Baked Bean Casserole with Franks

Dan and I needed something quick to eat a few nights ago. This, coupled with the fact we had some hot dogs in the fridge that needed eating, led me to look through his mother’s handwritten cook book for a possible recipe. Bingo! I found a handwritten recipe for Baked Bean Casserole with Franks. The [...] Read more »

World War II Applesauce Cake

One of the dessert recipes that turns up frequently in my cook books from the first half of the 20th century is Applesauce Cake. The fad for this cake began during rationing in World War I and its popularity peaked in World War II. Once rationing was no longer needed, the cake faded from the [...] Read more »

Maple Syrup Time in New Hampshire

Now that we’re living in New England again, we are thrilled to be able to experience maple sugaring season right in the heart of maple sugaring territory – New Hampshire. There are loads of small scale sugar houses in our area and the sap is running as I write this. Last weekend we visited one [...] Read more »

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

I’m a sucker for any dessert that includes molasses. I just love that flavor. So naturally, gingerbread is a favorite of mine. Often just relegated to the holidays, gingerbread deserves a place on the dessert table at any time. The history of gingerbread is a long one. The gingerbread we eat today harks back to [...] Read more »