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(from The Weekly Intelligencer of Fayettville, North Carolina, February 10, 1864) Ingredients: ground peas several cockroaches Instructions: A friend, who has tried persimmon seeds in coffee, says he will defy any man to detect the difference in the taste between a decoction of roasted...
(from the Georgia Journal and Messenger of Macon, Georgia, October 16, 1861) Ingredients: tan bark 3 old cigar stumps a quart of water Instructions: (One of three "Recipes for the Times.") Take tan bark, three parts; three old cigar stumps and a quart of water, mix well, and boil fifteen...
(from Assistant Commissary General of Subsistence - Lt. Col. C.L. Kilburn - Notes on Preparing Stores for the United States Army and on the Care of the Same, etc, with a few rules for Detecting Adulterations - Printed 1863) Also Known As: Hard Tack Ingredients: extra superfine flour clean...
(from The Cook's Oracle: And Housekeeper's Manual, by William Kitchiner, 1822) This is a convenient auxiliary to the cook: it may be arranged as a pyramidical epergne for a dormant in the centre of the table, or as a travelling store-chest. The following sketch will enable any one to fit up an...
(from The Cook's Oracle: And Housekeeper's Manual, by William Kitchiner, 1822) Ingredients: Durham flour of mustard vinegar, or white wine, or cold water scraped horseradish salt : to preserve it (optional) Instructions: Mix (by degrees, by rubbing together in a mortar) the best Durham...
(from The Cook's Oracle: And Housekeeper's Manual, by William Kitchiner, 1822) Ingredients: flour of mustard milk or cream 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. sugar Instructions: Mix very gradually, and rub together in a mortar, an ounce of flour of mustard, with three table spoonfuls of milk (cream is...
(from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan, 1839) Ingredients: young tender walnuts boiling salt water good vinegar 1 oz. black pepper 1 oz. pounded ginger 1/2 oz. allspice 1/2 oz. mace 1/4 oz. cloves Instructions: The walnuts should be gathered while very young and tender, so that you...
(from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan, 1839) Ingredients: 2 quarts ripe tomatoes salt 1 dozen onions handful of horseradish red wine 1/2 oz. black pepper 1/2 oz. nutmeg 1/2 oz. clove Instructions: Chop fine two quarts of ripe tomatoes, sprinkle them with salt and put them into a pan...
(from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan, 1839) Ingredients: thyme parsley sweet basil sweet marjoram the peel of two fresh oranges the peel of one lemon 1/2 oz. of mace 1/2 oz. of black pepper 1/4 oz. of cayenne pepper 1/4 oz. of cloves 1 quart of good vinegar salt 1/2 pint of madeira...
(from The American Practical Cookery-book: Or, Housekeeping Made Easy, by a Practical Housekeeper, 1859) Ingredients: several lemons; rinds grated, juiced mace mustard seed celery seed cloves black pepper horseradish a spoonful of salt Instructions: Mix and pound very fine a few spoonfuls of...
from The Practical Housekeeper: A Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy Chapter XXIX. pp. 149-152. Edited by Elizabeth Fries Ellet, 1857 (Editor's home state is New York. Also, after marriage, editor spent nine years in South Carolina prior to publishing this tome. It's assumed that this listing is...
(from The American Practical Cookery-book: Or, Housekeeping Made Easy, by a Practical Housekeeper, 1859) Information: Since the introduction, a few years ago of ARTHUR'S now celebrated "Self-Sealing Fruit Cans and Jars," we have been in possession of a new luxury for the table, and fresh fruit...
(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 Miss Leslie's Complete Cookery, by Eliza Leslie, 1851) Ingredients: cider, enough to fill a very large kettle, plus some reserve fine juicy apples powdered cinnamon cloves nutmeg Instructions: This is a compound of apples and cider boiled together till of the consistence of soft...
(Peterson's Magazine, published by C.J. Peterson, 1865) Ingredients: blackberries 14 oz. sugar / pt. of juice thin tissue-paper dipped in brandy brown paper Instructions: Gather the fruit when perfectly ripe, in very dry weather. Put the blackberries into a jar, and place the jar in hot...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by Sarah J. Hale, 1858) Ingredients: For Jelly: strawberries 3/4 lb. sugar / lb. fruit For Very Nice Jam: currant-juice 1 lb. sugar / pt. juice 4 to 5 lbs. strawberries For Very Fine Jam, or Marmalade strawberries 1/2 lb. sugar / lb. fruit Instructions...
(from Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree, 1878) Ingredients: 8 pounds apples pared 4 pounds sugar 1 quart vinegar 1 ounce stick cinnamon 1/2 ounce cloves Instructions: Boil the sugar, vinegar, and spices together, put in the apples when boiling, and let them remain until...
(from Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree, 1878) Ingredients: stewed apples bread crumbs one spoonful butter spoonful wine cinnamon nutmeg lemon peel brown sugar three eggs Instructions: Equal quantities stewed apples and bread crumbs, one spoonful butter, three eggs beaten...
(from Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree, 1878) Ingredients: 3 pounds apples 2 pounds sugar 1 pint vinegar 1 teaspoonful mace 1 tablespoonful beaten cinnamon 1 dozen cloves 2 teaspoonfuls allspice 1 tablespoonful beaten ginger 1 tablespoonful celery-seed Instructions: Boil...
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...
(from The Carolina Housewife, Or, House and Home, by Sarah Rutledge, 1847) Ingredients: 1 lb. of 1/2 ripe figs 3/4 lb. sugar stick cinnamon Instructions: Pick your figs when a little more than half ripe; peel them very thin, and to a pound of fruit put three- quarter of a pound of sugar...
