Walnut Torte

Another damaged page, and the pencil is fading and difficult to read. The walnut torte could be from Ukraine or Hungary, USA or Austria. They are typically layered, 3-6 layers, separated with whipped cream or flavored whipped cream (like mocha). The topping should be light and lovely, and depending on your preference can dribble over … Continue reading

An Oh Em Gee Squeee!

I’m always looking for new sources of recipes – antique and curio shops, thrift stores, and of course, eBay. Today I opened a recent eBay purchase and I couldn’t be more excited!! I haven’t even had a chance to count how many recipes there are in these two boxes, but let me tell you, there … Continue reading

Seven Layer Bars

I remember someone’s mom made these when I was a kid and I thought they were the most amazing, sinful things I had ever eaten. I haven’t much changed from that opinion since then, heh. It’s funny how she used oleo (margarine) when there is so much that is not low fat. I’d probably just … Continue reading

Beans, rice

  Sometimes, finding a side dish is one of the more difficult decisions during dinner preparations. You want to balance an entree with other food choices that won’t make the diner too full, or leave them wanting more because they are hungry. Rice is a basic in our house. Here are two side dishes on … Continue reading

Boiled Potatoes

Along with the recipe for boiled green vegetables, I never really thought I’d need a recipe to boil potatoes. This is something my mom did with some regularity as we were growing up, but I guess if a person had never ventured into the kitchen, a quick and dirty on how to boil potatoes is … Continue reading