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Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies via Instagram

December 12th, 2019 No comments

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Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies

Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies via Instagram

One more batch to bake for this year’s Christmas Cookie Party. Then it’s a full focus on organizing and clean up.

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Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

December 1st, 2019 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

Historical Cooking Books - 42 in a series - Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

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Christmas Dinner Menu No. 1

FRUIT-JUICE COCKTAIL
ROAST STUFFED TURKEY, CHICKEN OR VEAL
GIBLET OR MILK GRAVY
CRANBERRY JELLY BREAD SAUCE
RICED OR MASHED POTATOES
CREAMED CAULIFLOWER BAKED SQUASH
MINCE PIE CHEESE
COFFEE
FRUIT NUTS MINTS



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Historical Cooking Books – 40 in a series – Slade’s cooking school recipes (1920)

November 18th, 2019 Comments off


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Historical Cooking Books – 40 in a series – Slade’s cooking school recipes (1920)

Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - Slade's cooking school recipes (1920)Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - Slade's cooking school recipes (1920)

Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - Slade's cooking school recipes (1920)Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - Slade's cooking school recipes (1920)

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PREFACE.

If the one who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is “a public benefactor” so is the one who improves the daily food of the people, either by supplying articles of superior excellence or by suggesting superior methods of preparation, thus adds to the health and happiness of the people.

This book is presented to the public with the purpose in mind of impressing the importance of using only high grade food articles of known purity and excellence and at the same time suggesting methods of preparing the food that will add to their palatability and wholesomeness.

The government reports as well as the thousands of family papers are constantly calling attention to the dishonest and often injurious adulteration of food articles and are constantly reiterating the fact that the only protection the purchaser can have is by buying only in packages bearing the name of a reliable manufacturer.

 



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Feed Your Sweet Tooth With These Christmas Cookies Pillows, Socks, iPhone Cases and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

November 1st, 2019 Comments off

Feed Your Sweet Tooth With These Christmas Cookies Pillows, Socks, iPhone Cases and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Feed Your Sweet Tooth With These Christmas Cookies Pillows, Socks, iPhone Cases and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

Includes throw blankets, duvet covers, pillows, hoodies, tees, and much more!

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Floor Pillow

  • Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room
  • Independent designs, custom printed when you order
  • Durable 100% spun polyester cushion cover – fills must be purchased separately for this floor pillow
  • Concealed zip opening for a clean look and easy care
  • Note: Some designs are not available in all sizes.
  • We recommend using inserts/fills that are bigger than the covers to ensure a plump finish

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6 Holiday Cookies You’ll Want to Bake, Swap, and Share on Repeat via Bon Appetit

September 21st, 2019 Comments off
My family treats Christmas cookie baking as part gladiatorial sport, part opera. The tradition started with my Italian-American grandmother, Erminia, who would push herself and her oven to the limit every December, waking up at 5 a.m. and baking until she had filled every old cookie tin and ancient Tupperware with hermit slices, pizzettes, spritz cookies, anise cookies, biscotti, candy cane twists, Polish rum balls…. It didn’t end until Christmas Day, or until the oven gave out (she went through three). She was a five-foot-tall sugar-dealing spitfire who pushed cookies into the hands of every friend and family member within a hundred-mile radius. The only way she would cut you off is if you forgot to give her the tins back.
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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 43 in a series – “These negro-buyers were very offensive to the genteel southern Christian public.”

September 6th, 2019 Comments off

“These negro-buyers were very offensive to the genteel southern Christian public. They were looked upon in respectable Maryland society as necessary but detestable characters. As a class, they were hardened ruffians, made such by nature and by occupation. Yes, they were the legitimate fruit of slavery, and were second in villainy only to the slaveholders themselves who made such a class possible. They were mere hucksters of the slave produce of Maryland and Virginia— coarse, cruel, and swaggering bullies, whose very breathing was of blasphemy and blood.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) – 38 in a series

August 26th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook, and frugal housewife : an entirely new system of domestic cookery, containing approved directions for purchasing, preserving, and cooking, also, trussing & carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionary, likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, etc.
by Mary Holland (1853) – 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The Complete Economical Cook (1853) - 38 in a series

 

 

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INTRODUCTION.

Management of Families.

In domestic arrangement the table is entitled to no small share of attention, as a well conducted system of domestic management is the foundation of every comfort, and the respectability and welfare of families depend in a great measure on the prudent arrangement of the female whose province it is to manage their domestic concerns.

However the fortunes of individuals maysupport a large expenditure, it will be deficient in all that can benefit or grace society, and in every thing essential to moral order and rational happiness, it not conducted on a regular system, embracing all the objects of such a situation.

In domestic management, as in education, so much must depend on the particular circumstances of every case, that it is impossible to lay down a system which can be generally applicable.



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Historical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782) – 32 in a series

July 21st, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782) – 32 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782)- 32 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: Cookery and pastry by Susanna Maciver (1782)- 32 in a series

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THE Author’s situation in life hath led her to be much conversant in Cookery, Pastry, &c. and afforded her ample opportunity of knowing the most approved methods practiced by others, and also of making experiments of her own. Some years ago she opened a school in this city for instructing young Ladies in this necessary branch of female education, and she hath the satisfaction to find that success hath accompanied her labours. And many of her scholars, and others, having repeatedly solicited her to make her receipts public; these felicitations, joined to an hearty desire of doing every thing that it was thought could be useful in the way of her business, have at length determined her to this publication. She is far from thinking this little Book perfect ; but as all the receipts contained in it have been frequently practiced by her, she is hopeful it will be found a good practical treatise.

Edinburgh, November 1773



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Historical Cooking Books: The modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) – 31 in a series

July 15th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


The modern cook: containing instructions for preparing and ordering publick entertainments for the tables of princes, ambassadors, noblemen, and magistrates. As also the least expensive methods of providing for private families, in a very elegant manner. New receipts for dressing of meat, fowl, and fish; and making ragoûts fricassées, and pastry of all sorts, in a method, never before publish’d. Adorn’d with copperplates, exhibiting the order of placing the different dishes, &c. on the table, in the most polite way by Vincent La Chapelle – 30 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: The modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) - 31 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The modern cook by Vincent La Chapelle (1736) - 31 in a series

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Historical Cooking Books: The Canadian family cook book : a volume of tried, tested and proven recipes by Grace E. Denison (1914) – 30 in a series

July 8th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: The Canadian family cook book : a volume of tried, tested and proven recipes by Grace E. Denison (1914) – 30 in a series

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ONION SOUP

  • 1 qt. milk.
  • 6 large onions.
  • Yolks of four eggs.
  • 1 tablespoonful of flour.
  • 1 cup of cream.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Put one tablespoonful of butter in the frying-pan. When hot add one finely chopped onion ; fry it until nicely browned, being careful not to burn. Put one quart of soup stock (made from odds and ends of cold meat) into a stew-pan; add the fried onion and cook for fifteen minutes. Strain; return to the fire, add one tablespoonful of flour wet in a little cold water, to thicken, and boil for five minutes longer. Season with one-half a teaspoonful of salt and one-quarter teaspoonful of pepper. Cut two slices of stale bread into dice; brown the dice in the oven, put them in the soup tu- reen, pour the soup over them and serve at once before they become soft



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