Banana Walnut Cake

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

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.

Corny Hoe Cakes

A pick up, eat with your hand type food. Corn muffins or corn bread are great but these hoe cakes don’t crumble… I like these with a little butter on them and a bowl of chili.

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….

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…

Black Bean & Chicken Taco Filling

A really tasty dish, this is how it looked for me with the ingredients I had.  I can think of many other ingredients you can add if they were in the fridge.  Avocado, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, etc… Black Bean & Chicken Taco Filling 1 pound lean ground chicken 1 package low sodium taco season…

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…

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…

Fall & Apples

Fall, my favorite time of the year…  The cooler crisp air sneaks right in on you, even in Florida, and it’s a welcome relief from the hot humid summer.  Fresh apples are one of the best things I love, puts me in mood for baking my recipes with apples and don’t forget caramel apples and…

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…

California Medley Pasta Salad

Labor Day, most people think it is the end of summer.  I guess it all depends on where you live.  Pasta salad is an easy dish to make and take to a picnic, get together, or eat at home.   This version is what I made, with the ingredients I had on hand.  You can add…

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…

Pea Salad

This dish is easy and quick, great for a summer holiday or picnic, no cooking and no heating up the kitchen.  It can be eaten by itself and also is great on top of a greens salad instead of salad dressing.  Need something quick for a luncheon or pot luck, this recipe can be thrown…

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…

Veggie Cups

Sorta like a quiche but no crust.  When you don’t have pie crust in the freezer or you don’t feel up to rolling crust from scratch.  Or you just want to consume less calories. These do great, if you have any leftover just pop them in a container or bags and throw in the freezer……

Foodie Kids 4

He is eating mini cheddar rice cakes, and no he didn’t eat the whole container!  Actually there was only a few left and some small pieces.  Hence, the handling of the container and not just a few rice cakes taken out to be handed to the child. I was surprised to see he enjoyed eating…

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…

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…

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…