This is the one "must have" recipe that we request each time we visit our parents. Throughout our life we were raised that this was a war recipe that our Grandma Ruby used to work with the limited rations. Recently, however, our mother has discovered links for the recipe going back to the 1800's.
Let your family members or guests eat some of this before asking if they know what it contains!!! The title tells it all. It is surprisingly good...and a fun thing to do, especially with children. Serve warm with ice cream or a cheese wedge.
This is a recipe my mother gave me. It was typical of the types of cakes baked during the war when shortages and rationing was in effect. It is moist and delicious. Mother always made it at Christmas time and we thought it was a real treat. Posted in response to a request.
These cookies are from 1937. They have been in my "special" cook-book for years, but I don't know where it came from. They are really good..the true old-fashioned kind! I usually get about 3 doz., but that depends on how big of a spoon you use to drop them on the cookie-sheet.
Every family gathering included a relish tray filled with food that was never seen at any other time of the year. Pickled eggs, sweet Gherkin pickles, pimento stuffed olives, and even heart of palm. Most of this seemed to be enjoyed most by my great aunts, with the one exception of mom's deviled eggs. This is still a treat that I'll grab up lickety-split at any pot luck meal.
This is recipe is exceedingly easy and yields excellent waffles. I eat them completely plain most of the time as they require no supplements, but of course they're fantastic when drizzled in honey or syrup and topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
After growing up relishing my mother's beef stew, I stumbled onto a decadent equivalent from Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins wonderful cookbook, "The New Basics" in the early 1990s. 20 years later and it's still a favorite winter staple. My version is a bit simplified from the original, but as long as the wine and bacon are included, the results will be savored by all.