Oatmeal Crisps

These are similar to oatmeal cookies, but the chilling of the dough and thin slicing will give you a nice, crispy cookie. Oatmeal Crisps  1 c shortening 1 c Brown sugar 1 c granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 teas vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1 teas salt 1 teas soda 3 c quick cooking … Continue reading

Oatmeal Cookies

These sound like a lovely cookie that would be delicious warm out of the oven. You could add raisins if you like. If you use Bob’s Red Mill or other certified gluten free oatmeal, these could be a delicious gluten free treat! Oatmeal Cookies 1/2 c shortening 1 1/4 c sugar 2 eggs 6 T … Continue reading

Apple Brown Betty

This clipped recipe for Apple Brown Betty harkens back to the 1860s when the recipe was first mentioned in print. A “Betty” is a dessert generally made with a pudding layer, spiced fruit layer and crust layer, and often served with a lemon or creamy topping. Apparently, Apple Brown Betty was a favorite dessert of … Continue reading

Sturbridge Village Teacakes

  Sturbridge Village, or Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a place that makes me wish I lived in the East. The Village is a living history site, stopped in the years between 1790-1840. They have historians dressed in period attire, historic homes, crafts and activities, a working farm, heirloom animals, etc etc etc. The romance … Continue reading

Oatmeal Cookies (Mrs Fairservice)

As oatmeal cookie recipes go, this one is pretty normal. I think I like the name of the source more than anything – Mrs. Fairservice just sounds so very proper and traditional, doesn’t it? Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups B Sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup lard, 2 eggs, 1/2 teas cinn, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, 1/2 … Continue reading