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…

Salade Lyonaise

One of the great French salads named after Lyon, France. I always thought it was Italian because my high school girl friend’s parents always ate it after Sunday morning Mass. Her mother was a wonderful Italian cook. It is normally made with endive or frisee lettuce but they would enjoy this comfort food with other…

Cranberry Orange Nut bread

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

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…

Egg Less Yogurt Raisin Muffins

Yummy muffins from only 4 ingredients that are eggless.  Great quick breakfast idea.  It makes 18 muffins or a little more. I used cupcake size pans and liners because I pack them in lunches.  You can make them as traditional muffins with out cupcake liners. They are moist and full of flavor.

Eggless Yogurt Blueberry Coffee Cake

Because of the H5N2 avian flu epidemic in chickens, many farmers have lost their flocks.  Eggs are now getting very expensive. I won’t be able to buy as many now and have to make adjustments in my cooking. It will be even harder for those that have limited income and depend on SNAP to supplement…

Home Made Bulk Sausage Recipe

Pork has been on sale often this winter and actually cheaper then sausage per pound.  I have a food grinder attachment to my Kitchen Aid Mixer and it dawned on me to make some sausage.  My parents always made it when I was growing up.  We had a hand crank food grinder that clamped on…

Savory Ham Cheese Broccoli Muffins

If you have run out of ideas for a weekend meal,  this a quick an easy brunch.  Actually we had them for supper tonight.  They are as good as they look.  There was a box of Bisquick lurking in my pantry that needed to be used up.  I was going through my shelves to see…

Banana Oatmeal Coffee Cake

Talk about a surprisingly good coffee cake, this is it. When I first read this recipe, it didn’t grab me as all that good. I had been given some ripe bananas to use up and I wanted to bake something really different with them to feature here on line. After looking through most of my…

Red Raspberry Coffee Cake

  The luscious sweet tart flavor of fresh red raspberries is what makes this coffee cake. It is the perfect companion to coffee or tea. Moreover it is a simple easy low cost cake that can be made with any fresh fruit of the season. This week at the grocery store I just couldn’t resist…

Raised Yeast Doughnuts

Since I saved the oil from the potato doughnuts in the refrigerator by using a quart glass jar,  I decided to make raised doughnuts for the family on Sunday morning.  I was up early so they had time to rise.  This is a simple easy recipe and the only trouble I had was oil temperature. …