Banana Cranberry Muffins

Delicious banana muffin with fresh cranberries made with whole white wheat flour.  Perfect for a grab and go morning.  We love them warm right out of the oven.  Easy to make using frozen or fresh cranberries and just 3 ripe bananas.  You have a few bananas that is getting to the end of their shelf…

Fresh Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Make ahead zucchini bread for the holiday season.  The recipe is easy and uses just one cup of fresh or frozen cranberries.  You also just need one and half of shredded zucchini. This is a very moist quick bread and it freezes well, that is why you can make this ahead. The recipe makes two…

Ice Box Apple Cookies

A fun cookie to make from a simple recipe of refrigerator cookie dough.  I making these for fall but you can really make them anytime.  You don’t need any special kitchen equipment except some parchment paper or wax paper and food coloring. The apple seeds are miniature chocolate chips.  The little chocolate chips are easy…

Refrigerator Maple Cookies

Refrigerator cookies become popular right after WWII using shortening, sugar, eggs and flour.  It was a very basic cookie recipe that could be made with very little equipment and skill. This is my mother’s recipe which she used artificial maple flavoring to make these, but there are many variations and flavors using this basic recipe. …

Peanut Butter Crunch Pumpkin Balls

This was something that was fun to do for the fall.  Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Ball Pumpkins.  Normally you see this recipe dipped in the chocolate. These are dipped in orange candy melts to make pumpkins.  Pretzels is the base that the pumpkin sits on. The stems are pretzels dipped in green candy melts. I…

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…

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…