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1922 Receipt for Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies 1 cupful shortening 1 teaspoonful salt 1 cupful brown sugar 1 teaspoonful ginger 1 cupful Porto Rico molasses I teaspoonful cinnamon 1 tablespoonful vinegar 1 cupful sour milk About 5 cupfuls pastry flour 2 teaspoonfuls soda   Cream the shortening and blend with it the brown sugar; add the molasses and sour […]

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1922 Receipt for Date Oat cookies

Date Cookies 1 box dates 10 oz 1 ¬†and 1/2 cupfuls rolled oats 1 Cupful water 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar 1 cupful sugar 1 cupful shortening 1 teaspoonful soda 1 and 1/2 cupfuls brown sugar teaspoonful salt 2 eggs 1 table spoonful hot water 3 cupfuls pastry flour 1 teaspoonful vanilla   Remove the […]

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Uncooked Winter Relish

This comes from a December, 1944 clipping from my great grandmother’s files. 1 onion 2 dill pickles, 3 unpeeled apples 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar pinch salt Grind above together coarsely, and stir well (I would use my food processor’s mixing/cutting blade. I’m not sure what Grandmother would have used. A meat grinder? Share! […]

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Too Hot to Cook? Try This

THINGS USED FOR COLD SUPPERS Roast Fowls and Chickens Lamb Ribs and Shoulders Ham Ornamented or Slices in Baskets Tongues Raised Pies Collared Pig Ditto Veal Ditto Eels Potted Meats Meat Cakes Aspic Jellies Lobsters and Italian Sallads Pastries Jellies and Creams Ices Sweetmeats &c   The present fashion is to have a great variety […]

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War Sells Soap

From an 1898 edition of Primary education, Volume 6, Issue 7 Here’s a less militant soap ad from an 1895 Chautaqua magazine     Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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