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9 May, 2018

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Schramm
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Here’s yet another treasure from one of my old cookbooks. This one is brought to you by the 1913 publication, Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book. 1, 2, 3, 4 cookies get their name from their ingredient list, which is based around 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour,
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21 March, 2018

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit
Posted in : alcohol, antique, bread, cheese, dinner, easy, food, lunch, quick, sandwiches, vintage on by : Jeanette Schramm
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One day, I was sitting down and having lunch at a restaurant with my Poppa, and the waitress came over to take our orders. We both ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of tomato soup. Before the waitress turned and left, Poppa asked her, “do you know what we used to call these
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28 February, 2018

1912 Molasses Pie

1912 Molasses Pie
Posted in : antique, baking, dessert, food, intermediate, pie, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Schramm
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This recipe was quite an adventure. The recipe for molasses pie that I found was tucked away in a 106 year-old book that I picked up at an antique store. The recipe consisted of the ingredients for filling and topping two pies, and the instructions for baking amounted to “bake in one crust, remove from
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21 February, 2018

Boston Cookies

Boston Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, History, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Schramm
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There’s a local antique shop in town that has a variety of items, from world war relics and period clothing to old dolls and kitchenwares. They also occasionally have some incredible finds, such as newspapers from the day of the first moonwalk or the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, or 105 year-old home medical and
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14 February, 2018

Rosewater Currant Cakes

Rosewater Currant Cakes
Posted in : antique, baking, berry, cake, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Schramm
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For Valentine’s Day, I was going to make a post about diabetic-friendly brownies, but the first batch tasted like crap, so I decided to take a bit more time to perfect the recipe (or at least make them taste less like sweetened dirt and more like actual chocolate baked goods). Fortunately for everyone involved, these
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