Category: Recipes

Spinach Pies

Spinach Pie

Spinach pies are one of my favorite ways to use fresh spinach. In fact I never met a spinach pie that I didn’t like. With the usually cool wet spring we’re having here in the US this year, we may be looking at a bonanza spinach crop in home gardens all across America. The recipe…

Too Many Eggs & Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

For people who keep backyard chickens or ducks, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing – especially in the spring. That’s because this is the time of the year when small poultry flock owners are positively polluted with extra eggs. But it’s a good problem to have. Early spring brings with extra…

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Oatmeal Pie

It’s a fact of life that nothing is so good that pure maple syrup doesn’t make it better. And where I live, March is the time of the year when tree sap begins to flow and maple syrup is made. It also just happens to be the time of the year when hens start laying…

Recipe For Apple Pie

Apple Pie From Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Apple Pie. There are two methods presented here: a raw filling and a heated filling. The raw pack is presented first and is the faster method. The heated pack is essentially the same as the raw pack. Details for the heated filling follow in the notes below. The heated apple filling…

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a favorite around here. My husband likes it for breakfast and I like it anytime. It’s a fantastic way to use up leftover rice. There are many different variations of rice pudding found around the world. The recipe below is classic American farmhouse cuisine. Rice Pudding Heaping ⅓ Cup of Cooked Rice…

How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is actually very simple to make. And if you ask me the easiest and most dependable way to make yogurt at home is with an electric crock pot. All you need is crock pot, a thermometer, some fresh milk and a little bit of the proper type bacteria. Greek yogurt is a favorite…

Recipe For Fresh Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie Filling

This year has proved to be an exceptional year for blueberries. The berries are large and the bushes are positively loaded. I thought you might be interested in the blueberry pie recipe that I use. It’s an older recipe and my personal favorite. It’s not too sweet and is pleasantly tart. The secret is in…

Recipe For Plain Pastry Using Lard

Sift Flour Before Measuring

It’s my opinion that the very best plain pastry for fruit pies and beef pies is a pastry crust made with lard and not vegetable shortening, oil or butter. A pastry made with lard is flaky and easy to work with. What follows below is the plain pastry recipe that I use most often. Give…

Recipe For Shoo-Fly Pie or Pebble Dash

Dry Bottom Shoo-Fly Pie

Pennsylvania Dutch cooking is good eating. And the Pennsylvania Dutch are known for their ability to “make do” and combine ordinary foods in special ways. One of the better-known dishes inside and outside of Pennsylvania Dutch Country is Pebble Dash or Shoo-Fly Pie. Shoo-Fly pie is a very old folk food and may have its…

Meatloaf With White Mushroom Gravy

Meatloaf With White Mushroom Gravy

One of life’s greatest pleasures is to work hard all day out in the brisk cold and then come in to a warm house and sit down to a good supper. I’m not sure if the world needs one more meatloaf recipe, but I thought I’d share this one with you. It’s classic comfort food..…