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…

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…

Pancake Mix DIY

I haven’t bought pancake mix in a very long time. This is a very inexpensive dry mix recipe that you can keep on hand. It really stores nicely in a container. You only have to use one part water to one part dry mix to make the batter. It is a quick and easy way…

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…

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

This is a recipe that I have made since I was young.  It came out of a vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook.  It make 12 muffins.  The recipe is easy to make and only uses one banana and a cup of blueberries.  It is topped with a crumb topping and colored sugar sprinkles before baking.  The…

Shake and Scramble Eggs Breakfast for Two

I have been making scrambled eggs this way for many years.  It is quick and easy to do.  You just need a container with a tight fitting lid.  A glass jar with a screw top lid works well.  In the early morning hours and in a hurry to get out the door, you don’t want…

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Delicious banana muffin with fresh cranberries made with whole white wheat flour.  Perfect for a grab and go morning.  We love them warm right out of the oven.  Easy to make using frozen or fresh cranberries and just 3 ripe bananas.  You have a few bananas that is getting to the end of their shelf…

Strata Anytime Casserole

Inexpensive casserole that makes four servings that is quick and easy to make. The sausage strata is made from day old bread, milk, eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese and onion.  It is actually a savory bread pudding that doesn’t require to be refrigerated before baking.  This is a small casserole that can be quickly put together…

Banana Pancakes

Easy to make banana pancakes from scratch. It is made from ripe mashed bananas, flour, egg, baking powder, soda, sugar and milk.  It only takes a few extra minutes to mix up pancakes from scratch as it does to use pancake mix and it is cheaper.  The pancake is a little denser then a standard…

Peanut Butter Waffles

Simple scratch recipe that is inexpensive to make.  It takes only flour, sugar, oil, peanut butter, baking powder and milk. The waffles are easy to make because they don’t require extra work of beating egg whites or mixing batter the night before with yeast.  You just place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and…