Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets. I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will…

How To Bake Cake Pops

How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans.  These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips.   Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them. I found a set of cake pop pans this fall…

Mocha Madeleines

Mocha madeleines is perfect with a cup of coffee. They are made with chocolate cocoa and instant coffee granules.  Mocha madeleines only need a little dusting of powdered sugar. Madeleines are really little cakes and less difficult to make then you would think. The trick is getting them out of the special pan that is…

Apple Raisin Fritter Bread

A fun quick bread to make that is really yummy. It can be a little messy to eat but so good.  The trick to making this bread is to line the loaf pan with parchment paper so you can lift it out because it doesn’t hold together well when it is flipped out.  The apple…

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…

Banana Upside Down Cake

I spent time looking for a recipe for this cake that was inexpensive to make and that did require anything out of the ordinary pantry.  I like this one because it is made in a iron skillet.  Actually any skillet would work that have oven safe handle.

Banana Drop Cookies with Cinnamon Chips

I watch after holidays for seasonal baking items to buy marked down.  That is when I get my chocolate chips and other baking chips.  I then use them through the year for cookies and other baking recipes.  They will keep for a year nicely.  Last fall I bought a few bags of cinnamon chips on…

Ham Savory Bites

Quick and easy snack or to serve at a party.  You only need ham salad, bought or homemade, and frozen bread dough. This is an ideal for over the holidays when you are pressed for time.  It does take a few minutes to make the bits after the dough is thawed out but still very…

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

A recipe that makes a traditional soft drop cookie that is like a little cake.  It is one of my family’s favorite cookie.  This recipe has been around for decades.  It is simple and inexpensive to make, just perfect for a tight budget.  The recipe makes at least 4 dozen cookies.  I chill the dough…