Mom’s Best Shortcake

Mom's Best Shortcake Recipe combines the not-too-sweet flavor of this tender, moist cake with the tart-sweet strawberry-raspberry blend and whipped cream.
Last night after supper, I overheard my youngest saying  to one of his online friends, “My mom makes the best shortcake ever!”  Since this recipe got such rave reviews from the family, I figured I’d share it here, too.

By my husband’s request (since it was Father’s Day), I whipped up some strawberry-raspberry shortcake with lightly sweetened whipped cream.  The old-fashioned, not-too-sweet flavor of this tender, moist cake pairs well with the tart-sweet strawberry-raspberry blend and rich whipped cream.  It’s an easy to make dessert that’s fancy enough for special occasions, but easy enough for an any time treat.  The recipe doubles well and also make great cupcakes. [Read more…]

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Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

This rhubarb pudding cake recipe is easy to make using fresh or frozen rhubarb. A simple hot water trick allows the cake to make its own sauce while baking.

I was looking for something a little different to do with the rhubarb bounty this year when I came across a fruited pudding cake recipe in the Favorite Recipes of America – Desserts cookbook from 1968.  The original recipe calls for “any fruit, fresh or canned”, so I figured “Why not rhubarb?”  As sweet as this is, I think you’d need to cut back on the sugar for a sweeter fruit.  Even with the rhubarb I will probably cut back a bit next time around. [Read more…]

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Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers - Enjoy your hot peppers year round with this easy pickled pepper recipe for the water bath canner. Just 4 ingredients, use your favorite mix of hot peppers.

Many of our hot peppers got into our homemade salsa (which has gotten hotter as the boys have gotten older), but I like to make up a batch of pickled peppers to use in tacos and enchiladas, or even to toss over the top of a roast when we want a little extra heat.  Because hot peppers are not acidic, using a vinegar pickle allows them to be processed in boiling water bath canner.  For this recipe you can use jalapeno peppers, banana peppers, or whatever other hot peppers you have available.  [Read more…]

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Red, White and Blue Cake

This festive red, white and blue cake is decorated with fresh berries and whipped cream and filled with rich custard for an old fashioned family treat.

My summer job through most of high school and college was at the family catering business, Irene’s Custom Cakes & Catering.  (Irene was my mom.)  We baked hundreds of cakes over the years, for everything from weddings to birthdays to baby showers.  My sister, Mary, was the primary decorator, but we all knew our way around an icing tube and pitched in when needed. [Read more…]

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Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Salad Recipe

Broccoli, bacon and cheese salad recipe with sunflower seeds. Quick and easy summertime recipe. Homemade tastes so much better than the deli.

Broccoli salad is one of the few salads I’d occasionally pick up at the deli, but it’s amazing how much better it tastes when you make it at home with really fresh ingredients.  I served some of this up for my extended family at Easter, and my brother said it was so good he wanted to eat the whole batch.

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