Walnut Applesauce Bread

A wonderful moist quick bread that is full of walnuts and cranrasines and topped with brown sugar walnuts. I was astonished at how good the recipe turned out when I made it the first time. This quick bread makes a wonderful gift or to share with a friend. The recipe makes one standard loaf or…

Applesauce Spice Bars

A tender moist bar cookie that is lightly spiced and sweeten. The bar cookies are easy to make from applesauce, raisins and nuts with only one egg. This bar cookie has been my family’s favorite since the 1970’s. The recipe came from McCall’s Magazine and included in some of their cook books during that decade….

Peanut Butter Fluff Filling for Whoopie Pies

This is a simple easy filling for cookies. The problem with regular marshmallow for a cookie filling is the top cookie will slide off. My grand kids insist on marshmallow fluff for their whoopie pies and after pies sit on a plate they slide all over the place and they get sticky. One of the…

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Pie (No Bake)

Simple and delicious, also easy to make cream cheese dessert. This dessert is so good and will garner many complements. It is light and creamy with a mild maple flavor and not too sweet. Make it the night before and let it chill over night. This gives the flavors a chance to come out. It…

Shredded Wheat Bread (Cookbook Review)

This recipe was adapted from a vintage cookbook “Breads and More Breads” that I have in my collection. The cookbook was published in 1941 by The Manual Arts Press, Peoria, Illinois. The copy I have was published for American cooks. A second edition was published in 1948 also for the American market. The authors of…

Plum Bumble

Early in my adult life I would copy recipes from magazines and from the newspaper, also I would trade and share recipes with friends. Someone was very creative in naming this cobbler. The recipe uses refrigerator biscuits for the topping and pineapple tidbits is mixed with the fresh plums. I didn’t have any refrigerator biscuits…

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake from Biscuit Baking Mix

Time for another great recipe using biscuit baking mix. This is an old favorite recipe that came off of the back of commercial biscuit mix when I was a kid. I kept the recipe because I was the one who would make it when mom had some biscuit mix in the cupboard. Every one loved…

Cookbook Review: The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook 1986 Edition

I am someone who has collected cookbooks for many years from thrift stores and have enjoyed them. The cookbooks were always cheaper than a magazine and there were endless hours of reading and looking through them. When my stash of books became too large, I could sell some and donate the ones that I wasn’t…

Cookbook Review : Pillsbury The Complete Book Of Baking

I have been asked about what cookbooks I think are the best. Most of the cookbooks I have I found while shopping in thrift stores. There is a real treasure trove of cookbooks in thrift stores and yard sales. Many of them are not very old or in bad shape. There has been many of…