Banana Cream Puffs

 Cream Puffs have always been a super special treat for me. That started when I was a little girl and my Mom and I would go shopping and stop at a bakery/lunch counter type of store. Recently, I was visiting her and I asked her if she remembered our special shopping treat and at 94 years old, she immediately said yes.  She has a very selective memory these days and I was pleasantly surprised she remembered. She just lives 5 miles from me in a nursing home, I came home and made these Banana Cream Puffs.  Continue reading

Blueberry Dutch Baby

On the weekends, after my second cup of coffee, I love to make breakfast. This Blueberry Dutch Baby is one of my favorites, it’s not too involved and is quick to make. It works out fine for me because I love my coffee in the morning! I can quickly get this in the oven and then sit, with my third cup of coffee while it bakes…ideal. Best of all, it tastes really delicious! Can you tell that I’m not a morning person?  Continue reading

Hot German Potato Salad

The grandmother of a close friend showed me how to make this potato salad many years ago. I never had a written recipe, until now. It was just one of those things you made by tasting as you went. Adjusting everything for the amount of salad you needed. But I felt it necessary to finally measure as I made it the other day, just so that I could share it on this blog. 
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Corned Beef with Spicy Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

Corned beef is so easy to make and tastes so good, I often wonder why I don’t make it more often than I do. It is one of our favorites, yet I just don’t think about making it until late winter. That is going to change in this house! It’s available all year, and I am going to buy it on a regular basis from now on! Correction…. I’m going to buy two hunks all the time because one is not enough, not if I want leftovers for sandwiches, etc. Today I am sharing how I make my basic corned beef dinner…. Continue reading

Hot Cross Buns and Bread

It may be snowing out today, but I know spring is on the way. It’s been a long winter here! Easter will be here soon, and it never seems right without some Hot Cross Buns. I will make these again on Easter! Every year I get into the mood for Hot Cross Buns and this year is no different. I have tried various recipes and the one I made this year really hit the mark. The blend of spices is just right for what I like. Like so many other foods, what you grew up eating and liking, sets the bar for something tasting “right” when you get older.

Hot Cross Buns and Bread

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Cheese Soup ~ Rich and Creamy

 I tried this recipe at the request of one of my blog readers who remembered it from a little restaurant that I wrote about a few weeks ago. I have a cookbook from the restaurant, Helen’s Tea Room in Pasadena, Texas. This cookbook is full of little treasures and this is one of them. I have no idea if the restaurant still exists but I know it had many fans.Cheese Soup ~ Rich and Creamy

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Chocolate Potato Chip No Bake Cookies

This is an updated version of an old classic. No bake cookies are so quick and easy, I have made them often through the years when I get a chocolate craving. There is something about them that can’t be beat! I add potato chips for variation on the original, you just have to try them this way!

Chocolate Potato Chip No Bake Cookies

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