Mother’s Gingerbread ~1922

Gluten Free Gingerbread Recipe. Is it too soon for gingerbread? My instincts say 'no'. If the big box store down the road can roll out Christmas kitsch in October, then I can post a gingerbread recipe. Sound logic! Notes: Substituted 1:1 all purpose gluten free flour.Recommend adding 2 Tbsp. of ginger and 1 tsp. of... Continue Reading →

Plain White Cake ~1922

Gluten Free White Cake Recipe. Notes: Substituted 1:1 all purpose gluten free flour. Worked just fine. Used orange zest from 1/2 large orange instead of orange extract. Came out lovely. Use only 1 round cake pan. It does not make enough for two layers. Keep temperature at 350. Glazed with a buttercream frosting. Huge success!... Continue Reading →

Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Butterscotch Sauce Recipe for Ice Cream Ever wonder how to make butterscotch sauce? Relatively straight forward using every-day ingredients. Ingredients: Brown sugar Corn syrup Butter Cream Heavy milk (whole milk) With a list like this, no wonder butterscotch is so delicious! Yum! Source: Fannie Farmer Boston School of Cooking, 1924. More Fun Discoveries Jelly... Continue Reading →

Dish of Snow, Whipt Cream ~1866

"...And heap the snow upon it!" This looks delicious and calls for experimentation forthwith! Summer Snowballs ~1856 I must confess to a weakness for asparagus in mid-winter…~1893 Choice Teas and Family Groceries ~1867 Source: Mrs. Corwen's American Lady's Cookery Book, 1866.

Chocolate Cake – Grey Eyes~1905

The Progressive Farmer is a country newspaper from North Carolina.  Aunt Jennie runs a write-in column sharing tips and tricks from readers. You can see that the readers are connecting with one another, using the column as a stand-in for a social gathering, which would make sense in a rural community prior to radio. There's... Continue Reading →

To Make A Hedge Hog ~1866

This recipe is very involved - talk about creative! And absolutely adorable... More Fun Discoveries: Beef Stewed (ragoo) ~1866 Why all the masquerade I ask? We live but once-Why not live well? ~1900 Source: Mrs. Corwen's American Lady's Cookery Book, 1866.

Baked Pineapple and Rice ~1922

Note: This came out well. The dish does need to be thoroughly buttered-you can see the almost caramelized rice on the sides of the dish, but not burnt. I'm not sure how Bryn (fabulous name, by the way) managed 3 layers, I only managed 2 in an 8"x8" dish. Was very rich and sweet served... Continue Reading →

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