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…

Russian Tea Cakes (Butter Nut Cookies)

Many families have a heirloom recipe of nut ball cookie, This recipe I have had since I was a kid. It didn’t get made very often because the cost of butter and nuts. This cookie brings back memories of holidays and special occasions. They are a delicate cookie but it freezes well. Easter will be…

Dog Breath Mint Biscuits DIY

Simple recipe to make for your dog’s bad breath. It takes just a few ingredients from your cupboard with some fresh mint and parsley. You can use dried parsley and mint if you don’t have fresh. The fresh is better because it has a strong scent. Baking the biscuits yourself is so much cheaper then…

Icebox Date Nut Cookies

Make ahead cookie dough and bake the next day. The buttery cookie is soft and chocked full of bits of dates and walnuts. Make the cookie dough the day before and roll into 6 inch logs. Refrigerate over night to slice and bake the next day. This cookie recipe was popular after WWII and calls…