Breads, Rolls


A couple of years ago I wrote an article for WPSU’s Local Food Journey. It came to me from memories I had while baking our Christmas Plum Bread this year.  I realized the history that went into the recipe and all the fond memories from those days. I am reprinting […]

Tradition and Plum Bread


Cornbread is the easiest side to make for a fall dinner of soup, chili or anything.  With a pat of butter on top of hot cornbread, you will want fall to stay around for awhile! Connie’s Jiffy Cornbread 1 box Jiffy brand Corn Muffin Mix 1 cup sour cream 1 […]

Jiffy Cornbread








The first day of fall was beautiful here in Happy Valley!  A beaming sun in a deep blue sky, a very chilly morning, but enough afternoon warmth to encourage me to remove my jacket.  I will miss summer, but autumn here in Centre County is a delight. I thought that […]

The First Day of Fall






Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie Since I last posted on this blog, I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner, a welcome home dinner our daughter Rachel and new son-in-law, Jake;  cookies and sweet breads for Christmas gifts; Loaded with Good Stuff Loaf  our traditional Christmas Eve buffet, Christmas brunch and dinner;   lots of […]

Happy 2014!


I have been reading a lot lately about cooking and blogs.  Future posts will tell you more! The book about blogs said that the first thing you need to do to have a successful blog is to get your office in order.  As I looked at the barbells on the […]

Fast Corn Bread