Basic Banana Bread

Wonderful basic recipe for Banana Bread that is easy to make. This is a vintage recipe from after WWII. It takes only one cup of mashed ripe banana. It is a good way to use up that last lingering banana that ripened too quick before it could be eaten. It makes a beautiful loaf. I…

Easy Cheesy Batter Bread

I have been adding new things to my pantry that are long term. I haven’t gone all out with special foods that are meals in a bucket. That is costly and I am retired on a fixed income. One of the items I purchased was cheddar cheese powder. It is mainly used for macaroni and…

Italian Christmas Cookies

This is a traditional recipe that was always made in Italian homes for special occasions when I was growing up.  I used to envy friends that had Italian grandmothers.  Before special holidays, their homes would smell of lemon or anise.  There would be trays of cookies drying on beds so they could be packed in…

Old Fashion Prunella Quick Bread

Over the years I have seen recipes in old cookbooks for Prunella Cakes and Breads.  It is a recipe that doesn’t show up in modern cookbooks.  Originally prunes were chopped and added to the batter but this is a version that was popular in the mid 20th century made from using 2 jars of plum…

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…

Dill Cottage Cheese Bread

An easy batter yeast bread that contains cottage cheese and dill weed.  Quick to make and doesn’t require kneading. It is a light and soft bread that tastes good on it’s own and makes great sandwiches.  You don’t need much bread baking experience to make batter bread, also you can bake this without special equipment. …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

This chocolate oatmeal cookie that is full of surprises from the peanut butter to the white chocolate chips.  Chocolate and peanut butter always goes together so it is a natural for a cookie, only this recipe mixes both into a batter instead one being chips.  The chocolate is melted semi sweet baking chocolate that is…

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookie that is double peanut butter flavor from the addition of peanut butter chips, just perfect with a glass a milk.  Eat them warm from the oven or take along to share with friends and neighbors. I was looking for something a little different recipe for peanut butter cookie to try.  This recipe…

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…

Bing Cherry Coffee Cake

Wonderful inexpensive and easy coffee cake to make from scratch.  You can quickly mix up the batter using oil, sugar, eggs, flavoring, baking powder and flour. Layer the batter with the chopped cherries and top with a simple crumb topping.  This wonderful recipe is a heirloom recipe that will become a staple in your recipe…