Sweet Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French fruit custard or sometime called a flan. Most European regions have their own versions of this custard. When I was in high school Julia Childs The Art of French Cooking was broadcast by my local university UHF channel.  She would come on just as I would walk in the door from…

Mini Shredded Wheat Breakfast cookies

I have boxes of mini wheats to use up that I received from my food bank. Shredded wheat is a real challenge to find recipes to use up cereal that would go stale. I found a recipe on Post Cereal website that I have adapted.  The  first time I made this cookie it was too…

Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Bran Applesauce Quick Bread

This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread.  You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast.  It is also yummy for a midday snack with a  cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….

Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

This recipe calls for 4 staples that I keep on hand. Honey, lemon juice, parsley  and soy sauce. Because I keep them on hand I have found many dishes that calls for those ingredients. These items are easily found at local stores in small inexpensive sizes.  I store the lemon juice in the refrigerator after…

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

Chickpea Corn Soup

One of the wonderful comfort soups from Italy is garbanzo soup.  That was my inspiration for this soup. Normally the soup is made from soaked dry beans. I didn’t have everything needed to make it from the recipes I had or that was on the internet.  Soup is one of those dishes that have endless…

Applesauce Bran Muffins With Raisins

  A wonderful way to start your day or to grab out the door in a hurry.  These are delicious to eat anytime.   You might not be able to get your kids to eat bran flakes but they will enjoy the muffins.  Just don’t tell them you used that cereal. I have been trying…

How to dry Cilantro

I sometimes have fresh cilantro left over from cooking a Mexican dish.  I don’t like to let it go to waste after lingering in the refrigerator for a few days.  Cilantro dries very nice and stays green afterward.  Some herbs that are green can turn brown or black when dried but cilantro stays green. I…

Chicken Marsala

What do you do with s small package of boneless chicken breasts?  There is only 2 breasts and you need to feed more than 2 people or you would like to get a second meal out of it. I did a no buy month last month to use up what I had on hand and…

Easy Chicken Meat Pie

This is a simple pie to make.  You can use your favorite pie crust recipe or used ready made pie crusts from the grocery dairy case.  I  chose to be lazy and used ready made pie crusts for this.  I also didn’t have much time to make my own.  I just wanted to get through…