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MANY A DIME SAVED.
Price, 25 Cents.
WM. A. SCRIPPS, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER.
A CHOICE FRAGMENT
WHAT MOTHER-IN-LAW KNOWS
MANY A DIME SAVED.
COMPILED BY TWO LADIES OF MUCH EXPERIENCE BOTH IN COOKING
"A poor Cook tuastes where a good Cook saves money 1
WM. A. SCRIPPS, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER,
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1875,
BY D. R. SMITH, l-^- -^
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Bread, • . 17
Pickles, Catsups, Etc., 19
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Baked Corn Meal Pudding.
Boil two quarts of sweet milk ; scald In It
seven table-spoons of corn meal. When a little
cool add salt, three eggs and a half tea-cup sugar
or syrup ; season with nutmeg. Bake In mod-
erate oven three hours.
Mrs. P.'s Pudding.
One tea-cup of molasses, one tea-cup of sour
cream, two tea-spoons of soda and flour to the
consistency of stirred cake. Steam until done.
Serve with a sauce of butter and sugar flavored
Miss P„'s Pudding.
Butter a deep dish ; cover the bottom with a
layer of bread crumbs ; add a layer of sour
apples ; sprinkle over a little sugar and spice ;
add a little butter, continue with alternate lay-
ers until the dish Is filled ; add a little water ;
cover It tight and bake two hours.
Make a sauce of melted butter and suear
with some water. Let It come to a boll, then
take It off and add one egg well beaten.
Three and a half cups of flour, one cup of
molasses, half cup of butter, one cup of raisins,
one and a half cups of milk, one tea-spoon
soda and a little salt. Steam two hours and
eat with hot or cold sauce.
Three cups of flour, one cup of sugar, half
cup of butter, three eggs, one cup of sweet
milk and two tea-spoons of baking powder.
Serve with wine sauce or cream flavored with
Queen of Puddings.
One pint of bread crumbs, one quart of
milk, one cup of sugar, yolks of four eggs,
grated rind of one lemon and butter the size of
an Qgg. When baked beat the white of four
eggs to a stiff froth ; add one cup of sugar and
the juice of a lemon. Spread on the pudding
currant jelly or raspberry jam, then the icing
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and bake to a delicate brown. Serve with a
One coffee-cup of chopped suet, one coffee-
cup of molasses, one coffee-cup of raisins or
currants and two tea-spoons of soda. Flavor
to suit taste. Steam three hours.
Half of the above will make a very fair sized
Three eggs, one cup of white sugar, one cup
of flour, one tea-spoon of cream tartar, half
tea-spoon of soda, one table-spoon of sweet
milk and a little yeast. Steam twenty minutes.
Serve while hot, with sweetened cream flavored
Put two quarts of milk on the stove and let
it boil, stir corn meal enough into it to make
it thick; into half a pan of milk stir three eggs
and a cup of sugar, stir in the pudding and
bake an hour.
A Quick Pudding.
Stir well together one guart of milk, four
table-spoons of flour and five eggs. Bake in a
Half a cup of butter, two cups of sugar, two
eggs, two cups of flour, one tea-spoon of soda
and three cups of buttermilk. Mix the soda
and the flour while dry and stir in the flour
gently. Bake an hour in a greased pan.
Sauce for all kinds of Puddings.
One cup of sugar, half cup of butter ; stir to
a cream, boil one cup of milk and thicken with
one tea-spoon of corn starch ; while boiling
turn it over the butter and sugar, add wine,
brandy or vinegar, if desired, but if not, flavor
Custard for Lemon Pies.
Grate the outside rind of one lemon, take
out the white skin and chop fine ; add one cup
of sugar, the yolks of two eggs, one table-
spoon of corn starch or flour and one and one
half cups of boiling water. Frost the top.
One grated cocoanut, three eggs, two cups
of sugar, three cups of milk and a piece of
butter the size of an egg. Bake without a top
This quantity will make three pies.
Four ozs. of melted butter, one half cup of
sweet milk, four eggs well beaten and sugar to
taste ; mix all well together, line the dish with
paste, then put in a layer of fruit or grated
lemon. Pour the mixture of butter, sugar, etc.,
over the fruit and bake half an hour.
A Nice Custard Pie,
Nice custard pies are made by mixing in one
quart of milk, two table-spoons of corn starch
and beating in this two eggs. Then thin with
more milk ; sweeten and season to taste ; pour
into pans lined with paste and grate nutmeg
over the top.
Cream Pie Without Cream.
For one pie, take two eggs, half cup of
sugar, three table-spoons of flour, one pint of
sweet milk ; heat the milk, beat sugar, eggs
and flour together ; add the scalded milk, and
cook to a thick custard ; flavor with lemon.
Bake your crust, and when cold fill with
Apple Custard Pie.
Peel sour apples, stew until tender and not
much water left on them, then rub them through
a colander ; for each pie beat three eggs, add.
one-third cup of butter and one-third cup of
sugar; season with nutmeg and lemon. When
done frost and put into the oven a few mo-
To make a good cake one must be accurate
in the proportions and should have fresh eggs,
good sweet butter, and crushed sugar. It is
also best to have an egg-beater, as you can
beat the eggs much better in very little time.
Never beat your eggs or butter and sugar in a
tin pan, as the coldness of the tin is apt to
prevent them from becoming light, but always
use an earthen or wooden vessel. On mixing,
beat well together butter and sugar, beat sepa-
rately the yolks and the whites of the eggs, then
with the yolks, first stir the butter and sugar,
next the flour and milk, if any is used, and
lastly, the whites of the eggs and flavoring. If
you desire to try your cake before baking, add
about one-third of a tea-spoon of baking
powder to a large spoon of batter, then bake.
It Is not best to put baking powder Into the
cake and let it stand lonor before bakine.
One Egg Tea Cake.
One Ggg, four table-spoons of white sugar,
one table-spoon of butter, one gill of milk, one
tea-spoon of yeast powder, enough flour to
make as stiff as pound cake, flavor with lemon
and bake in patty-pans.
Three cups of flour, two cups of sugar, half
cup of butter, one cup sweet milk, whites of
five eggs and two and one-half tea-spoons of
Two cups of light dough, one cup of sugar,
half cup of butter, one Ggg, half tea-spoon of
soda and one cup of fruit. Let it rise three-
fourths of an hour, then bake.
Hester's White Cake.
White of six eggs, one and one-half cups of
sugar, half cup of butter, half cup of milk, two
cups of flour and three tea-spoons of baking
One cup of sugar, half cup of sweet milk,
half cup of butter, one and one-half cups of
flour, two eggs and two tea-spoons of baking
Four eggs, one cup of sugar, one cup of
molasses, one cup of buttermilk, one-half cup
of butter, one tea-spoon of soda, one table-
spoon of cloves, one table-spoon of cinnamon,
one nutmeg and two cups of currants or raisins.
Do not make very stifl.
One cup of the meats of hickory nuts broken
fine ; one and one-half cups of sugar, one-
third cup of butter, two cups of flour, three-
fourths cup of sweet milk and two tea-spoons
of baking powder.
One cup of butter, three cups of sugar, rub
them to a cream ; five eggs beaten very lightly,
whites and yolks separately ; four cups of
flour, one cup of sweet milk and three tea-
spoons of baking powder. Bake in a moderate
oven fifteen minutes.
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One cup of sugar, three eggs, one table-
spoon of butter, three table-spoons of water,
one cup of flour, two tea-spoons of baking
powder and the rind of one orange grated in
the cake. Bake in three thin cakes, slice the
orange and place between them.
One cup of sweet milk, three eggs, two cups
of white sugar, half cup of butter, three cups
of flour and two tea-spoons of baking powder.
Beat the eggs well, whites and yolks separate-
ly, and add the whites the last thing.
Mrs W.'s Fruit Cake.
Ten eggs, one pound of sugar, one pound of
butter, one pound of flour, two pounds of
seeded raisins, chopped ; two pounds of cur-
rants, half pound of citron, one cup of molasses,
two tea-spoons of soda ; two tea-spoons
each of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and one
gill of wine or brandy. Bake moderately four
Yolks of six eggs and one whole Ggg, half
cup of sugar, half cup of butter, half cup of
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milk, two cups of flour and three tea-spoons of
Jenny Lind Cake.
Four cups of flour, two cups of sugar, one
cup of butter, one cup of milk, five eggs and
two tea-spoons of baking powder.
Miss Lizzie's Sponge Cake.
Ten eoro-s. weio-ht of the same in suo-ar, half
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their weight in flour and one lemon ; beat
whites and yolks separately, add the grated rind
and juice of the lemon to the sugar, then add
the yolks and beat five minutes. Stir in grad-
ually the whites of the eggs and the flour.
Bake in a quick oven.
Two cups of sugar, three cups of sifted flour,
half cup of butter, three-fourths cup of milk,
two tea-spoons of baking powder and the
whites of five eggs.
Frosting for the above — The whites of five
eggs, half a paper of cocoanut and sugar to
suit taste. Bake in the manner of jelly cake.
Corn Starch Cake.
