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…

Carrot Cornbread(Heirloom Recipe)

Cornbread is a family favorite. There is not many people who don’t like cornbread. Most of the time we just grab a box of mix at the store and follow the directions. It is not difficult to make from scratch. Cornmeal is an inexpensive staples that you should keep on hand when you are trying…

Cranberry Orange Nut bread

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

Zucchini Nut and Raisin Bread

My income is small so I depend on the local food bank to help me get through the month with my expenses. It only is enough to supplement your food needs.  You still have to purchase food. I have noticed weight loss in a few of the regulars that I see so some must be…

Christmas Cherry Scones

It get busy around here at Christmas and I find myself running out of time. Like everyone I want to have on hand something other then cookies or cake to serve guests or just for coffee. Scones are a wonderful addition to your Christmas baking.  They can also be work. You can find great recipes…

Applesauce Banana Bread-Dairy Free And Sugar Free

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to think about what we are going to serve for dinner or what we are going to take as a guest to dinner.  The hardest thing is to think up a desert for some one who can’t have dairy or sugar.   Here is a wonderful…

Applesauce Bread Pudding

One of the first things I learned to make was bread pudding.  My mother had a Betty Crocker Cookbook and I would look through it at a early at an early age for things I could make.  Bread pudding was one of them.  I still like making and eating it.  I adapted a recipe from…

Oatmeal Batter Bread-Easy

    Most oatmeal bread recipes make a dense loaf but I wanted a lighter easy oatmeal bread.  After trying several recipes I decided to adapt my batter recipe into an oatmeal bread.  It turned out good.  It had a chewy crust and was light inside with a little oatmeal texture.  The brown sugar give…