Maraschino Cherries

Posted by mrssmythe on June 22, 2013 in Kitchen, Reminiscing |

I made cookies over the weekend – vanilla chip cherry cookies. The recipe called for a full jar of maraschino cherries – which I love. I think maraschino cherries are the best part of an ice cream sundae. And I’m so glad that no one else in the family likes them because that means when […]


19th Century cookies

Posted by mrssmythe on June 20, 2013 in Kitchen |

I tried to make cookies the other day using a recipe for gingersnaps I picked up at Old Sturbridge Village last month. (Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum about an hour down the road from us.) The recipe (or receipt as it was called back then) came from an 1843 edition of Mrs. Ellis’s […]

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