Fail Proof Hard Boil Eggs Easy to Peel

I have always had trouble with peeling hard boiled eggs. Over the years I have tried many methods of boiling eggs. I followed all kinds of advice from friends and cookbooks. What ever I tried and how careful I was with following the directions, I still had a trouble with getting the shell off the…

Applesauce Fritters

Delicious fritter that is easy to make and perfect for when the weather cool or a weekend breakfast. It is a perfect substitute for when you are hit with a doughnut craving. I found this recipe when I was looking for a recipe to use applesauce that I had on hand. The recipe became a…

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…