Fresh Strawberry Meringue Pie

This pie is an old recipe that I have had since I was a kid in the 1950’s. The pie crust must have it’s roots in Australia’s desert, pavlova. This pie was originally in the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook. This recipe is different because it is made in a pie pan with a circle of parchment…

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 Eggs or Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  This is an extremely easy recipe and you don’t have to have any extra equipment or molds. There is only 2 ingredients in the peanut butter centers and you hand shape them. Just melt chocolate candy melts or other colors to dip the eggs in. Almond bark candy melts or even chocolate chips can…

Five Apple Pie (Small Family Pie)

In 1915 Corning Glass introduced clear glass oven bake ware called Pyrex. In that line of bake ware was a 7 1/2 inch pie plate.  It became a very popular size.  They continued to make that size until the 1960’s.  What made this size popular during that period was it only took one can of…

Coconut Custard Pie Without Pastry Shell

During the 1960’s. Bisquick created a series of recipes for using their product known as Impossible Pies.  These were pies that formed their own crust so you didn’t have to make a pie shell, thus the name “impossible.”  The pies were quick and easy to make.  The recipes were featured on the back of the…

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…

Apple Fritters

When the English first settled in the New World they brought with them apples and began growing trees.  In the early cookery recipe books apples were called pippins. Fritter simply means food fried in a batter. The batter recipes that they brought with them used yeast for the leavening in the batter.  Yeast came from…

Cranberry Orange Nut bread

Freeze some cranberries in the fall and use them in this bread recipe all year long. Great anytime quick bread.

Zucchini Nut and Raisin Bread

My income is small so I depend on the local food bank to help me get through the month with my expenses. It only is enough to supplement your food needs.  You still have to purchase food. I have noticed weight loss in a few of the regulars that I see so some must be…

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…

Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Fudge is always a welcome treat. Many of us think of it as a holiday candy and there are always recipes that are shared during that time for holiday giving and entertaining.  It is something my family enjoys making anytime.