Happy National Whipped Cream Day! As a kid, did your parents ever give you a pint of cream and a whisk and say: "Mix this until it becomes whipped cream?" And you're mixing, and mixing, and mixing - and nothing happens. Then you think: Yeah right. They're making all this whipped cream stuff up. Then... Continue Reading →
Candy Recipe. This is a great recipe and offers us a glimpse at the life of a young 14 year old teenage girl, Miss Jessie Miller, living in Washington D.C. We know that: 1). she didn't go to school. 2). she had a brother who did go to school, 3). her father was the attorney... Continue Reading →
I stumbled across this treasure of a find and had to share. There is an entire page of letters to read here. Happy holidays! More Fun Discoveries Dinner Party Preparations ~1897 Fortified Egg-Nog ~1886 Cream Peppermints ~1897 Source: The Monroe City Democrat, December 13, 1900.
Video time! Elmina has an extensive list of home remedies for a variety of common ills. She mentions getting some of these from the local doctor and others from neighbors. Fascinating peek at self-care in the 1930s. More Fun Discoveries: Introduction: Elmina H. Allen's 1930s-1940s Homemade Cookbook Elmina Wins a Prize Elmina Shares Winning Strawberry... Continue Reading →
Happy Saturday! May your kitchen be warm and welcoming for all who come and go! More Fun Discoveries Flossie on Hospitality ~1904 Whortleberry Fried-Cakes ~1886 Fried Peaches ~1866 Source: The Day Book, November 6, 1911.
A warm Easter greetings! May you have "delighted little folks" to brighten up the day! In no particular order, we have: An Easter bunny ice cream advertisement - 1917 Examples of various Easter-themed ice cream (same company) - 1919 A gaggle of girls beckoning to a giant Easter bunny (The girl in the back is... Continue Reading →