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…

Crockpot Express Pressure Cooked Turkey Bone Broth

A simple and time efficient way of making stock or broth from the carcass of roasted turkey. I purchased a new pressure cooker, a Crockpot Express Pot, this year in the pre Black Friday sales on line at a deep discount and was excited to use it.  It was a real treat to buy something…

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…

French Salad Dressing

Really simple and easy French salad dressing made from ingredients you always have on hand.  It is a basic recipe that is worth adding to your recipe box to have on hand. The salad dressing is bold in flavor and is a cross between bottled French dressing and Catalina dressing. It will turn a simple…

Cranberry Molded Salad

Old fashioned cranberry molded salad recipe that I have been making for many years.  This is from the first half of the 20th century when congealed salads was very popular.  The newspapers always featured these type of salads on a regular basis because readers sent them in to share.  Refrigeration was new as towns became…

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.

Creamy Celery Seed Salad Dressing

Creamy celery seed salad dressing is made with vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, onion powder, mustard and celery seed.  All items that normally are in the kitchen pantry.  This dressing has a sweet and sour taste that you will love. Making salad dressing is easy and inexpensive to make.  It is also a way to stretch…

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…