Category Archives: Food History

Polish Sausage Casserole


Polish sausage casserole also contains potatoes, Brussels sprouts and corn. It is an easy one pot meal that once put together bakes unattended in the oven while you do other things. The spices in the sausage blends well with the … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread


Cinnamon raisin quick bread is wonderful to have on hand over weekends and during the week for after school snacks. Serve slices with coffee, tea or cocoa on a cold winter afternoon. The recipe takes little time to put together … Continue reading

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Apple Dumplings


Apple dumplings are a favorite dessert during Fall. This recipe for also includes a recipe for a lemon custard sauce to serve over the dumplings. The recipe comes from a booklet published in 1945 by the Pillsbury flour company. The … Continue reading

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Zwiebelkuchen or Onion Cake


Zwiebelkuchen is onion cake in German. It is a main dish traditionally served in late summer and early Fall along with new wine. The recipe combines a layer of homemade bread dough with a layer of onion and sausage, then … Continue reading

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Quick Creamed Beef and Vegetables


Quick creamed beef and vegetables can be made in little more than an hour. Ground beef is cooked with onions, wine, seasoning, mixed frozen vegetables and a can of cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup. The creamed mixture can … Continue reading

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Midnight Cheesy Pasta


The midnight cheesy pasta recipe combines beans and tomatoes with a rich cheddar cheese sauce and twisted pasta. It is extra cheesy and needs no meat. The sauce is well seasoned and has real cheddar cheese melted into it instead … Continue reading

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Another German Potato Salad


I found this recipe for German potato salad in an old cookbook the other day. The “National Cook Book” was published in 1856 and is available online at the Project Gutenberg site. The recipe for German potato salad in the … Continue reading

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