How To Make Blueberry Peach Crisp

Today's blueberry peach crisp is another one from the Ohio State Grange Cook Book, Eleventh Edition, 1949. It started out as an apple crisp, but we didn't have a box of apples getting over-ripe on the counter -- we had peaches. And blueberries in the freezer. This is definitely one of our more successful experiments. … [Read more...]

How To Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is another one from the 1949 Ohio State Grange Cook Book. Like the others we've tried, this is much less sweet than other recipes I've tried, and I like it that way. You can add chocolate chips (like we did) or frosting and it won't become overly sweet. … [Read more...]

How To Make Cocanes

You never know what you're going to find when you look through really old cookbooks. This time the recipe is pretty normal ... but the name. Are you kidding me? Did they not know what that sounded like? If you don't believe me, here's a picture of the original recipe in the Ohio State Grange cookbook. Name aside, how are they? I like them, but you should understand that I don't like things as sweet as most people seem to. That's why I rarely eat candy or pastries. When someone brings … [Read more...]

How To Make Pineapple Drop Cookies

If you've been following since August of 2008*, you might remember me saying that the bruschetta pizza disappeared before I was able to get any. These pineapple cookies must have been even better, because I never even got the photo of them after coming out of the oven before they got snarfed up. UPDATE: Obviously that's the right picture now. So if this looks familiar, yes you saw it last week. They looked just about like snickerdoodles, and tasted sort of like a sugar cookie, but with a … [Read more...]

How To Make Yellow Cake

Today is the second recipe out of the Ohio State Grange Cook Book, Eleventh Edition, 1949. It's the yellow cake to go with the chocolate frosting. It's not a lemon cake, it's yellow. The flavor is actually vanilla and almond, and very subtle. It's very nearly a blank canvas to support the frosting, so mild I can't imagine any frosting that it would clash with. If you're a cake fan who usually scrapes off the frosting, you probably want something with more flavor. If you just need … [Read more...]