Pickled Onions

Thinking about food and how we have nearly everything available at our fingertips these days, it makes the concept of canning and preserving food seem obsolete. In the days when there were not international trade agreements or interstate trucking available to most people, the canning and preserving of food was an important method of sustaining … Continue reading

Grape Juice

Such neat handwriting! It reminds me of the illustrations of how cursive letters are supposed to be formed. But I digress….grape juice! I loved it as a kid and remember that cute little girl? If you ever wondered how to make grape juice, it’s pretty easy apparently. I cross checked some other sources and this … Continue reading

Sana torte

Maybe that says “sand” torte, I can’t quite be certain. There are lots of recipes for sand torte, but none for sana torte that I could find. What is a torte, you may ask? I wondered the same thing. In a nutshell, a torte is a fancy cake. As in, multiple layers, jam, icing, glazes, … Continue reading

Cherry Cake

This sounds like a lovely alternative if you like cherries but don’t want cherry pie (although why would you NOT want cherry pie????) This recipe calls for fresh cherries rather than maraschino cherries, and I imagine it won’t be as sweet as some cakes out there. To pit fresh cherries, you can use a cherry … Continue reading

Sour Cream Cookies

I made sour cream cookies many years ago and they were a drop cookie that was very soft. Not sure how these would turn out, but I’d bet they are good. I have seen other recipes that result in rolled cookies you could sprinkle with sugar or frost. The amount of flour added would dictate … Continue reading

Dropped Doughnuts

I have never made doughnuts, but I enjoy them, is that enough? :-) It goes without saying that you will need heated oil or grease to make this. The instructions are quite vague, so if you make it, both “good luck” and “tell us how it went”! Dropped Doughnuts 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar … Continue reading

Anise Drops

This is a cookie from Germany. Anise drops are also known as¬†anispl√§tzchen, meaning anise flavored cookie. Once the batter is made, it is dropped by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet and then allowed to rest over night, a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours. The resting time allows the egg white in … Continue reading