The recipes featured on this website are from my 91 year old mom, Lila, or from Iowa church and village cookbooks, culled from old recipes handed down within families. I would describe the cookbook origin as small-town, but according to Wikipedia, a small-town has a population of around 1,000. These cookbooks come from areas MUCH smaller than 1,000!
If I use a Midwestern vintage recipe from an old published cookbook, I will cite the source and page number and link the book to Amazon. If it’s not available on Amazon, I’ll include a photo of the book and wish you luck finding it! All of the cookbooks have one thing in common; they are old!
Most recipes will not require more than a wooden spoon and a bowl and tend to call for ingredients that are real food, and less sugar than most current recipes.
I will list the tools needed at the beginning, so you can make quick work of the featured dish. Sometimes I will link different products that you might like to use. I just want to be helpful! With each posting, I will include an illustration and a photo of the finished product. Let’s have fun!