Recipes

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Oatmeal Pie

It’s a fact of life that nothing is so good that pure maple syrup doesn’t make it better. And where I live, March is the time of the year when tree sap begins to flow and maple syrup is made. It also just happens to be the time of the year when hens start laying…

Bread Machine – White Bread Recipe

Loaf Of Bread From A Bread Machine

After a lifetime of his mother’s baking, and more than 25 years with me, homemade is pretty much the only bread my husband will eat. He’s a spoiled man for sure. Usually I pick one or two days a month to batch bake. On those days I’ll bake 6 loaves of bread and make cookies…

Recipe For Apple Pie

Slice of Apple Pie

With A Variation – Raw Filling & Heated FillingHere’s my ever-changing and evolving recipe for Apple Pie. There are two methods here: a raw filling and a heated filling. The raw pack is presented first and is the faster method. The heated pack is essentially the same as the raw pack. Details for the heated…

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

An American ClassicRice pudding is a favorite around here. My husband likes it for breakfast and I like it anytime. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover rice. There are many different variations of rice pudding found around the world. The recipe below is classic American Farmhouse cuisine. Rice Pudding Heaping ⅓ Cup of…

How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt

Fresh Homemade Yogurt With Cranberries

Homemade yogurt is actually very simple to make. And if you ask me the easiest and most dependable way to make yogurt at home is with an electric crock pot. All you need is crock pot, a thermometer, some fresh milk and a little bit of the proper type bacteria. Greek yogurt is a favorite…

Recipe For Fresh Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie Slice

This year has proved to be an exceptional year for blueberries. The berries are large and the bushes are positively loaded. I thought you might be interested in the blueberry pie recipe that I use. It’s an older recipe and my personal favorite. It’s not too sweet and is pleasantly tart. The secret is in…

Recipe For Plain Pastry Using Lard

Sift Flour Before Measuring

This Recipe Will Make A Two Crust 9” PieIt’s my opinion that the very best pastry for fruit pies and beef pies is a pastry crust made with lard and not vegetable shortening, oil or butter. A pastry made with lard is very flaky and easy to work with. Pastry for chicken or fish pies…