Category Archives: Cookies, Bars & Brownies

Sweet Potato Cookies

I was lucky enough to enjoy two Christmas dinners this year with all of the trimmings.  One with my husband’s family on Christmas day, and one with all of my family on New Years Day. In my family, Christmas is the one time of year when there is not a bit of room in the…

Honey Cakes – Cake or Cookie?

Recipe: Honey Drop Cakes   Source: New Royal Cook Book  Date: 1922 I decided to take a break from the 1940s and explore some of the other cookbooks my great-grandmother left behind. She has many books that were put out by baking powder companies but I chose this one because it looked like one of the…

Ginger Cookies

Wow!  I was surprised by all the kind comments after the muffins didn’t work out.  I’m really not that upset – I knew going into this project that I couldn’t possibly like all of the recipes (remember the Ox head?) In the long run of all the mistakes I have made in the kitchen (such as somehow taking…

WW2 Oatmeal Fruit Bars

Recipe: Oatmeal Fruit Bars   Source: The Toronto Star  Date: 1943 I have started to sift through some of the many recipes my great-grandmother clipped out of newspapers.  I am finding the newspapers not only great for finding recipes, but also a glimpse into a by-gone era.   This recipe came from a December 1943 edition of…

Coconut Macaroons

Recipe: Coconut Macaroons   Source: Nana’s handwritten recipes Hubby and I were craving something sweet last night but there was absolutely nothing in the house that met that description (I offered to make hubby a smoothie but he turned me down – good, but not really a “dessert”).    Then it was Nana’s recipes to the rescue with…

Oatmeal Crackles

Recipe: Rolled Oats Crackles    Source: Nana’s handwritten recipes Here is another of Nana’s handwritten gems.  I’m not sure what the bit at the top concerning King James is all about – perhaps it was a homework assignment that had to be started over (see how money is written twice?) and became recycled as recipe paper?   Oh the…

Nut Snacks

Recipe: Nut Snacks  Source: Nana’s handwritten recipes I have decided to take a bit of a break from the “Handy Reliable” and attempt to make some of my great-grandmother’s other recipes.  I was particularly interested in the hand-written recipes as I assume if she took the time to write them down, and if she saved them…

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