Boston- It’s Got More Than Beans, Pie, and Brown Bread!

Last weekend on the spur of the moment I wanted to make cookies and I decided to branch out beyond Aunt Lillian’s recipe book. I’ve been avidly collecting cookbooks that date from c. 1890 – 1948 the year she passed away and have quite a nice collection now. They are invaluable in helping me learn [...] Read more »

Oatmeal Cookies – As American as Apple Pie!

There are lots of cookie recipes in Aunt Lilly’s recipe book, so I thought I’d try a tried and true one – oatmeal cookies. Everyone loves oatmeal cookies and I figured I’d find lots of recipes to help me with Aunt Lillian’s spare ingredient list. Not only did I find lots of recipes in my [...] Read more »

Slow Food – Rolled Molasses Cookies from Aunt Lillian

This week I thought I’d try something fairly easy so I found Lillian’s recipe for Molasses Cookies. They seemed fairly easy and I’ve certainly made molasses cookies before. As with all her recipes though research was required as there was nothing more than the bare ingredients listed and one tantalizing hint on what to do. [...] Read more »

Vintage Cooking — Third Time’s the Charm Date Bars

My second attempt at cooking from Great Aunt Lillian’s cook book proved to be a daunting and time consuming experience. The cupcakes were so easy so I thought date bars would be a breeze. Boy was I wrong! Two weeks later (my work got so in the way!) and with three attempts under my belt [...] Read more »

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