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Jun
21
by donna at 10:38 AM
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This custard pie is from "The New England Economical Housekeeper", H.W. Derby, 1845.

176. Custard Pie

"For a large pie, put in three eggs, a heaping tablespoonful of sugar, one pint and a half of milk, a little salt, and some nutmeg grated on. For crust, use common pastry."

This is said to be the original custard pie recipe. It is creamy and smooth and not too sweet. If you want to dress it up some, add...
Jun
21
by James N. at 2:59 PM
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According to the brochure, "The house was completed in 1806 and was occupied by the Todd family from 1832 until 1849. After marrying Abraham Lincoln in 1842, Mary brought her family to visit her childhood home in 1847 while on their way to Washington, where her husband spent hours in Mr. Todd's extensive library..." The view above is from the garden side of the house, which is located directly upon the...
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