Buckwheat Pancakes

My family loves these pancakes because they have a hearty flavor to them.  I make them often because they are easy to do.  Buckwheat flour can be hard to find in grocery stores but most organic food stores carry it. This is not a gluten free recipe.  The recipe came from my family because my…

Lemon Loaf Cake

  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The pan was in perfect shape and lightly used.  Nordic Ware baking pans are always expensive so I grabbed it.  I like to bake with Nordic Ware but this is the only one like…

Apple Raisin Fritter Bread

A fun quick bread to make that is really yummy. It can be a little messy to eat but so good.  The trick to making this bread is to line the loaf pan with parchment paper so you can lift it out because it doesn’t hold together well when it is flipped out.  The apple…

Honey Maple Walnut Syrup

Fall is the time of year we think of walnuts and maple over a stack of pancakes.  This recipe is a wonderful way of dressing up breakfast during cold weather or ice cream when it is summer. This recipe makes less than a cup and just enough for a meal or treat. It is easy…

Ham Savory Bites

Quick and easy snack or to serve at a party.  You only need ham salad, bought or homemade, and frozen bread dough. This is an ideal for over the holidays when you are pressed for time.  It does take a few minutes to make the bits after the dough is thawed out but still very…

Banana Date Nut Bread

It has been a long hot summer with me with too much going on ending with a Hurricane.  I am looking forward to a cooler fall and winter.  Here in Florida we are just now starting to get cool fronts coming in to cool things down especially at night.  This now leaves me time to…

Tuna Hand Pies (Turnovers)

Growing up I would make the evening meal because my mother got home late from her job.  In those days Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays and this was something I liked making.  I am not sure where this recipe came from but it probably was from a ladies’ magazine. In the late 1950’s and…

Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Bran Applesauce Quick Bread

This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread.  You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast.  It is also yummy for a midday snack with a  cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In…

French Toast (Simple and Easy)

  If you are like me, you don’t like to see bread go to waste. One of the things that you can do with day old bread is make French toast. It is really quick and easy.  The artisan breads are my favorite to make French toast with.  Just slice them about 3/4 inch thick…

Apple Fritters

When the English first settled in the New World they brought with them apples and began growing trees.  In the early cookery recipe books apples were called pippins. Fritter simply means food fried in a batter. The batter recipes that they brought with them used yeast for the leavening in the batter.  Yeast came from…

Cranberry Orange Nut bread

Freeze some cranberries in the fall and use them in this bread recipe all year long. Great anytime quick bread.