As you may know, I have been on a “Retro” binge for a few weeks. And I’m not sure these lemon recipes from Toni qualify, but it sure seems they have been around for a long time! I should wait to post these till lemon season, but I never can wait! A lot of us … More When life gives you Lemons…from TNT (Terrific Neighbor Toni)
Here’s another Retro Goodie! My mother always used Miracle Whip instead of mayo, so if that’s your thing, do it. I know there are a lot of “Purest’s” out there who are shocked at the thought of anything but true, Best Foods Mayonnaise. So do your own thing! It’s just a cake! MAYONNAISE CAKE 1 … More Mayonnaise Cake (1933) Another Retro…
I told you I would be blogging some Retro Recipes. (Watch for Geri’s Baked Beans soon). And here is one of our old favorites. It’s called Fruit cocktail pudding, but it’s more like a little cake. So delish, and great served simply with a dollop of whipped cream. As a kid I used to love … More Fruit Cocktail “Cake” (Mom 1953)
Usually I have a reason to post something…..a holiday, an event, a season. But today the only reason I am posting this delectable cake is that it is DIVINE! STICKY TOFFEE DATE CAKE Start with 1 lb. pitted dates and 3 1/2 cups water Bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes Set aside … More Sticky Toffee Date Cake…so decadent!
Everybody should have a neighbor like Shirley Larson. She is the Pulse of our little neighborhood. So, I wasn’t expecting her to also be a great cook! Apparently Shirley’s mother taught her the same thing my mother taught me, to never return a jar or bowl that someone has given to you empty. So when … More Oatmeal Carmelitas…..thanks for the calories, Shirley!
The story below is dedicated to my friend Gina Matter. She will understand when she reads this…..I remember the day she posted about how ‘cute’ it was when her dog ate the Banana Bread. I smugly thought, “my sweet dog would never do anything like that”. Ha! Sorry, Gina….it IS actually kinda cute….. Last night … More CARAMEL CORN, BANANA’S BURLESON and A night to remember…..fun with neighbors and dog disasters…
(I know, I said this before, when I posted World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…..and they ARE! But these are in a TIE with them. My gorgeous Computer Teacher, Angela (Gadget Girl), gave me this recipe. She can make good cookies AND she can teach old Ladies computer skills! Fortunately she has taken some of my … More Doubletree Chocolate Chip cookies…
This is a strange year for us, since we are moving out of our house we’ve lived in for 17 years and going just a block away! Some Genius decided it might be a good idea to close a week before Christmas on one house, and 4 days AFTER Christmas on the other one!! But … More Mid-Christmas When You are Moving!
This is my Daughter in law, Laurie. She’s a great wife, a great Mom, a great Daughter in Law, but most important, she’s a great Pie Maker…..I think one year she and her Mom, JoJo, brought 11 pies to our family celebration! Larry loves pecan, I love pumpkin, and then we have all kinds of … More Sweet Laurie’s Apple Pie (she’s done a lot to help me keep this Svelte Figure…)
I know I told you about this in a past post called “Cheesecake for Dummies”. But I also know you guys have a short attention span and probably don’t remember. So here’s a fun, easy recipe and a great thing to take to any party. In this case, I had heard Sophie tell her Mom … More Omigosh! They asked me to Bring Dessert! (a good, easy one!)