Old Fashioned Butter Pound Cake

This is an old recipe that most people probably have in their recipe box. Remember those? Little slips of paper or cards your grandparents, moms, or neighbors wrote on their favorite recipes with notes and secret tips for making them even better. I miss those days. I have made sure that I have written a…

Tea Doughnuts

I love recipes like this. This recipe was given to me by mother who wrote it down from my grandmother (her mother-in-law). It has her abbreviations and no real instructions because, well, everyone just knows how to cook right? I love my mother’s recipe cards. They are stained and bent in places. The ones that…

Old Fashioned Butter Chicken

It was a crazy, busy weekend this week so there were no weekend posts like usual. I have only missed posting 6 days in the last 5 weeks. There was a Feis at the Michigan Irish Festival this weekend and on Sunday we went to see the National Touring Company of Wicked. Why have I…

Old Fashioned Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa

There are times you have to make due with what you have on hand. We are still trying to be frugal as we still have half a month left before payday and there is still so much we want to do before school starts. And there are all those pesky things you have to buy…

Grandma’s White Cookies

It was a Performing Arts weekend in our house. My son participated in his first Solo/Ensemble Festival in Michigan. He did a great job and scored a I (the highest level) and earned a blue ribbon medal. He was so very proud of himself. He was playing his piece and suddenly lost where he was…

Old Fashioned Banana Bread

Growing up we had a few cookbooks. One which I remember clearly to this day is the 1972 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. This is the cookbook that I learned to bake from. If we wanted cakes or cookies growing up we baked them from scratch. Whenever I mention this cookbook everyone says, “We had that too!”…