Banana Date Nut Bread

It has been a long hot summer with me with too much going on ending with a Hurricane.  I am looking forward to a cooler fall and winter.  Here in Florida we are just now starting to get cool fronts coming in to cool things down especially at night.  This now leaves me time to…

Hearty Turkey Sausage And Tomato Macaroni

There are days when I forget to plan dinner.  I end up digging through my freezer trying to decide what I can whip up in a hurry. You know, like a half hour ago it should have been on the table?  Today was one of those days and the only thing that I had was…

Five Apple Pie (Small Family Pie)

In 1915 Corning Glass introduced clear glass oven bake ware called Pyrex. In that line of bake ware was a 7 1/2 inch pie plate.  It became a very popular size.  They continued to make that size until the 1960’s.  What made this size popular during that period was it only took one can of…

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…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies

Mmm…mmm, these are really good.  Just the right gooeyness that a brownie should have. Every once in a while I get hungry for chocolate and peanut butter. My go to recipe for this is a simple and easy one. You start with a brownie mix and a jar of peanut butter. I have had this…

Salade Lyonaise

  One of the great French salads named after Lyon, France. I always thought it was Italian because my high school girl friend’s parents always ate it after Sunday morning Mass. Her mother was a wonderful Italian cook. It is normally made with endive or frisee lettuce but they would enjoy this comfort food with…

Bean and Pork Soup

  After having a pork shank leg  roast, there was a large pork bone left over, that was just perfect for making bean soup. Good old fashion comfort food that is good anytime of the year. I always save my ham and pork bones from a roast to use for stock.  If I don’t have…

Pork Leg Shank Crackling Roast

Pork leg shank roasts or sometimes called fresh picnic hams are usually very inexpensive to buy.  I found this nice 6 pound leg shank for $.99 per pound. For $6.00 I could get several meals from it.  Easter was coming and I didn’t have the room in my budget for an Easter ham. I actually…

Zucchini Nut and Raisin Bread

My income is small so I depend on the local food bank to help me get through the month with my expenses. It only is enough to supplement your food needs.  You still have to purchase food. I have noticed weight loss in a few of the regulars that I see so some must be…

Corn Chowder Inexpensive Comfort Food

A simple creamy soup made from evaporated milk, creamed corn, can of corn, fried bacon and spices. Very quick and easy to make in just a few minutes.  It makes a great lunch or quick supper on busy days also children like this soup.  Just add a sandwich or salad to complete this meal.  …