Basic Banana Bread

Wonderful basic recipe for Banana Bread that is easy to make. This is a vintage recipe from after WWII. It takes only one cup of mashed ripe banana. It is a good way to use up that last lingering banana that ripened too quick before it could be eaten. It makes a beautiful loaf. I…

Eggless Chocolate Pudding Cake

This dessert recipe is easy to make and quick to prepare. The cake makes pudding sauce topped with a lovely cake on top. There is no egg in this recipe and is inexpensive to make. We have been facing quickly rising food costs. Essential ingredients for cooking and baking are hit with shortages. There is…

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…

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…

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…

Pizza Home Made From Scratch

Quick and easy dough that you can add what ever toppings you want. It takes about a hour to put this together and bake. Save your money on home delivery and make it yourself. Just add the ingredients to your shopping list to keep on hand to use on a moment notice. A little practice…

Apple Custard Pie

This year I had major surgery and it has taken a while for me to recover. I missed posting during this period. To start back posting I took a close look at my site’s traffic during this absence. I am so grateful to everyone that has visited my site and shared my recipes because the…