Grandma’s Christmas Candy Cake

Old-Fashioned Version 2 cups sifted flour 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup lard (shortening) 3 eggs, separated. Put egg whites in the refrigerator. ¾ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla   Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times. Work shortening with...

Christmas in a Sock

*All grammatical errors intentional* 1933. December 24, 7:30 p.m. If I wanted Doodles to sleep warm as buttered biscuits, I’d have to do some more quilt tucking. I pressed it in good and tight all along her side and under her chin. There. Now she wouldn’t shiver in...

Two-Crust Blackberry Cobbler (Crowd Size)

  This is the cobbler your family and guests will remember. BlackberryFilling:  10-12 cups blackberries (3 quarts)    3 cups sugar  1 tsp. cinnamon  2 tsp. vanilla  1-cup flour, or use instant tapioca as a thickener. Mix together and let rest while making pie dough....

Skillet Cookery: Country-Style Squash

  This dish is so easy to make, and anyone who likes squash will love it. 3 to 4 slices chopped bacon 1 large onion sliced med. thin 2 med. tomatoes, chopped 6 medium-sized zucchini, sliced 2 yellow crookneck squash, sliced, (or use 8 small to med. zucchini squash...

Aunt Dora’s Light Bread

 My Aunt Dora’s Light Bread Rocks! 2 cups lukewarm water 2 tsp. sugar 2 pkg. yeast 2 cups milk 5 Tbls. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. salt 5 Tbls. Crisco, melted 12 cups flour Dissolve 2 teaspoons sugar in 1-cup water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let stand for 10 minutes. Scald...