Cheap Eating circa 1878

I found these books available online recently. They were all written in the late 1870′s by Juliet Corson. I’ve enjoyed them. Many of the food suggestions and ideas are still appropriate.

The first book is Practical American Cookery and Household Management. It is available in a PDF version also but I could not get it [...]

Navajo Tacos with Sourdough Fry Bread

I love finding new ways to use my sourdough starter. When Joe mentioned that it had been awhile since we had Navajo Tacos, I decided that it was time to play with the Fry Bread recipe that is the basis of these tacos. Have you ever had a Navajo Taco?

The Fry Bread is the [...]

Buttermilk Syrup

Several years ago in a Taste of Home magazine I found a recipe for German Pancake with a Buttermilk Syrup (the magazine has all of their recipes on line now. You can see the original recipe here and there is a little note that the bottom that it was from the January 1998 edition [...]

>GNOWFGLINS eCourse: Sneak Peak Video

>For a few weeks now I’ve been telling you about a new eCourse that Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS has put together. The GNOWFGLINS Fundamentals eCourse is a 5 month course that will help you learn the basics of preparing traditional food in a simple and straightforward manner. This is the course that I wish I would [...]

Two Ducks Equal Numerous Delicious Dishes

At Thanksgiving time we got our turkey from my friend JLB and as a bonus she threw in two meat ducks. We love duck. We usually have wild duck which is different from domestic duck but we have discovered that both are equally delicious. We cut up the ducks and froze the pieces separately. [...]

Butterscotch Rice


Butterscotch Rice topped with Almonds and Fresh Cream

One night I was thinking about what to have for breakfast the next morning and I thought about making hot rice out of the leftover rice from dinner. When I was a child we often had hot rice with sugar, butter and milk for breakfast. I [...]

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