Categories
Appetizer Crackers

Cheddar Crisps

Easy cracker recipe that can work as an appetizer base.

Categories
Dessert

Cherry Cheesecake (Rich & Creamy)

This cherry cheesecake recipe lives up to the title. It is rich, smooth and creamy. The recipe was found among some recipes found at an estate sale. The handwriting was poor so some blanks had to be filled in. The previous owner of the recipe apparently made this recipe quite a lot. The card itself […]

Categories
Bread

Homemade Croutons, Serious Crunch

Follow the hyper-link to a great bread recipe. It is a no-knead bread recipe using a Dutch Oven. Homemade bread is a great choice for homemade croutons since you control the ingredients and avoid the chemical additives found in commercial bread products. Homemade croutons, in addition to the degree of control you have over what […]

Categories
Cookies Dessert

Peanut Butter Treats (Wholesome Goodness)

This Peanut Butter Treats (Wholesome Goodness) recipe originated in a tattered and torn cook book. Unfortunately, just the recipes survived so there is no way to accredit this recipe to a particular cookbook or author. From the layout of the cookbook, I think it might be a grouping of recipes from a church in the […]

Categories
Cookies

Crunchy Pecan Coconut Cookies

These crunchy pecan coconut cookies are attributed to Sarah (last name unknown). Here in Florida, there are Estate Sales most weekends. A prize find are any hand written recipes. This represents one such recipe (and the reason we have no last name for Sarah). If you are craving some chocolate, check out this Family Favorite […]

Categories
Dessert

Blueberry Crumble (an Easy to Make Recipe)

This Blueberry Crumble’s (an Easy to Make Recipe) origin is unknown. It is thought to have originated with my mother’s step-mother. From research, crumbles have existed in some form pre-dating the 20th century. Popularity increased throughout the British Isles during the early to mid-20th century. The rise in popularity, particularly in the Republic of Ireland, […]

Categories
Dessert

Family Favorite Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

No one in my family seems to know where this family favorite pecan chocolate chip cookie recipe originated. During our childhood we were suddenly blessed with these chocolate laden cookies. Best guess is they originated either from a magazine or a kind neighbor. The chopped pecans (optional) give them a nice crunchy texture. Speaking of […]

Categories
Dessert

Molasses (American) Gingerbread

This recipe originated from a handwritten recipe found at an Estate sale so the author is unknown. Research points to this recipe originating from Europe. It was then brought over to the 18th Century United States. Whereas European versions were more cookie-like (think the familiar gingerbread people cookies of Christmas), the U. S. version tends […]

Categories
Baking Ingredients

Homemade Chai Spice Blend, spice up your Pantry

Chai Spice is a warm and aromatic blend of spices. This Homemade Chai Spice blend is a versatile necessity for any pantry. The ubiquitous Starbucks introduced me to Chai spice. On a date, Starbucks served up an Iced Chai Tea Latte. From that point, I was hooked. Use this versatile Homemade Chai spice blend in […]

Categories
Bread

Dutch Oven No Knead Bread

This Dutch Oven No Knead Bread is super simple. There are only 5 ingredients and they come together quickly. However, you need to do some planning with this recipe. There is a 12-18 hour rise and another 2 hour rise. This recipe is based on the technique pioneered by Richard Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery […]