Hermits

Here’s another interesting cookie with a fascinating history. I had never heard of Hermits before, but Mr. Google tells me there is a long and storied mystery & history behind them. Hermits may have been popularized in the American Colonial period as a bar cake that would last for a long time. They have the … Continue reading

Springlers

I have no idea if I am reading this right, but it sure looks like “springlers” to me. What do you think? Also, the quantity is quite large – 3 pounds of flour, a dozen eggs. What could this possible be? UPDATED: My smart, smart readers all agree this is a recipe for Springerles, a … Continue reading

Gold Cake / Sea Foam Candy

You can see how damaged this page is. It might have been a favorite recipe. There are a few different types of Gold Cake recipes out there, but most of them seem to be a bundt style cake. Since this recipe includes no method, we can only guess how it is to be baked. There’s … Continue reading

Ginger Snaps

Where has the time gone!? I’m sure it was just a week ago I was going to take a breath before making some more posts. Really, how does the time go so fast anymore?¬†Anyway, I’ve scanned tons of recipes from the Girl’s Trade School book and they all sound good. As I post them, you … Continue reading

Cherry Chocolate Cake

From Fond du Lac, WI we have a newspaper clip with a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Cake. I can’t deny, the cherry chocolate combination is one of my favorites! There’s something about the sweet chocolate and fruity cherry that is just lovely. Unfortunately, the damage to this old book has destroyed one of the corners … Continue reading

Graham Muffins

Not to be confused with Graham Crackers, this recipe is for Graham Muffins. You might think it would involve crushing Graham Crackers, but in fact there is something called Graham Flour. I learned something new today! Graham flour was named for Reverend Sylvester Graham in the 19th century. He was an advocate for healthy eating … Continue reading

Mystery Potato Recipe

There’s no more information with this recipe, and I really have no idea what it would make. It sure looks like the title is “Potatoes” but then the ingredient list starts with butter & sugar. I’m reminded of a recipe I have for Mashed Potato Cream Eggs – which are actually chocolate coated candy for … Continue reading