Cheese Balls

I feel like this is something good for a party and served with crackers. In the 1970s and 80s, cheese balls were a popular thing at parties – both cocktail parties and casual gatherings. These days you don’t see them as often (maybe for the best?), in favor of a cheese board with a variety … Continue reading

Crab Meat Dip

This recipe gives you some latitude for spiciness. Chili sauce traditionally is a mild red chili sauce – Heinz or similar variety. But, in this modern age of sriracha sauce, you can kick it up as spicy as you want! The sour cream will cool the burn and make this dip a savory star of … Continue reading

Upside Down Ginger Pear Pudding

This is one of those “pudding that is really a cake” recipes. Upside down cakes were tremendously popular in the mid 20th century as they look so fancy once turned out for serving. But, they are pretty simple really! Slice your fruits and arrange them in a pattern in the bottom of your baking pan, … Continue reading

Sugar n’ Spice Cookies

They aren’t quite sugar plums dancing in visions, but sugar & spice cookies would be lovely for Christmas. Really, you can’t go wrong with a tag line of They’re spicy, they’re crisp…they’re sugar-coated. Sugar n’ Spice Cookies Mix together thoroughly: 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses Sift together and … 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