Peanut Butter Tomato Soup

My aunt used to make this quick soup for my uncle.  I always thought is was just one of his food quarks.  It turns out to be a recipe from the Depression or at least a way to add flavor to a can of condensed tomato soup.  One of Taste of Home readers sent in…

Poultry Seasoning Recipe

It is easy to make your own poultry seasoning and it is cheaper because most of the spices you probably have on hand.  I like to buy my spices from a shop that sells them in bulk.  I just buy what I will use with in a few months.  It is cheaper that way instead…

Peach Cobbler from Canned Peaches

This is a very quick cobbler that only takes one 15 ounce can of sliced peaches and a half a cup of baking mix (Bisquick.)  The recipe makes three servings and bakes in 20 minutes.  It is a wonderful weeknight dessert on a cold day.  You serve it fresh out of the oven with a…

Basil Butter Pats

Make pretty little herbed butter pats to dress up a special meal.  They are easy to do and you can mold them in silicon ice cube or candy trays.  The trays are inexpensive and are found with seasonal items at hobby and craft stores.  I have a selection of them that I collected over the…

Shake and Scramble Eggs Breakfast for Two

I have been making scrambled eggs this way for many years.  It is quick and easy to do.  You just need a container with a tight fitting lid.  A glass jar with a screw top lid works well.  In the early morning hours and in a hurry to get out the door, you don’t want…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

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…

Pumpkin Pie Spice

I make my own pumpkin pie spice instead of buying it. It is much cheaper to make it and you can adjust the spices to your taste and needs.   I have a grandson that is allergic to nutmeg and cashews.  Commercial blends include nutmeg also I have included it in this recipe for you. …

Applesauce Cream Pie

This recipe is old and was probably from the second half of the 19th century.  It is made from condensed milk like the original key lime pie. Bordon first marketed condensed milk in 1856 and cooks started using it in their baking.  There was no refrigeration to keep milk.  It was convenient to keep on…