Yesterdays recipes in todays world

Vintage cookbook
Sunday, 11/27/2016 - 06:54 pm

Are you looking to expand on your cookbook collection? I have put together a list of some of my favorite "go to" cookbooks that I rely on whenever I am in a pinch. You can get through the holidays with ease when these are in your kitchen... Read More

Sugar cookies main
Wednesday, 06/01/2016 - 01:50 pm

I was on the hunt for an old fashion sugar cookie after a visit from my sister recently. She didn't want the shortbread type that gets painstakingly decorated, but the soft cookies that are covered in sugar like we use to find in our grandma's cookie jar. I found an old cookbook from my grandma and inside was the mother load of recipes to choose from.

Cherry Rose Tart
Tuesday, 05/10/2016 - 01:04 pm

This pretty individual size tart is perfect for mini bite size pies or an elegant plated dessert. I was worried that they would be too fussy to prepare, but I found them easier then mini pies with a double crust. What a great twist to making open face pies for parties or a special dinner... Read more

Tuesday, 03/29/2016 - 12:58 pm

I'm trying a recipe from 1928 with no eggs or leavening agent. How will these cookies possibly turn out? Find out when I try to tackle this Old Fashion Ginger Snap recipe... Read more

Saturday, 10/24/2015 - 03:01 pm

Some of my best memories growing up were spending time in my grandmother's kitchen with my family. Unfortunately, my grandmother never used recipes, or if she did they were memorized over the years, so I never saw her look at a cookbook. How did she do that... Read more

Sunday, 10/11/2015 - 08:06 pm

Classic flavors of lemon and blueberry come together in this Blueberry Cottage Pudding with Lemon Sauce. This recipe comes from a dessert cookbook from 1964 and reminds me more of a coffee cake or something served with afternoon tea... Read more

Monday, 09/21/2015 - 03:20 pm

In the last blog, I produced a Blueberry Pudding from 1964 and the suggested serving sauce was either Heavy Cream or Lemon Sauce. I read the recipe and thought it sounded very much like a flavored simple syrup thickened with cornstarch. I wanted to be true to the era and try it with the pudding I had made the on the previous day... Read more