Home Canned Tropical Mixed Fruit

This is a delicious way of preserving fruit which is not enough of one type to can. It is done with a light syrup and in a water bath. The choice of fruit is up to what you have. You can make traditional fruit cocktail with peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple and maraschino cherries. The jars…

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake from Biscuit Baking Mix

Time for another great recipe using biscuit baking mix. This is an old favorite recipe that came off of the back of commercial biscuit mix when I was a kid. I kept the recipe because I was the one who would make it when mom had some biscuit mix in the cupboard. Every one loved…

Carrot and Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Mayonnaise

Refreshing salad to make when you are out of ideas. Summertime treat perfect for just a couple of servings or to make for a crowd. It is a simple combination of grated carrots and cabbage . The dressing is a oriental ginger mayonnaise that really gives it fresh taste. The extra dressing can be stored…

Cookbook Review: The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook 1986 Edition

I am someone who has collected cookbooks for many years from thrift stores and have enjoyed them. The cookbooks were always cheaper than a magazine and there were endless hours of reading and looking through them. When my stash of books became too large, I could sell some and donate the ones that I wasn’t…

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…

Pineapple from my Garden

This is what a pineapple looks like when I ripens on the plant. It is small and the ruler is a standard twelve inches. The color is so pretty I almost hate to eat it. You don’t find them in the store that color. I can’t grow much where I live because the lack of…

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…