Browsing category: Cooking & Baking from Scratch

Making Gingerbread Boys

This recipe was sent to me by a reader who lives in Germany. She wrote that she always makes these gingerbread boys every Christmas, not for her children, but for her husband of forty-three years.


Oatmeal Apple Crisp

I have tried many apple crisp recipes, but I think this one has an especially nice blend of flavors. My apples were rather tart, so I tossed them with a small amount of sugar before I put them in the pan.


How To Make Sweet Pickles One Jar At A Time

Reader question… “I am wondering if you have a recipe for sweet pickles that I can make and keep in the refrigerator like with your dill pickle recipe.”


Our Favorite Cucumber Refrigerator Relish

This refrigerator relish is very easy to make, even if you have never made pickles or relish before. It does not need to be sealed and will stay crisp and delicious in the refrigerator for a limited time. (For longer storage, process as you would any other relish.


Our Favorite Blueberry Cake

This light and delicious blueberry cake is quick and easy to make, and it is different from most blueberry cakes because the blueberries are baked inside the cake instead of added as a topping after the cake is baked. This cake also freezes well.


My Favorite Methods for Cooking the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Reader question… “I’ve been asked to make a large quantity of potato salad for a family reunion this weekend. I’m not looking forward to cooking so many hard boiled eggs because I usually have problems getting the shells off cleanly.”


Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

I like these blueberry cookies made with oatmeal much better than the usual sugar cookie type blueberry cookies. The combination of the chewy oatmeal cookie and soft sweet blueberries is wonderful.


Breaded Potato Sticks with Cheese & Herbs

This recipe for breaded potato sticks with cheese and herbs is a new one for me that I tried for the first time yesterday. These potato sticks are SO good! They are crunchy, with the herbs, cheese, and potato making just the right blend of flavors.


Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzos) For A Healthy Snack

For an inexpensive, HEALTHY snack that’s relatively quick to make, you can’t go wrong with roasted chickpeas. You really don’t need a recipe for making these. Flavor them with your favorite combinations of herbs or spices…


American Chop Suey, New England Style

When I was a child, American chop suey was my very favorite thing to eat, and even now it is often my first choice when I’m looking for a tasty, quick, and easy something to make for dinner.