Ice Box Cookies

We all sort of know what an ice box is – an early refrigerator, sort of like a cooler. But did you know or think about how our modern French-door, freezer drawer, SubZeros and the like evolved from the simple ice box? Early refrigeration was simple – a block of ice, usually harvested from a … 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

Butterhorn Rolls (Mom)

I have no idea what these are, but the sound like they would be delicious. Make up a batch of these, put them in the basket and serve at Thanksgiving. Yummmmmmm. Butterhorn Rolls (Mom) 1 cup milk scalded 1/2 cup of butter and shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1 pkg yeast 2 to 3 eggs (beaten) … Continue reading

Nut rolls, revisited

Just sorting through recipe cards, I came across another card for Nut Rolls. The various cards all appear to be in the same handwriting, so perhaps the lady liked them, lost the recipe/wrote it out again, found it, on and on. 6-8 Nut rolls 8 cups flour 1 1/2 cups or 2 sugar 1 lb … 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

Vanilla Drop Cookies

As we are preparing for Thanksgiving here in America, often we bake cookies, cakes and pies. The traditional feast really kicks off the holiday baking and making in my house. On the weekend after Thanksgiving I plan to make my fruit cakes, possibly some molasses crinkles, and at least plan out what I will bake … Continue reading

Rhubarb Pie (Lg)

  This recipe card looks a lot like some of my own notes, in that it’s sparse. I know what I’m going to do with the biscuit dough once I make it up, so I just jotted down the ingredients. In this case, the chef knew what she would be doing with these ingredients and … Continue reading