Peanut Squares / Mocha Frosting

I am pretty sure these two recipes are supposed to work together. There aren’t actually any peanuts in the top recipe, and the lower one references chopped peanuts, so there you go. They don’t seem to be a peanut butter cookie (which is one of my weaknesses), but are in fact a sugar cookie topped … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie

Today’s newspaper clipping is similar to others found in “the very old book” that was originally tagged the Girl’s Trade School. I tried doing a little searching to find the Girl’s Trade School in Wisconsin, but google thinks I’m looking for “girl’s grade school” even though I’m not. Sigh. I’ll keep after it in my … Continue reading

Pecan Squares

My mom makes these really yum pecan muffins that taste more like a cookie. I love pecan pie. It’s safe to say I will probably try these Pecan Squares at some point. :-) There isn’t much of a method here. Let’s assume to cream the sugar and butter, add the flour and baking powder, then … Continue reading

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.

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