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...
Jane’s Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

Jane’s Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

Jenni Field’s mom’s recipe for cranberry orange pound cake is a family favorite and one that is requested by friends for holidays and special events. Cranberry Orange Pound Cake My mom may have found this recipe in a Southern Living about 25-30 years ago....
Carole’s Rhubarb Cake

Carole’s Rhubarb Cake

When rhubarb starts to appear in the grocery store, it can mean only one thing, it’s Spring. This simple recipe for a not-too-sweet rhubarb upside down cake is the perfect way to celebrate the season. I imagine Carole pulling this recipe card out the minute that there...
Edith’s Oatmeal Date Nut Bread

Edith’s Oatmeal Date Nut Bread

Edith’s Oatmeal Date Nut Bread recipe is a nod to the popular date nut bread served at teas in the ’30s and at luncheonettes during the mid-century. What is Date Nut Bread  Date nut bread recipes began to appear in the 1920’s and became so popular in the 1930’s that...
Diane Dodd’s Bride’s Biscuits (aka Apple Cinnamon Rolls)

Diane Dodd’s Bride’s Biscuits (aka Apple Cinnamon Rolls)

This recipe for Bride’s Biscuits is actually more like a recipe apple cinnamon rolls than a biscuit. But whatever they’re called, they are sweet, appley, bites of deliciousness. THE NAME OF A RECIPE When discussing recipes, I often hear, “Oh, my mom used to make that,...