Easy Banana Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce

I have some bananas to use up. Like most of you I started to look through my cupboard at what I have on hand that might trigger some ideas for supper.  There was a box of instant vanilla pudding and my stack of bags of rice.  As I have written in the past that I…

Backpack Cookies

These cookies are loaded with special treats such as,  crispy rice cereal, oatmeal, candy coated chocolate pieces (M&Ms), peanuts, coconut, raisins and white chocolate chips. A wonderful chewy cookie that is great for packing in lunches or taking to a family gathering.  You can choose other combinations of dried fruit, nuts and candy pieces.  This…

Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets. I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will…

How To Bake Cake Pops

How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans.  These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips.   Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them. I found a set of cake pop pans this fall…

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…

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…

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…

Tuna Hand Pies (Turnovers)

Growing up I would make the evening meal because my mother got home late from her job.  In those days Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays and this was something I liked making.  I am not sure where this recipe came from but it probably was from a ladies’ magazine. In the late 1950’s and…

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…

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…