Orange Cake

I hope everyone had a nice week off celebrating American Independence, or just enjoying yourselves. In the spirit of summer, today’s newspaper recipe is for an Orange Cake, sounds lovely. It came from Mrs Le Roy Mohnke at 1680 S. Pearl Street. I believe this was in Milwaukee, WI. Just for fun, I did a … Continue reading

Mock Drumsticks

Usually when I think of a “mock” item, I imagine chicken being the meat made to mock something else, not the other way around. Here, veal and pork are shaped into the representation of a drumstick and deep fried like a fried chicken leg. These days, veal is hard to find as the meat industry … Continue reading

Potato Dumplings

This recipe for potato dumplings is reminiscent of Beyrische Knoedel which we saw recently. They both call for riced potatoes. These are different from mashed potatoes (although I suppose in a pinch you could use mashed). A potato ricer is a device that reminds me of a giant garlic press lol. There are a variety … Continue reading

Cranberry & Raisin Pie

I’m very curious about the section below this recipe: The Housewife’s Idea Box. I wish we could have seen what was in it! Cleaning with vinegar? Tips on frugality? Oh, the advice that has been lost to the ages. Cranberry and Raisin Pie Three and one-half cupfuls cranberries, one-half cupful raisins, one cupful sugar, two … Continue reading

Bayrische Knoedel

This recipe could alternately be titled Bavarian Dumplings. Bayrische or Bayerische is how you say Bavarian in German apparently. Knoedel are a hugely popular dish throughout Europe, including Bavaria, Germany, Austria, Eastern European countries such as Czechoslovakia, into Ukraine and Belaruse, and even into the Scandinavian countries. Most often made with bread and/or potato, these … Continue reading

Angel Lemon Pie

We are going to look a a number of newspaper clippings next. This particular recipe reminds me of Gram’s Angel Pie recipe. Gram’s is a bit more detailed if you like and slightly different. Angel Pie is delicious, like a cloud of lemon and baked merengue, a bit like a pavlova. This recipe seems more … Continue reading

Boston Cream Pie

Today’s newspaper clipping is similar to others found in “the very old book” that was originally tagged the Girl’s Trade School. I tried doing a little searching to find the Girl’s Trade School in Wisconsin, but google thinks I’m looking for “girl’s grade school” even though I’m not. Sigh. I’ll keep after it in my … Continue reading