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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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COMMON SENSE COOK BOOK.
Compi'ed and Published by the Ladies' Aid Society
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COPYRIGHT BT THE LADIES' AID SOCIETY OF THE SECOND UNIVERSALIS!
CHURCH, CHICAGO, 1883.
fHIS little book is designed to be what its title imports, a
common sense guide in the preparation of our daily food.
Since the table occupies so prominent a place in the necessities of
life, and colleges for instruction in cooking are being established,
it is eminently proper that every woman, and especially house-
keepers, should strive to excel in the cuisine mysteries ; for
cooking is a science, as well as an art, and ought to be ranked
with printing, engineering and sculpture, and the like profes-
sions, that require apprenticeship and diligent study. What is
worth doing at all is worth doing well. We commend the motto :
"Eat to live, rather than live to eat."
ADVICE IN MAKING SOUP STOCK.
Take a piece of meat weighing about five pounds (a neck or
shoulder piece), adding one quart of water for every pound of
meat, boihng one hour for each pound of meat. Cook very
slowly. Do not add any water while cooking. Remove the meat
and let the liquor stand over night. Skim off the fat, and place
the remainder of the stock in a stone jar ready for use. —
L. A. S.
Take the middle or shank bone of beef, boil four to six hours
(skim well when it begins to boil). Having about four quarts of
stock left when done, take the bones out and put away to cool.
(If you like you can leave a few pieces of the meat.) "When cold
skim off the fat that rises on the top, and your stock will be
ready for use. — Mrs. Warne.
Take six large potatoes; when thoroughly done, put them
through a colander. Put back in a kettle, add one cup cream,
three pints of milk, J lb. butter. Use a little flour for thickening,
if you desire. Put in parsley and celery if you like. Season to
taste, and strain all through a sieve and serve hot.
One quart of milk, six potatoes peeled and boiled, one cup of
butter; season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour on the pota-
toes the boiling milk, stirring it well, and strain through a sieve.
Beat up an egg and put in the tureen. After the soup is strained
heat it again, as it cools in straining, and. add five cents' worth
of parsley. — Mrs. S. Wheelock.
Four quarts of water, one quart of sliced potatoes, one-half cup
of butter, one and one-half pints of milk. Boil the potatoes in
the water, then add the milk. Make the dumplings with two
eggs, one cup of sweet milk, one half teaspoonful of salt, soda
the size of a pea; mix stiff with a spoon, and when the potatoes
are done drop in the dough, with a spoon, in very small pieces.
Be sure to have the soup boiling, or the dumplings will be heavy.
Cook fifteen minutes. — Mrs. Warne.
POTATO SOUP WITH STOCK.
Take five pounds of soup meat, a large bunch of soup vege-
table's, and put in a little more than three quarts of water. Let
tbis come to a boil, then place on the back of the stove to sim-
mer about three hours and a half. Allow this stock to become
cold, then remove all grease. Strain two quarts of stock, and
add one quart of milk and one-half pint of cream, six large pota-
toes, after boiling them soft and grated through a colander, half
cup of butter, two tablespoonsful flour, pepper and salt to taste.
Let all come to a boil, and strain into the soup through a wire
sieve. Take one shce of bread, cut thin and toast; cut into
cubes about one half inch in size, put in wire basket, and fry in
boiling hot lard Drain a few minutes, then put them in tureen
before pouring in the soup. These may be used or not, to taste.
— Mrs. Higgins.
WHITE SWISS SOUP.
Take three pints of rich soup stock, beat up two eggs, two
tablespoonsful of flour, and one cup of milk ; pour this slowly
through a sieve into the boiling stock ; add salt and pepper to
taste, and, if yoxi like, a tablespoonful of chopped parsley. Pour
the whole once again through the sieve into the soup tureen. —
Mrs. 0. C. Fordham.
A dozen ripe tomatoes cooked until tender; then rub through
a sieve. In the meantime boil one-third of a cup of rice until
tender; have boiling a quart of milk; put into this a dessert-
spoonful of butter, then add the tomatoes and rice. Do not let
it boil after you put in the tomatoes and rice, as it will curdle;
salt and pepper to taste. — Mks. G. W. Higgins.
One quart of milk, one large coffee cup of cooked tomatoes,
one tablespoonful of butter, one-half of a teaspoonful of soda;
salt and pepper; six small crackers, rolled. Stir in the soda, and
when the tomatoes stop foaming, add the milk and seasoning. —
Mrs. George Matthews.
