Cherry or Berry Pie

Cherry pie is my favorite pie, hands down. I usually use a can of pie filling, but for the very best cherry pie, fresh cherries are a must. This recipe, like many other fruit pie recipes, can be adapted to other fruits such as strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, or even a mix of fresh berries. I … Continue reading

Al Pearce’s Honeymoon Cake

This recipe shares some post-Depression era history. Al Pearce was a popular comedian, musician, and radio personality with several hit radio programs from 1928- 1947. He also made some appearances in movies guesting as himself. He was on the radio in Southern California in the 1940s at least as I found a reference to his … Continue reading

Oatmeal Crisps

These are similar to oatmeal cookies, but the chilling of the dough and thin slicing will give you a nice, crispy cookie. Oatmeal Crisps  1 c shortening 1 c Brown sugar 1 c granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 teas vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1 teas salt 1 teas soda 3 c quick cooking … Continue reading

Velvet Freeze

This sounds like a delicious recipe that can be eaten as a fancy dessert. The use of evaporated milk will give this recipe a more dense consistency than if it were to use cream. Evaporated milk is simply milk with 60% of the water removed. It can be reconstituted by adding water, or used as … Continue reading

Pineapple Philly Pie

This could be a sweet and creamy, cheesecake-y type dessert. I don’t usually go for pineapple myself, but this could be really good. I think the cream cheese would soften the sharpness of the pineapple and be a really nice balance. Pineapple Philly Pie 1/3 c sugar 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 c crushed pineapple (do … 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

Lemon Cream Cake (Mrs Marin)

Here is an example of a cake that is actually a pie. The delineation of cakes and pies really solidified in the 19th century, as prior to that cake, pie and pudding were all somewhat interchangeable. Remember the Boston Cream Pie that is baked in cake pans, the Fig Pudding that is boiled and resembles … Continue reading