Golden Puffs

These sound a bit to me like donuts – they are a battered dough that you cook in hot oil. There’s probably a fancy name for this type of baked good – Paul Hollywood would know, right? :-) I bet they are very easy once you get the hang of it, and then you can … Continue reading

Coffeecake

I always think of my grandmother and Christmas when I think about coffee cake. We had one tradition at Christmas time that we ate coffee cake before we could go downstairs to open gifts, because my father had to have some kind of breakfast but they didn’t want us kids to be forced to wait … Continue reading

Apricot Nut Cups

For a sweet treat you might want to try Apricot Nut Cups. Apricots are not quite as sweet as peaches, and combined with nuts they make a nice treat. You will need a mini muffin pan for this one to make the cups. The recipe calls for Solo brand apricot filling. If you aren’t able … Continue reading

Upside Down Ginger Pear Pudding

This is one of those “pudding that is really a cake” recipes. Upside down cakes were tremendously popular in the mid 20th century as they look so fancy once turned out for serving. But, they are pretty simple really! Slice your fruits and arrange them in a pattern in the bottom of your baking pan, … Continue reading

Cherry or Berry Pie

Cherry pie is my favorite pie, hands down. I usually use a can of pie filling, but for the very best cherry pie, fresh cherries are a must. This recipe, like many other fruit pie recipes, can be adapted to other fruits such as strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, or even a mix of fresh berries. I … Continue reading

Al Pearce’s Honeymoon Cake

This recipe shares some post-Depression era history. Al Pearce was a popular comedian, musician, and radio personality with several hit radio programs from 1928- 1947. He also made some appearances in movies guesting as himself. He was on the radio in Southern California in the 1940s at least as I found a reference to his … Continue reading

Oatmeal Crisps

These are similar to oatmeal cookies, but the chilling of the dough and thin slicing will give you a nice, crispy cookie. Oatmeal Crisps  1 c shortening 1 c Brown sugar 1 c granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 teas vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1 teas salt 1 teas soda 3 c quick cooking … Continue reading