Cookbook Review : Pillsbury The Complete Book Of Baking

I have been asked about what cookbooks I think are the best. Most of the cookbooks I have I found while shopping in thrift stores. There is a real treasure trove of cookbooks in thrift stores and yard sales. Many of them are not very old or in bad shape. There has been many of…

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…

Quick Gingerbread from Biscuit Baking Mix

This is one of my go to recipes for a quick dessert. It is easy to make from what you have in your pantry. I make my own biscuit mix as a easy way to save money on my food budget. This recipe is part of a series of recipes using the home made mix….

Cherry Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

Eggs have become very inexpensive, in fact I have not seen these prices in decades. I don’t know what has caused the bottom fall out on the prices of eggs. I grabbed four dozen when I was shopping. It has been a long time since I have made this cake. It is one of my…

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any roasted meat. The apple filling is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients that is in the pantry. The squash is baked half way and then finished baking with the apple filling. It just takes one apple for each squash and any baking apple…

DIY Coating Mix for Oven Fried Chicken.

I just love this home made shake and bake. It has been many years since the little girl declared “And I helped,” on the commercial. Before there was internet, newspapers would run one day a week, a food section to feature local grocery ads. There was always a recipe column that was my favorite part….

Biscuit Baking Mix DIY

This is a recipe that everyone needs to keep in their recipe box. It is much cheaper to make your own There are times when you reach for it in your cupboard and you are out of it or there isn’t enough. This can be mixed up easily in the food processor or by hand….

Pancake Mix DIY

I haven’t bought pancake mix in a very long time. This is a very inexpensive dry mix recipe that you can keep on hand. It really stores nicely in a container. You only have to use one part water to one part dry mix to make the batter. It is a quick and easy way…

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

When I was looking for recipes to use up 6 acorn squash, I found that my vintage cookbooks had some very interesting ways of cooking this squash. During the depression, acorn squash was used often as a shell to fill with creamed meats and fish. Or filled with ground meats and fruit. It was served…