Fried Pies Again aka Fried Apricot Pie

This clipping is called “Fried Pies Again” which reflects that the column ran a previous bit about fried pies. I’m thinking of the pies you get at McDonald’s or the like, fried in hot oil and served warm. They seem quite simple and you could probably substitute many different fruits for the filling. Fried Pies … Continue reading

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

Pineapple Casserole

I’m not 100% sure what a pineapple casserole would taste like, but with the flour and sugar, it sounds like maybe a dessert? This is an interesting one and I wonder how it would taste. The addition of a Ritz cracker topping is very unusual. Pineapple Casserole 1 20 oz can chunk pineapple, drain & … Continue reading

Pineapple Cake

Here’s another guess at what this is, but I’m a little more confident this time. This looks like a recipe for pineapple cake, or even pineapple upside down cake if you take a little effort. A little history, of course, because that is what I do heh. The first pineapple packing house was built in … Continue reading

Cheese-y Party Recipes

We are back in business, folks! I thank you for your patience for the past year. Let me just say that when you endeavor to renovate your home, it will likely take much longer than you expect, and if you live in your home during the project, add another month or two. O.o Anyway, what … Continue reading

Spiced Apple Rings

Two for the price of one! These are virtually identical, with just a bit of added detail on the second card. They sound yummy and perfect for fall canning.

Grape Juice (Doris Sallada)

I never really thought about how grape juice is made, except to assume it is cooked, strained, and processed. This recipe shows us how very simple it really is. I have not tried it…yet. It would be easy to make this with organic grapes if that is a concern to you, and even with sugar … Continue reading