Banana Walnut Cake

Banana Walnut Cake with a frosting of your choice, buttercream , cream cheese, maybe a glaze, or sprinkle of powdered sugar…

Strawberry Rhubarb Danish

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Danish, my first attempt at making from scratch, with a little help from my bread machine.  Who knew it could be so easy!  The machine does all the kneading and rising of the dough for you. I added butter, cream cheese, egg, and a little extra sugar to the basic bread recipe….

Nut Roll

I use my bread machine to mix dough, easier on the hands. Nut Roll Dough 1/2 stick butter softened 1/2 block softened cream cheese (4 ounces/half block) 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2   cup warm milk 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar….

Banana Bundt Cake

I like making my banana breads/bundt cake with a baking mix, for me they always turn out better… Banana Bundt Cake 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana, 2 large 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil 2 2/3 cups baking mix (Bisquick or Jiffy etc…) 1/2  cup…

Apple Crisp

If you have a few apples that need to be used soon, this is a simple easy recipe to use those apples before they spoil.

Pumpkin Bread

I decided to make a pumpkin loaf with the remainder of the can of pumpkin I opened to make pumpkin bars the other day…

Oat Flour Pumpkin Bars

It’s not a holiday but I was hungry for something pumpkin, I had a can of pumpkin so I was good to go,,, This is my recipe for oat flour pumpkin bars.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

The recipe I used was on the back of the Christmas kisses candy bag. They really turned out delicious, so basically I’m telling you it is a good recipe for peanut butter blossoms.

Christmas Brunch Mincemeat Cake

Here it is, I used the remaining mincemeat, my second mincemeat recipe.  The end result, a really good coffee type cake, it turned out dense and moist. The orange frosting really compliments the mincemeat flavor…

Mincemeat Cookies

I used None Such mincemeat in the jar for these cookies.  Since there is plenty leftover in the jar after making this recipe, I will be making some mincemeat tarts or maybe even try a new recipe to use up the rest of the mincemeat,  In other words another mincemeat post will be coming soon….

Cranberry Salad

Very easy and a favorite at every holiday table at my house.  This recipe for Cranberry Salad compliments not only the turkey but all of your other side dishes, with a bit of sweet crunch…

Almond Flour Zucchini Walnut Cake

Almond Flour Zucchini Walnut Cake 1 & 1/2 cups almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon all spice 1 cup shredded zucchini 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup vegetable type oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (save a few to garnish top…

Applesauce Banana Bread

Applesauce Banana Bread 2 cups bisquick gluten free mix 1 cup  applesauce 1 medium banana mashed 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs In large bowl, mix all ingredients together beat with electric mixer on low-medium for about 1 minute . Pour batter into prepared 9×5 loaf pan or…

Pumpkin Spice Cake

If you like pumpkin, you will love this cake, it is moist and delicious.  And it looks pretty on your Thanksgiving holiday goody table, with your pies, brownies, and cheesecake etc… 😉  The pumpkin on top of the cake, I used to decorate, is actually a frosted cookie.   Pumpkin Spice Cake = Easy semi-homemade cake!…

Cinnamon Crunch Oat Flour Cake

This cake reminds me of the cinnamon crunch bagels you can buy at Panera Bread, or the taste of those old fashion cookies, snickerdoodles… Cinnamon Crunch Oat Flour Coffee Cake 1 & 1/4 cup oat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1…

Pumpkin Pie-Cake

It’s not Thanksgiving, but I was in the mood for Pumpkin Pie.  I didn’t have all the required ingredients, but I had a pumpkin spice muffin mix in the cupboard.  I thought hmm… At first I was just going to make a dump cake with the mix, but I wanted pie! I had a couple…

Apple Oat Flour Cake

Apple cake made with oat flour…  Easy to grind your own oats in the processor and less expensive.  I threw in about a fourth of a cup of raisins this time, sounded good to me.  Also chopped walnuts would be a good stir in too. I frosted the Apple Cake with a little buttercream frosting….

Fudgy Oat Flour Cake

Believe it or not… This cake has prunes in it and you wouldn’t know it by taste.   I am thinking the prune butter helps give this cake a fudgy texture.  I love prune butter in foldover cookies, on toast etc…  You basically can use it like apple butter and it is very easy to make,…

Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can grind your own oat flour, it is cheap and easy.  Just put oats in processor and buzz away to a fine flour.  I use a magic bullet, I have had for years.  Easy to clean too.  They are still available to purchase and less expensive then they were over ten years ago. 1…

Chocolate Oat Flour Brownies

These brownies turned out really good and dense.  I like that they don’t have much sugar in them and I am pretty sure the oil can be cut down a bit.  I didn’t frost mine, but if you like something sweeter the frosting would hit the spot.   Depends on your mood. Chocolate Oat Flour…

