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Cookie Party!

Well, I'm finally getting around to blogging about the grand opening of the Lantzville Historical Society's new space.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was asked to make a few different kinds of cookies from old recipes to serve... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Tea Cake

The blueberry tea cake was made at school one day, mainly to use up some blueberries we had taking up space in our too small freezer.  I'd thought muffins, but the teacher in our class had his heart set on... Continue Reading →

Soups from Just How

"Cut the meat small, and chop the bones in pieces." So begins the chapter on soups in Just How, A Key to the Cook-Books by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney, originally published in 1878.  Though the book is small, the... Continue Reading →

Kitchen Fun

Kitchen Fun is a darling little 1932 cook book for children that proclaims it teaches children how to cook successfully.  It was written by Louise Price Bell, and while just 28 pages long, it contains 2 dozen good basic recipes... Continue Reading →

Browny Cake

I came across this recipe the other day when I was looking for a brownie recipe, and it's so far from what I was looking for, I thought I'd share it.  I'm not going to make it, at least not... 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 →

Happy Birthday to my other sister!

Today my older sister turns.... well.... a few years older than me, so young!  That's Vic in the front of the picture above, me in the middle, and Cousin Tracy, whose birthday is also today, at the back.  We've all aged... 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 →

The fruitcake was delicious!

Just an update to let you know that the Christmas or Wedding Cake recipe I posted a month or so back from the Ogilvie Cook Book turned out perfectly!  Moist, fruity, delicious... yum!  Definitely a recipe I'll be making again!... Continue Reading →

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