National Milk Day ~1941

Happy National Milk Day! More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Bettina’s Spice Cake ~1917 Collyflowers! ~1744 Packing Lunches ~1920  

Rats! 1909

A Tale of Doom. So, I have a rat problem. In the garage, to be precise. I knew that there were critters in the garage, but largely dismissed them to be spiders and the odd ghost. I'd seen the signs - the odd droppings. Not overly concerned. Then the scritching started coming from inside the... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886

On This Christmas Eve…

Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday. Warmly, Erin More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Mrs. Beeton Christmas Cake ~1861 A Christmas Party ~1866 Plain and Elaborate Christmas Dinners ~1904

Giblet Soup ~1855

Turkey Leftovers. Ho! To soup season! Here's a beauty from Alexis Soyer's inimitable cookbook, Shilling Cookery for the People. I actually still have my turkey giblet, frozen for gravies, but this seems like a curious alternative. Love throwing in some dry white wine for soups to give it a little something special. Pleased to discover... Continue Reading →

Christmas Dinner ~1928

Canada Dry Christmas Dinner So now is come our joyful'st feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is drest, and every post with holly.   If Canada Dry still came in a champagne bottle, I'm sure it would do well over the holidays. The kids get sparkling cider, but I'm guessing... Continue Reading →

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