One quart can of tomatoes to one and one-half quarts of boil-
ing water; strain through a colander; when cool, add one quart
of milk; butter, salt, pepper to taste; roll twenty-four oyster
crackers fine and add to the soup. Let this come to a boil, and
serve immediately. — Mrs. James Spink.
One quart can of tomatoes, two heaping tablespoonsful of
flour, one teaspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of sugar, one pint
of hot water. Let tomatoes and water come to a boil ; rub the
flour, butter, and a tablespoonful of tomatoes together, stir into
the boiling mixture, and add seasoning. Boil all together fifteen
minutes, then put through a seive. Serve with toasted bread cut
in slices, buttered; cut in squares, put into a pan buttered side
up, and browned in a quick oven. — Mrs. F. H. Cobb.
Take four quarts of the same stock, two-thirds of a can of
tomatoes; thicken with flour and water stirred to the consistency
of cream, and cook one hour. — Mrs. Warne.
BLACK BEAN SOUP.
One quart of black beans soaked over night; drain off this
water, and add one gallon of cold water, two pounds of salt pork>
enough pepper to suit the taste. Boil moderately until the beans
are entirely cooked to pieces. If desired, it can be strained.
Slice two lemons, place in the tureen, and pour the soup over
them. — Mrs. Stowe.
Soak a quart of beans in cold water over night. In the morn-
ing drain off the water and wash them, then put them into the
soup kettle with five quarts of good beef stock, first removing all
the grease. Set it where it will boil slowly four hours, or until
the beans are all boiled to pieces. Before serving put in a can of
tomatoes, season with salt and pepper; strain through a wire
sieve. In winter it will keep for several days. — Mrs. "Willard
Take one pint of beans and soak over night; drain off the
water, and add four quarts of stock like the above. Cook two
hours, and season with pepper and salt. — Mrs. Warne.
Boil one cupful of barley in three pints of clear stock until
reduced to a pulp, pass it through a fine sieve, return to the fire,
and add stock enough to make it of the consistency of cream ;
season with celery and salt. When it boils up, remove from the
fire, and stir into it the yolk of an egg beaten up with a cup of
cream or milk, add a piece of butter, and serve with small slice
of toasted bread. — Miss Gibson.
One pint of vegetables, .including turnips, carrots, parsnips
and celery, all chopped fine in a tray. Boil (in water enough to
cover them) until tender, then add one quart of rich stock; sea-
son with salt and pepper; boil a few minutes and serve with the
vegetables. — Mrs. Willard Woodard.
Take four quarts of the stock, one -fourth head of cabbage, one
carrot, one turnip, one medium-sized onion, one small tomato or
a little tomato catsup, two potatoes. Cook one hour, then take
one egg, rub dry in flour with the hand to make it fine, drop in
the soup, and cook all together fifteen minutes. Season with salt
and pepper, when about half done, to suit the taste. — Mrs.
Take a fowl of good size, cut it up, season with salt and pep-
per, and dredge it with flour. Take the soup kettle and put in
it a tablespoonful of butter, one of lard, and one of onion, chopped
fine. Next fry the fowl till well browned, and add four quarts of
water. The pot should now (being well covered) be allowed to
simmer for two hours ; then put in twenty or thirty oysters, a
handful of chopped okra or gumbo, and a very little thyme, and
let it simmer for a half hour longer. Just before serving it up
add about half a tablespoonful of feelee powder and a little cay-
enne pepper. — Mrs. F. E.
Take four quarts of stock, then take three eggs and a little salt;
mix with flour as stiff as can be rolled ; roll thin as a knife blade ;
divide in three parts; flour it well and roll up tight as you can,
and cut crosswise, very thin, and shake out into rings. Season
the stock with salt and pepper, and have it boiling hot, and drop
in the noodles. Cook half an hour or less.— Mrs. Warne.
Take a nice chicken and boil it until tender. In the meantime
take two eggs, two tablespoonsful of sweet milk, a little salt; mix
them with the flour quite stiff ; divide this mixture in four cakes
and roll very thin, tben spread over paper to dry a couple of
hours; then roll up and cut very fine. When the chicken is
done take it out. There should be two quarts of liquor, to which
add the noodles, cooking five minutes. Take the chicken, flour
it, and fry in butter and lard, and you will have mock spring
chicken. — Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
DUMPLINGS FOR SOUP.
