Banana Cake

“A traditional banana cake recipe.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium) 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup chopped nuts CREAM CHEESE FROSTING 4 cups powdered… Read more »

Carrot Pineapple Cake

“Another good recipe for the fall when carrots are in abundance in the garden. Sometime I mix in a little coconut as a change.” INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 1/2 cups cooking oil 2 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch cloves pinch nutmeg 1… Read more »

Caramel Sauce

“While I use this recipe to make Banana Tarts every Christmas, I always keep a can of prepared caramel in the refrigerator for snacks. The kids really enjoy a small spoonful with sliced apples and bananas, much better than that runny store bought version.” INGREDIENTS 1 can eagle brand sweetened, condensed milk DIRECTIONS Place can… Read more »

Mom’s Apple Cake

“This is a great fall recipe, nicely spiced, very heavy and moist. It tastes great on it’s own but even better with vanilla nutmeg sauce. The cake batter can also be made into Apple Muffins, just cut down on the baking time. ” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2… Read more »

Vanilla Nutmeg Sauce

“This sauce goes well with Mom’s Apple Cake and with Apple Dumplings. ” INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon flour pinch salt 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla nutmeg to taste DIRECTIONS Mix sugar, flour and salt in small saucepan. Add boiling water. Cook on low for 5 minutes until thickened.… Read more »

Caramel Crunch Popcorn

“An easy recipe for caramel popcorn that the kids can make. Store popcorn in a tightly covered container although it will not last long.” INGREDIENTS 20 cups of popped popcorn (about 2 bags microwave popcorn) 1-2 cup pecans, chopped (optional) 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2… Read more »

Strawberry Cream Phyllo Cups

“A sweet appetizer of berries and cream great for a get together.” INGREDIENTS FILLING 3 oz softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup whipping cream one teaspoon vanilla fresh strawberries or other berries DIRECTIONS Make Phyllo Cups and set aside. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, honey, whipping cream and vanilla. Beat until… Read more »