Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

  Simple to make and less expensive then cheese cake. Just takes one 8 ounce package of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and  graham cracker eight inch premade crust.  To make the topping only a 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, sugar, and corn starch that is added after the pie as cooled. This is a…

Tomato Soup Aspic

A wonderful retro gelatin recipe that has stood the test of time.  It is made from a can of concentrated tomato soup, unflavored gelatin, chopped vegetables and Worcestershire sauce.  In addition to that there is red wine, a small amount of lemon gelatin and some herbs.   This is a salad that you will have…

Wienerschnitzel (Veal Cutlets)

Thinly cut breaded and crispy fried veal cutlets that is part of Austrian and German cuisine. It is easy to make and if veal is not available other thinly cut meats can be used such as pork and chicken.  The meat is cut thin and pounded to make it thinner.  It is then dredged in…

Lemon Cream Pie with Meringue

Quick and easy pie made from just a few ingredients.  It is an old fashion pie recipe using a premade pie shell, condensed milk, lemon juice, eggs, cream of tarter, sugar and jam. You can make and blind bake your own pastry shell or buy a ready made graham cracker crust.  To make the pie…

Lime and Pear Layered Jell-O Mold

A two layered Jell-O salad mold.  The bottom layer is made from lime gelatin, cream cheese, canned pears and pecans.  The top layer is lime gelatin and canned pears.  You will need a five cup mold or dish to make this. I used an vintage gelatin mold that is a copper colored tin.  I have…

Stuffed Manicotti (Make it Ahead)

Cooking for a small household can be a challenge especially when there is only one or two.  Recipes are usually family or party size when it comes to dishes like manicotti.  I bought a box of manicotti shells that called out to me at the grocery during a pasta sale. It was a 2 for…

Whole Wheat-Peanut Butter Blossoms

This cookie the sneaks some whole wheat flour in peanut butter blossoms cookies that kids love.  Even the pickiest eater will not notice.  It is a healthier version of the cookie that many of us love. Peanut butter blossoms was a Pillsbury bake-off winner recipes in the 9th annual bake-off in 1957.  The original recipe…

Peanut Butter Waffles

Simple scratch recipe that is inexpensive to make.  It takes only flour, sugar, oil, peanut butter, baking powder and milk. The waffles are easy to make because they don’t require extra work of beating egg whites or mixing batter the night before with yeast.  You just place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and…

Simple Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Simple easy sauce to pour over your choice of cereal, snacks, nuts and crackers that is baked in a slow oven  . The choice of what you want in the mix is  what you like or have on hand.  The sauce is made from sugar, butter, vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic powder and salt. After…

Maple Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Maple apple cider vinaigrette is a light fruity salad dressing that you will love. It is made from apple cider or juice, apple vinegar, pure maple syrup, oil, and spices.  It blends up quickly and will keep a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. I bought a bottle of this in a discount store a…