Here in Pennsylvania Dutch Country one of the most popular recipes to the region is the Shoo-Fly Pie. There are so many versions of this pie available including the Chocolate Shoo-Fly Pie with Peanut Butter icing over the top portion which we receive each Christmas from our Amish neighbors. That is so delicious! The one … Continue reading Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo-Fly Pie
I came across this Grange Book recipe and just had to make it because we really enjoy lemon desserts. I added a bit of Limoncello to the batter to ramp up the lemon flavor. If you give this a try let me know if you enjoyed it. Happy cooking and baking!
Since Columbus Day cookie baking has been in full swing for me. I plan to have all cookies done before Thanksgiving as I did last year, when I was able to create a wonderful cookie tray to share on Thanksgiving. I plan to make this a yearly tradition. When do you begin cookie baking?
In exactly six months we will celebrate Christmas. I especially enjoy the Christmas season which leads up to that big day for all of the memories, cheer, ambiance, food, smells, and lights; for me that is the best time of year. I’m anxiously awaiting Autumn because that will signify the beginning of the holiday season; … Continue reading Six months away
Well...we have come to the final month of our cook-through challenge. So to end it I really want to have another *Wildcard month* That means only one thing: you can make any recipes from the cookbook which you haven't made so far during this challenge I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Twelve – Our Final Month of Our Challenge
Spring is around the corner and we often think of lighter food fare for our menus at this time of year. We've been eating 'heavier' comfort foods for several months now and want to change up our menus a bit. For this month lets grab those Eggs We are fortunate to have Amish neighbors who sell … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Eleven
When I think of February I often think of a local community spaghetti supper which is a fund-raising event. So for this month let us all make some Pasta recipes You may even want to challenge yourself to make homemade pasta noodles and/or garlic bread recipes I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Ten
Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2018 and month nine of our challenge. Wow! We're almost completely through a year in our cookbook challenge. For this month I've decided to go with quick bread recipes I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your food with others and link your blog posts back to this … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Nine
Yeah - December has arrived! That means we are at month eight of our Cooking-Through Cookbook Challenge and you probably know already which category I've chosen; don't you?! December only means one food for devouring by children of all ages: COOKIES!!! When I dream of Christmas I always dream of cookies and I'm sure you … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Eight
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving
My most favorite time of the year has arrived. When November 1st rolls around I know that the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas has come. I enjoy the food and ambiance of this season better than any other time of year. For November there couldn't be any other category for our challenge than: Pies … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Seven
I've been crazy for baking cookies lately and I'm very proud that I've been ambitious enough to try all new recipes! This past weekend I pulled out my Grandmother's Better Homes & Gardens cookbook and made two from there with my own twists added in. I first baked the Peanut Butter Cookies which I've named … Continue reading Crankin’ out the cookies!
For some unknown reason I’ve been infatuated lately with making and eating cookies. In the past month I’ve baked several dozen cookies of various types and have frozen some for future nibbling. I don’t know why the sudden allure to bake them so much but they do make me happy!! Because of inspiration I received … Continue reading Craving cookies
I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking in the past several weeks; however, not anything new from my Cooking-Through Cookbook choice for the year. Last week I made a new recipe of Chocolate Chip cookies and my first-ever batch of Ginger cookies. Both were from my one Allrecipes magazine and they were … Continue reading From My Grandmother’s Recipe Box : Molasses Cookies
Welcome to month five of our cooking-through cookbook challenge. I hope you're having fun! This time of year for us is when Autumn is beginning to come around and Fairs are in full swing. Baking and comfort foods are about to take center stage in our kitchens. So for September let us enjoy: homemade-from-scratch cakes … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Five
We now have been cooking-through our books for three months and have enjoyed various recipes. I have been enjoying this challenge especially since I've really been looking at certain sections of the book and reading various recipes which I've been overlooking for many years. Even though I'm not making every recipe in my book I … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Four
I hope that you found the challenge of chicken and beef recipes exciting and made some yummy food last month! For July lets dig through our books for some yummy Appetizers and Beverages I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your food with others and link your blog posts back to this post … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Three
Month One was fun with salads and salad dressings and I hope you are enjoying this opportunity to create some new foods for those you love. I know that I have found some "keeper" recipes which I will add to my rotation of foods. For Month Two the categories are: any Chicken or Beef recipes or … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Two
I recently acquired these two cookie books... And all I've been able to do is dream about cookies. I've been making more cookies lately (just the standards which I love so much) and I Love, Love, Love what Betty says in her Picture Cook Book about them: I don't have a proper old-fashioned cookie jar … Continue reading Dreaming about cookies!
On a recent cool, damp and rain-all-day Saturday I threw together my Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup to simmer all day in the crockpot and I made a wonderful bread to go along with it as well as a salad. I posted my recipe once before but wanted to share it with you again as well … Continue reading Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup