Cornmeal Gems ~1893

1893 World's Fair Souvenir Cook Book. Here's another full page out of the 1893 World's Fair Souvenir Cook Book. Throughout the book we have pictures of the ladies who helped to organize the fair and put the book together. With each picture, you're left wondering about how the women got involved in the project, what... Continue Reading →

Shamrock Croutons ~1917

St. Patrick's Day Crouton Recipe. An easy recipe inspired by Bettina! Source: A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, c. 1917. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks La Ditta R. Petra Wine Co. 1913 How To Set The Luncheon Table ~1899 Navigating Antique Cookbooks 101

Cookery for the Poor ~1819

General Remarks and Frugal Hints. I promise a few hints, to enable every family to assist the poor of their neighbourhood at a very trivial expense; and these may be varied or amended at the discretion of the mistress. This excerpt speaks to the value placed on philanthropy and giving in Victorian homes. I've never... Continue Reading →

Bettina’s Spice Cake ~1917

Gluten Free Spice Cake Recipe. When baking spice cake, the entire house feels as if it is wrapped in cinnamon love. Last week's spice cake lasted several days, and was the go-to food for kids rushing out the door for the bus. So, I decided to try a different version - similar, but different. Ingredients... Continue Reading →

12 Sandwich Recipes ~1897

One Dozen Unique Sandwich Recipes. From the 1890s. The first image on this one is pretty bad - but we're going with it because it's such a great find. Not your typical sandwich shop list. Here's to some inspiration! "In making sandwiches, whether for traveling,  lunches or for any entertainment, home-made bread is the better for... Continue Reading →

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