At Mimi's Table

. . . lessons from an older and wiser girl

Grandma’s Raisin Bread (Chalka)

at mimi's table chalka grandma's raisin bread My Polish grandmother made this traditional bread throughout the year.   We lived directly across an alley from her house, so Grandma was always bringing over freshly baked goodies.  Chalka was one of our very favorites.  It's fabulous warm out of the ...

Banana Pecan Caramel Crumb Cake

grannie geek, banana pecan caramel crumb cake What to do with over ripe bananas?  Well, we all know there's lots!  Rather than banana bread or muffins, I wanted to make a cake.  I also love New York style crumb cake, so this cake was a perfect fit.  Wow!  Banana Pecan ...

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

grannie geek, peanut butter chip cookiesMy husband, Richard, loves peanut butter. While he often slathers it on bread, rolls, crackers, and celery, I like to eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar.  I can't help myself. Peanut butter by itself is such a simple pleasure ...

Honey Half Whole Wheat Rolls

grannie geek: honey half whole wheat rollsIt's that time of year and everyone is making a variety of warm and hearty soups perfect for the change of seasons.  I love the fall.  Cooler weather is a welcome change from summer's seemingly relentless heat!  Whether you're retrieving the crock ...

Not Just Another Chocolate Chip Cookie

grannie geek, not just another choc chip cookieI love cookies.  They're the perfect nibble.  I know all of us have our favorite go to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  For the longest time, I've made traditional Toll House cookies, you know, the famous recipe on the back of the ...

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

grannie geek, chocolate texas sheet cakeIt was cold and rainy yesterday here in Billings.  Perfect time to whip up a cake.  If I still had school-age children hanging around, this would be a perfect after school treat with a tall, cold glass of milk.  Oh my - this ...

Peach Crumble Pie

grannie geek, peaches for piePeaches are in all over Billings.  A local hardware store advertised fruits and vegetables in bulk this weekend for canning, just in time for those who don't plant gardens or to supplement garden bounty that perhaps wasn't as bountiful as they'd hoped.  Oh, by ...

Perfect Sweet Potato Biscuits

grannie geek perfect sweet potato bisciuts

Perfect Sweet Potato Biscuits

My mother was a clever cook.  Before it was chic to disguise vegetables into ordinary foodstuffs for young picky eaters, Mom used a variety of techniques to surreptitiously keep us climbing the food pyramid.  Equipped with her ...

Best Ever Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Peanut-Butter-Sheet-CakeThis is the best peanut butter cake I've ever baked.  Richard loves peanut butter, so I've made several attempts over the years for a successful recipe.  To me, there's never been enough peanut butter flavor, but this one did not disappoint. It's a rich sheet cake with a yummy ...