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…

Apple Butter Made From Applesauce

I am still busy canning.  In my pantry, I discovered many cans of applesauce. Applesauce is something that is often in my food box.  I enjoy applesauce and do eat it but I have more then I can eat.  So I took time to research some ways to use applesauce.  I found that I could…

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…

Easy Banana Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce

I have some bananas to use up. Like most of you I started to look through my cupboard at what I have on hand that might trigger some ideas for supper.  There was a box of instant vanilla pudding and my stack of bags of rice.  As I have written in the past that I…

Banana Pancakes

Easy to make banana pancakes from scratch. It is made from ripe mashed bananas, flour, egg, baking powder, soda, sugar and milk.  It only takes a few extra minutes to mix up pancakes from scratch as it does to use pancake mix and it is cheaper.  The pancake is a little denser then a standard…

Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

  Simple to make and less expensive then cheese cake. Just takes one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and  graham cracker eight inch premade crust.  To make the topping only a 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, sugar, and corn starch that is added after the pie as cooled. This is a…