Basic Banana Bread

Wonderful basic recipe for Banana Bread that is easy to make. This is a vintage recipe from after WWII. It takes only one cup of mashed ripe banana. It is a good way to use up that last lingering banana that ripened too quick before it could be eaten. It makes a beautiful loaf. I…

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…

Cranberry Sauce Home Canned

I look forward every year to cranberry season.  There is nothing better than home canned cranberries.  Canning up the cranberries are a delicious way of enjoying them throughout the year.   My recipe is one that came from my mother that is very easy.  It is whole cranberry sauce that jells up.  Cranberries are full of…

Apple Custard Pie

This year I had major surgery and it has taken a while for me to recover. I missed posting during this period. To start back posting I took a close look at my site’s traffic during this absence. I am so grateful to everyone that has visited my site and shared my recipes because the…

Pear Pie Made From Canned Pears

A simple easy recipe for pear pie made from canned fruit. I have never seen pear pie filling on the grocery shelves. Many of us can pears or remember our mother’s canning pears. I also remember how good the pies tasted that were made from those pears. It takes about 6 large pears to make…

Rice with Grapes

A wonderful rice side dish that can be made from left over rice. Very quick and easy to make. When you are out of ideas on how to serve rice this is a great dish. I used seedless red grapes and slivered almonds. The rice is sautéed in butter with chicken soup base and slivered…

Plum Bumble

Early in my adult life I would copy recipes from magazines and from the newspaper, also I would trade and share recipes with friends. Someone was very creative in naming this cobbler. The recipe uses refrigerator biscuits for the topping and pineapple tidbits is mixed with the fresh plums. I didn’t have any refrigerator biscuits…

Home Canned Tropical Mixed Fruit

This is a delicious way of preserving fruit which is not enough of one type to can. It is done with a light syrup and in a water bath. The choice of fruit is up to what you have. You can make traditional fruit cocktail with peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple and maraschino cherries. The jars…

Home Canned Maraschino Cherries Without Liquor

I always wanted to try making my own maraschino cherries. Some one posted in a online canning group a link to making them in a post showing their canned cherries. Bing cherries was used and no Maraschino Liquor. Most recipes I have seen uses the liquor from Italy. This recipe is a four day process…