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….

Whoopie Pies From Cake Mix

When I was shopping, I noticed a display of whoopie pie fall mixes on a end counter.  It reminded me that I had this recipe already written in my drafts to make.  I go through my recipes and pick things to make in the future for my blog  or I stumble over a low cost…

Easy Baked Egg Custard

Eggs are very inexpensive right now in my area. Two weeks ago the eggs were $.56 a dozen so I bought 4 dozen. I had all these ideas of things I could make with them. Then the food pantry gave me 2 dozen. We normally don’t see eggs very often at the pantry. Some milk…

Quick and Easy Short Cake From Scratch

This is an old recipe I got from my mother. We had home grown strawberries growing up. So this recipe was her go to recipe for short cake during strawberry season. It mixes together very quick and bakes in a short time. The ingredients are simple and you don’t need to be a baker to…

English Toffee Easy Microwave Recipe

I have been making this recipe for the last 20 years and it is so easy. The recipe came from Karo Syrup. I clipped it from a magazine ad featuring recipes using Karo Light Syrup. The ingredients are sugar, butter, corn syrup, chocolate chips and chopped almonds. I have a grandchild that can’t have nuts…

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…

Apple Lasagna

Delicious dessert to finish off a fall dinner.  Easy to make using just 4 cooked lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and 1 can of apple pie filling.  This recipe makes 6 servings and baked in a 9 inch x 7 inch baking pan.  The noodles is layered with ricotta cheese filling and apple pie filling on…