How To Bake Cake Pops

I found a set of cake pop pans this fall at the thrift store.  The set was missing it’s clips so I purchased some large bullfrog document clips from the office supply store.  These were strong enough to hold the two pans together.  The pan set was offered several years ago as a “seen on…

Buckwheat Pancakes

My family loves these pancakes because they have a hearty flavor to them.  I make them often because they are easy to do.  Buckwheat flour can be hard to find in grocery stores but most organic food stores carry it. This is not a gluten free recipe.  The recipe came from my family because my…

Mocha Madeleines

I shop thrift stores looking for items that I can use in the kitchen.  Molded baking pans can be a real money saving find.  I purchased 3 different madeleine pans over the years and probably did not pay more than a dollar for them.  The first one I bought was a natural aluminum pan that…

Jam Oatmeal bars (Cookies)

I am always looking for a recipe to use my homemade jams.  Not only does it foot the bill but it is also very easy and inexpensive.  Most groceries use cake mixes as lost leaders often to draw customers.  I only buy the mixes when on sale and keep them on hand.  There are many…

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…

Chicken Rice Vegetable Soup

A winter warm up soup that has lots of flavor.  The broth is made from leg quarters ahead of time in the crock pot or automatic pressure cooker.  Then the soup is put together fresh at meal time with what vegetables that are on hand with rice.  The extra broth with the shredded chicken can…

Lemon Loaf Cake

  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The pan was in perfect shape and lightly used.  Nordic Ware baking pans are always expensive so I grabbed it.  I like to bake with Nordic Ware but this is the only one like…

Pressure Cooked Turkey Bone Broth

A simple and time efficient way of making stock or broth from the carcass of roasted turkey. I purchased a new pressure cooker, a Crockpot Express Pot, this year in the pre Black Friday sales on line at a deep discount and was excited to use it.  It was a real treat to buy something…

Apple Raisin Fritter Bread

A fun quick bread to make that is really yummy. It can be a little messy to eat but so good.  The trick to making this bread is to line the loaf pan with parchment paper so you can lift it out because it doesn’t hold together well when it is flipped out.  The apple…

Honey Maple Walnut Syrup

Fall is the time of year we think of walnuts and maple over a stack of pancakes.  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…

Orange Banana Salad With Lime Honey Salad Dressing

Orange banana salad with lime honey salad dressing is a wonderful winter salad that can be made for one person or for a family dinner. The lime honey dressing is quick and easy to make. The extra dressing can be stored for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. Just place it in a jar…

Split Seconds Cookies

I have leftover cranberry filling from the tarts and didn’t want to throw it away.  I had thawed out last year’s leftover cranberries that was still in my freezer.  So I used them all in doubling the filling recipe.  I did that because I didn’t want to have to stop to make more filling while…