I have acquired copies of some ancient family recipes. I was amused at some of the references in the recipes such as a peck of tomatoes. I couldn't help hearing myself leap into Peter Piper as I read it.
Anyway, there are a few mysteries I've found such as a box of flour. I know about a box of powdered sugar, but the flour is a mystery. How much would a box of flour be?
Another one is liquid shortening. Color me silly, but that's the first time I've ever run across that. I googled it and found that it is actually available online for purchase, but I'm not going to go that route. What exactly is liquid shortening. That I could not find, only products themselves. I'm assuming cooking oil would suffice, but what is recommended in particular?
Thanks to anyone for any hints!