1. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Modern Sweet Potatoes in Apple Cups

    This interesting recipe is found 250 Ways of Serving Potatoes by the Culinary Arts Institute (1941). While it's a bit warm for baking such a thing - at least in NYC it's been brutal - but I didn't want to forget to pass this tasty sounding dessert/side dish along to everyone. I think it would...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Soldiers, Turkeys And Pig Heads From Home, Thanksgiving Goes To War

    Sans linen, silver and Grandmother Alice, a Thanksgiving table in camp still brought the dog looking for scraps. And a family sharing the meal is a family sharing a meal, with Thanks. It's seriously wonderful how many articles you can find about Thanksgiving in camps from 1861 through 1864. We...
  3. Eleanor Rose

    Fashionable Thanksgiving Dining

    Dressing for Dinner: For the Ladies: Do not dress above your station; it is a grievous mistake, and leads to great evils, besides being the proof of a complete lack of taste. Do not expose the neck and arms at dinner. (The lady in the pic above is in trouble. :wink:) For the Gentlemen...
  4. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Ginger Drop Cakes with Butterscotch Sauce

    This sticky toffee pudding with more than a hint of gingerbread is a wonderful holiday treat, especially with plentiful butterscotch sauce added on top. Grandma Baum’s Ginger Drop Cakes Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup sour...
  5. Eleanor Rose

    Authentic Turkey Dressing

    In 1887 a Good Housekeeping reader wrote in with the following recipe: "The following directions for making an excellent "turkey dressing" may be of service to your readers at the festive season of the year: Take one pint of soaked bread, and season with two teaspoonfuls of salt and Bell's...
  6. Eleanor Rose

    Modern Snow Punch

    This frothy, fruity punch looks like a snowdrift, but it's a very light and tasty treat. It’s perfect for sipping before a holiday dinner. Snow Punch Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 5 medium ripe bananas 1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) 2 cups half-and-half cream 1 liter lemon-lime soda...
  7. Eleanor Rose

    Modern No-Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream

    Thanksgiving is gingerbread time at my house and this dessert offers a nice alternative for folks who don't enjoy pumpkin pie. Of course, who doesn't love pumpkin pie? No-Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme 3 tablespoons...
  8. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Modern Crock Pot Stuffing with Wild Rice

    Running out of stove space over the holidays? Have guests who are gluten intolerant? If either or both are issues for you, then this nifty recipe is perfect for you. It's tasty and easy to make, plus you don't have to worry about it hogging up the stove top while you whip up gravy and cook...
  9. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Period Thanksgiving Recipes from Godey's Lady's Book

    The below set of recipes are taken from Godey's Lady's Book in November of 1887 - it's after the Civil War, but after poking around some digital versions of mid-19th century cookbooks, most, if not all of the below were around during the Civil War. So enjoy the recipes of the contributor, Mrs...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Nast's Thanksgiving Served By Uncle Sam, Or, Who The War Invited To Dinner

    Thomas Nast's frequent forays into realms of unreasoned prejudice make this an even more valuable, poignant piece. Slightly post-war, his Thanksgiving Feast crowds all of us at a common table not possible pre-war. Being served portions by Uncle Sam himself, our Thanksgiving legend to Uncle Sam's...
  11. JohnW.

    Modern Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

    Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean Casserole Everything’s better with bacon… and cheese. Make your favorite green bean casserole even better, just by adding these two ingredients. And no need to wait for a holiday to make this one - any day of the week will work! prep time 10minutes total time...

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