Date Nut Quick Bread

This recipe reminiscent of the date nut bread that used to be bought in a can. I don’t think they make it anymore. It is a very moist and full of dates and walnuts. It makes a wonderful tea bread that can be served with cream cheese for the holidays. I have looked for a…

Lemon Aid Blueberry Bundt Cake

Refreshing summer treat of lemon cake and blueberries. This is a very light batter bundt cake with a light lemon flavor. It is made in a 6-cup bundt pan or a standard loaf pan if you don’t have a small bundt pan. The sugar and butter have to be beat until it is light and…

Chocolate Cocoa Pudding

Simple quick cooked chocolate pudding using pantry ingredients. All you need is cocoa powder, cornstarch, sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. It takes about 5 minutes to make. It is one of those recipes that you need to keep in your recipe box for when you are out of ideas and money. When I was at…

Pear Cobbler

This is a lovely dessert any time of the year because it is made from canned pears. If you home can pears, you can use them in this recipe. It is a great recipe to add to your recipe box to have on hand for cooking from your cabinet. It is delicious. You can make…

Eggless Chocolate Pudding Cake

This dessert recipe is easy to make and quick to prepare. The cake makes pudding sauce topped with a lovely cake on top. There is no egg in this recipe and is inexpensive to make. We have been facing quickly rising food costs. Essential ingredients for cooking and baking are hit with shortages. There is…

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue

This recipe comes from the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook that my mother had.  I enjoyed this pie as a kid both making it and eating it.  I am not going to make a pie shell for this one.  Instead, I purchased a premade pecan pie shell at the grocery before Thanksgiving.  But never got around…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Sheet Pastry

Made in a 15-inch x 10-inch x 1 1/2 sheet pan that was often seen at weddings and social events during the mid-20th century.  This is a flaky pastry with a pineapple filling topped with cream cheese, nuts and coconut.  Some of you may remember this by other names like pineapple squares, or pineapple pizza…

Italian Christmas Cookies

This is a traditional recipe that was always made in Italian homes for special occasions when I was growing up.  I used to envy friends that had Italian grandmothers.  Before special holidays, their homes would smell of lemon or anise.  There would be trays of cookies drying on beds so they could be packed in…

Applesauce Spice Bars

A tender moist bar cookie that is lightly spiced and sweeten. The bar cookies are easy to make from applesauce, raisins and nuts with only one egg. This bar cookie has been my family’s favorite since the 1970’s. The recipe came from McCall’s Magazine and included in some of their cook books during that decade….