Historical Nibbles

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Banana Muffins

White Bread and Cheese Bread

Apple Pie Recipe

Blackberry Shrub Recipe

Cheese Ball Recipe

Cinnamon Cake Recipe

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice Cream Cake

Onion Soup Recipe

Depression Cake Recipe

Baking Powder Recipe from 1870s

Peach Cobbler Recipe from the 1870s

Easter Traditions in the Victorian Era

19th Century Advice for Organizing Closet Space

19th Century Advice for Table Manners

19th Century Advice for Hosting a Meal

Lemon Snaps Recipe

Cabbage Lasagna

Candied Orange Peel

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dessert

Corn Dodgers Recipe

Mom’s Macaroni Salad Recipe

Homemade Granola Bars

Irish Brown Bread

Generational Pie Crust Recipe

Fresh Banana Cake

Banana Cream Filling

Portsmouth Frosting

Blueberry Griddlecakes

Ann’s Southern Fried Blackberry Pie

Fannie Farmer’s Chocolate Bread Pudding

Fannie Farmer’s Lemon Pudding

Civil War Food Prices Escalate in Richmond

Feeding the Sick and Wounded in Civil War Richmond

Pizzini Confectioners in Civil War Richmond

Mom’s Yellow Cake

Mom’s Chicken and Dumplings


Merle Smith William’s Famous Southern Meatloaf

Raspberry Frangipane Tart

Granny’s Tea Cakes

Vegetable Pizza

Charlotte Russe


Strawberry Bohemian Cream

Crustless Cheese Quiche

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Milk Shake Recipe

Ways to Keep Eggs Fresh without Refrigeration

Boiled Eggs

Storing Eggs

Poached Eggs Recipe

Shirred Eggs Recipe

Creme Patissiere Recipe

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Meatloaf Recipe

Fanny Farmer’s Tips for Cake Flour

Economical Dinner Suggestions

Corn Rolls Recipe

Corn Mush Recipe

Welsh Rarebit Recipe

Economical Breakfast Suggestions

Saratoga Potatoes Recipe

Graham Muffins Recipe

Eating Hearty in 1896

Sour Dough Starter Survived Through the Centuries

Fresh Peach Pie Recipe

The Western Chuckwagon

Good Graham Gems Recipe

Cheese and Bacon Quiche Recipe

Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

Quick Graham Bread Recipe

Tart Pastry Recipe

Beef and Corn Casserole Recipe

Corn Pone Pie Recipe

Cornbread Recipe

Sugared Pecans Recipe

Corn Crisps Recipe

Popcorn Balls

Early Baseball Snacks

Soda Fountains Still Inspire Nostalgia

Baseball Cards First Sold with Gum?

Confectioner of the West

1870s Advice on Setting Up the Bedroom

1870s Advice on Exterminating Bedbugs

1870s Tips for Keeping Bugs Out of the Home

Cornbread Recipe from Mingus Mill Cornmeal

Apple Cider Applesauce

1870s Recipe for Magic Furniture Polish

Molasses Cookies Recipe from 1877

1870s Advice on Maintaining the Sitting Room

1870s Advice on Sweeping Rugs

1870s Comparative Value of Fuel

1870s Liquid Measures

Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

Rye Coffee

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Corn Oysters Recipe

Spoon Biscuit Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe

Corn Cakes Recipe

Buckeye Cake Recipe

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Bluing Recipe for Laundry

Meatless Tomato Soup Recipe

Potato Salad

1877 Housekeepers ABCs

What is Pie Plant?

Southern Tomato Pie Recipe from 1877

Mom’s Pie Crust Recipe

Peach Cobbler Recipe from 1877

Blueberry Bread Recipe

Iced Blueberries Recipe from 1877

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

Miss Kay’s Banana Pudding Recipe

Lemon Cake Recipe from 1877

Bina’s Stewed Corn Recipe from 1877

Apple Meringue Pie Recipe from 1877

Ambrosia Recipe from 1877

Celery Sauce for Boiled Fowls

White Sauce for Boiled Fowls

Bread Sauce Recipe from 1841

Egg Sauce Recipe from 1841

Melted Butter Recipe from 1841

Delicate Cake Recipe from 1877

Hard Money Cake Recipe from 1877

Feather Cake Recipe from 1877

Chocolate Cake Recipe from 1877

1841 Seasonings for White Sauces, Fricassees, and Ragout

1841 Cider Vinegar Recipe

1841 Mustard Recipe

1841 Powder of Fine Herbs for Soups and Sauces

1841 Seasoning and Spice Blend for Gravies and Forcemeats

Civil War Tin Cups

Banana Bread Recipe

The Problem with Teacups

Blackberry Blanc-Mange Recipe from 1877

Mulligan Stew Recipe

Wacky Cake Recipe

Calico Potato Salad Recipe

Holiday Peas & Rice Recipe

Fudge Brownies Recipe

Chili Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Cream Soup Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Creole Soup Recipe

Cornmeal Gruel Recipe

Cream of Cucumber Soup Recipe

Mulled Buttermilk

Bran Biscuit Recipe

Fever Drink Recipe

Crust Coffee Recipe

Baked Milk

Buttermilk Stew

Tamerind Water

Egg Gruel

Civil War Beef Tea

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Carrot Soup

Cheese Soup

Cabbage and Beet Soup

Preparing Beef Stock

Preparing Chicken Stock

Fannie Farmer’s Tips on Preparing Stock for Soups

Four Tips for Better Soups from Fannie Farmer

Three Ways to Develop Good Cooking Habits – Advice from Fannie Farmer

Civil War: Confederate Remedy for Dysentery

Civil War: Confederate Soldiers’ Way to Relieve Asthma

Civil War: Confederate Remedy for Chills

Sagamite – Confederate Soldier Recipe

Apple Pie Recipe Without Apples used by Confederate Soldiers

Biscuit Recipe Used by Confederate Soldiers

Charcoal Tooth Powder Used by Civil War Soldiers

Making Soap

Sage Dressing Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Potato Pudding Recipe

Old-Fashioned Stack Cake Recipe

Gumbo Soup Recipe

Stewed Carrots

Salem Election Cake

Apple Custard

Lemon Butter

One-Two-Three-Four Pudding

Baked Lemon Pudding Recipe from 1877

Baked Chocolate Pudding Recipe from 1877

Preserving Meat in the 1800s

Two Nineteenth-Century Cookbook Authors’ Advice on Beef

Testing the Purity of Flour

Advice on Eating the Right Quantity of Food from an 1840s Cookbook Author

The Right Time to Eat

Old Fashioned Muffin Recipe Made with Bread Sponge

Sponge is the First Step In Making Good Bread

Dutch Oven Cooking

Advantages of Cooking on an Old-fashioned Wood Stove

Choosing the Right Type of Wood for Cooking on an Old-Fashioned Stove

Making Hot Chocolate from Scratch the Old-Fashioned Way

Making Coffee from Scratch the Old-Fashioned Way

Roasting Coffee the Old-Fashioned Way

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