One tablespoonful of butter stirred to a cream ; add to this the
whites of two eggs and yolk of one, well beaten, and flour
enough to make a stiff batter. Season with sage, summer savory,
or sweet majoram (nutmeg, if preferred), then drop teaspoons-
ful into the soup about ten minutes before serving. — Mrs. James
Four large potatoes, two leeks, two ounces of butter, three
tablespoonsful (heaping measure) crushed tapioca, one pint of
milk. Put the potatoes and leeks, cut into four pieces, in the
saucepan with two quarts of boiling water, and the two ounces of
butter, a teaspoonful of salt, pepper to taste. Boil one hour,
then run through a sieve and return to the saucepan; add the
milk, sprinkle in the tapioca, let it boil fifteen minutes, and serve.
— Miss Gibson.
MOCK TURTLE SOUP.
Take a calf's head, feet, and liver; cleanse them thoroughly,
and separate, putting in the pot a small piece of salt pork and a
turnip. Cook the head and feet three hours, the liver, pork, and
turnip two; when done, remove to a platter, and serve with
boiled potatoes and drawn butter. This is usually served the
first day. On the next day take the liquor, put in a soup kettle,
take four onions, which should be sliced and cooked tender in
some water; then add to the liquor (which will be jellied), care-
fully cut from the bones, small pieces of meat, and put in the
kettle, also, a little salt, ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black
and red pepper, and enough flour to thicken it. Just before serv-
ing add a bit of butter, a little sugar, and a glass of sherry wine.
— Mrs. C. A. Morse.
Take two leeks (the white and the green), cut them up and fry
them about ten minutes in two tablespoonsful of butter; to this
add one dozen small potatoes; place on the top of this, one and
one-half slices of bread, and cover the whole with water, letting
it boil until the potatoes are done; then remove the bread, mash
the potatoes, adding stock (which should be made the day before)
sufficient to make as much soup as desired, letting it boil three-
quarters of an hour. On adding the stock put in, three table-
spoonsful of barley, which has been previously washed and swelled
sufficiently by putting it in cold water and setting it on the back
of the stove, where it will cook slowly. Season with salt and pep-
per to taste. — A. B. H.
To one quart of oysters take one pint of water and one quart
of milk. "When scalding hot add a large piece of butter, one-half
dozen rolled crackers, and salt to taste. Put in the oysters when
the milk is scalding hot. Let all scald, but not boil. In using
canned oysters, strain off the juice before putting in the soup. —
Take an eight-pound roastj flour the bottom of the pan ; place in
the beef; sprinkle salt, pepper, and a little flour over the top. Place
in a hot oven, without auy water, allowing fifteen minutes to
each pound of meat for roasting. Just before removing from
pan put a little water in to make the gravy. — L. A. S.
If your veal be the loin, cook in the same manner as beef. If
the fillet, stuff and bake in same manner. — L. A. S.
SMOTHERED BEEF AND ONIONS.
Take a nice round or sirloin steak, leaving the fat on. Cut in
two pieces and place on the bottom of dish, with a thick layer of
sliced onions, seasoned well with salt and pepper. Then put the
other piece of steak over it, and a layer of onions, the same as
before. Bub a piece of butter about the size of a walnut in flour
and put between layers. Put a heavy plate on the layers and
cover tightly. Then put on the back of the stove and let it cook
slowly four or five hours. Then it is ready to serve. — Mrs.
LAMB OR MUTTON ROAST.
Boast the same as beef. If your roast be a fore quarter,
remove the bones and stuff.— L. A. S.
Place a five-pound leg in a dripping pan; salt, and pour over
it one quart can of tomatoes, and roast three hours and a half.
Baste often, with the tomatoes in the pan. After removing the
roast, strain the gravy; thicken with flour; salt and pepper to
taste. — Edith F. Greene.
Choose a nice piece for roasting, cut a slit lengthwise under-
neath and fill with onion, chopped fine. Season with salt, pep-
per, and sage, and place in a dripping pan, with one onion sliced
on the top. Sprinkle over a little salt and pepper, and put a little
water in the pan, and bake. — Mrs. Tapper.
Take a twelve-pound ham; wash well. Make a thick dough of
water and flour; cover the ham and place in a pan, without any
water, and bake four hours. The*n remove from the oven and
take off the skin and paste. Then take powdered cracker and
cover the ham. Place in the oven for an hour. — Mrs. Willarh
Place in an earthen dish some tenderloin, cut in small pieces,
in a little water. Sprinkle with pepper, salt, and summer savory.
Eepeat in layers until the dish is full. Wet some bread crumbs,
season with salt, pepper, and small pieces of butter and summer
savory. Bake.— Mrs. Tapper.
Make a batter of three eggs, one quart milk, and Hour enough
to make the batter the consistency of cream. Grease your pan,
and, when hot, pour in the batter. Take two pounds sausage,
prick them with a fork, and place them in the batter. Bake in a
hot oven one-half hour. To be eaten hot. — Mrs. 0. L.
