Almond Cookies

Here’s a little corner of the page with a recipe for Almond Cookies. Note there is no method and no baking information. I will list my best guess below the ingredients and please add your own as a comment if you have a different method. Continue reading

Graham Muffins

Not to be confused with Graham Crackers, this recipe is for Graham Muffins. You might think it would involve crushing Graham Crackers, but in fact there is something called Graham Flour. I learned something new today! Graham flour was named for Reverend Sylvester Graham in the 19th century. He was an advocate for healthy eating and felt that the over processing of ingredients was leading to the ill health of his peers. Continue reading

Mystery Potato Recipe

There’s no more information with this recipe, and I really have no idea what it would make. It sure looks like the title is “Potatoes” but then the ingredient list starts with butter & sugar. I’m reminded of a recipe I have for Mashed Potato Cream Eggs – which are actually chocolate coated candy for Easter. So, I do wonder Continue reading

Lazy Daisy Cake

There is an “old fashioned” way of writing a recipe and a “new” way. This is an example of the old fashioned way. It lists the ingredients inline with the instructions and you have to read it to identify what you need for the cake. I see this format in recipes written before 1910, although that’s Continue reading

Good Sponge Cake

I think the “Good” refers to the recipe being a good one, rather than the name being “Good Sponge Cake.” This recipe is from the “very old book” I have. Another recipe in the book is dated 1932. Based on the rest of the book contents, I think the owner took a home economics class as a young woman with beautiful handwriting, then later in life clipped recipes from newspapers and magazines. It will be fun to explore more of the home ec notes in some future posts. Continue reading

When life gives you lemons…

Make lemon sponge! This clipping from a newspaper comes from a very old book I have. The pages are falling apart and falling out, but there is a wealth of recipes and notes in it, so I hope I can get them scanned to save them. The book is terribly damaged from years of use and neglect. There are many recipes that fall under the “Today’s Recipe” heading. Based on other clippings in the book, the owner lived in Wisconsin. Continue reading

Fruit Salad (From Geneva)

This typed up recipe card was taped into a book. Hopefully there isn’t anything on the back side because it would have ripped either the book or the card to remove it. But, it seems like a complete recipe for an interesting pudding fruit salad. I don’t know if you would put this in a mould or just leave it in a bowl or what. What do you think, readers? Continue reading