I came across this Grange Book recipe and just had to make it because we really enjoy lemon desserts. I added a bit of Limoncello to the batter to ramp up the lemon flavor. If you give this a try let me know if you enjoyed it. Happy cooking and baking!
Since Columbus Day cookie baking has been in full swing for me. I plan to have all cookies done before Thanksgiving as I did last year, when I was able to create a wonderful cookie tray to share on Thanksgiving. I plan to make this a yearly tradition. When do you begin cookie baking?
In exactly six months we will celebrate Christmas. I especially enjoy the Christmas season which leads up to that big day for all of the memories, cheer, ambiance, food, smells, and lights; for me that is the best time of year. I’m anxiously awaiting Autumn because that will signify the beginning of the holiday season; … Continue reading Six months away
Well...we have come to the final month of our cook-through challenge. So to end it I really want to have another *Wildcard month* That means only one thing: you can make any recipes from the cookbook which you haven't made so far during this challenge I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Twelve – Our Final Month of Our Challenge
Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2018 and month nine of our challenge. Wow! We're almost completely through a year in our cookbook challenge. For this month I've decided to go with quick bread recipes I encourage you to have fun, take photos, share your food with others and link your blog posts back to this … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Nine
Yeah - December has arrived! That means we are at month eight of our Cooking-Through Cookbook Challenge and you probably know already which category I've chosen; don't you?! December only means one food for devouring by children of all ages: COOKIES!!! When I dream of Christmas I always dream of cookies and I'm sure you … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Eight
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving
I just had to make these cookies. For some reason which I am associating with a friend, I kept saying Chocolate Chipper all week at various times and had those two words stuck in my brain. I substituted unsalted butter for shortening, baked them at 350 degrees for 12 minutes and allowed them to … Continue reading Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chipper Goodness
My most favorite time of the year has arrived. When November 1st rolls around I know that the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas has come. I enjoy the food and ambiance of this season better than any other time of year. For November there couldn't be any other category for our challenge than: Pies … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Seven
I've been crazy for baking cookies lately and I'm very proud that I've been ambitious enough to try all new recipes! This past weekend I pulled out my Grandmother's Better Homes & Gardens cookbook and made two from there with my own twists added in. I first baked the Peanut Butter Cookies which I've named … Continue reading Crankin’ out the cookies!
For some unknown reason I’ve been infatuated lately with making and eating cookies. In the past month I’ve baked several dozen cookies of various types and have frozen some for future nibbling. I don’t know why the sudden allure to bake them so much but they do make me happy!! Because of inspiration I received … Continue reading Craving cookies
I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking in the past several weeks; however, not anything new from my Cooking-Through Cookbook choice for the year. Last week I made a new recipe of Chocolate Chip cookies and my first-ever batch of Ginger cookies. Both were from my one Allrecipes magazine and they were … Continue reading From My Grandmother’s Recipe Box : Molasses Cookies
Welcome to month five of our cooking-through cookbook challenge. I hope you're having fun! This time of year for us is when Autumn is beginning to come around and Fairs are in full swing. Baking and comfort foods are about to take center stage in our kitchens. So for September let us enjoy: homemade-from-scratch cakes … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Five
I recently acquired these two cookie books... And all I've been able to do is dream about cookies. I've been making more cookies lately (just the standards which I love so much) and I Love, Love, Love what Betty says in her Picture Cook Book about them: I don't have a proper old-fashioned cookie jar … Continue reading Dreaming about cookies!
On a recent cool, damp and rain-all-day Saturday I threw together my Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup to simmer all day in the crockpot and I made a wonderful bread to go along with it as well as a salad. I posted my recipe once before but wanted to share it with you again as well … Continue reading Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup
I love used vintage cookbooks from the early to mid 20th century and I'm happy with my small but ever-growing collection. When I search online for vintage cookbooks I always narrow my results to 'used' books because I want a book with character. I decided to treat myself and leave work early one day last … Continue reading My Vintage Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book, Copyright 1950
It's become a tough decision for me. I have so many vintage cookbooks as well as newer ones which I want to cook-through so deciding on a book for this challenge has become difficult. But I have decided to cook-through my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book which I acquired in the mid 1990's. … Continue reading I’m going to cook this book
I have been thinking of doing a 'cook-through' of one of my cookbooks. Have you done this or been thinking of this challenge for yourself? Recently I read some posts from a girl who is completing a challenge with a friend by cooking-through a popular cookbook. It really sounds like a lot of fun but … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge
I love seeking out vintage cookbooks from the early and mid 20th century. Last Spring while browsing through a book-corner in a farmer's market building I found a 1942 edition (the first edition of this book) of the Woman's Home Companion Cook Book. I don't recall ever seeing this cookbook before but was immediately captured … Continue reading Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book, First Edition from 1942
After finishing off the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie I just had to bake another pie. Because a House just isn't a Home unless there are some homemade baked goods in its kitchen, especially during the Holiday Season! 🙂 I took a recipe for an Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie and tweaked it up a bit. It is very … Continue reading Homemade Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie