Swedish Nuts

Swedish Nuts

Enrobed in a sugary meringue coating, this candied nut recipe, known as Swedish Nuts is a delightful treat to serve during the holidays or any special occasion. JUMP TO RECIPE A Brief History of Candied Nuts Comfits, a seed or nut that has been coated in layers...
Scotch Shortbread

Scotch Shortbread

Light, crispy, and buttery this 3 ingredient shortbread cookie recipe would please even Mary, Queen of Scots. JUMP TO RECIPE A Brief History of Shortbread Cookies Shortbread cookies didn’t start out as the buttery, tender cookies we recognize today. They evolved from...
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

JUMP TO RECIPE “Oh my, It’s Fruit Cake Weather!”, declared Truman Capote’s character in A Christmas Memory. Each of the thirty one fruit cakes for which she joyfully gathered ingredients and skillfully baked were given to people who “struck her fancy.” It was a...
Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s recipe for easy cinnamon rolls relies on a substantial amount of melted butter brushed on top to create a rich, sweet treat whose origins include tall tales and cultural adaptions. Cinnamon, Magic Rafts, and Slavery Until early in the 16th century, the...
Florence’s Porcupine Meatball Sliders

Florence’s Porcupine Meatball Sliders

I have updated this Depression Era recipe for porcupine meatballs by serving them on trendy slider buns and melting some sharp cheddar over the top.  This post is part of a burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore, but the inspiration for the recipe comes from my...
Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches recipe is an easy breakfast casserole recipe that comes together quickly and results in a puffy, cheesy slice of goodness. Casserole, A Dish or a Food? The answer is both. A casserole is a covered dish historically made from earthenware...