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…

Ham and Vegetable Pot Pie

Leftover ham is used for this tasty everyday pie.   The pie is made in a casserole dish and topped with just a pie crust.  It is quick and easy when you use prepared pie dough from the deli case at the grocery store.  Perfect for an evening meal using leftover ham.    

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Easy to make old fashion recipe.  It used up overripe bananas that you have going to waste. It is inexpensive because it calls for margarine.  It is a soft drop cookie like oatmeal raisin cookies. It makes about 3 dozen cookies. I used my holiday cookie pans that I have collected over the years from…

Banana Walnut Blondies

The food bank gives out very ripe bananas.  I am always looking for ways to use them up.  In the past the food bank has had shelled walnuts but usually the nuts have absorbed unwanted flavors from being stored.  Normally I can’t use them because they taste so bad and even toasting don’t remove the…

Banana Bundt Cake with Penuche Frosting

Quick and easy fun bundt cake to make using up ripe bananas.  What makes it so easy is that it is made from a yellow cake mix.  I was a little intimidated with the idea of making a cooked frosting but it turned out not to be that hard.  It actually went fast.  You just…

Sweet Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French fruit custard or sometime called a flan. Most European regions have their own versions of this custard. When I was in high school Julia Childs The Art of French Cooking was broadcast by my local university UHF channel.  She would come on just as I would walk in the door from…

Mini Shredded Wheat Breakfast cookies

I have boxes of mini wheats to use up that I received from my food bank. Shredded wheat is a real challenge to find recipes to use up cereal that would go stale. I found a recipe on Post Cereal website that I have adapted.  The  first time I made this cookie it was too…

Garden Popovers (Herbed Garlic)

This recipe I have had since I was in girl scouts. It came out of a little pamphlet cookbook that was given to each girl in the troop for a cooking badge project.  The price on the cookbook is $.39.  and the date is 1958. What is fun about this little cookbook is that many…

Bran Applesauce Quick Bread

This is a nice do ahead breakfast or brunch bread.  You can make it beforehand for a addition to a family breakfast.  It is also yummy for a midday snack with a  cup of coffee. It is really easy to make and it uses up bran flakes that are going stale in your cupboard. In…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….