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

Ritz Crackers Bar

I have heard tales about Ritz crackers becoming other things – apple pies and candy and cookies, among them, but I never actively tried to make any of them. It sounds so counter intuitive: a salty cracker tasting like an apple pie, for instance. Should you be interested in trying one of these legendary treats, … Continue reading

Cherry Dessert

This recipe is leaving me stymied. Is it complete? It sure seems like something is missing, however perhaps that is due to the way the cook wrote her notes to herself. Reading the recipe aloud it makes a bit more sense. I will add my interpretation below the recipe. The top may be like a … Continue reading

Seven Layer Bars

I remember someone’s mom made these when I was a kid and I thought they were the most amazing, sinful things I had ever eaten. I haven’t much changed from that opinion since then, heh. It’s funny how she used oleo (margarine) when there is so much that is not low fat. I’d probably just … Continue reading

Cocoa-nut Ice Tablet

This recipe is for a coconut candy that appears to be quite easy. Of course, I have no idea what quantity of coconut you would need, but might it be fun to get a coconut and grate it just to find out? It’s a rather labor intensive process, even if it is pretty easy. I … Continue reading

Frozen Fruit Salad

Here’s another sweet salad that seems more like a dessert to me. My mother wrote out this recipe, and I think I can remember eating it as a kid. I believe she would freeze the smaller containers and bring them out for various occasions.  While I don’t have any distinct memories of liking or disliking … Continue reading