Cherry Chocolate Cake

From Fond du Lac, WI we have a newspaper clip with a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Cake. I can’t deny, the cherry chocolate combination is one of my favorites! There’s something about the sweet chocolate and fruity cherry that is just lovely. Unfortunately, the damage to this old book has destroyed one of the corners … Continue reading

Almond Cookies

Here’s a little corner of the page with a recipe for Almond Cookies. Note there is no method and no baking information. I will list my best guess below the ingredients and please add your own as a comment if you have a different method. Almond Cookies 1 1/2 c flour 1/2 tsp soda 1/2 … Continue reading

Mystery Potato Recipe

There’s no more information with this recipe, and I really have no idea what it would make. It sure looks like the title is “Potatoes” but then the ingredient list starts with butter & sugar. I’m reminded of a recipe I have for Mashed Potato Cream Eggs – which are actually chocolate coated candy for … Continue reading

Lazy Daisy Cake

There is an “old fashioned” way of writing a recipe and a “new” way. This is an example of the old fashioned way. It lists the ingredients inline with the instructions and you have to read it to identify what you need for the cake. I see this format in recipes written before 1910, although … Continue reading

Good Sponge Cake

I think the “Good” refers to the recipe being a good one, rather than the name being “Good Sponge Cake.” This recipe is from the “very old book” I have. Another recipe in the book is dated 1932. Based on the rest of the book contents, I think the owner took a home economics class … Continue reading

When life gives you lemons…

Make lemon sponge! This clipping from a newspaper comes from a very old book I have. The pages are falling apart and falling out, but there is a wealth of recipes and notes in it, so I hope I can get them scanned to save them. The book is terribly damaged from years of use … Continue reading

Chow Mein Hot Dish

Chow Mein as a hot dish is not something I would have expected, but this recipe from an old notebook delivers the goods. Chow mein is often confused with chop suey – both dishes have a vegetable mix and sometimes meat included. The difference is noodles vs rice, and the fact that chow mein is … Continue reading