Recipe Box: Pumpkin Cookies

I have a collection of vintage metal recipe boxes. Sixteen to be exact with all but one full of handwritten recipes and clippings from newspapers and magazines of the past. My favorite thing to do is to flip through the curated recipes of someone's time in the kitchen. The problem is I rarely cook from … Continue reading Recipe Box: Pumpkin Cookies

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The “Cooky Lady”

Quick recap for those who do not want to read: This is a 1962 article written by food editor Mary Alice Powell about Mrs. Ahmet Esmailof of Toledo, Ohio who needed a hobby to distract from health issues.  She decided to put her baking skills to good use and around every holiday she just bakes … Continue reading The “Cooky Lady”