Sunday, September 10, 2017

School Days Cookies

Hi Everyone! This is going to be a quick "drive-by" post because to tell you the truth I'm filled to the brim with The Tasty Month of August:) How 'bout some cookies? School Days Cookies to be more precise. After all, it is September.

I've been rustling through many of my vintage cookbooks trying to get them in some sort of order since I'm not blogging as often as I was. Besides hard cover cookbooks, soft cover cookbooks, cooking magazines and promotional cooking brochures, I also have hundreds upon hundreds of loose hand written recipes from times past. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them (some suggest selling them on ebay; others say just keep them) I'm not really sure what to do with any of this stuff to be perfectly honest. I'm still thinking on it:)

While I'm thinking on it, I thought I would share this Gold Medal Flour insert I happened across while rumaging through "stuff." I have lots of these recipes inserts that were stuffed in sacks of Gold Medal Flour in times gone by. If you saved enough of them or did a whole lotta baking, you could collect a draw full of Gold Medal Silverware Coupons like the one below.

As far as I can tell, these coupons were collected and redeemed for W.M. Rodgers Silverware in the Medality Pattern, Friendship Pattern, or Tudor Plate Teaspoons.

Personally, the best thing about this particular recipe insert is the recipe above for Peanut Butter Cookies! When I was in grade school, I LOVED the Peanut Butter Cookies we got with our lunch. I've never been able to replicate the recipe and I'm pretty sure Betty's recipe isn't "the one" but it sure is nice to dream that it is. I guess I'll have to give it a try one day. (If you try it, let me know:) Right now I'm half tempted to try thie two recipes below instead. Don't those Country Breakfast Muffins sound yummy? How about that Blackberry Pudding? Maybe next Blackberry season:)

Things are moving right along around here. Mike and I are heading down to New York for a couple of days in the camper. We are going to pretend we are tourists and will be staying at a campground out on Long Island's North Fork in a place called Greenport. I haven't been to Greenport in a very long time so I am thrilled to re-explore. I'll be posting pictures on Facebook; good Lord willing and the creek don't freeze:) I may be delayed a bit because I have a couple of doctors who want to see me while I'm there. I figure what the heck, I'll see what they have to say:) I'm really excited to be going to my very best favorite chiropractor while I'm down there. I've been losing more weight than most would like and it seems my ribs are not liking it too much. Dr. Judd is going to try to ease the pain a bit. Fingers crossed:)

I hope all is well with all of you. I haven't gotten into the garden much to do any Fall clean-up but I have been trying to save seeds and perhaps when we get back from New York the weather will be a tinge warmer and I'll be able to get some work done outside. My son and his future wife will be coming to visit also so I may just put them to work!!! You all stay well now. I miss you all very much...Louise:) #EverydayisagiftfromGod


  1. I'm glad all is going well for you! That fudge cake sure looks good.

  2. I love recipes from package inserts; they're often the best you can find! And, my children would gasp in horror, but those old recipes with original, "bad-for-you" ingredients simply taste better. And I've been noticing that suddenly the bad things aren't so bad any more. The more things change, the more they stay the same, right? Anyway, I hope you and Mike have a marvelous trip, don't hit too much traffic, and the doctors help you with whatever they can. Happy Monday, dear Louise!

  3. Louise -- glad to see you here. Yes, those peanut butter cookies look like the ones my mother made and that I make from time to time. She sometimes even used Crisco instead of butter! Those were different days.

    I've been cleaning up the attic (because it's going to get a replacement for 1960's vintage shag carpet in an astounding shade of harvest gold that came with the house). As a result, I recycled piles of clipped recipes figuring that if I haven't made them yet I never will. They have been sitting in a drawer for years since I started using the internet more, or just looking in my cookbooks. You are such a wizard with making something out of your old clippings that you probably wouldn't do what I did!

    Have a great September!
    bes... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. Glad you treated us to a drive-by! Always fun to see what you're up to. I ha a bunch of my mom's recipes on those little recipe cards that I scanned. Less clutter that way, and my siblings got to fight over dividing up the cards after I had scanned them. Downside of scanning is it can be difficult to find things at time. Why don't you contact a college library -- one that has a good home-ec dept (Penn St?). They might be interested in those recipes. Anyway, LOVE peanut butter cookies! And of course now you have me craving one. Or a dozen. :-)

  5. I would love to rifle through your collection - it sounds so amazing I would suggest talking to a museum to see if any are interested. though first I think you should search the peanut butter cookie recipes to find that one you loved! Good to hear from you. Enjoy your travels and hope the weather treats you well (glad you aren't near florida)

  6. Hi, Louise! Interesting picture, a la Showboat, for the peanut butter cookies. The recipe is very similar to Ma's recipe


    Wonder if that was the one you had in school? I will try making the pudding with frozen blueberries.

    Have a wonderful time in New York. Paul was wondering if there’s still a ferry going from Greenport to New London, Connecticut. He used to ride it to have lunch with his friend.
    Fingers crossed all goes well with the doctors. Stay well and Happy Travels ~ Margaret

  7. Hope all's well with you too, Louise! Now, who can resist peanut butter cookies?? It's very popular in Singapore during Chinese New Year! xoxo

  8. Wow! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

  9. I think I've settled on tossing most of my loose recipes and not even thinking about the cookbooks. I try to go after my "hope chest" of old magazines and cut out recipes when I've lost something and am really of a mind to make my world less cluttered. Then I have more resolve to get rid of things!

  10. How did I not know you were blogging again? I thoroughly enjoyed this post and now am salivating over the thought of peanut butter cookies. My best guess is that I haven't had them in about fifteen years. My recipe dates back to the seventies, and, having been written by hand, is starting to crumble, so I should probably make the cookies and rewrite the recipe while they're baking. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a fun adventure in your camper.

  11. I was glad to see that you had a new post. I miss ya. I would love to see your collection of recipes. I wouldn't sell them, I would keep them for a while. Have a safe trip to New York. Take care!

  12. Great information. Lucky me I recently found your
    blog by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

  13. Louise ! Really I hadn't idea you are with your blog again. Make me so happy.
    How are you doing? My mom is a litle sick, Im worry by her. Is difficult, she has 87 years Louise. Send you hugs and love !!

  14. I would happily make any of those Gold Medal Flour recipes! Hope you had a wonderful time on your trip!! xo


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