Apple Oatmeal Bars

apple oatmeal bar

Apple Oatmeal Bars  It’s a new recipe for me. On a whim, I tried this recipe. I had some extra apples that needed to be eaten or used up, and it’s just that time of year when apple-anything is good. This recipe is a keeper and I’ll be using it a lot! There’s a crumb bottom  – of which some crumbs are reserved for the top. There’s a second layer – the apples. The third layer … Read more

Peach Dumplings

peach dumplings

Peach dumplings. You can make these with a sauce or without a sauce. You can use a pie crust or the recipe below, which includes milk in the mix.  Serve the dumplings with ice cream, with milk, or plain. Decrease the sugar in the sauce if it’s too sweet.  Add the nutmeg the recipe calls for or just leave it out. You can peel the peaches or leave the peelings on.  You get to choose. … Read more

Quick Cobbler

This is one of my favorite desserts. It’s also easy. And simple. And good.  I came across this recipe thirty years ago when I was searching frantically for a simple, easy dessert for out-of-town guests.  I decided to try this one, and it immediately became a keeper.  The kids like it because it’s just plain tasty and good. I like it because it’s so simple to put together, and it always ends up looking as … Read more

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

chocolate sauce

No matter what time of year, ice cream toppings are a specialty. Especially when it’s hot in the summer, the coolness of ice cream is a hit. Add some homemade crunchy chocolate sauce as a topping, and you’re all set. This sauce pours well when it’s warm and then hardens as it sits on the ice cream. After it’s made, you’ll need to store it in the refrigerator and then heat to re-serve. It will … Read more

Homemade Baked Custard


My mother fixed this dish for me when I had impacted wisdom teeth removed. My cheeks were so swollen that it was impossible to chew anything. Sipping Jello or other beverages got old after a while. So she made this custard. It slid right down and provided protein and nourishment. It’s a simple recipe and can be ready in less than an hour. You’ll need milk, eggs, salt, vanilla flavoring, nutmeg and sugar. If you’re … Read more