Krumkake

I bought a stove top krumkake (crum caga) maker several decades ago at a yard sale.  I thought this looked like a pizzelle maker and that was what I wanted it for.  It mostly just sat around in my cupboard because I had a difficult time making cookies with it.  Then the internet happened and…

Halloween Skeleton Brownies

Wilton has brought back every year for the last 6 years Halloween skeleton bones candy mold.  I make brownies and decorate them with these skeleton pieces.  The mold can be seen  here .  Any hobby shop that carries candy making supplies will probably have this inexpensive mold.  I was surprised that they still made the…

Ice Box Apple Cookies

A fun cookie to make from a simple recipe of refrigerator cookie dough.  I making these for fall but you can really make them anytime.  You don’t need any special kitchen equipment except some parchment paper or wax paper and food coloring. The apple seeds are miniature chocolate chips.  The little chocolate chips are easy…

Dill Cottage Cheese Bread

An easy batter yeast bread that contains cottage cheese and dill weed.  Quick to make and doesn’t require kneading. It is a light and soft bread that tastes good on it’s own and makes great sandwiches.  You don’t need much bread baking experience to make batter bread, also you can bake this without special equipment. …

Refrigerator Maple Cookies

Refrigerator cookies become popular right after WWII using shortening, sugar, eggs and flour.  It was a very basic cookie recipe that could be made with very little equipment and skill. This is my mother’s recipe which she used artificial maple flavoring to make these, but there are many variations and flavors using this basic recipe. …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

This chocolate oatmeal cookie that is full of surprises from the peanut butter to the white chocolate chips.  Chocolate and peanut butter always goes together so it is a natural for a cookie, only this recipe mixes both into a batter instead one being chips.  The chocolate is melted semi sweet baking chocolate that is…

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookie that is double peanut butter flavor from the addition of peanut butter chips, just perfect with a glass a milk.  Eat them warm from the oven or take along to share with friends and neighbors. I was looking for something a little different recipe for peanut butter cookie to try.  This recipe…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

  Simple to make and less expensive then cheese cake. Just takes one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and  graham cracker eight inch premade crust.  To make the topping only a 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, sugar, and corn starch that is added after the pie as cooled. This is a…

Lemon Cream Pie with Meringue

Quick and easy pie made from just a few ingredients.  It is an old fashion pie recipe using a premade pie shell, condensed milk, lemon juice, eggs, cream of tarter, sugar and jam. You can make and blind bake your own pastry shell or buy a ready made graham cracker crust.  To make the pie…

Stuffed Manicotti (Make it Ahead)

Cooking for a small household can be a challenge especially when there is only one or two.  Recipes are usually family or party size when it comes to dishes like manicotti.  I bought a box of manicotti shells that called out to me at the grocery during a pasta sale. It was a 2 for…