Saturday, November 7, 2020

October 31, 2020
This months cookbook isWanda Brunstetter's 
Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook

Page 98
Juicy Meatloaf
Easy recipe to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW for me.  This recipe was not full of spices, just a great recipe for meatloaf paired with mashed potatoes.

Page 76 
Oven Fried Potatoes
Easy, not expensive and taste was Very Good.
Just watch the salt, mine was to salty.

Page 122
Green Tomato Cake
Easy, not expensive and taste was Nothing Special
This might appeal to some people, just not me.

Page 127
Cream Cheese Flitzers
Easy, not expensive and taste was Nothing Special
I wanted more spice in the filling, otherwise an easy quick recipe for drop-in guests to enjoy

Page 116
White Chili Soup
Easy, not expensive and taste was WOW
This was absolutely delicious and hubby even said so and that means it was really, really good.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

This month I used Cooking At Home With Bridget & Julia

Classic Chicken and Rice with Carrots and Peas
This recipe was easy to follow, not expensive to make and taste was GOOD but very ordinary.  I wanted more spice.

Page 11
Muffin Tin Doughnuts
This recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD however it did not taste like a doughnut to me, just an ordinary muffin with sugar and cinnamon on top.

Page 211
Eclair Cake
This recipe was easy to follow and a bit expensive to make.  The taste was hard to describe.  The chocolate topping was not to my liking and I love chocolate and the rest of it was okay but again I wanted more flavor.

I would recommend this cookbook to a new to cooking person, excellent to get them started.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

 August 31, 2020

This month I used Magnolia  Table

Page 177
Potato Salad
Easy to make, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD
My hubby even liked it!

Page 217
Chicken Fried Steak
Easy to make, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL
A simple common recipe that everybody probably has.

Chewy Granola Bars
Easy to make, not expensive for the amount of bars you get and taste was VERY GOOD but very sticky.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

 July 31, 2020

This month I used Dinner For Two cookbook.

On Page 142- Deconstructed Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit

This was easy to make, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.

This needed sausage gravy or something to get rid of the total dryness.

On page 157- Loaded Taco Tots

This was easy to make , not expensive and taste was GOOD.

This definitely did not look like the picture (what does?).  Picture showed a very saucy mixture-not mine and it really needed some sauce.

I was not crazy about this cookbook and probably would not use it again.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

I am still using the book from last month.

Page 160. Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe's
I forgot to take picture.  I did not like this recipe at all.  To much Cumin in my opinion.  Luckily I think I can doctor the leftovers to make it palatable.

Page 89 Strawberry Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
I liked this but my hubby did not.

Page 91 Rosemary Simple Syrup
Simple to make and tastes quite good.  This was to be used in conjunction with gin and lemon juice and lime juice.  I did not make the drink but I can think of different ways to use this syrup with desserts.

Saturday, May 30, 2020


I am still using Valerie Bertinelli's cookbook-  I really do like this cookbook.

This cake was unfortunately a mess, it stuck to the pan at the allotted cooling time.  This could be a problem that I created as I do not use non-stick spray.  I greased the pan with Crisco.
This is on page 258 and is called Holiday Applesauce Cake.  The taste was Very Good.

This recipe was delicious.
It is on page141 and is called Chicken with Lemon-Wine Sauce.

The third recipe I tried I forgot to take a picture.  It was on page 207 and was called Homemade Baked Potato Tots.  This was good but the recipe says to make them about 1 1/4 inch long and that seemed to be to large to crisp up nicely, at least in my oven it seemed so.

I am still going to make more recipes from this book for the coming month.   (I really like this cookbook)

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Hope everyone is well.

This month I used Valerie's Home Cooking cookbook.
I love this book.  When we open again you should borrow it.

Page 137
Hamburger Helpa
Good but not great in my opinion.  I doctored the leftovers the next day and it was much better.

Page 233
Ricotta Cookies with Sour Cream Glaze
These were yummy.  I might add more lemon rind the next time.

Page 168
Bucatini with Wilted Spinach and Lemon Mascarpone Sauce
Loved this dish.  Be sure and use Pecorino Romano cheese and be generous with it.

Page 36
Breakfast Biscuit Sammie's
We loved these.  Be sure and squish the biscuits so that the egg and cheese don't hang over.  I only had mild sausage on hand but I added crushed red pepper to it.
I warmed up the leftovers the next day and they were not good, so plan on how many you can eat and cut the recipe to fit your family.