Mabel’s Rolled Ginger Snaps

Mabel’s Rolled Ginger Snaps

RECIPE CARDS AND MISSING INSTRUCTIONS This recipe card is such a great example of expectations. And by that I mean that when it was written down, the expectation was that the recipient knew how to put a cookie dough together. What order the ingredients are mixed, what...
Spiced Crumb English Pudding Recipe

Spiced Crumb English Pudding Recipe

WHEN IS PUDDING CREAMY AND WHEN IS IT A CAKE For those of us in the States, pudding generally refers to a creamy custard dessert. So when a recipe card reads “Spiced Crumb English Pudding Recipe”, one may be led to believe that the final result may be a spiced custard...
Lime Jello Salad

Lime Jello Salad

Lime Jello Salad, an Incongruous Mixture The Merriam Webster dictionary defines salad as  “a usually incongruous mixture. A hodgepodge.” I suppose based upon this, I would concede that the combination of lime jello, cream cheese, cream, pineapple and pecans does...
Lemon Jell-O Salad

Lemon Jell-O Salad

A Very Brief History of Jell-O Jell-O’s history is long and varied. From its beginnings in 1879 it has welcomed immigrants to America at Ellis Island; championed food campaigns for dainty, easy-to-digest, and pretty foods; presented time-saving solutions to the modern...