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(from The Virginia House-wife, by Mary Randolph, 1825) Ingredients: 1 part ochra 1 part tomatoes butter onion pepper & salt Instructions: Take an equal quantity of each, let the ochra be young, slice it, and skin the tomatos; put them into a pan without water, add a lump of butter, an onion...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1861) Ingredients: 1 leg of veal 4 dozen okra 6 tomatoes 6 small onions 1 green pepper thyme and parsley salt red pepper optionally: a piece of salt pork, previously boiled Instructions: Boil a leg of veal with about four...
Antique Photograph Cabinet Card of Wedding from Duluth, MN (c.1890s) This recipe for “Ohio Wedding Cake” comes from Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book, published in 1846. It calls for almost the exact same ingredients and proportions as Lydia Maria Child’s 1830s recipe, but the instructions...
(from the Georgia Journal and Messenger of Macon, Georgia, October 16, 1861) Ingredients: dry okra seeds Instructions: (One of three "Recipes for the Times.") I would also add something of my experience in domestic coffee, being desirous of contributing my little mite to aid the people of...
(from Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-book, by Catharine Esther Beecher, 1846) (100 years old)* Ingredients: Five pounds of dried and sifted flour Two pounds of butter Two pounds of sugar Three gills of distillery yeast or twice the quantity of home brewed Four eggs A gill of wine and a...
(from The Virginia House-wife, by Mary Randolph, 1825) Ingredients: 6, or 8 eggs parsley chives pepper salt butter Instructions: Break six or eight eggs in a dish, beat them a little, add parsley and chives chopped small, with pepper and salt; mix all well together, put a piece of butter in...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1861) Ingredients: 6 lbs. potash, $0.75 USD 4 lbs. lard, $0.50 USD 1/4 lb. resin, $0.05 after 5 days, add 10 gallons warm water (presumed to be free) Instructions: Take six pounds of potash, seventy-five cents; four pounds...
(from the Southern Recorder, of Milledgeville, Georgia, November 5, 1850) Ingredients: 2 oz. onion 1/2 lb. cheese Instructions: 2 oz. of onion ; 1/2 lb. of cheese. Slice the onion very thin; place it on a dish with a little water and half cook it in the oven; add the cheese, sliced thin, on...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1860) Ingredients: 10 to 12 mild onions butter 4 eggs 1 pint milk grated nutmeg Instructions: Peel and slice some mild onions (ten or twelve, in proportion to their size), and fry them in fresh butter, draining them well...
(from The Virginia House-wife, by Mary Randolph, 1825) Ingredients: 12 large onions 3 quarts milk 3 quarts water bits of veal or fowl bacon pepper salt 1 large spoonful of butter 1 large spoonful of flour serve with toasted bread Instructions: Chop up twelve large onions, boil them in three...
(from The Book of Household Management, edited by Isabella Beeton, 1861) Ingredients: puff-paste jam Instructions: 1365. INGREDIENTS – Trimmings of puff-paste, any kind of jam. Mode.—Butter a tart-pan of the shape shown in the engraving, roll out the paste to the thickness of 1/2 an...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1861) Ingredients: Seville oranges loaf-sugar Instructions: Weigh an equal quantity of Seville oranges and loaf-sugar; cut the oranges into halves, take out the pulp, and put the rinds into cold water; boil them till tender...
(from the Lewistown Gazette, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1860) Ingredients: 1/2 lb. butter 6 eggs 1 pint good sweet milk, or sweet cream 1 lb. grated sugar 1 fresh orange Instructions: Take half a pound of butter, six eggs, a pint of good sweet milk, or, better still, of sweet...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1864) Ingredients: 3/4 lb. common almonds 30 bitter almonds blanched 5 pints skimmed milk 1 pint water 1/2 lb. sugar 1 large piece of cinnamon 1 spoonful of brandy 1 spoonful of rose-water Instructions: Pound three-quarters...
(from Housekeeping in the Blue Grass, by the Paris Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, 1875) Ingredients: two eggs bread crumbs flour milk pepper & salt lard Instructions: Take two eggs; bread crumbs and flour, and enough milk to make a stiff batter; season with pepper and salt. Take equal...
(from The Book of Household Management, edited by Isabella Beeton, 1861) Ingredients: Sufficient oysters to fill a pint measure 1 pint of sherry 3 oz. of salt 1 drachm of cayenne 2 drachms of pounded mace Instructions: Procure the oysters very fresh, and open sufficient to fill a pint...
(from newspaper Southern Recorder, of Milledgeville, Georgia, March 29, 1864) Ingredients: short crust pieces of bread or crackers oysters salt & pepper butter vinegar Instructions: Line a deep plate with short crust; lay pieces of bread or crackers. Stew your oysters, put them in the...
(from Housekeeping in the Blue Grass, by the Paris Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, 1875) Ingredients: 1 can of oysters & liquor water red pepper salt 4 raw egg yolks 1 pint of milk Instructions: To a can of oysters and liquor, add the can full of water, seasoned with red pepper and salt...
(from The Virginia House-wife, by Mary Randolph, 1825) Ingredients: 2 quarts oysters 3 quarts water 3 onions 2 or 3 slices of lean ham pepper and salt 1 additional quart oysters 4 spoonsful flour 2 gills rich cream 6 fresh egg yelks optionally, thyme may be added Instructions: Wash and drain...

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