Mississippi Mud Cake

This is an old family favorite recipe from a friend of a friend who was raised in the south. You can’t beat this for a deliciously decadent dessert. Ingredients Cake 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cups flour 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup coconut 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1 […]

Old Fashioned Banana Split Dessert

I couldn’t believe it when I found this old family recipe in my Mom’s files. We only had it on rare occasions when Mom wasn’t worrying about fat and cholesterol. Try this dessert for your next family get together. In my opinion this is better than the real thing! Ingredients 2 -3 bananas graham cracker […]

Om Ali Egyptian Pastry

All the news about Egypt recently reminded me of this recipe that a friend gave me. This is an Egyptian sweet dessert made with puff pastry. It is very sweet and very good. It is served in many restaurants in Egypt. Make this treat for your family in honor of Egypt and thier struggles. Ingredients […]

Eight Layer Bars

Everyone loves 7 layer bars, here’s a great variation of that recipe, using 8 ingredients. Oreo cookie crumbs adds a great new taste. The method of putting them together is a bit different than the usual 7 layer bars. Try these and they will soon be one of your family’s favorite. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, […]

Milky Way or Snicker Salad

Many people love this old favorite recipe, it is a bit too sweet for my taste. But maybe it is just what you are looking for. It is sure to be a hit with the kids. Ingredients 2 cups milk 2 boxes instant French Vanilla Pudding (3 ounces each) 1 container Cool Whip (16 ounces) […]

Salty Nut Bars

Nothing beats the sweet and salty combination. These bars will certainly become a favorite recipe. They are similar to the sweet and salty bars that I buy for hiking. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1 12 ounce can mixed salted nuts or peanuts 1 12 […]

Caramel Bread Pudding

Here is a favorite recipe that a friend of my Mom passed on to us. It is easy and good and a great way to use up that old bread. Ingredients 6 slices day-old bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup hot water 1 cup brown sugar 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups warm […]

Old Fashioned Grapefruit Pie

My parents and in-laws both spent their winter months in warm climates; one in Texas, one in Arizona. Grapefruit was plentiful and they both enjoyed making this pie in hopes of using up some of their many grapefruit. So if you have lots of grapefruit and don’t know what to do with them, give this […]

Swedish Kringler Coffee Cake

You don’t know what you are missing if you haven’t had Swedish Kringler Coffee Cake. Some people call it kringle or kringa, whatever you call it, it is one of my favorites. My husband’s Danish Grandmother used to make this and it was always a treat when she did. Almond extract and sliced almonds are […]

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

This is a favorite recipe that is probably from the Vanilla Wafer. My Mom used to make it often and it was one of my Dad’s favorites. It is still as good today as it was back when I was a kid. Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1/3 cup flour dash salt 3 eggs seperated […]

Old Fashioned Fruitcake

Fruit Cake is a joke among many and I agree that there are a lot of really bad fruitcakes out there. This is a favorite recipe from my Mom’s collection and this is a really, really good fruitcake. She used to make it every Christmas and we all looked forward to it. She would actually […]

Pecan Squares

Pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts. This favorite recipe is almost as good as pie. The best thing about bars is that you can cut them small and sample them all! Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup light or dark […]