BEEFSTEAK SMOTHERED IN OYSTERS.
Broil your beefsteak as usual. Take one pint of solid oysters,
place in a dish with butter, pepper, and salt; cover well and place
in the oven. When the oysters crack open, turn them over the
beefsteak and serve hot. — Mrs. J. H. Kendall.
Cut calf's liver into thin slices; place in a dish and pour boil-
ing water over. Remove and dry with a cloth. Season with
pepper and salt, and dredge with flour. Have ready some sliced
bacon; fry it a nice brown. Eemove the bacon and put in the
liver. Plenty of fat must be used. — Mrs. 0. L. Fordham.
Scald the veal with boiling water. Eemove at once, and dry
with a cloth. Season with pepper and salt, and dredge with
flour. Fry in hot drippings or lard. — Mrs. Samuel Mitchell.
TO FRY VEAL CUTLETS.
Eoll your cutlet first in cracker crumbs and then in egg. Place
in a frying pan sliced salt pork, and when done remove and
put in the cutlet. The salt pork drippings will cook the cutlet. —
L. A. S.
Place the cutlets in a dry spider; salt, pepper, and cover
tightly. Cook slowly until done ; remove to a plate. Put butter
in the spider to heat. Dip the cutlets in beaten egg and roll in
cracker crumbs, and fry a nice brown in the butter.— Mrs. Geo.
HOT POT. '
Two and one-half pounds of lamb chop, three good-sized
onions peeled and sliced, and some pared potatoes. Place a
layer of potatoes and onions in the bottom of a four-quart baker,
dredge with flour; pepper and salt. Next a layer of meat cut
into pieces about an inch and a half square, seasoned with pepper
and salt. Continue this until the meat is all used. Have for the
top layer potatoes cut in quarters, making an oval top. Cover
with water and cook two hours in a hot oven. — Mrs. Samuel
COOKED CORN BEEF.
Place your meat in boiling water ; boil gently three or four
hours, never letting it stop boiling. If water is required, add
boiling water. Skim thoroughly. Let it remain in the liquor
until cold. — Mrs. Hilton.
BOILED LEG OF MUTTON WITH CAPER SAUCE.
Place the leg of mutton in boiling water, with a little salt
(allowing fifteen minutes to the pound, and this will be rare) ; if
wanted to be well done, allow more time.
Sauce foe the Same. — Take one tablespoenful of butter, two of
flour, a pinch of salt; mix thoroughly, then add a tablespoonful
of cold water, and pour in boiling water and boil five minutes;
then add one or two tablespoonsful of capers, according to fancy.
— Mrs. Tapper.
When the chicken is properly prepared by washing clean and
cutting the joints apart, cook in plenty of water (a little more
than enough to cover it). Skim carefully when it first commences
to boil. Cook until tender, then season with pepper and salt;
then pare and quarter a few potatoes and put them in to boil;
then drop in the dumplings, made and cut out like baking pow-
der biscuit, and cook ten minutes. They should be covered up
tightly when boiling. They will be light if properly made. Too
long cooking makes them heavy. When done, take them up
with a fork and put them around the platter, and lay the potatoes
and chicken on. If the gravy should be properly seasoned with
salt, pepper, and butter, and thickened with flour and poured on
the platter, it makes a very nice dish. — Mrs. Woodard.
Boil the chickens until very tender, putting in a few shces of
salt pork. When done, make a crust like baking powder biscuit,
leaving out all shortening. Make as- soft as can be handled, and
cut in small pieces. Pour off the gravy, leaving just enough to
keep the chicken from scorching while the dumplings are cook-
ing. Put your crust on the top of the chicken, being careful not
to let them settle in the gravy. Cover tightly, and let them cook
fifteen or twenty miuutes. When done, dish out on a large plat-
ter, placing the chicken in the center. Pour over the gravy. —
Broil like beefsteak, or smother like chicken. — L A. 8.
Split your chickens open on the back and lay in a dripping pan.
Dredge with flour; pepper and salt; spread with butter, and
place a little water in the pan. Set in the oven and baste often.
When a fork enters easily, take them from the pan. Thicken
the gravy with cream and flour. — Miss Gibson.
Boil the fowl until it will slip from the bones, letting the water
be reduced to about one pint in boiling. Pick the meat from the
bones in good-sized pieces, taking out the gristle, fat, and bones.