Whites of eight eggs, one-fourth pound of
corn starch, one-fourth pound of flour, one-
fourth pound of butter, half pound ot sugar
and two tea-spoons of baking powder. Flavor
to suit taste.
One pound of flour, half pound of butter,
three-fourths pound of sugar and five eggs.
One pound of sugar, half pound butter, one
pound of flour and eight eggs. Fruit if
Cider Fruit Cake.
Two pounds of raisins, two pounds sugar,
one pound of butter, seven eggs, one pint of
cider, nine cups of flour, two table-spoons of
cinnamon, one table-spoon of saleratus and two
The whites of three eggs, one cup of sugar,
half cup of milk, one table-spoon of butter, two
tea-spoons of cream tartar and one tea-spoon
of soda or baking powder and one large cup
Custard for the the above — Half a cup of
milk, three-fourths cup of sugar, yolks of three
eggs, three tea-spoons of corn starch, and a
small piece of butter. Bake the cake in three
layers, and spread while hot.
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This cake is very nice, especially when eaten
One pound of flour, three-fourths of a pound
of butter, one pound of sugar, one egg, grate
the yellow of one lemon with the cake, then add
One pound of sugar, one pound of flour,
three-fourths of a pound of butter, twelve -eggs,
five pounds of raisins, three pounds of currants,
one pound of citron, half a pound of figs, and
then the spices to suit taste.
Six eggs, one pound of sugar, one half pound
of butter, one pound of flour, one cup of milk,
one tea-spoon of soda, and two of cream tartar,
or use baking powder.
One Qgg, one table-spoon of sugar. Mix it
stifl and roll thin.
One cup of butter, one cup of sugar, one cup
of molasses, four table-spoons of water, and
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two tea-spoons of saleratus. Spice to suit
Two cups of butter milk, two cups of
molasses, half cup of shortning and four tea-
spoons of saleratus. Spice to suit taste.
Three cups of sugar, one cup of butter, four
eggs and two-thirds cup of milk. Beat the
eggs lightly, mix sugar and butter together and
roll as thin as possible. Bake in a quick oven.
Two cups of sugar, one cup of butter, one
egg, one cup of milk and two tea-spoons of
Mary's Brown Bread.
Six cups of butter-milk, five cups of meal,
three cups of flour, one cup of molasses, one
tea-spoon of soda and a little salt.
Modern Frencli Bolls.
One pint of sweet milk, two table-spoons of
white sugar, one heaping table-spoon of butter
or lard ; put these together, let them just come
to a boil, then cool, make a sponge with two
quarts of sifted flour, add three table-spoons of
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yeast and a little salt. If for breakfast, make
them at noon of the previous day, at tea time
knead them ten minutes, knead again about
nine o'clock. In the morning roll and cut out
as biscuit, have some melted butter, and with a
piece of cloth or feather, rub them over; double
them in the shape of a half moon, set to raise,
and when lieht bake in a moderate oven. If
for tea, start them in the morning. They make
good rusks when sweeter and made in the
Six cups of flour, two cups of sour milk, one
table-spoon of lard, and two tea-spoons of
One quart of sweet milk, heated scalding hot,
one pint of sugar, one tea-cup of yeast, stir
into a batter and let it rise over nieht. Then
add half pound of butter and one teaspoon of
saleratus ; mix into dough same as bread and
let it rise, after which, make into small cakes,
let rise again and bake.
Use paste as for pies or tarts, roll thin, and
cut in sheets or rolls the size of your hand,
sprinkle with white sugar thickly, and strong
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ground cinnamon ; roll up and bake in a quick
PICKLES, CATSUPS, ETC.
Rub the peaches widi a flannel cloth, pack in
a jar, add four pounds of sugar to one gallon of
good vinegar, spice to suit the taste, heat boil-
ing hot and pour it over the peaches. Repeat
the operation of boiling the vinegar and pour-
ing it over the pickles three times about one
Pickled Pears and Sweet Apples.
Take four pounds of sugar to one gallon of
good vinegar, spiced to suit taste. Boil the fruit
in the vinegar until tender, then put all into a jar.
