Mom’s Apple Pie | The Ultimate Comfort Food

Mom’s Apple Pie | The Ultimate Comfort Food

Apple Pie is the ultimate comfort food and this easy apple pie recipe is no exception.

My mom used to say “apple pie without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze”.  I loved to hear her say that more than anything! Fall is just around the corner and that’s means apple picking season is too!

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this pie!

Published on August 16, 2016, and updated Jun 24, 2018 and May 10, 2019

Just thinking about the amazing aromas from a pie baking in my kitchen evokes strong memories of cozy family suppers,and the comforts of home. Come to think of it, this sweet little apple pie has created some very wonderful memories!


Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Pie Recipe {Video}

Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Pie Recipe {Video}

If you loved chocolate pudding as a kid, then I think this homemade chocolate pie recipe will become a classic at your family gatherings. Why do I say that?

Well it has always been a family favorite in our home, and I want to share that goodness with you.


That’s always my goal here at You Can Live Rich on Less.  To make life better for you, whether it’s sharing a family recipe, or talking about the benefits of hygge.

And I can’t think of a better way than with this amazing homemade chocolate pudding pie!


Are you ready to make this easy Homemade Chocolate Pie part of your family's story? I can guarantee that your friends and family will rave about the flavour and want seconds, so you might want to make two pies. (Just double the recipe 🙂 )Click To Tweet


This is a no-bake pie, and by that I mean that you cook the chocolate pie filling on the stove.

Kind of like the way we cook our lemon pie filling, or coconut cream pies!  In fact most cream pies are cooked on the stove top, and poured into a pre-baked pie shell.


And this pie filling does not include eggs.  That might help you make up your mind!

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I’ll show you step by step how to create this amazing pie. Even if you have never made a pie before this recipe is so easy, and we’ve got a video for you too!

You will need: whipping cream, 1 – 9” pre-baked pie shell,  white sugar, cornstarch,  unsweetened cocoa powder,  whole milk, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, milk chocolate chips.



Mini Spice Cakes! Vintage 1950’s Tomato Soup Cake Muffins

Mini Spice Cakes! Vintage 1950’s Tomato Soup Cake Muffins

This vintage tomato soup cake recipe is a delicious and moist spice cake, that can be topped with powdered sugar or cream cheese frosting. You can make it as a cake or muffins, like I did!

Yes I know.  The thought of putting tomato soup in a cake, let alone muffins is causing icky faces everywhere.

Just like what happened when I made my Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!  But stick with me ok?  This cake recipe, that I’ve made into muffins, is full of heavenly spices, and there is absolutely no tomato soup flavour at all!

spice cake muffin in lotus blue baking wrapper on white plate with pieladybakes logo

I think muffins are the perfect way to bake a cake.  Just a handful (or two if they are really big) muffins can be baked in batches, frozen to keep fresh, and enjoyed with coffee or tea, for breakfast, any time at all.   This recipe is like taking your favorite spice cake batter and making into muffins or cupcakes if you prefer.


I think the texture is heavy enough to call them muffins, and they are just so yummy loaded with sweet raisins and finely chopped walnuts.  We made it eggless too – not because of any allergies, but because I ran out of eggs!


You will need: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, tomato soup, unsweetened applesauce, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, raisins and chopped walnuts.



Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

Want the very best pulled pork recipe?  Then you’re in luck because this slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe is so perfect you can serve it all year long!


No need to wait for BBQ season and summer weather! Sounds awesome right? This is the easy family supper you need right now after a very hectic week.


All you need to do is get out the slow cooker, throw in a pork butt or pork shoulder, some water or ginger ale, your own personal spices and let it cook….slowly….until you have pork that melts in your mouth, shreds easily and becomes the best pulled pork sandwich anywhere!  Are you with me?


This post was originally published on August 14, 2017 and updated February 22, 2019.

You will need…. 3 to 5 lb pork shoulder (depends on the size of your crowd), 2 cups of water, Salt and pepper, 3-4 whole cloves, 2 chopped cooking onions, 2 pints of my Homemade BBQ Sauce!


Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Delicious Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe

This Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe is so delicious- perfect for Brunch or a Potluck! The fresh orange juice and zest give it a light fragrant taste, and the dried cranberries add just the right amount of tartness.  The cake is moist and soft, but also has a dense texture like a pound cake.

Bundt cakes are always so generous and this one is no exception!  You can easily serve 8 people with this amazing cake.

This recipe is often called Orange Cranberry Pound Cake and it’s one of my Grandma’s old fashioned cake recipes.  I think today the term ‘vintage’ is used, but to me it’s old fashioned goodness.  🙂

This post was originally published January 30, 2017 and updated February 9, 2019.

You will need: flour, sugar, dried cranberries, fresh oranges, eggs, sour milk, baking powder, salt, baking soda, powdered sugar, unsalted butter, heavy cream.


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