There’s not much fun going on when your hubby has surgery to get a new knee……EXCEPT when people bring you stuff! Toni knew we are observing “lo-carb” lifestyle these days so she came up with this double whammy: ONE gram carbs and ONE gram sugar! AND, to make it just about perfect…..CHOCOLATE!!!! SALTY CHOCOLATE TREAT … More Cho……co……late! Good for what ails ya!
GOOD MORNING CLASS. PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. Today we are going to learn how to make some old tried and true ingredients by ourselves! Remember last Christmas how you wanted to make my “Cheesecake for Dummies” but you didn’t have sweetened condensed milk? PLUS–isn’t it about $25.00 a can???? Maybe not. But still. Here’s how … More THINGS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF…. today: Sweetened Condensed Milk
STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND MAKE THESE COOKIES!!! I’m not kidding. Even if you are reading this at 3 am, go get butter, sugar and flour–I know you have them. And cut up a Hershey Bar (you know the one you hid under your pillow). Seriously, these cookies got a reputation a … More SALTED CHOCOLATE CHUNK SHORTBREAD COOKIES
What do you do when you start to make cupcakes or a birthday cake for a teenager and they say they don’t like cake anymore? My Grandson, Ethan was turning 15 and My whole method of showing love is cooking for people, so I am at a loss when I don’t have a … More Cookie Madness…Happy Birthday Ethan!
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…