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

Shrimp Rabbit Sandwich

  I assure you, no fluffy bunnies were harmed in the making of this dish. I am not certain why this is called a rabbit sandwich, or even a sandwich honestly. It may date from the era of pot lucks and cocktail parties that featured bacon wrapped livers (aka rumaki), lime jello creations and things … 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

Corn Bread

Corn bread always reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. In one of the books, Laura Ingalls relates that her Pa liked her Ma’s corn bread partially because Ma put her handprint into it before baking. Here we are a hundred years later and the recipe is probably not much changed from Ma Ingalls’ … Continue reading

Spiced Figs (Mrs. Laible)

  I enjoy figs but not everyone does. In their fresh state they can be intensely sweet, but they are most often enjoyed dried, stewed or otherwise prepared. This recipe appears to stew them. Figs apparently were one of the first foods cultivated by humans! The growing history goes back thousands of years, and they … Continue reading

Pear Jam (Mrs. Scothorn)

  We are fast approaching the pear picking season (August & September in southern climes, September & October in northern), so why not go to your local pear orchard with something more than sliced pears in mind? Mrs. Scothorn shared this recipe for pear jam back when typewriters used inked ribbon and likely weighed around … Continue reading