Collection by Kathy Costa Upshaw

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 5338
Soft oatmeal cookies are chewy and flavorful with just a hint of cinnamon.

Oatmeal Fruit Cookie Mix In A Jar

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Oatmeal Fruit Cookie Mix in a jar. The layers of different ingredients make a very attractive and once baked very tasty gift. If you can't locate dried cherries you can substitute dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots.

Apple Maple Crumble Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 260
This is a good recipe to use when you have fresh apples in autumn.


Rating: 4 stars 90
This is my 90-year-old grandmother's recipe. Very simple.

Irish Barmbrack

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Barmbrack is an Irish fruitcake that's traditionally eaten at Halloween.

Maritime War Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This eggless cake was developed by resourceful cooks during the war when eggs, butter, and milk were rationed. It is a traditional Christmas cake here on the East Coast of Canada. Served with a nice big hunk of Cheddar cheese and a hot cup of tea, it is a real holiday treat!

Applesauce Fruitcake

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Fruitcake made with applesauce and maraschino cherries.

Favorite Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 1390
This soft and spicy gingerbread cake is scrumptious served warm with cream!

Gluten-Free Wacky Depression Era Chocolate Cake

Rating: 5 stars 9
Gluten-free and vegan chocolate cake. Ideally, let it sit a few hours before covering; cover well as it dries out more quickly than other traditional cakes. I don't know why, but it seems better a day or two after it's made, perhaps because it takes that long to set up.

Blondie Brownies

Rating: 4 stars 95
This quick and easy no-chocolate brownie recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

Buttermilk Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 501
Deliciously tender and tangy, and one of the easiest pies to make!