Swedish Timbale Iron

I have had this thing forever! I was unpacking a box of miscellany today and found it along with another gem I will save for a future post. My mother had this, it had been her mother’s. I don’t remember Mom ever using it. It is a Swedish Timbale Iron… We aren’t Swedish lol and … Continue reading

Sweet as a peach

Quite a while ago I posted this recipe for Peach Tart Pie, which had been one of my Gram’s recipes. At the time I commented that it would probably be a dessert that looked impressive but would be very easy. Well, passing through the market the other day I saw peaches…you know what happened next, … Continue reading

PumpkinĀ Pie

It’s only September but I’m already thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, planning costumes and dinner menus. Here’s a recipe for pumpkin pie that should start putting you into the mood of autumn. By the way, I did not win the Just Spotted Award, but I want to thank all of you who voted for me! … Continue reading

French Dressing (Mrs Shoemaker)

I remember Gram used to tell a story about a real Shoemaker and the Elves, but I can’t remember the details any longer. Maybe Auntie Kat remembers? It was a true story and maybe involved red boots. ??? I was reminded of that story because this recipe was provided by Mrs Shoemaker, whoever she may … Continue reading

Savory Shrimp

Here’s a tasty sounding recipe for shrimp with rice and a creamy sauce. This might be a fun recipe to reinterpret with garnishes you enjoy. For instance, I’m not a big fan of peas, but I might try this with edemame. It calls for a cup of shrimp but that does not seem like very … Continue reading

Not Gram’s Plum Cake

Recently, I read a recipe for a plum cake that sounded good and different. Since my recent attempt at an upside down prune cake, lightly sweet and fruity cakes have been on my mind. So I followed this recipe and although I think it would be good with a scratch cake mix, I did use … Continue reading

Salad (Nancy B)

Here is Nancy B’s salad. It is another of the Jello-and-other-stuff variety. I’m not quite sure about the Jello and macaroni portion of this. Could it be a macaroni ring that you put the other salad ingredients inside of? There are many things about this that don’t sound good to me.