Old Fashion Sugar Tea Cakes

PA Dutch Recipe: Sugar Cakes-Era 1800’s This is another recipe that was handed down to me by a family member many decades ago. It is a wonderful soft cookie that is easy to make. You must use butter because you want a buttery flavor to the cookie. Also margarine will make the cookie spread and…

Quick and Easy Short Cake From Scratch

This is an old recipe I got from my mother. We had home grown strawberries growing up. So this recipe was her go to recipe for short cake during strawberry season. It mixes together very quick and bakes in a short time. The ingredients are simple and you don’t need to be a baker to…

Tomato Basil Cheese Quick Bread

I had dried some tomatoes this fall and wanted to use them in a bread recipe. I search through all my cookbooks and on line for a recipe that was easy and not loaded with grains. I wanted to keep it simple with ingredients that was usually on hand. I made an exception with the…

Old Fashion Prunella Quick Bread

Over the years I have seen recipes in old cookbooks for Prunella Cakes and Breads.  It is a recipe that doesn’t show up in modern cookbooks.  Originally prunes were chopped and added to the batter but this is a version that was popular in the mid 20th century made from using 2 jars of plum…

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

This is a recipe that I have made since I was young.  It came out of a vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook.  It make 12 muffins.  The recipe is easy to make and only uses one banana and a cup of blueberries.  It is topped with a crumb topping and colored sugar sprinkles before baking.  The…

Frosted Cashew Cookies

The butter drop cookie is full of cashews and frosted with a brown butter icing.  I got this recipe in the early 1980’s when I bought a money raising cookbook.  I have been making these cookies ever since.  It is a perfect cookie for holiday baking and will get you many compliments.     

Peach Cobbler from Canned Peaches

This is a very quick cobbler that only takes one 15 ounce can of sliced peaches and a half a cup of baking mix (Bisquick.)  The recipe makes three servings and bakes in 20 minutes.  It is a wonderful weeknight dessert on a cold day.  You serve it fresh out of the oven with a…

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Delicious banana muffin with fresh cranberries made with whole white wheat flour.  Perfect for a grab and go morning.  We love them warm right out of the oven.  Easy to make using frozen or fresh cranberries and just 3 ripe bananas.  You have a few bananas that is getting to the end of their shelf…

Fresh Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Make ahead zucchini bread for the holiday season.  The recipe is easy and uses just one cup of fresh or frozen cranberries.  You also just need one and half of shredded zucchini. This is a very moist quick bread and it freezes well, that is why you can make this ahead. The recipe makes two…

Applesauce Cream Pie

This recipe is old and was probably from the second half of the 19th century.  It is made from condensed milk like the original key lime pie. Bordon first marketed condensed milk in 1856 and cooks started using it in their baking.  There was no refrigeration to keep milk.  It was convenient to keep on…