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

NRA Refrigerator Pudding

From Mrs J. F. Frehler Jr in West Allison, we have NRA Refrigerator Pudding. I don’t think “NRA” in this context means National Rifle Association. It is more likely to mean National Recovery Agency aka the New Deal, passed under President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. It was designed to help normalize prices and wages during … Continue reading

Angel Lemon Pie

We are going to look a a number of newspaper clippings next. This particular recipe reminds me of Gram’s Angel Pie recipe. Gram’s is a bit more detailed if you like and slightly different. Angel Pie is delicious, like a cloud of lemon and baked merengue, a bit like a pavlova. This recipe seems more … Continue reading

Almond and sprinkle Cake

From Mrs E Marquardt of Wauwatosa, today we have Almond and Sprinklet Cake. Google and I both don’t know exactly what a “sprinklet” was. I wonder if it is an older name for sprinkles? There is a Norwegian word or place called “sprinklet” but even that is difficult to identify because it shows a big … Continue reading

White Fruit Cake

This sounds a bit like a sponge cake with the large amount of egg whites, and a bit like a fruit cake with the citron, pineapple and candied cherries. In contrast to winter fruit cakes, this recipe calls for no cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. It also uses the egg whites and baking powder for a … Continue reading

Cream Puffs

There really isn’t a lot of rhyme or reason to the organization in this book. We go from pudding to catsup to cream puffs. I suspect that after the lady originally set up her book in school – it was organized by food type – she fell behind in organizing and just decided to capture … Continue reading

Tapioca Cream

I admit, I’m not a fan of tapioca. I know lots of people love it, but it just never clicked for me. Doing some research led me to discover there are two preparations for tapioca and both result in what Americans think of as pudding – a creamy, soft dessert. It can be served warm … Continue reading