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…

Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter Blossoms

This cookie the sneaks some whole wheat flour in peanut butter blossoms cookies that kids love.  Even the pickiest eater will not notice.  It is a healthier version of the cookie that many of us love. Peanut butter blossoms was a Pillsbury bake-off winner recipes in the 9th annual bake-off in 1957.  The original recipe…

Authentic Key Lime Pie with Meringue

Easy fast pie made with key lime juice, sweeten condensed milk and egg yokes in a graham cracker pie crust topped with meringue. Traditional and original South Florida pie that has been made since Borden began manufacturing can sweeten condensed milk  in 1853.  Originally the pie was made with a blind baked pie shell but…

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…

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…

New England Boiled Dinner (Corned Beef)

This is my family’s favorite spring meal.  Corned beef goes on sale just before St. Patrick’s Day.  I usually pick up a brisket right after that holiday on a quick sale.  It is an easy meal to make.  I like to make it on the stove top but you can make it in a crock…

History of Pig Picking Cake

  My daughter always talked about a wonderful cake called Pea Pick’n Cake when she was young.  The only problem was the mother who made the cake would not share the recipe.  That was before Paula Dean and internet.  This was not uncommon for recipes to held close as a cook’s secret .   It…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Flan Cake

  Flan cake bottom was made in a Mary Ann style pan.  The cake is a vanilla yellow cake made from scratch. The flan is filled with a pineapple cream cheese filling and topped with kiwi fruit and whipped cream.  Easy to make and will impress your dinner guests. How did Mary Ann pan get…

Ham Salad

After Easter I found a couple of hams on sale very cheep and I bought them and put them in my top freezer. These were turkey hams that were already cooked. All you needed to do was warm them and slice. I took the last one out and cooked it. There was plenty left over…

Potato Doughnut (History and Original Recipe)

Glass doughnut stand is EAPG manufactured in 1894 by McKee Glass known as “Jubilee,“ “Isis” or “Radiant Daisy and Button.“ Doughnuts are an American comfort food and part of the American cuisine. There are many tales and stories as to how the doughnut came about and got its name. But food historians agree that the…