American cuisine

Ice Tea

This was ALWAYS on the table at the house at 201 Midland Avenue.

Theresa Daniels Lewis sent it to me.

7Up Jello

This recipe comes to me from Theresa Daniels Lewis. She found several of Aunt Detta's recipes in her mom's recipes.

I don't remember ever having the this jello dessert but doesn't it sound good??!!

Snow Balls

This was a rare, favored dessert made only on special occasions and those occasions seemed to occur only when Daddy was home!

Pistachio Nut Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Boston Cream Pie

This is the recipe mom could bake any sponge cake recipe.

Banana Muffins

Banana Fudge Ring

This is a simple cake that travels nicely.

Artichoke Hearts Casserole

A favorite side dish of mom's.

Mom's Recipe for Jelly Roll or Sponge Cake Petit Fours

Mom made these for every occasion. They are very well liked.

She always made a cookie sheet of sponge cake and then cut them into 1 inch squares before icing with confectioner's Icing and then rolling in coconut. She made a second variety where she would flavor the icing with maple syrup and roll the cookies in chopped walnuts.


This cake does make a good sponge cake, but I prefer another one because it doesn’t rise as much. Here it is:


Hot Milk Sponge Cake

3 eggs                                       1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup sifted cake flour.              1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1 teaspoon baking powder.       2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt.                      6 Tablespoons Hot (not boiling) milk


Heat oven to 350°.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt 3 times.

Line a 1/4 sheet pan with parchment, letting it over-lap edges for easing lifting.

Beat eggs at high with whisk until very light and thick, about 5 minutes.

Gradually add sugar, beating constantly.

Add lemon rind and juice.

Fold in flour mixture, a small amount at a time.

Quickly stir in hot (not boiling) milk.

Turn batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes.

After cooling, remove from pan and cut into squares for petit fors.

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