Saturday, May 22, 2010

Old Recipes--New Ideas. I Hope.

Just brought in a couple of boxes of old recipe books, pamphlets and simple flyers. Right now, they smell like the basement, barn or garage they came out of...

Hope the cake (I mean salad) recipes I plan to try make the kitchen smell a lot better!

Every time I look through recipes books like these I want to grab a ruffled apron to match. Something from the 40's or 50's...embroidered--maybe some rick-rack (who uses that anymore!).

Check out these tidbits.....

I Think they might have these recipes "switched-at-birth". Wouldn't you rather have your hops in a glass three times a day? Kind of an interesting little juicy-juice drink mix for the youngsters. Why do the kids get all the good stuff anyway?

Hey, she's got my apron on.

.....have you noticed editing my script is definitely laggin'? Do you think there might be a recipe I could drink out of a wine glass to fix that little glitch? :-)

We Make Salads Too!

Turtle Cheesecake

Graham cracker crumb crust, creamy vanilla cheesecake with walnuts, dark chocolate and when it's time to serve--warm caramel and whipped cream.

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Pretty isn't it? Tastes good too.
Really--next time I'll post a picture of salads!

Signs of the Season

Signs of the Season

Vanilla....Chocolate...maybe a Swirl. Sundaes, milkshakes, malts, ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, frozen yogurt...the possibilities are endless. The only thing I need to do now is call the electrician so this power-sucker has somewhere to call home. John Jilbert scheduled to stop in next week to show me the ropes with "Miss Karen".

The Cafe isn't the only thing that blossoming this time of year. I didn't have to look too far to see the creeping phlox in shades of pink that start a dainty white and run into a hue so bright it might work for Lady Gaga's hair.

Wild strawberries that survived the first mowing....

....and a wee little nest with itty-bitty eggs and a little birdie Mama not too far away.