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…

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…

Quick Gingerbread from Biscuit Baking Mix

This is one of my go to recipes for a quick dessert. It is easy to make from what you have in your pantry. I make my own biscuit mix as a easy way to save money on my food budget. This recipe is part of a series of recipes using the home made mix….

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…

Basil Butter Pats

Make pretty little herbed butter pats to dress up a special meal.  They are easy to do and you can mold them in silicon ice cube or candy trays.  The trays are inexpensive and are found with seasonal items at hobby and craft stores.  I have a selection of them that I collected over the…

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…

Making Bread Crumbs and Dried Bread Cubes

I like to make my own bread crumbs from bread that is at the end of it’s shelf life.  It is also getting close to Thanksgiving and we enjoy stuffed turkey.  It makes sense to find uses for stale bread.  I sometimes make French toast or bread pudding with the extra bread.  The breads I usually use…

Dill Cottage Cheese Bread

An easy batter yeast bread that contains cottage cheese and dill weed.  Quick to make and doesn’t require kneading. It is a light and soft bread that tastes good on it’s own and makes great sandwiches.  You don’t need much bread baking experience to make batter bread, also you can bake this without special equipment. …