One of Dad's favorite when Grandma Mary made these for Sunday breakfast. We served our with applebutter to dip or syrup -Aebleskiver: Dansk for "Apple Slices" are also pancakes and are so light and fluffy and really yum...they are just like large donut holes...fun stuff. This is made with an aebleskiver pan its a specialty and found online- Dont be afraid, its easy to use and men love this dish
A sweet picture of my sister Dolores when she was on a picnic outing in the late 1930's. My memories of this bread was for Danish breakfast open-face sandwiches with my Grandma Mary...you will find a little story about it in my blog. I enjoy this bread as a picnic treat as well. The recipe is from unknown in 1970's after a hunt of dark rye breads that tasted like Grandma's.
I was given this recipe from a family friend and I have used it for Xmas and Easter every since. You can add dried and candied fruits or raisens and yet its great just plain. It has such a light flavor and great smell as it bakes. You will find it a perfect holiday morning toast to have before your tree celebration or egg hunt - Easy to make and super good to eat.
Family food for sister Merrilee and me! Meatballs are the spice and meat selections that make them different. Try to use veal it makes a huge difference in taste.The sauce requires fresh dill but is easy to make- it cooks in the pan with the meatballs. If you add this to your meals each month you will have a great dinner and left overs for meatball sandwiches. So its two meals
Charline with Mom and Dad in 1958. My sweet sissy and her great simple recipes that are always the best solution for everyday treats. This is not the tapioca that you find in tubs at grocery store. Give it your time and it will be a rich delight
My sister Charline was a very good cook, her secret was to always be prepared. If you arrived without calling, she would put on a fresh pot of coffee and whip this up and have it smelling like heaven as you sat down to the kitchen table for a chat. Easy to make - forget the box, this is what you can use for simple quick cake for friends or family game nite
Mom always adored Chinese Food. When she and Daddy had time alone they were off to Jade Palace. They were married in 1926 and movies meant Chinese food too...so years later, stuck at home with kids...she began to make this great low cal, low carb treat for dinner. Always a fav of mine I worked it so I can enjoy it still on my low carb program...yeah
Katie Frances making cookies/Civil war era taken to the troops in the fields. Women would move their wagons to hill top and ec evening come down to camp w fried chicken and molasses cookies. These cookes were made on wood stoves and now our fancy electric ovens. Just roll, cut and put a glaze on top. A great cookie to share your fam history as you bake. Ours will go to baby shower in heart shapes
As I am in the middle of dieting with low carb I get so missing chocolate. There are different chocolates that are dark that will hit the button of rich for me. But I made these to take to a family baby shower and they are sooo good and rich I wanted to share with online friends. No they are not low carb but yes, they are a wonderful treat. Enjoy
So many functions, parties, dress up and casual a good salad is a must. Now that many guests dont eat meats a salad that is easy to make, ahead of time and then serve in a wonderful big bowl with flair. You will enjoy having a salad that fits any dinner and is loved by all.
I have a fun group of dog parents that I twitter with @Missbusybiz and many a cold winter night...I sit with my laptop, my HBR and my hand twittering away. Boy the warmth from a good HBR is terrific. It calms you down and you are ready for a good nights sleep. This great recipe stays in your freezer and is at your finger tips anytime you feel the need for Yumm in a Mug.
I was about 8 yrs old when Chef Boyardee came out with a home made pizza in a box. It was my first taste of this delight, then I moved to NYC and fell in love with the real stuff. Here's a fun home made version that comes out of your refridgerator and shelf so you can make it anytime you are in the mood for great pizza. You will have to find a large pizza pan to use! Give this a try...
Western Washington fair is over 100 yrs old and each year we all look forward to our trip to Puyallup and our Fisher Blend Scones. They serve them with fresh raspberry jam and whip cream. Oh Boy, it makes my mouth water. So now I have them at home any time thanks to using baking mix. This is easy baking for those surprise visits of good friends and late nite snacks.
I first ate these at a boating event, they were so filling I got the recipe and use them for a main course. They are simply totally yum...please give it a try, its easy - fast and fun. Great with a little side salad and fresh french bread or old fashioned brown bread - Enjoy!
This recipe is old, from mid 1800's - Toots' fav cookies. She made them in batches that were huge. She wanted family to visit her, so she started baking cookies and freezing them in dozens of zip locks. And they came, grandkids just had to stop to say hi, my husband stopped in and ate them on the way home still frozen! Momma loved to bake and these are old fashion good...they simply say Toots
Mom was a young mother in the depression 1930's and she found this recipe and made it for Christmas Gifts. Then she made it each year after and it is a treasure for us all.
This is not easy, it is a two syrup candy and takes patience but it is a family tradition and I will try to give directions that will walk you through it.
This was Toots' go to "fast" dessert to take & serve at any event. It is so good and so easy and you will have ingred on the shelf. I love it and its really an easy thing to do just like the Cream Puff recipe but this is a longer puff and it will rise and then fall and have an Almond Topping
I make this at least once a month for guests or an event, its fast, easy
Before Nalley's sold their business in Tacoma, their kitchens developed a poppy seed muffin. It never went to market and the pounds of poppy seeds were left behind and shared with me. Here's to Marcus Nalley who began by selling pickles from a wagon when my mother was a small child and ended up being bought out by W.R. Grace. I am now the mistress of poppy seeds and the muffins are just the best
This recipe is from the 1970's and its just a terrific rich, wonderful orange flavor...perfect for picnics and parties. Key it has to be eaten the day of baking...it does not hold over well. But I have NEVER had a crumb left in the pan so that left-over problem has never been an issue - Guys love it and so do I...yumm
Washington state is famous for our apples and years ago the steamed pudding was very popular. It's like a pudding n cake all rolled into one. You can use a large coffee tin or a special steamed pudding pan like mine. This is served flaming...too fun...perfect for a Xmas or Easter Dinner finish with a flair
Mother used to make this hard sauce all the time for over bread pudding, rice pudding, steamed pudding, cinnamon rolls, pies and coffee cakes. It is an easy way to add a warm delight to a dessert...Cinnamon or Nutmeg you choose your favorite and enjoy
In the 60's my mother did a lot of looking over her grand kids. They would fill the house on the weekend and this was an easy cookie for the older ones to make and super tasty for the younger ones to eat...try this when you want something sweet and easy.
We made this casserole for so many years -then I forgot about it, I look up my recipe and want to share it because its a great budget meal and cooks while you do the evening busy time chores...and tastes beyond great.
Jello salads were always a popular treat in the '50 and '60's. Fancy or simple they were always good and kids adored them. Mom had this one and used it for grandkid's on the weekend and adults at family dinners. Try Jello again...so many more flavors.
Mother started making these in the 1970's and I continued the tradition, George loves them for on the run breakfast- This makes a big batch so you can back and freeze...or keep the batter covered in fridge for up to 3 weeks for fresh ones as you go. These are hi-faber and super good, you can use Spenda and make them even better.