Something “New” to Read

I participated in a church-sponsored book exchange over the weekend. Actually, it wasn’t supposed to be an exchange, per se. Rather, the idea was for each of twelve people to bring in thirty books. The resulting 360 books were then set out on tables and offered…

The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook

I spotted this on the FREE shelf at the library today: I’m a huge fan of vintage cookbooks, so of course I snapped it up. Published in 1959, it’s full of recipes and tips, divided, not by type of food, but by menu. First, there are the…

Mitten Update…and a Massacre

Oh dear. Ginger left her little knight out on the coffee table the other night, and Manny found him. This is what I woke up to. Poor little guy. He never had a chance. Manny wouldn’t admit to anything, but he certainly looked guilty. Thankfully,…

101 Classic Cookbooks

A friend of mine gave me a copy of this wonderful book for Christmas this year. I’m inching my way through it now, going slowly so I can “savor” each entry. If you’re at all interested in domestic history – cooking in particular – you…

Food on Fire

Today was one of those rainy days that just seems to call for baking. So, I decided to make “hermits” – an old New England cookie I’ve seen for years at the grocery store, but have never attempted to make myself. They’re a soft, cake-y cookie…