Poet Sylvia Plath's favorite: Tomato Soup Cake Recipe. This dates back to the early 1920's and at times has been called Depression Era Husband Cake and also Mystery Cake. A rich spice cake similar to carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting.
Pickled Beets from Food.com: This is a recipe that has been passed down in my family from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mom, and now to me! I am so glad to have this family favorite! I have now become the designated "pickled beets" preparer in our family!
Based on my grandmother Mur’s recipe, this is the pie I tote to Thanksgiving dinner and the go-to pie when berries and peaches aren’t in season. It is simple and delicious, based on just eggs, butter, sugar, buttermilk, a little cornmeal, and a pie crust. So simple, so the story goes, that the first baker of this classic Southern recipe didn’t want praise for the pie, saying “it’s jess pie.”
Crisp Cornbread Crust : To get a crisp Southern-style cornbread crust, pour cornbread batter into a sizzling-hot cast-iron skillet—the drippings should hiss and sputter as soon as the batter hits the pan. Also, sprinkle a little cornmeal in pan first
This is the 1933 Hoover Dam cookbook. It is darned obscure to find now. I have been making a recipe a week from these lost Depression era recipes compiled by a Boulder City church in 1933. First one: Kidney bean, onion and cheese loaf. Outstanding. The whole family gobbled it up