Brown Rice Turkey Meatball Primavera

A weeknight meal that is easy to make.  Brown rice cooked in chicken broth and topped with turkey meatballs, vegetables and mushroom sauce.  You can make the meatballs yourself or purchase them in your frozen food section at the grocery.  The vegetables are frozen carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.  That sauce base is a can of…

Bing Cherry Coffee Cake

Wonderful inexpensive and easy coffee cake to make from scratch.  You can quickly mix up the batter using oil, sugar, eggs, flavoring, baking powder and flour. Layer the batter with the chopped cherries and top with a simple crumb topping.  This wonderful recipe is a heirloom recipe that will become a staple in your recipe…

Crockpot Express Pressure Cooker Boston Baked Beans

This is a no fail recipe from dried navy pea beans.  The beans are not presoaked before cooking in the pressure cooker.  Not everyone has time or remembers to presoak the dried beans or 6 hours to slow roast a pot, but you can still have Boston baked beans in a couple of hours. Normally…

Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Mini Cakes

Mint chocolate chip cake is made from white cake mix, mint extract, and grated semi sweet chocolate. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box add mint extract and the grated chocolate just before pouring baking pans.  A few drops of green food coloring is optional. I have collected many baking mold…

Maryann Cake With Fresh Strawberries (Strawberry Short Cake)

Wonderful luscious cake filled with strawberries  is baked in a Maryann heart shaped pan to hold fruit or custard.  It can also be baked in Duncan Hines tiara dessert pan. The strawberries that fill the cake shell is covered with a sparkling glaze and served with whipped cream or ice cream.  Very easy to make….

Shrimp Scampi (Cooking for 2)

Shrimp Scampi in a elegant lemon garlic butter sauce over pasta, is an easy and quick to prepare in just 30 minutes.  Serve with salad, rolls and white wine to complete the delicious meal for two people.  A few lighted candles and you have a romantic meal in a flash.

Senate Bean Soup (How to Can)

  It is nice to have jars of bean soup on hand for a quick meal.  A quart jar will make 4 servings when you add cooked potatoes and thicken with instant potatoes. Season to taste and serve with broccoli cheese cornbread. I have a Carey Pressure Cooker.  It is an 8 quart automatic pressure…

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…

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…

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is made from sour cream, and fresh lemon juice.  The moist lemon cake is glazed with a lemon syrup. The Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan makes it extra festive.  A few years ago I bought a Nordic Ware lemon slice loaf pan at a thrift store for a dollar.  The…