sally lunn

Hello everyone! Today is the last day of the Captain’s Lady journal entries and recipes. It has been a wonderful experience connecting with a woman who lived in the 1800’s. For the last recipe I chose this delicious treat the Captain’s Lady calls Sally Lunn. It has the consistency of a fluffy cakeRead More →

currant molasses cake

Hey there! This week the Captain’s Lady has us making currant molasses cake. I was skeptical and a little concerned that it would be a wash. After Michael went back for seconds, thirds, and then fourths I was surprised! Give currant molasses cake a try and enjoy the second toRead More →

apple fritters

I pre-made these delicious apple fritters before me and the kids headed for the coast. We have had such a blast these last four days but today is the day we come home. I’m glad too because today is… Michael’s birthday! It’s also me and the kids’ last day at theRead More →

apple dumpling

Hey guys! This is my first attempt at apple dumplings. We can thank The Captain’s Lady for that! I’ve never heard of apple dumplings before. I had to do some research to get more detail about how they are made. They look like pastry baseballs, but they taste like aRead More →

sweet pickles

If you are going to do anything today, eat sweet pickles and take the time to read this entry of The Captain’s Lady journal. This entry was incredibly touching to me especially when she describes the hidden discovery… oh I was touched. I won’t hold you longer… scroll down toRead More →

orange souffle

Orange souffle is another brilliant recipe from The Captain’s Lady. Until the discovery of her journal entries and recipes from the 1800’s, I don’t think I would have ever made souffle. To be honest with you, I have never had souffle let alone orange souffle. I can’t recall the last timeRead More →

sour milk doughnuts

Hello! The Captain’s Lady has done it again! Sour milk doughnuts are absolutely wonderful! Making them yourself means you can shape them however you want and be creative with toppings. I have tried to make doughnuts in the past with no luck. They either need to rise or need soRead More →

lemon pie

I have definitely earned this lemon pie! I put a lot of work into this one because this journal entry from The Captain’s Lady is so touching I had to get the recipe just right! This is after-all… the Captain’s favorite. The recipe, originating from the 1800’s, is fairly vagueRead More →

blueberry cake

Independence day is tomorrow and I made blueberry cake! Every year my mom, dad and uncles come to our house to celebrate. Michael and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up homemade mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard for the burgers. I will be picking up corn today, yesRead More →

english plum cake

I found this beautiful English Plum Cake recipe in The Captain’s Lady Cookbook – Personal Journal Volume II. In the 1980’s Barbara Dalia Jasmin found original handwritten manuscripts on pages of faded copperplate written in the late 1800’s and compiled them into this book. They are the journal entries and personal recipes ofRead More →