Corn Meal Griddle Cakes from Mabry Mill

Not sure if this tiny, and I mean tiny, pamphlet qualifies as a cookbook. But next up on my book shelf was Mabry Mill Old Southern Recipes. Dan and I picked this up along with stone ground corn meal one time when we were visiting Dan’s brother in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. (No, the community [...] Read more »

Vegetable Stew with a Puff Pastry Crust

Hey, that’s a big fancy name for a vegetable pot pie. And who wouldn’t want a warm, comforting pot pie during these snowy days? Continuing my cookbook quest, I pulled out one of my favorites, ‘Tis The Season: A Vegetarian Christmas Cookbook, 1995. I first discovered this book while visiting my brother and sister-in-law in [...] Read more »

Paula’s New England Post Roast

Next up in my “use all my cookbooks at least once” quest, is one of my favorites Arrowhead Farm: Three Hundred Years of New England Husbandry and Cooking, 1983. I bought this book at a used bookstore ages ago, long before my fascination with vintage and historic recipes. The book chronicles the history of Arrowhead [...] Read more »

Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins

I wanted something fun to eat for Christmas morning, but something I could make ahead. So today, Christmas Eve, I made Cranberry Muffins from Betty Crocker’s Hostess Cookbook, 1967.  This fun cookbook was another freebie from a church tag sale. Even though 1967 is a bit late for my preferred recipes, the cover was just [...] Read more »

Holly Hermit Cookies for Christmas

I needed to bring something to two different parties yesterday, so I decided to try Holly Hermits from the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cook Book, 1959. I found this well-loved book at a church rummage sale in the free pile. Score! Whoever owned it before me really loved this book as many pages are [...] Read more »

Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookies

Luckily for me, the next two cookbooks pulled from our shelves were Christmas editions from the Gooseberry Patch franchise. Luckily in that they are Christmas themed, and I had been wanting to bake come cookies. Yes, in a moment of strange desire I had purchased three Gooseberry Patch Christmas books from a used bookstore in [...] Read more »

Syllabub – A Christmas Drink with a British Past

Saturday I volunteered at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm for their Homestead Christmas event. My job was to serve syllabub to visitors while telling them about the history of this historic drink. Let’s just say, I made many converts to this unusual and tasty drink! It was quite fun to see people’s expressions [...] Read more »