bucket. That is costly and I am retired on a fixed income. One of the items I purchased was cheddar cheese powder. It is mainly used for macaroni and…

German Potato Salad (Pantry Cooking)

Warm winter salad that is easy to prepare, that even tastes better the next day.  I used canned sliced potatoes to speed up the cooking time that I have in my pantry.  Sometimes I use a quart of my home canned potatoes.  You can boil your potatoes with the skins on if you are not…

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue

This recipe comes from the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook that my mother had.  I enjoyed this pie as a kid both making it and eating it.  I am not going to make a pie shell for this one.  Instead, I purchased a premade pecan pie shell at the grocery before Thanksgiving.  But never got around…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Sheet Pastry

Made in a 15-inch x 10-inch x 1 1/2 sheet pan that was often seen at weddings and social events during the mid-20th century.  This is a flaky pastry with a pineapple filling topped with cream cheese, nuts and coconut.  Some of you may remember this by other names like pineapple squares, or pineapple pizza…

Winter Broccoli Salad

Easy cold weather salad that features broccoli, cauliflower and seedless grapes.  I love throwing this salad together in late fall and early winter.  Broccoli, cauliflower and seedless grapes is available in the produce section of the grocery stores during that season.  It is a hardy salad that goes well with a sandwich or soup.  It…

Cranberry Sauce Home Canned

I look forward every year to cranberry season.  There is nothing better than home canned cranberries.  Canning up the cranberries are a delicious way of enjoying them throughout the year.   My recipe is one that came from my mother that is very easy.  It is whole cranberry sauce that jells up.  Cranberries are full of…

Italian Christmas Cookies

This is a traditional recipe that was always made in Italian homes for special occasions when I was growing up.  I used to envy friends that had Italian grandmothers.  Before special holidays, their homes would smell of lemon or anise.  There would be trays of cookies drying on beds so they could be packed in…

30 Minutes Hamburger Buns Cooking for 2

This recipe makes four hamburger buns. You can double it to make 8 buns. Normally I only need 4 buns so I love this recipe when I can not get to the store. It is quick and easy. I have also used this recipe to make a small pan of dinner rolls. Just divide the…