Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch. No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I…

DIY All Purpose Orange Cleaner

I make my own all purpose spray cleaner to save money. My mother would make cleaner using ammonia to wash windows and other uses. I like this recipe using orange peels. Ammonia is hard to find these days when out shopping. There are many recipes for making spray cleaners on the internet now. This is…

How to Dehydrate Citrus

This past winter I bought a dehydrator from a thrift store. There had been several people in line at the food pantry that has been talking about dehydrating some foods this past couple of years. I was told to watch for a dehydrator at thrift stores to get one because I would like it better…

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…

Strawberry Pineapple Marmalade

This is an updated recipe from a 50 year old Ball Blue Book recipe. I used to make it the long cook method that was in this canning and freezing cookbook. I just loved the fruit flavor of this marmalade and was willing to stand over it until it reached the jell stage on the…

Watermelon Jam

Great jam to make and give as gifts. You use Sure Jell Low Sugar pectin, lemon juice, sugar and puree watermelon. It is a jam you don’t find in the stores and is pretty in jars. This is what makes it a nice gift to give because it is unusual but tastes really good. It…

Old Fashion Prunella Quick Bread

Over the years I have seen recipes in old cookbooks for Prunella Cakes and Breads.  It is a recipe that doesn’t show up in modern cookbooks.  Originally prunes were chopped and added to the batter but this is a version that was popular in the mid 20th century made from using 2 jars of plum…

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

This is a recipe that I have made since I was young.  It came out of a vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook.  It make 12 muffins.  The recipe is easy to make and only uses one banana and a cup of blueberries.  It is topped with a crumb topping and colored sugar sprinkles before baking.  The…

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…

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Delicious banana muffin with fresh cranberries made with whole white wheat flour.  Perfect for a grab and go morning.  We love them warm right out of the oven.  Easy to make using frozen or fresh cranberries and just 3 ripe bananas.  You have a few bananas that is getting to the end of their shelf…