• Welcome to the Receipts of the Blue & Gray. - The receipts you will find here are original Antebellum, and Civil War period receipts, as originally published between the years 1796 and 1880. One exception, is: Newspaper Clippings & Periodical Receipts are limited to a publishing period from 1858 to 1866.

    Some receipts from this era attempted to give medicinal advice. Many dangerous, and in some cases, deadly, "cures" were given, reflecting the primitive knowledge of that time period. Don't assume everything you read here is safe to try! Recipes and Receipts posted here are for Historic Research Purposes, enjoy them, learn from them, discuss them!

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(from Confederate Receipt Book. A Compilation of over One Hundred Receipts, Adapted to the Times, published by West & Johnson, 1863) Ingredients: 1 lb. flour 1/4 lb. brown sugar salt 2 gallons water Instructions: Boil one pound of good flour, a quarter of a pound of brown sugar and a little...
(from Housekeeping in the Blue Grass, by the Paris Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, 1875) Ingredients: 18 cucumbers sliced lengthwise 18 onions 4 heads of cabbage sliced salt ground cinnamon cloves ginger pepper white & black mustard mace to taste turmeric two gallons of vinegar two cups of...
(from A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, by Elme Charles Francatelli, 1852) Ingredients: 1 lb. flour 3 pints skim milk 2 eggs nutmeg salt Instructions: To one pound of flour add three pints of skim milk, two eggs, nutmeg and salt; mix smoothly, and pour the pudding into the...
Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets A Collection of Above 500 Useful Receipts on a Variety of Subjects. by Daniel Young Printed by Rowsell & Ellis, Toronto, 1861. INTRODUCTION The object of the present work is clearly announced in its title. It is to collect within a small...

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