Jul 172014
Southern Spoon Bread or Batter Bread

This is a very old recipe. It has been around for at least a hundred-forty years, probably longer. Southern Spoon Bread Ingredients 1-1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon dairy-free margarine 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup soymilk or other milk of your choice 3 eggs Directions Preheat the oven to [...]

Jul 162014
Food Plan Honesty Comes in Layers

…or How I Sincerely Thought I was being truthful about my food plan, but in reality was lying to myself every month. Beware–there be slight mentions of period stuff below. Turn back now if you are squeamish. . . . Ugh. Okay. So. This week is my PMS week. I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian [...]

Jul 142014
Banana Pancakes

These are my boys’ absolutely favorite pancakes. The batter is a little bit thinner than conventional pancake batter but the texture of the cooked pancake is perfect. These are a great way to use up aging bananas. I personally think they taste best if the bananas are almost completely brown when used for these pancakes. [...]

Jul 132014
Rice Flour Muffins

These are a plain muffin that can take the place of dinner rolls. They work well as the base for saucy dishes usually served over toast or buns such as sloppy joes and sausage or hamburger gravy. If you need a simple, tasty, attractive hot bread to round out your menu, these are your best [...]

Jul 112014
Free Dawn Doll Clothes Pattern

McCalls Pattern 2970 Dawn Dolls Dawn dolls are one of my favorites. At 6.5 inches tall they are just the right size to be Doll House friendly. A whole bunch of them can fit in a shoe box. They are travel-friendly, great for long car trips and RV camping. I took them RV camping with [...]

Jul 112014
Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Free Doll Clothes Patterns PDF files; Right Click and “Save As” I sew for dolls. A lot. I’ve been doing it since I was 6. I can honestly say that I’m better at it now than I was then. Here are 3 sets of free, out of print, Barbie patterns, plus some links to other [...]

Jul 102014
Cornmeal Mashed Potato Muffins

An excellent use for leftover mashed potatoes, I have used both instant mashed potatoes and regular homemade mashed potatoes and both turn out fine. This recipe, like the Cornmeal Rice Muffins, is from the rationing period of the Great War. If you don’t have honey then you can replace it with an equal amount of  sugar [...]

Jul 102014
Cornmeal & Rice Muffins

This recipe became popular during the Great War, which we now call World War 1. Wheat and sugar were both in low supply, so they were rationed. Clever homemakers made use of other grains and sweeteners that were easier to come by. This particular recipe was popular all over the United States. If you don’t [...]

Jul 102014
Extra Tender Cornmeal Muffins

These are more tender than conventional cornmeal muffins. They have a moist texture, similar to Italian Polenta. In the early 2000′s a reader submitted this recipe at her state fair and won first prize. They are a little different than normal cornmeal muffins, but very good. Extra Tender Cornmeal Muffins Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1 [...]

Jul 102014
Yankee Cornbread

Made with both cornmeal and rice flour, this cornbread has less of a pronounced corn flavor. Some people prefer this recipe over the version made with all cornmeal. I include it because it’s nice to have options. I especially like this recipe baked as muffins. Yankee Cornbread Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup rice flour 2 tablespoons [...]