Icebox Date Nut Cookies

Make ahead cookie dough and bake the next day. The buttery cookie is soft and chocked full of bits of dates and walnuts. Make the cookie dough the day before and roll into 6 inch logs. Refrigerate over night to slice and bake the next day. This cookie recipe was popular after WWII and calls…

Old Henry Bars

This recipe was given to me when I was in Girl Scouts in the 1950’s. We traded cookie recipes to put together a recipe note book. It was part of a badge we were working on. Eventually several of the cookie recipes made into my mom’s recipe box. I later copied them for myself. I…

Walnut Applesauce Bread

A wonderful moist quick bread that is full of walnuts and cranrasines and topped with brown sugar walnuts. I was astonished at how good the recipe turned out when I made it the first time. This quick bread makes a wonderful gift or to share with a friend. The recipe makes one standard loaf or…

Applesauce Spice Bars

A tender moist bar cookie that is lightly spiced and sweeten. The bar cookies are easy to make from applesauce, raisins and nuts with only one egg. This bar cookie has been my family’s favorite since the 1970’s. The recipe came from McCall’s Magazine and included in some of their cook books during that decade….

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any roasted meat. The apple filling is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients that is in the pantry. The squash is baked half way and then finished baking with the apple filling. It just takes one apple for each squash and any baking apple…

Old Fashion Sugar Tea Cakes

PA Dutch Recipe: Sugar Cakes-Era 1800’s This is another recipe that was handed down to me by a family member many decades ago. It is a wonderful soft cookie that is easy to make. You must use butter because you want a buttery flavor to the cookie. Also margarine will make the cookie spread and…

English Toffee Easy Microwave Recipe

I have been making this recipe for the last 20 years and it is so easy. The recipe came from Karo Syrup. I clipped it from a magazine ad featuring recipes using Karo Light Syrup. The ingredients are sugar, butter, corn syrup, chocolate chips and chopped almonds. I have a grandchild that can’t have nuts…

Old Fashion Prunella Quick Bread

Over the years I have seen recipes in old cookbooks for Prunella Cakes and Breads.  It is a recipe that doesn’t show up in modern cookbooks.  Originally prunes were chopped and added to the batter but this is a version that was popular in the mid 20th century made from using 2 jars of plum…

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

This is a recipe that I have made since I was young.  It came out of a vintage Betty Crocker Cookbook.  It make 12 muffins.  The recipe is easy to make and only uses one banana and a cup of blueberries.  It is topped with a crumb topping and colored sugar sprinkles before baking.  The…

Frosted Cashew Cookies

The butter drop cookie is full of cashews and frosted with a brown butter icing.  I got this recipe in the early 1980’s when I bought a money raising cookbook.  I have been making these cookies ever since.  It is a perfect cookie for holiday baking and will get you many compliments.