Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chocolate Candy

The note at the bottom of this hastily written recipe indicates it is for chocolate candy, but I think it would be best if the reader searched for a complete recipe online or in a trusted cookbook.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jiffy White Cake

The most interesting part of this recipe is not the recipe itself, which I imagine makes a decent cake, but the cryptic message written inside of the first fold. What could have been the purpose of lying about going to the restroom to get out of class and fetch the mysterious Church Key?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Candied Apples

I don't remember ever trying or even being offered candied apples as a kid. We always had the caramel variety, which I would guess is a lot messier to eat than apples coated with a hard shell. The inclusion of cinnamon in the recipe would make for a pretty tasty treat.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Basic French Dressing

While reading through this ad I got to wondering why Heinz didn't just make and market their own salad dressing. A quick search of the web for “Heinz salad dressing” brought up a whole bunch of results for Heinz Salad Cream, which I had never heard of before. A visit to the Heinz website tells us “Heinz® Salad Cream was the first brand developed exclusively for the U.K. market. When first created in Heinz’ Harlesden (London) kitchens in 1914 much of the preparation was done by hand. Salad Cream jars were hand-packed in straw-lined barrels- 12 dozen in each. The work schedule was 180 dozen jars a day- with a halfpenny a dozen bonus if our loyal, skilled workforce could beat the target.” Apparently the cream is finally slowly making its way to the States. On the flip side of the ad we have a snippet of a story about two feuding sisters.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Biscuits Supreme

Served with sausage gravy, topped with jelly or jam or just slathered with butter few foods could be better than hot, fresh homemade biscuits to complement a meal. It looks like there is even a variation of the recipe that involves brown sugar and nuts.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coffee Breads

This little brochure from Betty Crocker lists about every kind of delicious coffee bread you can imagine, all using the same basic recipe. Served with coffee or not I don't know how anyone could resist something like Spicy Sugar Puffs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Salad Dressing

Both of these salad dressing recipes would be easy to make. I wonder if either one would also serve as a marinade. On the other side of the recipe we have a list of new teachers in Villisca and a partial report on the 1963 corn crop.