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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 →

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 →

Quirky but Delicious Cheese Sandwiches

Cheese sandwiches are pretty straight forward to make.  I think we've all made cheese sandwiches before, and had them come out just fine.  I've always, always used sliced cheese, other than a brief, inexplicable period during my teens when I... Continue Reading →

Bacon to go with the Eggs

The eggs from yesterday's post needed some bacon to go with them.  Bacon and eggs are a classic weekend breakfast, and who am I to mess with a classic.  I figured I'd find some classic instructions to make the bacon... Continue Reading →

Cough and Cold Remedies

I've been away for a week for a wedding (congratulations, Mark and Elizabeth!) and I came down with a cold within two days of getting home.  Not fun!  I found some remedies in the Tried Favourites Cookery Book.  Some seem... 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 →

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I knew if I dug around through my cookbooks, I'd find at least a few Valentine's recipes to share, and A Thousand Ways to Please a Family had a whole Valentine's luncheon menu, so I am sharing that here today.... 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 →

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 →

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