Historical Nibbles

These are Early American recipes — Revisited. Click on the link to read. Comments are welcome!

Baseball Cards First Sold with Gum?

Confectioner of the West

Breakfast Cookies from Libby’s Cuppa Joe

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

Lemon Snaps Recipe from 1877

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

I’ve Brought some Corn for Popping

What Did the Magi Eat on their Journey?

Pumpkin Pie: A Holiday Tradition

Chestnuts Roasting …

Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

Rye Coffee

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Corn Oysters Recipe

Stuffed Baked Fish

Spoon Biscuit Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe

Toby’s Troubles 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

Agnes Hopper’s Apple Nut Cake

1841 Seasonings for White Sauces, Fricassees, and Ragout

1841 Cider Vinegar Recipe

1841 Mustard Recipe

1841 Powder of Fine Herbs for Soups and Sauces

Spiced Peach Pie, Anyone?

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

Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day

Happy Birthday, Jesus Cake

Wacky Cake Recipe

Calico Potato Salad Recipe

Holiday Peas & Rice Recipe

Fudge Brownies Recipe

Chili Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Cream Soup Recipe

Cherry Tarts Worthy of a Love Story

Widow Jones’ Apple Pie

Oh, Honey, Those are Preacher Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Baking Contests and Snickerdoodles

New Mexican Culture Cuisine

Creole Soup Recipe

Cornmeal Gruel Recipe

Here Comes the Bridal Cake

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

Tyrell’s Special Hot Chocolate Recipe

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

Preparing Shuck Beans or “Leather Britches”

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

Simple Wassail Recipe

Eating a Special Dish on New Year’s Day?

Oh, Bring Us a Figgy Pudding

What was Wassailing?

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention food

Old-fashioned Plum Pudding

Roasting a Turkey over the Fire-1840s 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

My Second Try at Making Bread Sponge

My First Try at Making Bread Sponge

Sponge is the First Step In Making Good Bread

Curing Cast Iron Skillets

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

Brown Bread 



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