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A Different Take on Crumpets

I was flipping though a few cookbooks, looking for a muffin recipe to make for breakfast, and I came across another crumpet recipe.  I'm all for crumpets, and as these ones are made without yeast, I decided to make them... Continue Reading →

Corn Bread for Breakfast

I am not sure I'd ever made cornbread before, but I really like it, so when recipes kept catching my eye in my cookbooks, I figured it was time to make some.  I flipped through a few books looking at... Continue Reading →

Crumpets without Yeast

The other morning, I was in the mood to try a different crumpet recipe.  The last ones I made were fine, but I was curious how they would be using a recipe without any yeast.  When I was looking for... Continue Reading →

Banana Bran Bread

I have no clue how old this recipe is, or who wrote it down in the tattered old Double Q Note Book it's in.  The note book is filled with old recipes, written out in lovely old script, and this... Continue Reading →

Betsy-Retsies

  Betsy-Retsies are what I'm making to have with dinner tonight.  I admit, I picked the recipe purely because of the name.  There is no indication in the Kitchen Cabinet Recipes book as to how they got their name, but... Continue Reading →

Crumpets

I love crumpets, and for a long time, I've been looking for crumpet rings.  Not exactly hunting for them, but keeping an eye open.  If you go into pretty much any department store with a well stocked kitchen department, and... Continue Reading →

Biscuits

Last night I made biscuits to have with dinner to use up some cream and some buttermilk that I had in the fridge.   I love making biscuits.  They are something I used to sometimes make as a kid when... Continue Reading →

Rye Bread

And the fourth little pig built his house out of my rye bread, and it outlasted even the brick house!

Potato Yeast Bread

Why potato yeast bread?  According to one of the recipes in the 1915 Five Roses Cook Book, it was especially helpful to rural housewives in the winter since recipes requiring overnight rising could easily get too cold.  I'm not actually... Continue Reading →

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