Banana Upside Down Cake

I spent time looking for a recipe for this cake that was inexpensive to make and that did require anything out of the ordinary pantry.  I like this one because it is made in a iron skillet.  Actually any skillet would work that have oven safe handle. Advertisements

Banana Walnut Blondies

The food bank gives out very ripe bananas.  I am always looking for ways to use them up.  In the past the food bank has had shelled walnuts but usually the nuts have absorbed unwanted flavors from being stored.  Normally I can’t use them because they taste so bad and even toasting don’t remove the…

Banana Bundt Cake with Penuche Frosting

Quick and easy fun bundt cake to make using up ripe bananas.  What makes it so easy is that it is made from a yellow cake mix.  I was a little intimidated with the idea of making a cooked frosting but it turned out not to be that hard.  It actually went fast.  You just…

Cake Spice Blend Recipe

A couple of Christmases ago, I was shopping in a discount grocery.  I ran across a small bottle of cake spice. That was it’s name just “cake spice.”  I looked at the ingredients on the bottle to see what was in it.  This was different then what I expected so I bought the little dollar…

Apple Upside Down Cake

What can you make with just two apples?  How about a apple upside down cake.  This cake is from an old fashion heirloom recipe.  It is simple no fuss comfort food from a few simple ingredients that is from your pantry.  The cake is baked in a 9 or 10 inch skillet so no special…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Delicious Pecan Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake has a bad reputation as being dry and heavy like a brick.  I found this delicious recipe many years ago on the back of a cake mix.  I have adjusted it to taste like a fruit cake that my family fell in love with from a local market.  It was a southern pecan…

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…

Applesauce Raisin Squares with Brown Butter Frosting

I have had this recipe since high school and it came from McCall’s magazine.  For a long time I used the clipping from the magazine until I started transferring my recipes to 4″ x 6″ cards and I added that it came from McCall’s.  The magazine has been out of publication now for over a…

Simple Easy Banana Cake

I was amazed at how good this turned out.  I had a few bananas that was over ripe.  I wanted to use them but didn’t want to make banana bread.  I wanted something fast a quick. This recipe fit the bill.  I am sure this would taste making it with butter cake mix. butter pecan…

Black Forest Cheese Cake

Black Forest Cheese Cake will impress your family and friends.  Only don’t tell them how easy it is to make.  Whenever you want a wonderful cake for a special occasion, you can go wrong with this one.  It is made using a chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling, container of fudge frosting, can of condensed…

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

I love cheese cake.  All kinds of cheese cakes I find hard to resist.  Many years ago I clip this recipe off of the back of the box of baking chocolate.  It is not too sweet and rich in chocolate flavor.  I have modified the recipe a little so it would not be too bittersweet…