Today's recipe once again comes from the New England Cook Book, by Marion Harland, Miss M. Parloa, Mrs. D.A. Lincoln, ad Thomas J. Murrey, 1905. This Chocolate recipe includes mention of Bensdorp's Chocolate, which, come to find out, has been around since 1840 - and is still around today! We're doing chocolate today instead of... Continue Reading →
This is a simple menu that has a diversity of flavors and textures. I don't often think of serving sweet potatoes outside of Thanksgiving, but today I'm inspired. The kids love them. They're easy. They fill the belly on these cool winter days. More to come, folks!
Today's recipe comes from the New England Cook Book, by Marion Harland, Miss M. Parloa, Mrs. D.A. Lincoln, ad Thomas J. Murrey, 1905. This Frothed Cafe au Lait recipe uses whipped egg whites and powdered sugar. It seems almost decadent compared to our modern steemed milk today! Delicious.
Monday, Jan. 4th Dear Diary: - The holidays are officially over. Every Monday deserves coffee. To wit: Coffee Perfection recipe included below. "To have coffee in perfection it must be freshly roasted and freshly ground, as coffee very quickly loses its flavor. The coffee must not be boiled but only infused in boiling water." Take... Continue Reading →
Today's recipe comes from the the famous Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Farmer. My version is from 1924, but it was first published in 1896. I don't think I could drink double-strengthed coffee after dinner. It would be a long, sleepless night. But I do like how the author states that after a... Continue Reading →
Let's get this New Year started! 2020 was full of home cooking in our household and I've been running through the cookbooks to try and keep things fresh. Here's today's menu suggestion from "A Calendar of Dinners" by Marion Harris, c. 1916. The cookbook is actually a promotional compilation from Crisco (more on that in... Continue Reading →