For four gallons of pickles, heat half a pail
of water, add one tea-cup of salt ; when boiling
drop in the sliced tomatoes and skim them out
again as soon as they have boil a few moments,
then place them in a jar and cover them with
vinegar. The next day pour off the vinegar
and cover them with heated vinegar spiced with
cinnamon, cloves and pepper and sweetened to
to suit taste. A good proportion is three
quarts of vinegar, two pounds of sugar, two
table-spoons of cloves and the same of cin-
Chop one peck of green tomatoes, add one
tea-cup of salt, strain through a colander over
night ; add to it six green peppers chopped
fine, one tea-cup grated horse-radish, two
quarts of vinegar, one tea-cup of sugar, let it
boil gently, stirring it occasionally until the
tomatoes are cooked, then add one spoonful of
each, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Eighteen good-sized ripe tomatoes, six
medium-sized onions, three red peppers, two
and a half cups of vinegar, one cup of sugar
and one-third cup of salt. Chop onions and
peppers fine, peel the tomatoes and squeeze out
the juice ; take the juice with all the other in-
gredients except the tomatoes and boil together
for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes
chopped fine and boil about twenty minutes,
when it is ready to be bottled for use.
One and one-half gallons of ripe tomatoes,
one table-spoon of salt,, two table-spoons of
cracked black pepper, three table-spoons of
ground mustard, one-half table-spoon of all-
spice, one-half table-spoon of cloves and a red
pepper. Simmer the whole three or four hours,
add one pint of vinegar, strain through a sieve,
sweeten a little, bottle and cork tight.
Five pounds of currants, three pounds of
brown sugar, one pint of vinegar, two table-
spoons of ground cinnamon and one table-
spoon of cloves. Boil fast one hour ; when cold,
strain and bottle for use.
Take twenty pounds of ripe, freshly picked
grapes, put them into a stone jar and pour over
them six quarts of boiling soft water ; when
sufficiently cool to allow it, squeeze them thor-
oughly with the hand, after which allow them to
stand three days with a cloth over the jar, then
squeeze out the juice and add ten pounds of
crushed sugar and let it remain a week longer
in the jar, take off the scum, strain and bottle
leaving a vent until done fermenting, then
strain again, bottle tight and lay the bottles on
the side in a cool place.
Wine from White Currants.
Take any quantity of ripe white currants,
squeeze out the juice, put as much water on the
pomace as there is of the juice, that you may
get the remaining juice from the currants, then
mix the juice and water and to each gallon of
the mixture put three and one-half pounds of
sugar. Let it work, without boiling or skim-
ming, for two or three months, then rack and
Take hogs' heads or any part will do, put in
a kettle with as much water as you want, have
the meat half fat and half lean, boil it until very
tender, skim out the meat and chop very fine,
put it back in the same water, add salt, pepper,
summer-savory to suit the taste, boil it all
together, then thicken it with corn meal. When
cooked enough, cool it in a deep dish, cut in
slices rather thick and fry as mush, in butter.
Ten pounds of salt, three ounces of saltpetre,
one and one-half pounds of sugar, one quart of
molasses, one ounce of saleratus and six gallons
of water. Dissolve the salt and saltpetre in
some of the water while hot and add it to the
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rest, boil and skim, when cool pour it over the
Boil one pint of hops in two gallons of water,
strain, then add one tea-cup of flour, one tea-
cup of sugar, a tea-spoon of salt (no yeast is
required to raise it.) Let it stand three days
in a warm place when it will begin to foam.
Boil three pounds of potatoes, mash fine and
add to the yeast and stir the whole well together.
Put it in a jug corked tight and set it in a cool
place. It should be made two weeks before
using. A small tea-cup is sufficient for six
loaves of bread.
To Prevent the Odor of Boiling.
Put a piece of red pepper the size of a five
cent piece with meat or vegetables when first
beginning to cook, it will aid greatly in killing
the unpleasant odor arising therefrom. Re-
member this for boiling cabbage, green beans,
onions, mutton and the like.
Shave a hard, white cabbage into small
strips ; take the well beaten yolks of three
eggs, a cup-and-a-half of good cider vinegar,
two tea-spoons of white sugar, three table-
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spoons of thick cream, one tea-spoon of mus-
tard mixed in a little boiling water ; salt and
pepper to suit taste. Mix all together except
the eggs and cabbage, let it boil, stir in the
eggs rapidly, then turn the cabbage into the
mixture and stir well. It is well to make
enough for two days at once, as it keeps per-
fectly and is an excellent relish to all kinds of
To Keep Honey all the Year.
Let it runt hrough a sieve to separate it from
the particles of wax, then boil it gently in an
earthen vessel, skim off the foam as it gathers
on top and cool it in jars. After covering these
tightly, set them away in a cool cellar.
Three pounds of sugar, two cups of water,
two table-spoons of vinegar, a piece of butter
the size of an Ggg, with nuts as desired. Do
not stir while cooking, pour into a dish to cool.
Half a cake of chocolate, two and one-half
pounds of sugar, one cup of molasses, one
table-spoon of butter and two cups of milk.
Stir continually while cooking.
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