GoofingOff Sewing’s Mid Week Rummage: Devil’s Food Cake

During a recent thrifting expedition, I ventured out of the sewing pattern section into the books. I can get lost in old books. I love books, especially old ones. I love the look and feel of them. Well, I had the good fortune to find a copy of Baker’s Famous Chocolate Recipes. “What makes this special?” one might ask. This copy is from 1936 and in very good condition. The cover graphics remain sharp and the pages are not brittle. While there is light yellowing throughout the book it is in incredibly good condition.

CCF15092015_1CCF15092015_2 What does chocolate cake have to do with sewing? Coffee and cake to keep you going…and chocolate is a necessary part of life.

Now to get back to sewing.

Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing.

Lacy Top Cranberry Pie Recipe


Last Thanksgiving my granddaughter was in charge of making apple pie for the family feast. She loves to bake and has several recipes….at home. Unfortunately she left the recipe for crust back home along with her other recipes. I have the recipe, and several cookbooks at my home but we were at my daughter’s place….and she doesn’t love to cook so no cookbooks for pie crust. After searching she found one that was soupy (what was that about?) but we were able to save it with a bit of flour…OK, a lot of flour. Yay, Grandma saved the pie… Super Grandma…I need a cape.


Anyway, this recipe is really a cranberry-apple pie with lattice topping. The recipe was featured in a Spry Shortening ad from 1939.  The filling looks good and the crust recipe is traditional. Just a little insurance for this year’s pie. 

Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing Supplies.