Birthday Cakes

Happy Birthday To You, to her to him to them to it…  Raise your hand if you & your family and friends take pictures of birthday cakes before you cut them. ✋ I know I have more photos of birthday cakes , I just have to locate them…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana and chocolate sounds good to me! This recipe is pretty easy and can be made into a loaf of banana chocolate chip bread, if you prefer… Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 cups chocolate chip pancake mix 2 small to medium mashed bananas 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable type oil…

Chocolate Oatmeal Brownies

I love oatmeal, I eat a lot of oatmeal so I am always trying to come up with new oatmeal recipes, some are hits and some are misses.  Best thing about oatmeal is, it is really good for you.  Use it in place of bread crumbs in meatloaf.  Have a bowl of cooked oatmeal, add…

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

This cake taste like a cream cake that you can purchase at the grocery store bakery,  very moist and sweet.  I actually made a little too much glaze, as you can see in the photo.  Spoon excess glaze on your piece of cake if you have a big sweet tooth. The cake looks like a…

Prune Danish

I use my bread machine to mix dough, easier on the hands.  The prune butter/filling is made from dried prunes, pretty easy to do if you can’t find the filling in the store. I make the Prune filling in advance, that way it is ready and waiting when you feel like baking. Prune Danish 1/2…

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

My newest made up recipe…  I thought orange and chocolate sound good together,  right?  It reminded me of those chocolate orange balls you see at Christmas time. These muffins turned out really good, better than I thought. Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 cups chocolate chip pancake mix 1 1/2 cup milk (I used a 12…

Foodie Kids 3

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, yada yada yada now let’s eat cake and ice cream!  These two children are the most enthusiastic cake and ice cream eaters I have ever seen.  It was a treat to take photos of them, I was smiling the whole time.  They never skipped a bite, not…

No Bake Cookies

Everybody likes no bake cookies, right?  They don’t look that great but they sure do taste good!   When I was younger we were only served these cookies at school lunches.  I was happy when I found a recipe for them and have been making them for years… At Easter time I shape them like…

Georgia Peaches…

Good Stuff… Florida has great oranges, but If you want great peaches they need to be from Georgia, and these peaches were sweet and juicy. Plus, they were a great price. Peach Season typically lasts from mid-May to mid-August. The peaches in the photos are a freestone peach, which means the fruit separates from the…

Foodie Kids 2

The inexpensive way to feed all the kids in the neighborhood a fun summer treat.  Freeze pops, Fla-vor-ice, icee, Pop-Ice are basically the same thing they just have a different name, it depends on what part of the country you live. As a matter of fact, many other countries have their own version of this…

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Mother’s Day was for the most part a rainy day, but I had no complaints we needed the rain.  I received this beautiful arrangement of flowers in a pretty purple “mason jar” type vase and a half a dozen very large chocolate covered strawberries.  Oh yes, and a handmade very colorful card, my granddaughter designed…

Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake

  Orange Marmalade Loaf Cake 3 cups Krusteaz Honey Wheat (or other) pancake mix 1 cup milk 1 Egg 2/3 cup Orange Marmalade Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into the prepared loaf pans 2 loaf pans sprayed with baking spray Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes Cut the loaves lengthwise in half,…

Lemon Cream Cheese Dessert

Easy-peasy… Lemon Cream Cheese dessert. 4 pack Vanilla pudding cups 4 pack Lemon pudding cups 1- 8 ounce block Cream Cheese, softened 3 or 4 packages Nekot Lemon Cream cookies (enough to line the bottom of pan) I used 2 ceramic loaf pans, I wanted to share one pan. With mixer beat the cream cheese…

Foodie Kids 1

One of the funniest things in life to do is watching people, my favorite people watching activity is watching children eat.  I first noticed and started taking photos of children eating about ten years ago.  It was at a Mother’s Day Brunch, as I looked around I noticed the kids eating and really enjoying the…

Cinnamon Raisin Rolls

I cut this recipe in half and I also added raisins.  I soak the raisins in warm water first to make them softer and plumper.   I used about a half cup of soaked raisins, drain before sprinkling over prepared rolled dough. DOUGH 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 2 eggs, room…

Blueberry Banana Crumb Cake Loaf

Good stuff… My concoction I made today, Blueberry Banana Crumb Cake loaf.  It turned out really good.  I hate throwing away really ripe bananas and fresh fruit that I don’t eat fast enough, (when they get a little wilted). Sometimes I throw fruits like strawberries and blueberries in the freezer to use at a later…

Yes We Have Some Bananas

Two of my banana trees produced fruit. They are said to produce fruit if the trees are at least eighteen months old. Every spring we cut down most of the trees, we keep about seven of the older trees, to see if they will produce fruit. Banana trees grow like weeds. We kept seven trees…

Chocolate Eclair Cake

One of my summertime favorite NO-BAKE desserts.  In the past, when the kids were young, I made this dessert all the time.  But, back then everything was chocolate, (made with chocolate pudding) it was a big hit at picnics and get togethers.  Now, my taste buds have changed, I like it made with vanilla pudding….