Chai Walnut Banana Loaf

Chai Walnut Banana Bread cooling on Wire Rack

Chai Walnut Banana Loaf hits all the right notes for a sweet bread (often called a quick bread since there is no need to wait for the yeast to rise). Right off the bat, if you haven’t already, make some Chai spice by clicking on the hyperlink here. The chai spice adds a wonderful fragrance… Continue reading Chai Walnut Banana Loaf

Candied Chestnuts

Candied Chestnuts - drying

This post came about when a bread recipe called for Candied Chestnuts. In the United States of America, Candied Chestnuts are quite pricey. Perhaps around the holidays they are more affordable but, off season, they run over Twenty-five dollars US ($25.00) for a 500 gram jar of the finished product. With that in mind, this… Continue reading Candied Chestnuts

Cherry Cheesecake (Rich & Creamy)

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… Continue reading Cherry Cheesecake (Rich & Creamy)

Homemade Croutons, Serious Crunch

homemade croutons, serious crunch - finished

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… Continue reading Homemade Croutons, Serious Crunch

Peanut Butter Treats (Wholesome Goodness)

Peanut Butter Treats (Wholesome Goodness) Baked

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… Continue reading Peanut Butter Treats (Wholesome Goodness)

Crunchy Pecan Coconut Cookies

Crunchy Pecan Coconut Cookies cookie jar

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… Continue reading Crunchy Pecan Coconut Cookies

Blueberry Crumble (an Easy to Make Recipe)

Blueberry Crumble (an Easy to Make Recipe) - Baked side view

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,… Continue reading Blueberry Crumble (an Easy to Make Recipe)

Family Favorite Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Family Favorite Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie-Presentation

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… Continue reading Family Favorite Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies