500 Cake

I’m not really sure what the 500 in 500 Cake means. Possibly $500, but why not put the dollar symbol? I have a recipe for Oscar’s $100 Cake that dates from this general era, so a $500 banana cake recipe seems a bit of an expense! The town of Cudahy is a small one located … Continue reading

Puff Ball Do-Nuts

From Mrs Ervin Eilers, today we have Puff Ball Do-nuts. They sound a bit like donut holes to me. Yum! I have not tested this recipe and rarely use hot oil for cooking. If you decide to try it, use caution with the oil or fat that you use. Maybe even use a donut fryer, … Continue reading

Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Well, this is unfortunate. The recipe ingredients are listed, but the method was cut off! Backing up, a croquette is a breaded and fried ball-like item. They are usually round, disc shaped or oval. The insides are generally meat and/or potato. So, it’s similar to a deep fried dumpling I suppose. Croquettes date back hundreds … Continue reading

Roosevelt Simplicity Salad

This particular recipe can be firmly dated to 1933. I found a mention of it in the New York Times archives from March 14, 1933. It was apparently very popular at the Congressional dining room. Roosevelt Simplicity Salad 1 cup seasoned mayonnaise 1 cup celery 1/2 cup white cabbage, shredded 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded … Continue reading

Orange Cake

I hope everyone had a nice week off celebrating American Independence, or just enjoying yourselves. In the spirit of summer, today’s newspaper recipe is for an Orange Cake, sounds lovely. It came from Mrs Le Roy Mohnke at 1680 S. Pearl Street. I believe this was in Milwaukee, WI. Just for fun, I did a … Continue reading

Mock Drumsticks

Usually when I think of a “mock” item, I imagine chicken being the meat made to mock something else, not the other way around. Here, veal and pork are shaped into the representation of a drumstick and deep fried like a fried chicken leg. These days, veal is hard to find as the meat industry … Continue reading

Cranberry & Raisin Pie

I’m very curious about the section below this recipe: The Housewife’s Idea Box. I wish we could have seen what was in it! Cleaning with vinegar? Tips on frugality? Oh, the advice that has been lost to the ages. Cranberry and Raisin Pie Three and one-half cupfuls cranberries, one-half cupful raisins, one cupful sugar, two … Continue reading