This is a recipe that I have made countless times, and I was surprised recently, to find that some of my friends have never even eaten these yummy treats. I shall remedy that by posting my favorite recipe for them so that anyone who wishes can try them. Ingredients 2 cups sugar1 stick butter1/4 cup […]


INGREDIENTS 2 packs yeast1/3 cup warm water 105 to 115 F.1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt2 large eggs1/3 cup butter softened5 cups all-purpose flourOil for frying———————————GLAZE1/2 cup butter melted2 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons vanilla5 to 7 tablespoons evaporated milk. Combine lukewarm water and yeast in large mixer bowl. Let sit for 5 […]


I love a good loaf of raisin bread, moist, dense, slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon, and loaded with plump, tasty raisins. There are some fairly decent ones sold commercially, but as is true with most things. “home made is better.” I have never tried making raisin bread from scratch, so I went looking […]


Years ago, Shoney’s restaurant chain had a delicious pie on their menu that never failed to get rave reviews. It consisted of a buttery, slightly sweet crust, filled with large, whole, fresh strawberries swimming in a thick, strawberry flavored glaze. Home bakers wanted to create it in their own kitchens, so manufacturers soon came up […]


About five years ago I bought a fancy schmancy Kitchen Aid dishwasher that had all the bells and whistles on it that anyone could ever want. We had sold some timber, so I felt it was practically free at the time, and went all out! For the past two years I have been washing dishes […]


No…not Brylcreem! Vanilla!!(I seem to remember something about ladies dabbing a little vanilla behind their ears when they couldn’t afford expensive colognes.) Vanilla is probably the most used flavoring in the food pantry.I have never been one to go searching for the most expensive one available, but usually go for whatever is the cheapest.I am […]

Cook Books

I have quite an extensive collection of cookbooks and recipes. some of them dating back to the 50s, but there is always room for one more. A good Twitter friend and I were discussing recipes and he mentioned a book he had recently purchased at Cracker Barrell. I looked it up on Amazon and found […]