Delicious and sweet, you can’t beat the flavor of oatmeal wheat bread! –Mellyn Continue reading
As close to shortbread as you can get without the butter! Of course if I have butter on hand I do indulge myself once in a while and use butter instead of shortening. Continue reading
Broccoli and Cheese, they just go together. Warm and tempting this soup is just calling for a cool evening to be served. Continue reading
We ate some homemade Oreos at a family gathering that were so good! I wanted to make my own, but since most recipes call for a chocolate cake mix, I set out to make one from scratch. This is the result of all of our efforts! We think they’re well worth the effort! –Mellyn Continue reading
This recipe came from a friend when we were newlyweds and pinching our pennies. I felt like I could make it out of almost nothing, and although it isn’t very pretty, it tastes delicious! –Mellyn Continue reading
I had a couple of college roommates who were excellent cooks. One of them made a wonderful thick chicken and noodle gravy that she always served over mashed potatoes. I had that idea in mind when I set to work on this recipe. I love the flavor the bacon and rosemary add –total comfort food! –Mellyn Continue reading
These are some of the easiest and tastiest scalloped potatoes ever!
Adapted from a recipe I found in a cooking magazine years ago, my family never fails to devour these! –Mellyn
From the recipes of Grandma L.
Grandpa loved applesauce cake, and I remember Grandma serving it for all of his birthday dinners. I was trying to remember why this is such a vivid memory, and then it dawned on me — I don’t think I ever ate applesauce cake on Grandpa’s birthday because I hate raisins! At my house, it’ll be served raisinless…or maybe with nuts and chocolate chips?! –Mellyn
From Sharon C.
Sharon makes these delicious granola bars with applesauce instead of oil — making them a healthy and delicious snack. She says she may try adding some peanut butter in the future, as well! The options are endless! –Mellyn Continue reading
As you’ve learned from several of my previous posts — I HATE to roll out pie crust! As a result, this crust that presses right into the pan is one of my favorites! –Mellyn Continue reading
The flour in this soup gives it a creamy texture without the additional calories of cream, and the oregano and basil give it an Italian flavor that my family finds irresistible! The Hobbit (our curly-haired youngest with the appetite of a hobbit!) eats 2 or 3 bowls of this every time I serve it! –Mellyn Continue reading
My family doesn’t really like me to mess with their homemade pizza, so it was with a little trepidation that I placed this new version on the table. I’m happy to report that all of my fears were unfounded! They gobbled it up and came back for seconds!
Our family loves soup, and one of our favorite ways to eat it is in bread bowls. No rocket science here — I just took our favorite white bread and added Parmesan cheese. (Robin gave me that idea since she makes yummy bread bowls with Parmesan in them!) It makes more than a traditional single-loaf recipe, which is perfect for my family who loves to use them as bowls, rolls, buns or whatever else they can think of. –Mellyn
Onion, carrots, peas and mushrooms all add to the mild flavor of this cheese sauce. The tortellini adds variety to the pastas I prepare normally. Continue reading
From Kristie H.
We’ve been making this divine blueberry dish for breakfast since we first met Kristie and her family about 13 years ago. Undoubtedly, it’s our favorite blueberry recipe of all time! Thanks for sharing, Kristie! –Mellyn Continue reading
Grandma was a wonderful cook, and this basic dessert recipe is easy to adapt to whatever is in season! We use the same basic “formula” for rhubarb crunch and raspberry-apple crunch. Just increase the sugar if you’re using a sour fruit.–Mellyn
Another staple from my one great cook! I personally don’t like clams, but my husband LOVES them. I just discreetly remove a bowl of this for myself out of the family pot BEFORE I add the clams. Then no one is any wiser that my dish is different. I don’t have to eat clams, but I don’t need to make my kids think they shouldn’t either. I like to let them decide on their own! Recipe from Karen. Continue reading
The PTA at my Elementary school used to make a version of this recipe to sell to kids at lunch time for fund raising. The potatoes in the recipe really cut down the amount, and therefore the cost, of the ground beef. Here it really stretches my dollar as freeze dried ground beef is no where close to cheap, BUT hash brown potatoes are. The sauce on these is by far my favorite, though childhood memories may be keeping me a little biased. Continue reading
Hawaiian Haystacks have to be some of the most colorful food around! At my house they’re sure to please, since picky eaters can build it how they like it! –Mellyn Continue reading