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Brand Name Recipes: Lemon Freeze

I've recently started rifling through my recipe clippings from my mom, grandma, and JD's grandma. I have recipe boxes ... and Christmas shirt boxes full of them! Some are "back of the box" or brand name recipes while others are simply recipe clippings from newspapers and old magazines. I'm trying to archive the ones I remember from childhood ... and some unique ones as well. So, on Thursdays, in honor of the throw-back-Thursday craze, I'll feature one on Rooted in Foods. When I can date ...

Banana Cake with Buttery Almonds

  My grandma's 1963 Good Housekeeping Cookbook is my cooking bible ... it has been since I received it as a wedding present. I have adapted my favorite banana bread recipe into a moist banana cake. Nearly every woman in my family has received a copy of this cookbook ... not all got the 1963 version, though! I grew up with this cookbook, and I made my first banana bread recipe from this cookbook. Albeit, I am much better at it today than I was at age 11.  Every time I have ...

Strawberry pie made from fresh local berries

I love when our orchard markets open up in late spring because it means I can make strawberry pie!  Almost every weekend finds us on a trek to Flamm Orchards to retrieve strawberries, then peaches, then apples as the summer gives way to autumn.  Strawberries are in season now, and we've been eating them by the quart ... lots of quarts! I ended up with way too many this past weekend, and had to use some that were barely hanging on. So ... strawberry pie was in order! Now, I'm ...

Raisin Pie

If you were to ask me what my favorite pie is, I'd say raisin ... or strawberry-rhubarb ... or raisin. It's a toss-up between the two! Raisin was also my grandpa's favorite pie. I don't recall my grandma ever making it, but I certainly remember my mom baking one at least once a year so he'd have some. He loved it ... and would talk about his mom, Grandma Phoebe, making it when he was a kid. Grandpa was 14 when is mama died ... that was the early years of the Great Depression. I've ...

Salted Caramel Applesauce

 This was the view at Flamm Orchards in Cobden, Illinois last weekend! The Flamm family has owned this orchard for over 120 years ... six generations! It's one of two of our "go-to" spots for fresh fruit and vegetables during the summer and fall seasons.  Mom, Noodle and I stopped at the fruit stand on our Saturday adventure to our favorite museum and "junk store".  Staff were busy unloading bags upon bags of apples, while others were busy bagging the apples! F...

Strawberry Picking Adventure

One of our first adventures this summer was to Blueberry Hill Farm this past weekend where Noodle was able to pick strawberries for the first time! She also took advantage of my camera to begin her summer photo project. This was a girls-only outing and Grandma Debbie and Aunt Steph went along. We picked strawberries, then hopped across the road a bit to buy produce at Bass Farms. After that, we drove a bit to Flamm Orchards for strawberry shortcake and strawberry Razzles (a rendition of ...

Blueberry Muffins and the St. Louis World’s Fair

When I was a little girl, portraits of my dad's grandparents and great grandparents hung on the wall outside my bedroom. These are from the early 20th century and earlier ... a time when it wasn't appropriate to smile in photographs like it is today.  These portraits scared the crap out of me! Especially the one of my dad's grandfather, Charles E. Jones (1885-1938). It was like one of those scary movies where the eyes in the portraits follow you around the room. Grandpa Charlie had ...

Snow Ice Cream

For as long as I can remember, Mom would make batches of snow ice cream in the winter ... weather permitting. I don't really remember exactly how she made it, but I do remember being sent out into the snow to retrieve the main ingredient. There's just something about making ice cream out of fluffy white snow that says "winter".  Snow, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla. That's all it takes.  I'm pretty brand loyal on food items ... I buy generic plenty, but some things you just ...