Radio Prize Recipes

Before there was television, we had radio. Beginning in the 1920s, commercial radio programming became more available and radios were listed in department stores and catalogs as the latest “must have” appliance. Starting at around $60, a household could have a radio that would last them for many years. Keep in mind, $60 in 1920 … Continue reading

Orange Blossom Cake

Our patroness – Irene Bartz, who attended the Girl’s Trade School in 1938 or so – was a prodigious recipe collector. I spent a couple days scanning the entire book due to its increasing fragility. Each time I handled it, another piece seemed to fall off. So, I made the decision to scan everything and … Continue reading

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

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

Jello Frosting

I’m not entirely sure about this recipe for Jello Frosting. The idea is interesting – a whipped cream frosting with a Jello flavor added to it, but to me it sounds horrible. However, I don’t like whipped cream frosting to start with, so there’s that. Jello Frosting 1 pt cream whipped 1 pkg Jello 1/2 … Continue reading

Choc. Frostings

I bet you thought I had forgotten all about this little site, possibly mothballed it, or otherwise lost interest. BUT, in reality, I just had to take a step back and reprioritize. I realized I was trying to keep up with four blogs, Girl Scouts, volunteering at school, work, family, etc., and something had to … Continue reading