Mom’s Apple Walnut Cake

I have this recipe on an old recipe card in my Mom’s handwriting.  I used to make it when the girls were little and our apple trees were bursting with fruit…then somehow I didn’t make it anymore. I ran across it the other day and had just picked some apples so I made it again, […]

Broiled Apricots with Blackberries and Mascarpone

My apricot tree is fully loaded so apricot desserts are on the menu. Here’s a very simple one I saw in Pure Simple Cooking: Effortless Meals Every Day by Diana Henry. Preheat your broiler. Halve your apricots and put them skin side down (cut side up) in a baking dish.  Dot with a bit of […]

Napoleons or Matchsticks

When I saw these on Down to Earth I decided to make them for Easter brunch. My niece and a neighbor friend were joining us. Normally I wouldn’t have made a dessert but since the gathering was so small, I had time to have some fun and experiment. Rhonda called these Napoleons and a commenter […]

Recipe for Pie Crusts

Here are recipes and detailed directions for making pie crusts. First, is the old-fashioned shortening based recipe that is pretty standard. Following that is a low-fat version that tastes great as well. Pie crusts do take a bit of practice but once you learn how, you’ll save a quite a bit of money compared to […]

Recipe for Apple Pie

A very basic apple pie–but very good! I don’t have a picture of the pie, but I like to use these little pie cutters rather than cutting slits in the top crust. 6-8 tart apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (about 6 cups) 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how tart your apples are) […]