Strata Anytime Casserole

Inexpensive casserole that makes four servings that is quick and easy to make. The sausage strata is made from day old bread, milk, eggs, sausage, cheddar cheese and onion.  It is actually a savory bread pudding that doesn’t require to be refrigerated before baking.  This is a small casserole that can be quickly put together…

Peanut Butter Waffles

Simple scratch recipe that is inexpensive to make.  It takes only flour, sugar, oil, peanut butter, baking powder and milk. The waffles are easy to make because they don’t require extra work of beating egg whites or mixing batter the night before with yeast.  You just place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and…

Buckwheat Pancakes

Old fashion fluffy buckwheat pancakes made from scratch. Simple to make, just mix flour, buckwheat flour, eggs, milk, baking power and sugar to make a smooth batter. Serve with your favorite pancake syrup and breakfast meat. My family loves these pancakes because they have a hearty flavor to them.  I make them often because they…

Honey Maple Walnut Syrup

Fall is the time of year we think of walnuts and maple over some french toast.  This recipe is a wonderful way of dressing up breakfast during cold weather or ice cream when it is summer. This recipe makes less than a cup and just enough for a meal or treat. It is easy to…

French Toast (Simple and Easy)

  If you are like me, you don’t like to see bread go to waste. One of the things that you can do with day old bread is make French toast. It is really quick and easy.  The artisan breads are my favorite to make French toast with.  Just slice them about 3/4 inch thick…

Apple Fritters

When the English first settled in the New World they brought with them apples and began growing trees.  In the early cookery recipe books apples were called pippins. Fritter simply means food fried in a batter. The batter recipes that they brought with them used yeast for the leavening in the batter.  Yeast came from…

Cranberry Orange Nut bread

Freeze some cranberries in the fall and use them in this bread recipe all year long. Great anytime quick bread.

Raised Yeast Doughnut

Since I saved the oil from the potato doughnuts in the refrigerator by using a quart glass jar,  I decided to make raised doughnuts for the family on Sunday morning.  I was up early so they had time to rise.  This is a simple easy recipe and the only trouble I had was oil temperature. …

Potato Doughnut (History and Original Recipe)

Glass doughnut stand is EAPG manufactured in 1894 by McKee Glass known as “Jubilee,“ “Isis” or “Radiant Daisy and Button.“ Doughnuts are an American comfort food and part of the American cuisine. There are many tales and stories as to how the doughnut came about and got its name. But food historians agree that the…

Simple Date Nut Bread

Here is a quick and easy sweet bread to make.  It comes from the WWII edition of The Lilly Wallace New American Cook Book,  published in 1944.   It is recipe 929 on page 214.   This bread is as easy to make as a box cake because of its simple ingredients.  Cake mixes was not…