Tag Archives: Nana’s Recipes

Potato Leek Soup

On a cold frosty day, nothing warms me up like a big bowl of thick, stick-to-your-ribs soup.  And of the many thick and creamy soups that I make, Potato Leek is a favourite around here. The first time I had potato leek soup I must admit that I was not a huge fan.  When I…

Gram’s Slaw – A Special Guest Post!

As I mentioned on Tuesday, Jeannie from Life on the Clothesline is visiting today to share one of her favourite old-fashioned recipes (with a bonus recipe for chicken strips thrown in too!)  This is the second post in her series on recipes from her Gram’s cookbook (sound familiar?) You can check out the first post on…

Marvelous Mincemeat Muffins

I think I have mentioned this before, but I am working really hard this year to actually use all of the produce I dutifully pile into my freezer each fall (instead of squirreling it away for some later date and then frantically try to clean it out before stacking the new stuff in).  I have…

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…

1940s Bran and ‘Lasses Muffins

Source: Victory Economy Bulletin No. 10  Date: 1940s Here is another no-sugar war-time recipe.  One of the reasons I am enjoying these recipes so much is the absence of refined sugars.  I decided last year to try to use natural sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, etc.) as much as possible in my baking and have been…

Victory Economy Jam Roly-Poly

Source:  Victory Economy Bulletin No. 10  Date:  WW2 It’s been a while since I have done one of these posts.  If you are unfamiliar with this project, you can find out more here.  With the war putting restrictions on sugar, these “Victory Economy Bulletins” were put out by the Lakeside Home Baking Services Bureau as…

Flavours of Fall

Fall has arrived in earnest with it’s cooler temperatures, frosty mornings, and crunchy leaves.  The kind of weather that makes you want to spend the day in the kitchen making toasty warm things. And what better things to cook on a cool fall day than squash and cranberries?  I have an abundance of squash from…

Pineapple Cheese Cake

Recipe: Juliet’s Pineapple Cheesecake                                                                    Source: Nana’s Handwritten Recipes     Date: unknown Some of you might remember me mentioning my failed attempt at my great-grandmother’s cheesecake recipe.  We will call this “Exhibit A.” As you can see, Exhibit A does not really resemble a cheesecake.   Although it tasted pretty good, cheesecake soup might have been a better name.   As…

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…

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