Lemon (Cup) Cake

I used a Lemon Cake recipe from my great grandmother’s cookbook, “Rumford Complete Cookbook,” but I made cupcakes instead. I haven’t made cupcakes in….. about 40 years. I made a mess. I over-filled most of the cups, and they spilled over and baked to the top of the muffin tins. The second batch came out a little better. IContinue reading “Lemon (Cup) Cake”

Not so Famous Brownies

About a year ago, Tupelo Honey came to town and set up shop at Warehouse Row. Any restaurant that serves biscuits with honey and jam before every meal will certainly last in the South. Part of the wallpaper on the outside of the restaurant is a blown-up photo of a brownie recipe. Cool! It is hand-written onContinue reading “Not so Famous Brownies”

Chocolate Whole-Wheat Biscuit Cake

  I decided to take a break from my great grandmother’s recipes and try one I’ve wanted to make since the late 90s. This is a Martha Stewart dessert I got from one of her magazines years ago. I probably never made it before now because I did not have a spring-form pan. Ironically, I did not endContinue reading “Chocolate Whole-Wheat Biscuit Cake”

Date Ice Box Cookies – (Aunt Lucy)

I love dates. So any recipe that contains them gets my attention pretty quickly. I have no idea who Aunt Lucy is, but that is how it was printed in the newspaper article that my great grandmother cut out for her collection. Unfortunately there is no date (no pun intended) on the clipping. But Mama died inContinue reading “Date Ice Box Cookies – (Aunt Lucy)”

Larchmont Muffins

This is a photo of my great grandmother. One of her cookbooks that I am using for this photo project, “Rumford Complete Cookbook,” has a recipe that apparently was her very favorite muffin recipe. Larchmont Muffins. Inside the cookbook was a hand-written note saying that they were the best muffins she ever ate. They must be good,Continue reading “Larchmont Muffins”

Butterscotch Brownies

Butterscotch Brownies 1 1/3 sticks butter 2 cups light brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour (I used all purpose) 1 cup pecans (I chopped them just a little bit) 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla Melt butter and mix well with sugar. Stir in other ingredients and pour into aContinue reading “Butterscotch Brownies”

Pearl Cookies

Pearl cookies! The name evokes images of beauty and ultimate taste. At least it did for me when I first saw the recipe. They’re ok. I think their name built them up too much for me. And Joe’s reaction was, “That’s a cookie.” Sometimes it takes a day or two for cookies to taste theirContinue reading “Pearl Cookies”

Three Tries, One Pie

  I don’t recall ever making a pie from scratch. I may have made a pumpkin pie as a kid, but I’m sure the crust was already made, and the pumpkin came from a can. The reason is probably because I don’t really like pie. . . unless it’s pumpkin. I’m more of a cake, brownie, cookieContinue reading “Three Tries, One Pie”

Butterscotch Walnut Cookies

My great grandmother wrote this recipe on an index card – which usually means the directions are limited and the handwriting is barely legible. Here it is verbatim; then what I ended up doing. Butterscotch Walnut Cookies 1 stick butter melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 3/4 cup sifted flour 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartarContinue reading “Butterscotch Walnut Cookies”

Breaking the Canines

Well, strike two. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Instead of a cinnamon roll type dessert, I created………. ………..doorstops. I thought it might be my using Almond Milk instead of regular cow’s milk; but the internet tells me it should not make a difference. And it knows everything! I supposed I could try againContinue reading “Breaking the Canines”