It's funny how things come back around. My grandmother, born in the 1880's (deceased since 1969), always added a tablespoon or two in her cakes and pies - probably in other things too. She was known as one of the best cooks around, so, maybe give it a try. I used 2 T. in my pecan pie at Thanksgiving. You could not taste it, but it made a pie that I normally dislike into something very good.