Apple Raspberry Coffee Cake

Apple Raspberry Coffee Cake

Apple Raspberry Coffee Cake

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Isn’t this pretty?  It’s also really simple, yet special for a brunch or weekend breakfast.   It would be a delicious dessert served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  The best part? Continue reading

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe has been in my collection for many years.  I’ve held onto it because it makes a really good traditional peanut butter cookie.  In our home, my husband is more often the cookie maker & baker, and this has his seal of approval! Continue reading

Oven Baked Seasoned Plantains

 Oven Baked Seasoned Plantains

Oven Baked Seasoned Plantains

About one and a half weeks ago, my husband came home from the store with two greenish-yellow, firm plantains.  Neither of us had tasted them much less cooked them!  I think I understand from reading about plantains, that if you want to fry. you’d want to use them when they are firm, but also more difficult to peel.  To peel them at this stage, you’d need to score them lengthwise, then slice into several pieces, then peel along the score line.  I’ve also learned that soaking them for a half hour or so aids in peeling. You would also want to use a mandolin to make uniform slicing easier. Continue reading

Scrumptious Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Scrumptious Banana Cake

Scrumptious Banana Cake

This recipe was given to me by my sister Joy, back when she was newly married…a very long time ago!

(You’ll love this, their anniversary is 5-6-78.  How cool is that?!) I’m sure glad she shared with me, as my family has enjoyed this cake over and over.  It’s a definite keeper!  We all love to make good use of those aging bananas that are hanging out in our fruit baskets, right?  But is it wrong of me to purposely ignore the bananas while their fresh, just so I can make this scrumptious cake?  I think not! Continue reading

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe from the collection of:  Designs by Jeanne R

Wow, here’s a recipe that takes me back, it was an absolute staple in our home, and it comes from my Mom’s sourdough cookbook that I mentioned in an earlier post.  This has and always will be my very favorite cinnamon roll recipe!  Just remember that if you’d like it for breakfast, you’ll need to start the “sponge” the night before.  Believe me, it’s well worth the planning!  Let’s get started… Continue reading