Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

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…

French Toast (Simple and Easy)

  If you are like me, you don’t like to see bread go to waste. One of the things that you can do with day old bread is make French toast. It is really quick and easy.  The artisan breads are my favorite to make French toast with.  Just slice them about 3/4 inch thick…

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…

Salade Lyonaise

  One of the great French salads named after Lyon, France. I always thought it was Italian because my high school girl friend’s parents always ate it after Sunday morning Mass. Her mother was a wonderful Italian cook. It is normally made with endive or frisee lettuce but they would enjoy this comfort food with…

Old Fashion Custard Pie

    Old fashion custard pie is a family pleaser. I had some milk that was getting ready to expire and I can’t stand to waste it. So I made this quick and easy pie with it. I had a ready made pie crust left over that was also a day or two past its…

Red Beet Pickled Eggs

  My dad loved these and were made often when I was growing up.  I continued to make them for my own family.  My parents were from western Pennsylvania and the cooking was influenced by the Germans that settled there.  Red beet pickled eggs today is considered Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. When the chickens laid too many…

The Art of Hand Made Noodles with no Special Equipment

Hand made noodles add something special to simple soups, casseroles and pasta dishes.  There is always a surprising texture to the meal that isn’t there with commercial made pasta.  Even if you don’t say anything to your guests, the noodles will get many complements. They will want to know where did you get them and…