Walnut Applesauce Bread

A wonderful moist quick bread that is full of walnuts and cranrasines and topped with brown sugar walnuts. I was astonished at how good the recipe turned out when I made it the first time. This quick bread makes a wonderful gift or to share with a friend. The recipe makes one standard loaf or…

Applesauce Spice Bars

A tender moist bar cookie that is lightly spiced and sweeten. The bar cookies are easy to make from applesauce, raisins and nuts with only one egg. This bar cookie has been my family’s favorite since the 1970’s. The recipe came from McCall’s Magazine and included in some of their cook books during that decade….

Onion Soup Mix (DIY)

Have you passed up a recipe because you didn’t have dry onion soup mix? It is one of those items that you don’t think to buy unless you are preplanning a meal. But you can make it from items that are usually in your pantry and spice rack. Making your own dry mixes will help…

Peanut Butter Fluff Filling for Whoopie Pies

This is a simple easy filling for cookies. The problem with regular marshmallow for a cookie filling is the top cookie will slide off. My grand kids insist on marshmallow fluff for their whoopie pies and after pies sit on a plate they slide all over the place and they get sticky. One of the…

Whoopie Pies From Cake Mix

When I was shopping, I noticed a display of whoopie pie fall mixes on a end counter.  It reminded me that I had this recipe already written in my drafts to make.  I go through my recipes and pick things to make in the future for my blog  or I stumble over a low cost…

Cream of Something Soup Base (DIY)

This is a simple mix that you can keep in your cupboard to use in cooking. It is something that can be made when the food budget is small. I received this month dry milk in my food pantry box. This gave me the opportunity to share this DIY and make some more to use….

Baked Moist Chicken Breast

This recipe came off the back of a mayonnaise jar that I tried years ago. It made the best moist baked chicken breasts with a wonderful breading. It is a nice change from crunchy chicken nugget type of crust. Coating the chicken breasts with mayonnaise is the secret to this wonderfully moist baked chicken. Also…

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Pie (No Bake)

Simple and delicious, also easy to make cream cheese dessert. This dessert is so good and will garner many complements. It is light and creamy with a mild maple flavor and not too sweet. Make it the night before and let it chill over night. This gives the flavors a chance to come out. It…

Rotini and Sweet Italian Sausage

Easy weekday meal, that is quick even made from scratch. It only takes 30 minutes to simmer while the rotini can be cooking. It only take 15 minutes prep time. Kids love this with the flavor sausage. Just chop a few vegetables for flavoring to the sauce. I include carrots because they have a nice…

Shredded Wheat Bread (Cookbook Review)

This recipe was adapted from a vintage cookbook “Breads and More Breads” that I have in my collection. The cookbook was published in 1941 by The Manual Arts Press, Peoria, Illinois. The copy I have was published for American cooks. A second edition was published in 1948 also for the American market. The authors of…