Fruit Cocktail Cake (Marilyn Clark)

I’m not really sure what this one would be like. Fruit cocktail is good. Cake is good. But together? I also wonder if the fruit should be left chunky, or since fruit cocktail fruit pieces are relatively soft if they should be blended. The recipe isn’t clear there. What would you do? I think I’d … Continue reading

Apple Cake

I do have a problem. Several, really lol. But one of my biggest problems is that I have both a great memory but am forgetful. I can remember the exact clothing I was wearing when I met my husband 19 years ago, but I often can’t remember if I have used a recipe or not. … 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

Apricot Drop Cookies

For a sweet treat that seems fairly easy, these apricot drop cookies would be a good recipe to try. Apricots are easy to come by dried, and you can try different ones for their flavor, texture, and moistness. I prefer dried apricots that are a little plump with some moistness remaining. When they are too … Continue reading

Chicken Divan

  It’s time to start thinking about dinner, isn’t it? The Chicken Divan dish was popularized at the Divan Parisian Restaurant in New York’s Chatham Hotel. There is some disagreement about when exactly it was invented though. Some sources say the early 20th century, but others say 1950s. It was apparently invented by a chef … Continue reading

Raisin Nut Filling

Here we have a second nut filling, this time with raisins. This sounds like you might want to put it in a sweet roll, like a cinnamon nut roll or something like that. Yum. Raisin Nut Filling 1 c chopped walnuts 1/2 c chopped raisins 1/3 c firm packed brown sugar 1 egg 3 T … Continue reading

Nut filling

Many of these recipes seem to work with others in the collection, such as this one for nut filling. It could go well with Verne’s Basic Dough, Poppy Seed Rolls, or any of the kolacky recipes. Nut Filling 1 lb walnuts (ground) 2 egg whites ( beaten with fork) 1 c sugar 2 T honey … Continue reading