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2 January, 2019

Hoover Stew

Hoover Stew
Posted in : antique, cheap, dinner, food, food history, History, hot dog, pasta, recipe, vegetables, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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During the Great Depression, food was scarce and people had to make due with what they could get. Canned goods were extremely popular because they had long shelf lives and were inexpensive. For some people who grew up during the Depression, canned goods remained a staple in the pantry. As a kid, I remember my
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19 December, 2018

Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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3 October, 2018

Water Bread

Water Bread
Posted in : antique, baking, bread, easy, intermediate, scratch, vegan, vegetarian, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Back to the old books we go, this time for a homemade bread recipe called “water bread.” It gets its name from the fact that it’s made with — you guessed it — water. If you’re easily amused like I am, this recipe is also a great opportunity for a time-lapse video or photo set
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19 September, 2018

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Jam
Posted in : antique, blueberry, easy, food, fruit, vegan, vegetarian, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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The Hubby asked for some homemade jam the other day. I asked him what flavor and his response was: “Blueberry! There isn’t enough blueberry stuff in the world.” I had made a fruit reduction for my strawberry-filled rosewater cupcakes in the past, so I figured it probably couldn’t be too much more difficult than that.
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9 May, 2018

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies

1, 2, 3, 4 Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here’s yet another treasure from one of my old cookbooks. This one is brought to you by the 1913 publication, Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book. 1, 2, 3, 4 cookies get their name from their ingredient list, which is based around 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour,
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21 March, 2018

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit
Posted in : alcohol, antique, bread, cheese, dinner, easy, food, lunch, quick, sandwiches, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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One day, I was sitting down and having lunch at a restaurant with my Poppa, and the waitress came over to take our orders. We both ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of tomato soup. Before the waitress turned and left, Poppa asked her, “do you know what we used to call these
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28 February, 2018

1912 Molasses Pie

1912 Molasses Pie
Posted in : antique, baking, dessert, food, intermediate, pie, sweets, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This recipe was quite an adventure. The recipe for molasses pie that I found was tucked away in a 106 year-old book that I picked up at an antique store. The recipe consisted of the ingredients for filling and topping two pies, and the instructions for baking amounted to “bake in one crust, remove from
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21 February, 2018

Boston Cookies

Boston Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, History, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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There’s a local antique shop in town that has a variety of items, from world war relics and period clothing to old dolls and kitchenwares. They also occasionally have some incredible finds, such as newspapers from the day of the first moonwalk or the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, or 105 year-old home medical and
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14 February, 2018

Rosewater Currant Cakes

Rosewater Currant Cakes
Posted in : antique, baking, berry, cake, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For Valentine’s Day, I was going to make a post about diabetic-friendly brownies, but the first batch tasted like crap, so I decided to take a bit more time to perfect the recipe (or at least make them taste less like sweetened dirt and more like actual chocolate baked goods). Fortunately for everyone involved, these
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