(from Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt-book, by Catharine Esther Beecher, 1846) Ingredients: cranberries boiling water sugar nutmeg Instructions: Wash ripe cranberries, mash them, pour boiling water on them, and then strain off the water and sweeten it, and grate on nutmeg. Cranberries by...
(from The Housekeeper's Encyclopedia of Useful Information for the Housekeeper, by E. F. Haskell, 1861) Ingredients: 3 lbs. sugar 1 pint water 1/2 tsp. citric acid juice of 3 lemons, or 4 oranges butter for pan Instructions: Three pounds of sugar dissolved in a pint of water, in which half a...
(from The Practical Housekeeper and Young Woman's Friend by Marion L. Scott, 1855) Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup of water 2 tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. essence of lemon 1 tbsp. of flour 2 pie crusts Instructions: One cup of brown sugar, half a cup of water, two tablespoonsful of vinegar...
(from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan, 1839) Ingredients: eggs red beets vinegar salt & pepper nutmeg cloves Instructions: Boil them till they are hard; throw them into cold water immediately while hot, which will make the shells slip off smoothly without breaking the eggs. Boil...
All Recipes and Cookbooks Referenced Must be Originally Published Prior to 1880 Sorted by Publication Year, Earliest to Latest The Cook's Oracle: And Housekeeper's Manual, by William Kitchiner, 1822 Kitchiner, William. The Cook's Oracle: And Housekeeper's Manual. United States, J. & J. Harper...
(from The New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy, and Practical Housekeeper, by Elizabeth Fries Ellet, 1857) Ingredients: 3 lemons 1 pint of water sweetener of your choice Instructions: Lemonade Three lemons to a pint water, makes strong lemonade; sweeten to your taste. This is the best...
(from The Kentucky Housewife, by Lettice Bryan, 1839) Ingredients: 1-1/2 pints very strong tea 1-1/4 lbs. loaf sugar 1/2 pint sweet cream 1 bottle of claret or champaign Instructions: Make a pint and a half of very strong tea in the usual manner; strain it, and pour it boiling on one pound...
(from The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle, and Other Rebel Prisons by Warren Lee Goss, 1867) Ingredients: corn meal water bits of bacon Instructions: "A favorite dish was prepared, by taking a pint of Indian meal, mixing it in water, and the dough thus made was...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by L.A. Godey, Sarah J. Hale, 1861) Ingredients: 6 oz. maccaroni salt 1/4 lb. rich cheese milk butter Instructions: Wash six ounces of maccaroni, put it in plenty of boiling water and a good deal of salt, let it boll half an hour, drain it in a colander...
(from Godey's Ladies Magazine, edited by Sarah J. Hale, 1864.) Ingredients: ribs, round, brisket, or rump of beef 1 oz. saltpetre 1/2 lb. sugar 1 oz. ground pepper 1/2 oz. pounded mace cloves cayenne pepper salt shred suet Instructions: This is an excellent dish for either lun-cheon or...
(from Common Sense in the Household by Marion Harland, 1871) Ingredients: 1 leg of pork 1/2 c. boiling water Browned flour Pepper Salt Juice of 1 lemon Instructions: One weighing about seven pounds is enough, even for a large family. If the pig is young, the leg will be even smaller. Score...
(from The Housekeeper's Encyclopedia of Useful Information in All Branches of Cooking and Domestic Economy by E. F. Haskell, 1861) Ingredients: One 4 to 6 week old Pig, fat & healthy Instructions: After the pig is well dressed, and every part in proper order, wipe it clean and dry, and...
(from The Virginia Housewife, 1860) Ingredients: 2 large or 4 small white catfish that have been caught in deep water 1 pound of lean bacon 1 large onion cut up 1 handful of parsley chopped small pepper salt yolks of 4 fresh eggs 1 large spoonful of butter 2 large spoonfuls of flour 1/2 pint...
(from What I Know: Or, Hints on the Daily Duties of a Housekeeper, by Elizabeth Nicholson, 1856) Ingredients: 1 gallon unskinned tomatoes 1 pint sharp vinegar, +1/2 pint vinegar added to each quart of cooked mixture 4 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. mustard 1 tbsp. allspice...
(from The Young Housekeeper's Friend, by Mrs. Mary Hooker Cornelius, 1859) Ingredients: Tomatoes, whole Salt Vinegar Pepper Mustard seed, whole Shallot vinegar Instructions: Take ripe tomatoes that are firm; pierce them through in several places with a needle; put them in a suitable vessel...
(from The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, by N. K. M. Lee, 1842) Ingredients: heads of celery veal stock 1/2 pint cream 2 eggs yolks lemon peel nutmeg salt butter Instructions: Wash and clean some heads of celery, cut them into pieces of two or three inches long; boil them in...
(from The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, by N. K. M. Lee, 1842) Ingredients: carrots, young spring or full grown Instructions: Let them be well washed and brushed, not scraped. An hour is enough for young spring carrots; grown carrots must be cut in half, and will take from an...
(from The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, by N. K. M. Lee, 1842) Ingredients: 5-6 gourds 1 egg bread crumbs hogs lard salt & pepper Instructions: Cut five or six gourds in quarters; take off the skin and pulp; stew them in the same manner as for table; when done drain them quite...
(from The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register, by N. K. M. Lee, 1842) Ingredients: turnip tops a small handful of salt Instructions: TURNIP TOPS Are the shoots which grow out (in the spring) of the old turnip. Put them into cold water an hour before they are to be dressed; the more...
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