American Breakfast ~1895

Celebrating All American Breakfast Month. Picture this: Buckwheat cakes, piled one on the other till a miniature Eiffel Tower is formed, with plenty of butter between each layer, and maple syrup poured over the whole! Source: The Thorough Good Cook, 1895. More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks Deviled Eggs ~1897 12 Sandwich Recipes ~1897 Rice... Continue Reading →

WWII Shredded Wheat ~1942

We Wives Are In The War. This is such a great find. Had to share. It's up to us to feed our loved ones nutritious food. "Every day a whole grain food," say Uncle Sam's Nutritional Authorities. And in delicious Nabisco Shredded Wheat you get all of whole wheat's energy. It is also a good... Continue Reading →

Corned Beef Hash ~1895

The Day After St. Patrick's. Nothing like a dinner of heavy food and Guinness to make you fully appreciate fresh salads and fruit smoothies with chia seeds. But those delicious leftovers are beckoning from the fridge! Corned beef hash embraces all of the necessary stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal qualities. High carb. High protein. Savory. Salty.... Continue Reading →

Eggs and Broccoli ~1895

Breakfast Time! Maybe? Happy Dr. Seuss Day! How about some eggs and broccoli to celebrate à la Dr. Seuss? Would you? could you? This recipe smacks of that ever so important life lesson espoused in the inimitable Green Eggs and Ham (affiliate link). Only it's eggs and BROCCOLI - yeah, I'm betting none of my kindergarten... Continue Reading →

Dora and Jack 1923

Cream of Wheat Advertisement. Love this Cream of Wheat advertisement from a 1923 American Cookery magazine. How will you, dear reader, spend Valentine's Day? Any romantic plans? Maybe spend a few moments making googly eyes over a bowl of hot cereal in the morning before dashing off to work? Wisps of steam curling through the... Continue Reading →

Surprise Eggs ~1895

Literary References in Old Cookbooks. Esteemed Reader, Today's recipe includes a history lesson, cultural references, something of a Victorian rant, and a glimpse of a colorful past. Case in point, we learn that one-third of the crime in this world is due to the direct, although inscrutable, instrumentality of the Devil. I need to use... Continue Reading →

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