As I begin the process of clearing my desk for a fresh beginning in the New Year, I found a cookbook buried. Printed in 1885, it is a “Cookbook of Tested Recipes prepared by the Ladies of the First M.E. Church, in Erie, PA”. My Christmas gift to each of you, my gentle readers, is a reprint of a few of the recipes from that book. If you attempt these seasonal favorites, please let me know. They are certainly different!