Browsing category: Cooking & Baking from Scratch

By Request — My Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Several people have written to ask for the oatmeal bread recipe I mentioned in some of my breadmaking posts. I have been making this bread for a long time and it is one of our favorites. I would guess that this recipe originally came from the back of a bag of Quaker Oats…


How I Make Rivels, Couscous Size

This recipe for rivels comes from one of my mother’s wonderful recipe scrapbooks. I have written about these books before… they are simple three-ring binders with pages of plain notebook paper, and the first entries date back to shortly after my mother was married.


Our Favorite Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

My family loves pasta! And spaghetti with a sauce you make yourself is not only quick to prepare, hearty, and delicious, it is also one of the least expensive meals you can make. Here’s my favorite way to make this sauce…


Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free Oatmeal Cookies

I thought I would share this recipe for gluten-free, egg-free, sugar-free oatmeal cookies. Because these cookies contain no sugar, they depend on the bananas and the raisins to give them a sweet taste.


How To Make Teddy Bear Rolls

If your kids like to help you cook, they will love making these teddy bear rolls. Any yeast dough works great for making bears. With a sweet roll dough, try decorating the bears with pieces of raisins for eyes and a ribbon made out of icing.


When Homemade Bread Tastes Too Yeasty

Reader question… “I’m not having very good results with making my own bread. It tastes too yeasty and has almost a sour flavor. The texture is also very coarse with big holes.”


Pineapple, Banana, Celery & Chicken Salad

I didn’t think I would like this salad because I don’t like pineapple all that much, but since this recipe came highly recommended, I wanted to give it a try. The salad turned out to be a pleasant surprise…


Waffles Made With Yeast

One of the recipes I’ve had waiting in my “to try” file for a long, long time is for waffles made with yeast.


Making Onion Rings From Scratch

You can’t beat homemade onion rings for frugality and great taste… and when you make them yourself, they will contain only onions, flour, milk, eggs, and a small amount of baking powder, salt, and oil.


Streusel-Filled Coffee Cake

This coffee cake makes up quickly and is a little bit different because there is streusel inside the cake as well as a streusel topping.