More German

If you didn’t see on my recent post An Incomplete Gift, site reader Sarah Hasker translated all the vintage German writing and gave us some really interesting information about it as well. Since Sarah seemed interested, I have been inspired to scan the rest of this lovely but damaged little booklet. Over the next few … Continue reading

Rocky Road

Usually, Rocky Road is a flavor of ice cream, but this recipe is for a type of cookie bar. It’s made with Rice Krispies, which are the universal base for so many delicious treats. This seems a bit like a variation of the Rice Krispie treat. I’m uncertain about the addition

Ritz Crackers Bar

I have heard tales about Ritz crackers becoming other things – apple pies and candy and cookies, among them, but I never actively tried to make any of them. It sounds so counter intuitive: a salty cracker tasting like an apple pie, for instance. Should you be interested in trying one of these legendary treats, … Continue reading

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

Ice Box Cookies

We all sort of know what an ice box is – an early refrigerator, sort of like a cooler. But did you know or think about how our modern French-door, freezer drawer, SubZeros and the like evolved from the simple ice box? Early refrigeration was simple – a block of ice, usually harvested from a … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies – Egg Free

This may or may not be a vintage recipe, but I wanted to share all the same. ┬áThere are lots of people who like gingerbread but can’t have it when made with eggs. This happens to be my mother’s gingerbread recipe and it is egg free. My 7 year old daughter made these recently with … Continue reading

Sprit Cookies

One of the challenges of handwritten recipes is that sometimes they come with spelling errors, mistakes and other little foibles that come along with being human. It also makes it part of the fun! This recipe is for spritz cookies, those not-too-sweet butter cookies that are so popular around Christmas time. They are also called … Continue reading