Chocolate Roll

The tag line for this dessert in Betty Crocker’s 1950 Picture Cookbook is: ” More delicate… more partyfied than Jelly Roll”. Although I never encountered the term “partyfied” before, I couldn’t agree more with Betty! Chocolate Roll seems a little special, and it’s such a happy ending to a meal. Many of my favorite sweets…
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Hot Fudge Pudding

If you’re like me, you grew up thinking of “pudding” as the Jell-o brand cornstarch concoction that came in chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch flavors. Of course, that is a comforting option, but I now know that the term “pudding” can refer to a wide variety of dishes, both baked and boiled, savory and sweet. Perusing…
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Nut Cookies

One of my oldest and most interesting cookbooks is one that my Grandmother received as a wedding gift in 1921. The title is “A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina’s Best Recipes” by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, and it was published in 1917. The subtitle is “The Romance of Cookery…
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