#Historical Recipes


Great-Great Grandma( Williams) Metcalfes Chocolate Cake

By sherrie parnell
This Recipe was handed down through my family for Generations. It is unchanged from the original...

"The Century Cook Book"

By Sheila M
Copyright 1895, Published 1901 I have a copy of this that belonged to my late husband's grandmother...

February: An African~American history month recipe

By la Davis
February is our month to celebrate Black/ African ~ American history! The month known as the...

Medieval Blanc Mange/ Blank Maunger (Redacted)

By Sasha Kamen
The true origin of the blanc mange is obscure, but it is believed that it was...
Fresh Garlic Recipes Every Garlic Lover Needs

Fresh Garlic Recipes Every Garlic Lover Needs


Over the years I’ve learned people have strong opinions about fresh garlic. Either someone loves it and can’t get enough or they hold the garlic when a recipe calls for it. Personally, I’m team garlic. I love that it can enhance an assortment of recipes. For those garlic lovers, this Janet’s Notebook is for you. […]

25 Dishes To Make in April

25 Dishes To Make in April


Technically spring has arrived. But, depending on what part of the country you’re in, the weather may not be cooperating. So, we’re sharing comfort food recipes because we know those are good year-round. But, you’ll also see fresh finds since farmer’s markets are starting to burst with goodies. If you’re sick of trying to figure […]

Your Go-To Easter Menu

Your Go-To Easter Menu


From Easter brunch to Easter dinner, we have your menu for your holiday meal. Whether you’re in charge of the main dish, appetizer, side dish, or dessert, we have the family-tested and approved recipes you need.