Whoopie Pies From Cake Mix

When I was shopping, I noticed a display of whoopie pie fall mixes on a end counter.  It reminded me that I had this recipe already written in my drafts to make.  I go through my recipes and pick things to make in the future for my blog  or I stumble over a low cost…

Home Canned Maraschino Cherries Without Liquor

I always wanted to try making my own maraschino cherries. Some one posted in a online canning group a link to making them in a post showing their canned cherries. Bing cherries was used and no Maraschino Liquor. Most recipes I have seen uses the liquor from Italy. This recipe is a four day process…

Pancake Mix DIY

I haven’t bought pancake mix in a very long time. This is a very inexpensive dry mix recipe that you can keep on hand. It really stores nicely in a container. You only have to use one part water to one part dry mix to make the batter. It is a quick and easy way…

Canning Oranges Water Bath Method

I just finished canning 8 pints of oranges. The last couple of weeks the food bank has had bags of navel oranges to distribute. There was no way we could eat them all before the end of their shelf life. The oranges were so good and sweet so I didn’t want them to go to…

Blueberry Pie Filling Home Canning

I had some frozen blueberries in my freezer that needed to be used. This was a large food service bag that I received from my local food pantry this past winter. I had run across a video that was showing how to can blueberry pie filling from frozen blueberries in January. So I thought this…

Easy Baked Egg Custard

Eggs are very inexpensive right now in my area. Two weeks ago the eggs were $.56 a dozen so I bought 4 dozen. I had all these ideas of things I could make with them. Then the food pantry gave me 2 dozen. We normally don’t see eggs very often at the pantry. Some milk…

Strawberry Pineapple Marmalade

This is an updated recipe from a 50 year old Ball Blue Book recipe. I used to make it the long cook method that was in this canning and freezing cookbook. I just loved the fruit flavor of this marmalade and was willing to stand over it until it reached the jell stage on the…

English Toffee Easy Microwave Recipe

I have been making this recipe for the last 20 years and it is so easy. The recipe came from Karo Syrup. I clipped it from a magazine ad featuring recipes using Karo Light Syrup. The ingredients are sugar, butter, corn syrup, chocolate chips and chopped almonds. I have a grandchild that can’t have nuts…

Chicago Style Sweet Cucumber Relish

A wonderful recipe for using up end of season cucumbers that are too large and seedy to use for other canning or dishes.  The relish is sweet and sour with a wonderful aroma of pickling spices.  It is sparkling green with bits of red and yellow sweet pepper.  Perfect for gift giving during the holidays….

Refrigerator Maple Cookies

Refrigerator cookies become popular right after WWII using shortening, sugar, eggs and flour.  It was a very basic cookie recipe that could be made with very little equipment and skill. This is my mother’s recipe which she used artificial maple flavoring to make these, but there are many variations and flavors using this basic recipe. …