Pineapple Upside Down Cake

#12TastesofChristmas – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. This one was an absolute no brainer. Golden rings? Pineapple. I suppose onion rings or squash rings or other things like that would also work,…

From http://rarecooking.wordpress.com/

“My Lady Chanworths receipt for Jumballs”

I’m a fan of interesting spice combinations, shortbread, and history, so this recipeĀ found and updated by Rare Cooking intrigued me. Jumballs are shortbread cookies which were popular for hundreds of years. One commenter pointed outĀ that the modern name is jumbles, though it looks like American versions tend to have fruit and other bits stuck in…