Peanut Squares / Mocha Frosting

I am pretty sure these two recipes are supposed to work together. There aren’t actually any peanuts in the top recipe, and the lower one references chopped peanuts, so there you go. They don’t seem to be a peanut butter cookie (which is one of my weaknesses), but are in fact a sugar cookie topped … Continue reading

Pecan Squares

My mom makes these really yum pecan muffins that taste more like a cookie. I love pecan pie. It’s safe to say I will probably try these Pecan Squares at some point. :-) There isn’t much of a method here. Let’s assume to cream the sugar and butter, add the flour and baking powder, then … 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

Pineapple Cake

Here’s another guess at what this is, but I’m a little more confident this time. This looks like a recipe for pineapple cake, or even pineapple upside down cake if you take a little effort. A little history, of course, because that is what I do heh. The first pineapple packing house was built in … Continue reading

Rye Bread (I think)

This is a well worn, well loved recipe that I believe is for rye bread. That is a guess because of the use of rye flour, but if you know differently, please let me know!¬†I love when a recipe is beaten up, stained, and obviously well used. It tells me that it’s a good one. … Continue reading

Gravy Soup

Although this is called gravy soup, I do wonder if it is more like stew. I assume where she says to “prepare a carrot…” etc that she means to chop or slice the vegetables and to finely chop the herbs. Also, she’s left out a word where it says “…a few cloves…” and I take … Continue reading

Fried Fish

Item number 4 from Maggie Ritchie’s book is a recipe for Fried Fish. I can’t quite make out one of those first words, which is the name of a fish. If you have an idea, just make a comment. Fried Fish Take a plaice (?) or a haddock fillet it. Well wash it, dry it … Continue reading