Baked Ham for Christmas Dinner

Although it was traditional to have turkey for Christmas dinner, it was not unheard of to have ham. Quite frankly, I’m tired of turkey and in hunting through my vintage cook books I found a neat recipe for Baked Ham with Brandy Sauce that sounded so good. The recipe appeared to have been torn from [...] Read more »

Snowball Cookies for a Snow Day

Like most of the northeast we had our first blizzard of the year today. Here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we got about a foot of beautiful snow. Which made it a perfect day for Dan to make his favorite holiday cookie from his childhood, Snowball Cookies. These wonderful delights are also known [...] Read more »

Aunt Lil’s Christmas Dinner

Christmas is just three day short days away. We have our menu all lined up with vintage recipes. Here’s what Dan and I will be eating in Aunt Lil’s Kitchen: Cranberry Orange Mold Salad – recipe from Watkins Hearthside Cook Book, 1952.  Baked Ham with Brandy Sauce – recipe from Ford’s Treasury of Favorite Recipes [...] Read more »

Swedish Meat Balls for Your Christmas Parties

Dan introduced me to this wonderful recipe from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook for Swedish Meat Balls. He grew up eating them for dinner served over mashed potatoes. It was one of his mother’s go-to recipes, and I can see why. They are very tasty! As an adult, Dan continued to make Swedish Meat Balls for [...] Read more »

Gum Drop Cake for Christmas – Really!

For a year now I’ve been staring at the Gum Drop Cake recipe in Aunt Lil’s cook book. Really? Gum Drop Cake? I just couldn’t imagine it tasting good. And I never came across a recipe to follow in any of my cook books – until now. A recent purchase is a 1945 cookbook called, [...] Read more »

Turkey Pot Pie – Thanksgiving Leftovers

Dan and I often spend the holidays solo since our relatives are far away. But that never bothers us. We still make a full Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, and then are over-loaded with leftovers. But is that a bad thing? We have lots of leftover turkey from this Thanksgiving. Dan and I looked through my [...] Read more »