"At my table, sit with me. I'll pour coffee or some tea. Perhaps we'll share our tears and laughter, and be friends forever after.

Welcome! Come on in, pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee and take a look at recipes from different cookbooks, vintage finds from vintage cupboards and enjoy sharing memories.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Millionair pie is as rich as it sounds.............

and it is a favorite at our holiday table. This year, among the different pies I will be making, this one will be included.
It is full of butter and sugar..........with pineapple and fluffy topping.
One slice will please the desert hungry crowd!
As this Christmas holiday approaches, may you find yourself surrounded by good food and the love of family and friends.
Have a very blessed Christmas!
Millionaire Pie
2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 large eggs 
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 baked 9-inch pie crust
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Cream 2 cups powdered sugar and butter with electric mixer. Add eggs, salt and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread mixture evenly into baked pie crust. Chill.
Whip cream until stiff. Blend in powdered sugar. Fold in pineapple and pecans. Spread mixture on top of filling and chill thoroughly.Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate

I have a wide assortment of various cookbooks..........I love them all................
but the ones that I hold dear to my heart are those that have been handed down to me and not in entirely cookbook form. I love cookbooks that are formed out of some kind of empty notebook or other...........whose pages are no longer needed and were used for clippings gathered over the years from magazines, newspapers, and the back of boxes or labels.
I have such a cookbook, that my dear Aunt Winifred sent to me, when she heard that a I was putting together a small cookbook for family and friends one year for Christmas. She had told me she was sending a few recipes, instead I got a package with this wonderful "put together" cookbook inside.

She had used an old weekly planner, as you can see from 1967-1968. I received this in the 90's.

There are some wonderful recipes that she clipped and saved inside and I will share those with you later. The one I want to share today...........is because of a light snow that came in the wee hours of the morning, making the woods look like they had been sprinkled with powdered sugar.
It has been very cold today and old fashioned hot chocolate to sip by the fire sounds so good right now........dont' you think?
It is very old fashioned............no mixes, no Nestle's quick.............just simple good ingredients.

Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup water
3 tbs. sugar
dash salt
3 cups milk
whipped cream (optional)
In saucepan, over very low heat, melt chocolate in 1 cup water, stirring constantly until blended. Stir in sugar and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.
Gradually add milk, heat thoroughly. Just before serving, beat with rotary beater. Serve at once, topped with whipped cream.