When we were in the throes of strawberry season, I turned to my vintage cookbooks for strawberry inspiration and came across this yummy one for Strawberry Coffee Cake. Coffee Cake is one of my favorites, but I've never had a strawberry variety! It turned out very delicious! Strawberries are always refreshing and this cake was no exception. I may have doubled the topping recipe because that's my favorite part... 😁
I forgot to write down which cookbook this came from, but it looks like it might be from one of my 1940s pamphlet cookbooks. Anyway, I do hope you'll try this one. It's tasty!
This week's banana recipe for Banana Boats is a new concept to me, but apparently is familiar with other people! I found it in my Girl Scout camp cook book from 1946 called "Cooking Out-Of-Doors". It entails cutting open a banana, filling it with chocolate, raisins, and marshmallows, closing it back up, and then putting it in hot ashes to melt and get all gooey inside. Sounds like a much better version of S'mores to me!
(And I loathe S'mores. I may be the only one on this planet... Don't hate me.)
What a fun camping recipe, don't you think? I'm seriously going to try this one. One of the people that regularly makes these when they camp suggested putting nuts in it instead of raisins which I am totally on board for!
Sadly, Vintage Banana Tuesday is winding down! We have two weeks left, and then when September comes I'd like to start something else. I have really loved exploring vintage banana recipes this summer, and I hope you've enjoyed them…
To celebrate the one year anniversary of publishing my WWII historical fiction book, The War Between Us, I'm giving away 3 signed copies of my book on Goodreads!
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Also, next week, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, from December 6th - 10th, you can snag my e-book for free on Amazon. I'll post a link for that later.
I just really want to make it possible for people to be able to read my book, learn about the story of a lesser-known American minority during WWII, and to (hopefully!) enjoy a historical fiction to further instill that love of history! This was my way of honoring the sacr…
I'm so happy to have won NaNoWriMo! (National Novel Writer's Month) I wrote 56,000+ words by the 24th, and while my first draft isn't finished, it's got a great start. Hooray! 😁
I'm hoping to get back to posting more on here now that most of the craziness of writing is behind me. Holiday times is always full of such delicious food and recipes to try, and exploring war-time recipes is no exception.
I was thrilled to have found a recipe for Vanilla Wafers in my copy of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book! It's one of those modern things that you don't think of making yourself, because it's easy to just go buy them in the store. But, I've noticed that store-bought Vanilla Wafers have this weird waxy after taste that I don't like, so I'm excited to try out this vintage recipe for them.
Besides that, there are so many cookie and cake and pie recipes to try, I'll never catch up! haha!
But I did want to share a 1940s Berry Pie recipe that I t…