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…

Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter Blossoms

This cookie the sneaks some whole wheat flour in peanut butter blossoms cookies that kids love.  Even the pickiest eater will not notice.  It is a healthier version of the cookie that many of us love. Peanut butter blossoms was a Pillsbury bake-off winner recipes in the 9th annual bake-off in 1957.  The original recipe…

Peanut Butter Waffles

Simple scratch recipe that is inexpensive to make.  It takes only flour, sugar, oil, peanut butter, baking powder and milk. The waffles are easy to make because they don’t require extra work of beating egg whites or mixing batter the night before with yeast.  You just place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and…

Walnut Peach Quick Bread

A way to use up fresh peaches before they spoil.  The recipe makes 3 small loaves from 3 peaches and is simple to make from ingredients that is in your cupboard.  The walnuts are optional if you don’t have any.  Perfect recipe when you are cooking for a small family or just your self. It…

Peanut Butter Oat Quick Bread

Yummy loaf of sweet bread that is easy to make from items that are in your cupboard which stirs up quickly, You will need a jar of peanut butter, sugar, flour, egg, oatmeal, and milk.  While it is baking the bread smells so good. Serve warm with butter, favorite jam or cream cheese. The oat…

Bing Cherry Coffee Cake

Wonderful inexpensive and easy coffee cake to make from scratch.  You can quickly mix up the batter using oil, sugar, eggs, flavoring, baking powder and flour. Layer the batter with the chopped cherries and top with a simple crumb topping.  This wonderful recipe is a heirloom recipe that will become a staple in your recipe…

Backpack Cookies

These cookies are loaded with special treats such as,  crispy rice cereal, oatmeal, candy coated chocolate pieces (M&Ms), peanuts, coconut, raisins and white chocolate chips. A wonderful chewy cookie that is great for packing in lunches or taking to a family gathering.  You can choose other combinations of dried fruit, nuts and candy pieces.  This…

Baked Chicken Breasts and Rice.

Simple baked chicken with rice made using a can of creamed chicken soup.  All ingredients are sealed in foil while baking to make a moist chicken breast and creamy rice.  The clean up easy because the pan is lined with foil.  You can make this with any cut up chicken parts.  It is a busy…

Ranger Cookies

A chewy cookie that is made from crispy rice cereal, coconut, and dried dates or raisins added to a cookie dough.  Quick to make drop cookie.  This recipe has been around for a long time and this version is the original that I brought home from Girl Scouts when I was a little girl.  It…