Noodles Romanoff

I realize there are probably lots of people named Romanoff and that they are all happy and healthy, but all I can think of is the doomed Romanoff family from pre-Revolution Russia. And this dish should raise their memory, for good reason. Trading on the name of the tragic family, there was a very successful … Continue reading

Upside Down Ginger Pear Pudding

This is one of those “pudding that is really a cake” recipes. Upside down cakes were tremendously popular in the mid 20th century as they look so fancy once turned out for serving. But, they are pretty simple really! Slice your fruits and arrange them in a pattern in the bottom of your baking pan, … Continue reading

Lunch Box Chocolate Cake

This recipe is a Betty Crocker sheet, the type that came with flour or other items, and usually included a coupon at the bottom (where it says Cut Here). Sometimes the coupons were for silverware, dishes, or other home items. The recipe follows the “new” method for success that was devised somewhere mid 19th century, … Continue reading

Sugar n’ Spice Cookies

They aren’t quite sugar plums dancing in visions, but sugar & spice cookies would be lovely for Christmas. Really, you can’t go wrong with a tag line of They’re spicy, they’re crisp…they’re sugar-coated. Sugar n’ Spice Cookies Mix together thoroughly: 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses Sift together and … Continue reading

Snowflake Cake

Here’s a clipping from a Betty Crocker leaflet – the type that were included with bags of flour. The leaflet generally included several recipes, baking tips, and usually a coupon for something like a piece of silverware. The “New Method” being referred to here is sift all the dry ingredients together, add your fat & … Continue reading

More 1-2-3 Pastry

Sometimes old recipe collections can be hit or miss, and in this instance there are some hits, some clear misses and some question marks. This scan is the back side of the previous 1-2-3 Pastry sheet from the Gold Medal Flour 10 pound bag. You can see at the lower edge where the coupons and … Continue reading