Food from the Archives

Among the treasures in my family archive are lots of recipes!  Here are two from my great grandmother Rebecca’s notebook for you to try out over the holidays. She assumed you’d know what to do with the ingredients.

“Rocks” were a common cookie project for young folks in the 1890s, like fudge was for my teenage baking years in the 1950s.”Lottie” is Rebecca’s daughter, and the cake is good.

lotties-layer-cake

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Lois Herr

DEAR WOMAN OF MY DREAMS is creative nonfiction based on my mother's 1923 diary. Previously published Dear Coach: Letters Home from WW II and in 2003, Women, Power and AT&T.

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