Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

RECIPES – Breads

The Dinner Roll

I had a bake off this week in search of an easy yet tasty dinner roll recipe. I eliminated any recipe that called for evaporate or dry milk because dry milk is not a common pantry ingredient and is surprisingly expensive. The decision of which […]

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

It is not very often our five year old volunteers to help cook. This morning he was eager to take position as my assistant chef.  He mashed the bananas, whisked the dry ingredients and then combined the two. This helpful streak of his has been […]

Oatmeal Apple Scones

I cannot resist the crunch of a ripe hard juicy apple, it is so satisfying. Apples pair well with just about anything, my favorite a cube of cheddar cheese, mmm tasty. Oatmeal Apple Scones and Chicken Apple Chili are among my favorite uses for apples. […]

Crock Pot Roast with Gravy and Yorkshire Puddings

There is nothing like roast with gravy and Yorkshire pudding. The smell of a roast cooking reminds me of my Grandmother Jepson. My grandparents lived a couple hours away in the once small agricultural town of Clewiston Florida. We would usually make the trek around […]

Pineapple Orange Muffins

I am sorry I love butter. Yep, there it is. I cook with oil and I prefer to bake with butter. I really did start out looking for a healthy version of pineapple orange muffins. A whole wheat version that replaced the fat with applesauce […]

Zucchini Bread

There are so many recipes for banana bread and zucchini bread it is enough to make the head spin trying to decided which one is going to turn out right. So I have a couple of recipes for you to try. One is a traditional […]

BBQ Pork Stromboli Pockets

Years ago Stephen and I joined my brother and his wife Emily’s family in Oregon for a week in the mountains for Christmas. One of Emily’s sisters made a Stromboli for dinner. I had originally planned to make a BBQ pork pizza but at last […]

Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins

Ok, so it is May and I am making pumpkin muffins. It seems sad to make that lonely can of pumpkin wait until October. Besides, there was a lovely sour apple in the basket with a slight blush on its cheek. Now, the gorgeous statuesque […]

Homemade Flour Tortillas

I learned how to make tortillas from a friend, Juanita Sorez, in Freemont, Texas. She is an amazing woman with an enormous heart. Every week, my friends and I would gather at her house to eat, play the guitar and shoot some pool. To be […]

Blueberry Muffins

My kids have always been a fan of bananas and blueberries. They usually do not last very long around here making it difficult to snatch enough to bake with. Occasionally I get away with freezing enough to throw into a batch of pancakes or muffins. […]