Radio Prize Recipes

Before there was television, we had radio. Beginning in the 1920s, commercial radio programming became more available and radios were listed in department stores and catalogs as the latest “must have” appliance. Starting at around $60, a household could have a radio that would last them for many years. Keep in mind, $60 in 1920 … Continue reading

Doughnuts #2

This is a ‘bonus’ in that I didn’t cut off the Almond Torte recipe under the doughnut recipe. I just felt like it’s such a sad little waste to lose the edges of these pages, and therefore the recipes. Doughnuts #2 3 egg beaten 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 3 tsp … Continue reading

Cake

Nothing like keeping it simple! This is a very basic recipe for a vanilla white cake. The penmanship is much nicer than some of the entries, and I wonder if this is a recipe written early in our collector’s lifetime. Maybe even when she took her classes in cooking. It is interesting that the filling … Continue reading

Cherry Cake

This sounds like a lovely alternative if you like cherries but don’t want cherry pie (although why would you NOT want cherry pie????) This recipe calls for fresh cherries rather than maraschino cherries, and I imagine it won’t be as sweet as some cakes out there. To pit fresh cherries, you can use a cherry … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramels

Here’s a little listing of ingredients with no discernible method. It’s fairly typical of the Girl’s Trade School book. I can only assume that the lady who wrote it down knew what to do! Candy making requires some precision and a candy thermometer. It is suggested to test your thermometer before every use to ensure … Continue reading

Cheese Torte

This poor little notation that starts on the bottom of one page and continues on the top of the next has seen some rough times. I believe some of the ingredients are missing and probably some of the method. What I can make out seems so incomplete. I did some googling and found a variety … Continue reading

Heavenly Food

Here’s another recipe called Heavenly Food, although the first was for a cake. This one suggests more of a bar cookie. It’s still a mystery. Heavenly Food 1 cup dates 1 cup broken nuts 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 eggs 3 heaping teaspoons flour Cut into squares when cold. Sprinkle with 4th … Continue reading