To everyone who made it to the end of 2020 with your grace, wit, style, and good humor - cheers! Resolutions Be healthyGet outside moreKeep in touchMaintain perspectiveFocus on todayEnjoy the furry critters in my life Happy New Year Everyone!
Frog's Legs Recipe In honor of Leap Year, today is Frog's Legs Day! To celebrate, here's a recipe for fried frog's legs. Unfortunately, I don't have access to frog's legs to try this one out. In fact, the only place I've ever seen frog's legs on the menu was outside of Poverty Point, Louisiana (which... Continue Reading →
Happy Valentine's Day. Source: Ottumwa Tri-Weekly Courier, 1905. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks. David Copperfield on Cookbooks ~1850 Kisses from 1866 Wine and Heaven in 1837
From my family to yours. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Snapdragon and Roast Goose ~1900 White House Christmas Dinner ~1889 Christmas Greetings ~1886
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
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 →
Planning for Christmas. Found this little gem. Official title is "A backwoods Santa Claus exchanging Christmas things for turkeys" by Peter Newel, c. 1894, published in Haper's Magazine. Yesterday was the first day I braved the crowds to do a little holiday shopping. I'm intrigued by the idea of bartering for special gifts, though I'm... Continue Reading →