Today’s handwritten recipe card features cheese and butter, two of my favorite things. Although called cheese cookies, the vintage recipe is essentially a savory shortbread flavored with cheese and is given a kick with a bit of red pepper.
“It’s Aunt Bessie’s recipe, and it’s a yum yum!” Well, what more is there to say? It’s clearly a good recipe based on this recommendation – and with the amounts of cheese, oleo, and nuts in the recipe, it’s easy to understand why. I imagine these being similar to a savory shortbread, equal parts fat [...]
I’ve heard of smearcase before but I cannot remember where or in what circumstance. Likely, my mother reminisced about it at some point. Smearcase is a soft cheese usually eaten with a spoon or on crackers and is sometimes used to refer to cottage cheese. The term smearcase is based on the German word schmierkase [...]
Imagine my surprise when I found a recipe with ‘monkey’ in the title. Sure, I’ve heard of monkey bread but never English Monkey. To my relief, I discovered the recipe did not contain any actual monkeys or other primates. Like many old recipes, it just lists the ingredients and not much else. I decided to [...]