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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Oatmeal Cake

Here is a great typewritten gem with a handwritten variation on the back. Yum! Oatmeal Cake Soak 20 minutes: 1 C. quick oats 1 1/4 C. boiling water Cream: 1 C. sugar 1 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. shortening Add … Continue reading

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Mrs. Marvin’s Magic Muffins: More from the Nancy Drew Cookbook

Here’s another gem from the 1976 Nancy Drew Cookbook. Is Mrs. Marvin the mom of one of her friends? I believe so. I thought these sounded too easy. Would this really work? 1 cup self-rising flour 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Shortcake

This sounded delicious, but it has no picture. It is also from the 1934 Swans Down Cake Secrets pamphlet I’ve been blogging from lately.I love Raspberries. Raspberry Shortcake 3 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour 3 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder … Continue reading

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Fun Frostings

I’ve been blogging a lot from this 1934 recipe pamphlet lately. It was given to me by a host of a show and every time I open it I see something I want to make. Today I’ll put up a … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Potato Cake

I found this one in my collection and it reminded me of my Grandma Curtin. She used mashed potatoes in doughnuts, though we don’t have a recipe from her as she didn’t write many down. Potato Cake 2 cup sugar … Continue reading

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Lemon Cream Scones

Here’s another from “The Latest Cake Secrets,” 1934. I love that presentation – look at that lovely green plate. 2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour 2 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. sugar 4 tablespoons butter … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Chocolate Chip-Applesauce Cake

This cake has several of my favorite flavors in it – apple, chocolate…and sugar. Sift together: 3 C. flour 1 1/2 C. sugar 3 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt Mix together: … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Chocolate Sundae Pudding

I always think the sign of a good recipe is how many blots or stains it has, indicating heavy use! This was also in the packet of recipes I got from a wonderful person at a show. Even the name … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Carrot Cookies

A lovely person at one of my shows gave me a packet of handwritten recipes. All of them look good. This one had my interest. I’m pretty sure it sayd 350F for 10 – 15 minutes for cooking these. Carrot … Continue reading

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Handwritten Recipe Wednesday: Grandma Curtin’s Pound Cake

This is in my Mom’s recipe box. I’m putting itup for Mother’s Day this week. Readers here know I’m not all that keen on Mother’s Day as I have bad memories from years of struggling with infertility. Yes, I definitely … Continue reading

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