Apple Pie for Christmas Dinner

I don’t actually like pie, but my former mother-in-law made an apple pie once that I just loved. She served it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Delicious! She gave me the recipe, and I finally had a chance to make it this year for dessert at Christmas dinner. SUGAR-FROSTED APPLE PIE (from […]

Raisen Bran Muffins with a new twist

I’ve tried this recipe before, but couldn’t find unprocessed bran. So, I used flax meal instead. (Odd that was more readily available.) Anyway, it’s one of my dad’s favorites. So I made it for Christmas breakfast again this year. HONEY-RAISEN FLAX MUFFINS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups ground flax seeds (flax meal) 1 ½ […]

Lasagna for dinner

I was flipping the channels one night and saw this recipe on a PBS cooking show. I modified the seasonings, as I thought their version of the sauce was a bit bland. LASAGNA (PBS show) 28oz can of pureed tomatos 13 oz can of diced tomatoes 3 cloves garlic minced 2 tsp chopped basil 2 […]

Two pies for two birthdays

This time I was faced with two birthdays at once. Rich wanted Coconut Cream Pie, while Joanna requested Magnolia Bakery’s famous banana pudding in pie form. I got the Coconut Cream Pie recipe from Betty Crocker. I found the Magnolia banana pudding recipe on line. The result was delicious but a bit too mushy for […]