Cross Heart Bread Machine Buns

I love my bread machine.  This is the second bread machine that I have had and I love it.  It allows you to create many types of dough easily and quickly. The yeast dough in this recipe rises easily and tastes wonderful with raspberry jam.  It can also be re-purposed and used to make cinnamon rolls.


Buns can also be filled with cinnamon, butter and nuts.

1 1/4 cups water

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1/8 cup honey

2 tbsp butter

3 3/4 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

1 tsp allspice Continue reading Cross Heart Bread Machine Buns

Grandma Hilda’s Banana Cake

I love the smell of banana bread baking in the kitchen.  My grandmother came up with the recipe and used to make this bread quite often when I was a child.

The tangy buttermilk in the batter of this cake adds a rich flavor.  Fold in raisins or chocolate chips for a change.


1/2 cup melted butter

Stir in some chocolate chips for a change.

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt Continue reading Grandma Hilda’s Banana Cake

Dry Measures


Dry Measures

1/8 teaspoon         .5 ml
1/4 teaspoon         1 ml
1/2 teaspoon         2 ml
3/4 teaspoon         5 ml
1 tablespoon         15 ml
1/4 cup                   59 ml
1/3 cup                   79 ml
1/2 cup                  118 ml
2/3 cup                  158 ml
3/4 cup                  177 ml
1 cup                      225 ml
2 cups or 1 pint   450 ml
3 cups                     675 ml
4 cups (1 quart)   1 liter
1/2 gallon              2 liters
1 gallon                  4 liters


Apple Wheat Muffins

I like to use Spy or Granny Smith apples in this recipe.  Slice the apples thinly so that they mix well into the batter.

This is a hearty muffin and is great for breakfast. The tart apples and cinnamon make these muffins a tasty addition to your morning routine. 


1 1/4 cups wheat bran

Toast and serve with butter for a morning snack.

1 1/4 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped pecans

3/4 cup milk

1 tbsp lemon juice Continue reading Apple Wheat Muffins

Baking Biscuit Pizza

This is a quick and easy way to make pizza when you don’t have time to make pizza dough.  Plate and serve the pizza with a knife and fork.  It’s the perfect meal for a busy week day.


2 cups flour

Try pesto to top the pizza instead of the traditional pizza sauce.

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup milk

1 green pepper

pizza sauce



sun-dried tomatoes

herb cheese Continue reading Baking Biscuit Pizza

Corn Bread

I don’t make corn bread often but when I do use this recipe. It’s hearty and has a rich corn flavor. 

Smear the bread with butter and serve with chili or a light salad.  It makes a perfect meal on a rainy day.


2 cups corn mealcorn-bread

1 cup boiling water

2 beaten egg yolks

1 tbs melted butter

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 stiffly beaten egg whites

Mix cornmeal with boiling water.  Add other ingredients except egg whites and mix well.  Fold in egg whites and pour into a greased cooking dish.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the dish comes out clean.