Lemon Cream Cake (Mrs Marin)

Here is an example of a cake that is actually a pie. The delineation of cakes and pies really solidified in the 19th century, as prior to that cake, pie and pudding were all somewhat interchangeable. Remember the Boston Cream Pie that is baked in cake pans, the Fig Pudding that is boiled and resembles … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Pickles

This pickle recipe has a short list of ingredients – cucumbers, vinegar, salt, dry mustard. I’m not sure if I would like these as I’m most familiar with dill pickles, but it could be interesting to try something different. Quick and Easy Pickles Take sufficient cucumbers to fill three gallons. Choose the tiny variety and … Continue reading

None Better Waffles

I have to admit my waffle failure. I received a waffle iron early in my marriage, and I fondly remembered my mother making waffles on a special occasion or random weekend breakfast. Excited, I told my husband I would be making waffles for breakfast. With great anticipation I made them…and made an enormous mess. The … Continue reading

Almond and sprinkle Cake

From Mrs E Marquardt of Wauwatosa, today we have Almond and Sprinklet Cake. Google and I both don’t know exactly what a “sprinklet” was. I wonder if it is an older name for sprinkles? There is a Norwegian word or place called “sprinklet” but even that is difficult to identify because it shows a big … Continue reading

Chow Mein Hot Dish

Chow Mein as a hot dish is not something I would have expected, but this recipe from an old notebook delivers the goods. Chow mein is often confused with chop suey – both dishes have a vegetable mix and sometimes meat included. The difference is noodles vs rice, and the fact that chow mein is

Man’s Salad

This recipe for a layered salad is called “Man’s Salad” but I have questions. Does this refer to a particular man? Does it mean humans in general? Is it a restaurant named Man’s? What about a manly salad? So many questions for a simple salad and that doesn’t even take into consideration the possible misspelling … Continue reading

Zucchini Pizza

Two recipes for zucchini pizza with only one variation – the addition of garlic in one of them. This seems like a side dish, maybe in place of a bread or as the veggie to a meal. Have you made something like this? Tell us, please!