Category Archives: cookery

A Celebration of Soups

Then she made a game of getting an interesting supper out of the odds and ends she had in her little tin box out the window, which she called her refrigerator. A stalk of celery, too tough to enjoy raw, nearly a cup of stewed tomatoes left over from yesterday, a lump of baked beans, […]

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Of Motherhood, Pumpkins, & Time

“Almanzo asked Father why he did not hire the machine that did threshing. Three men had brought it into the country last fall, and Father had gone to see it. It would thresh a man’s whole grain crop in a few days. ‘That’s a lazy man’s way to thresh,’ Father said. ‘Haste makes waste, but […]

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Things Mother Used to Make: Gingerbread

“WON’T you always remember the time, when as a child you came home from school as hungry as a bear and opened the old stone crock to find a chunk of toothsome gingerbread; or will you ever forget the delightful fragrance of the spicy, soft gingerbread that Mother had for supper on chilly nights? To […]

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Things Mother Used to Make: Cornmeal Gems

From the 1914 cookbook Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, Some Nearly One Hundred Years Old and Never Published Before Here’s the recipe as it appears in the cookbook: =Corn Meal Gems= 2 Cupfuls of Flour 1 Cupful of Corn Meal (bolted is best) 2 Cupfuls of Milk 2 Teaspoonfuls […]

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Things Mother Used to Make: Sour Milk Griddle Cakes

These are eggless pancakes!  If you use almond milk or coconut milk, they are a dairy-free version as well as egg-free.  These pancakes also only have four ingredients!  I really am excited to discover this recipe, can you tell? The recipe in the 1914 Things Mother Used to Make A Collection of Old Time Recipes, […]

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