Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Mini Cakes

Mint chocolate chip cake is made from white cake mix, mint extract, and grated semi sweet chocolate. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box add mint extract and the grated chocolate just before pouring baking pans.  A few drops of green food coloring is optional. I have collected many baking mold…

How To Bake Cake Pops

How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans.  These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips.   Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them. I found a set of cake pop pans this fall…

Mocha Madeleines

Mocha madeleines is perfect with a cup of coffee. They are made with chocolate cocoa and instant coffee granules.  Mocha madeleines only need a little dusting of powdered sugar. Madeleines are really little cakes and less difficult to make then you would think. The trick is getting them out of the special pan that is…

Oatmeal Chocolate Cherry Bars

I still have frozen dried cherries in my freezer that needed to be used.  Dried cherries are so good in cookies. This recipe is fast and easy to make.  You don’t need extra baking equipment to make these.  Mix by hand or by a mixer and pour into a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan…

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is made from sour cream, and fresh lemon juice.  The moist lemon cake is glazed with a lemon syrup. The Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan makes it extra festive.  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The…

Honey Maple Walnut Syrup

Fall is the time of year we think of walnuts and maple over some french toast.  This recipe is a wonderful way of dressing up breakfast during cold weather or ice cream when it is summer. This recipe makes less than a cup and just enough for a meal or treat. It is easy to…

Pizzelles

These traditional Italian cookies are delicate and have a light anise flavoring.  Many of us remember them as holiday cookies or cookies that graced the cookie table at a wedding.  I remember spending hours helping to make these with family members using the traditional pizzelles irons.  That was a long time ago and now we…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Shortbread Tarts (Cookies)

Wonderful little bites of cream cheese pastry and sweet and tart filling. Perfect for the holidays and cookie exchange.  I was able to get 80 little mini tarts from the recipe.  Normally I make tassies but one of my grandchildren has a nut allergy.  I saw this wonderful cranberry jam filling here.   I knew this…

Cranberry Molded Salad

Old fashioned cranberry molded salad recipe that I have been making for many years.  This is from the first half of the 20th century when congealed salads was very popular.  The newspapers always featured these type of salads on a regular basis because readers sent them in to share.  Refrigeration was new as towns became…

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

A recipe that makes a traditional soft drop cookie that is like a little cake.  It is one of my family’s favorite cookie.  This recipe has been around for decades.  It is simple and inexpensive to make, just perfect for a tight budget.  The recipe makes at least 4 dozen cookies.  I chill the dough…