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…

Small Family Meat Loaf

An easy meat loaf that only takes 1 pound of lean ground beef.  It only takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake.  It will serve four to five servings, just right for a small family.  In my case there is a enough left over for a couple of sandwiches the next day.   I…

Peanut Butter Tomato Soup

My aunt used to make this quick soup for my uncle.  I always thought is was just one of his food quarks.  It turns out to be a recipe from the Depression or at least a way to add flavor to a can of condensed tomato soup.  One of Taste of Home readers sent in…

Peach Cobbler from Canned Peaches

This is a very quick cobbler that only takes one 15 ounce can of sliced peaches and a half a cup of baking mix (Bisquick.)  The recipe makes three servings and bakes in 20 minutes.  It is a wonderful weeknight dessert on a cold day.  You serve it fresh out of the oven with a…

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…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

Shepherd’s Pie for 2

Easy dinner for just a couple of people.  It only takes 1/2 pound of ground beef.  This is perfect for left over vegetables or mixed frozen vegetables.  Add a salad or a dish of applesauce to complete the meal.  Cooking a hardy meal can be done even for just one or two people.

Ravioli From Scratch (Cooking for two)

There is nothing better then freshly made ravioli and the best part is you can fill them with what you have on hand.  You don’t need to have a production line of family members to help make the dough, then roll it out and fill them.  It is not as intimidating to make as it…

Pasta With Spinach, Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes

Very quick meal that can be made for as little as one person or a crowd. As the pasta is cooking, the bacon and onion can be sauté in a skillet.  Crumble the bacon add the cooked pasta to the skillet then add tomatoes, torn fresh spinach and shredded cheese.  Toss and serve.  This meal…

Buffalo Wings Recipe

Buffalo wings recipe was given to me many years ago that feeds just 4 people.  You will need  8 wings to cut up into pieces discarding the tips.  The wings are baked first with a little salt, oil and flour.  The sauce is made from butter, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic and vinegar.  It is…