Good Gargle

It sounds a little bit like something your grandmother might say when frustrated. “Oh good gargle!” :-) Here’s another home health remedy, presumably for a sore throat. The powdered elm I believe would be powdered slippery elm bark. This is known for its treatment of coughs, sore throat, colic, diarrhea, constipation, and many other ailments. … Continue reading

Dandelion Tonic

Several years ago I posted a recipe for dandelion wine, and this sounds somewhat similar. I haven’t tried either one, and frankly I haven’t tried drinking dandelion wine ever. It’s just not something I have come across. This tonic purports to cure “spring fever” but I’m really not sure what that is beyond a need … Continue reading

Dates Cake

Perhaps a cake for your dates? I think that’s just a mistake, but she called it Dates Cake so I will too! I will cobble together a method under the ingredients. Keep in mind this has no oven temperature or cook time, so it’s just a guess. Dates Cake 1 pkg dates 1 cup water … Continue reading

Sana torte

Maybe that says “sand” torte, I can’t quite be certain. There are lots of recipes for sand torte, but none for sana torte that I could find. What is a torte, you may ask? I wondered the same thing. In a nutshell, a torte is a fancy cake. As in, multiple layers, jam, icing, glazes, … Continue reading

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

Doughnuts #2

This is a ‘bonus’ in that I didn’t cut off the Almond Torte recipe under the doughnut recipe. I just felt like it’s such a sad little waste to lose the edges of these pages, and therefore the recipes. Doughnuts #2 3 egg beaten 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 3 tsp … Continue reading

Cake

Nothing like keeping it simple! This is a very basic recipe for a vanilla white cake. The penmanship is much nicer than some of the entries, and I wonder if this is a recipe written early in our collector’s lifetime. Maybe even when she took her classes in cooking. It is interesting that the filling … Continue reading