Growing up, this cake was the one at family gatherings. Doesn’t that speak the loudest about a dessert? It’s a pound cake. A chocolate pound cake. The icing makes it a showcase (and it’s what us children wanted to sneak a bite of as we ran by – because it tastes just like fudge!) : Nana’s Famous Chocolate Pound Cake Cake: 2 sticks butter 1/2
From the red-and-white-checked cookbook Nana gave me… This is good served over noodles, rice or whipped potatoes. ~ Nana : Beef Burgundy stew beef, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds 1 package dry onion soup mix 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1 can ginger ale or cream soda (all I had was a Diet Dr. Pepper. Still tasted great!) Mix soup mix, soups and ginger
“Memories…the food of our childhood; food that meant love.” ~ Susan Branch I’d like to think that I grew up grateful for what I had. Grandmothers and a mama who loved to make wonderful food to fill our tummies. Special dishes made for holidays. If I didn’t show my gratitude then, I sure hope it is recognized now. Because it is a blessing to have
There are plenty of different apple pie versions out there but this is my mama’s recipe. The one that she wrote in the red and white checked I’m Writing My Own Cookbook. A store-bought pie crust or mix-it-in-the-pan crust make this as easy as Fudge Pie. But, if you make an apple pie… …it just might get eaten so quickly it’s hard to get a
I remember having salmon loaf growing up. I don’t think I realized then that it was my grandmother’s recipe. I surely didn’t know just how frugal the recipe is. And it wasn’t until I served it to my own family that I found out what a hit it would be. I expected them to make faces. Flipping through the red and white checked I’m Writing
Short and sweet. Biscuits and gravy. Simply filling and positively frugal. (Shown above with turkey bacon, fresh peaches and a little cup full of homemade slow cooker strawberry yogurt). The options and variety for this simple supper are endless. Biscuits and gravy are on our breakfast for supper rotation. Plus, if a child is beside me, making star biscuits turns it into Cooking Fun! Use
No bake. Three ingredients. Guaranteed hit. Plus, it is so much fun for children to make! All I have to do is get the ingredients out and instantly there appear volunteers from the audience. Dressed the part even! Chef hat and all. The children are cooking up some frugal fun over at $5 Dinners today with Cookies and Cream!
This salad is so simple. Just get your favorite bag of spinach. Top with any or all of the following: shredded mozzarella chopped fruit (apple, strawberry, mandarin oranges) nuts (we use sunflower seeds to keep allergic children safe), avocado, your favorites! Dressing (we use Italian) I made this real quick for lunch after church. I chopped extra slices of apple for those that haven’t quite