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Parmesan Crackers and Parmesan Straws

I think either of these would make a good dish to have for weekly tea with the children, the sort of tea where you do picture study, read a poem, or have a little read aloud or a discussion of your favourite reads that week. The sort of tea that might turn out like this. […]

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Chicken Liver Omelette

Omelette with Chicken Livers Separate the whites and yolks of six eggs. Chill the whites. Boil three chicken livers until tender, (reserve liquid). Cut them in pieces about half an inch long; brown one tablespoonful of butter and one of flour, add half a cupful of the liquor in which the livers were boiled and […]

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Cherry Layer Cake, vintage receipt

From Miss A Nichols Allegan, Mich Cherry Layer Cake 2 cups of flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon butter pinch of salt 1 cup canned cherries without the juice [reserve juice for frosting] 2 eggs 2/3 cup water Bake in layers Icing: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water cup 1/2 cup cherry juice boil […]

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November Menu- from 1912

Mock Cherry pie; Pick over and wash two cupfuls of cranberries and cook in half a cupful of water until broken, then press them through a sieve. To one cupful of cranberry pulp, add one cupful of sugar and one cupful of chopped raisins. Bake between crusts. I’ve never tried it, so I have no […]

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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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