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…

Pineapple Cake Quick and Easy

  At the end of the month I run out of ideas as to what to make from the assortment of food that is in my cupboard. It just depends on what I receive from the local Food Bank. So cooking is always an adventure for me. They give you what has been donated, sometimes…

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.  When ever 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…

Chocolate Swirl Cheese Cake

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 bitter…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Heirloom Recipe

This is a wonderful dessert that can be made from items in your cabinet.  Most of the time when I make it I don’t have the cherries but this time I did.  I keep nuts in the freezer for baking.  Usually I buy them on sale in the fall and buy extra for the freezer….

History of Pig Picking Cake

My daughter always talked about a wonderful cake called Pea Pick’n Cake when she was young.  The only problem was the mother who made the cake would not share the recipe.  That was before Paula Dean and internet.  This was not uncommon for recipes to held close as a cook’s secret .   It was…