Place in a wet mold. Skim the fat from the liquor. Add to the
liquor, butter, pepper, and salt to taste. Take your bones and
place back in the liquor; simmer one hour; add more butter, and
pour the liquor over the chicken. Place a weight upon it until
cold.— L. A. S.
Roast a large turkey four hours in a slow oven ; baste it with
the water in the pan, and prick it to let the oil out. After it has
been in the oven two hours, make an incision between the legs
and body to let the blood out, and finish basting that way. — Mrs.
Turkey Dressing. — Take a loaf (or part of a loaf) of baker's
bread and rub fine; then take one small onion and chop fine,
one egg, and a large lump of butter; wet the bread with milk
sufficient to moisten, and use a little sage, salt, and pepper for
seasoning. — Mrs. Hilton.
For a pie baked in an ordinary pan use three good-sized chick-
ens and a little salt pork, sliced thin. Cook and season, thick-
ening the gravy (of which have an abundance) the same as for
fricasseed chicken. Line the sides only of the pan with pie-crust,
etc., made like biscuit, with baking powder. Pour in the chicken
(taking out the larger bones). Cover the top with a generous
layer of oysters, then cover with crust. Bake slowly one hour.
— Mrs. C. B. Kimball.
Boil the chicken until tender, then take it out and strain
through a colander. Slice and fry brown in pork fat or nice drip-
pings, then serve with the soup, seasoned with pepper and salt
and thickened with flour. A small piece of salt pork adds much
to the flavor, and care should be taken to let it brown well, or it
will lose its flavor. — Mks. Woodard.
Fish should be fresh and always well cooked. Never soak
fresh fish in water unless frozen. If it smells fishy you may
depend it is stale. In hot weather clean ready for cooking, and
then put it on the ice until needed, but never salt it; it makes it
taste old. In boil in;/, always put in cold water; add a little salt
and vinegar. Twenty minutes will cook two pounds. It looks
nicer boiled with head and tail on. Serve with sauce.
To fry, dredge lightly with flour, dip in beaten egg, roll in
cracker crumbs, and fry in very hot lard. Slices of lemon
To broil, rub over with melted butter, and broil whole, if pos
sible — using a wire broiler; it can be turned without breaking.
To bake, stuff with a dressing, as for poultry, and sew it up.
Lay strips of salt pork over it sprinkled with pepper, salt, and
flour. Bake in a hot oven; baste often in water and melted but-
ter. — Mrs. Willard Woodard.
Take the boneless fish. First pick it up fine with the fingers
(never cut it), put in a spider filled with cold water, and let it get
hot (never boil it — it makes it tough) ; then drain off the water
and fill a second time. When it becomes hot strain off the water,
put in milk, and thicken with flour; let it just come to a boil,
when remove from the fire ; put in a small piece of butter. When
eggs are cheap I beat up two or three very light, stirring in rap-
idly while bot.«— Mrs. Willard WoOdard.
BOILED SALT MACKEREL.
Freshen as above, put in spider, covering with cold water, boil-
ing until the thick part is soft. Serve with butter and cream. —
Mrs. W. Woodard.
After they are skinned remove head and tail. Cut in pieces
from two and one-half to three inches in length. Pour boiling
water over, letting stand until it cools; drain, and pour boiling
water the same as before, letting it cool. Remove from the water,
roll in corn meal, and fry in plenty of hot lard until well done.
They make a very nice dish. — Mrs. W. Woodard.
FRIED SALT MACKEREL.
Two large mackerel, soaked over night, previously cutting off
their heads. In the morning wash and drain, and cut lengthwise
and crosswise, making four pieces in each. Roll in sifted flour
and fry in hot drippings. Heat the milk (or cream) and butter,
and pour over after it is placed on the platter. — Mrs. W. Woodard.
BOILED FISH WITH PARSLEY SAUCE.
Select a nice firm fish (trout is the best), tie in a cloth so it will
not break; let the water boil, with a little salt, before putting in
the fish, and allow ten minutes to the pound. Make a sauce of
drawn butter, and add some fine chopped parsley, and serve hot.
— Mrs. Tapper.
QUICK AND NOVEL WAY TO FRESHEN SALT
Wash and lay in sour milk four or five hours. Remove, and,
after washing, cook in the usual manner. — Mrs. Hurlburt.
BAKED WHITE FISH.
An excellent method of preparing this is to take two or three
pounds of fish. After it is thoroughly scaled and boned, grease a
baking pan, to prevent it sticking. Place the skin side down,
and lay three or four slices of salt pork on the fish, and bake one
hour, or until nicely browned on top. Garnish with sprigs of
parsley and currant jelly. — Mrs. L. B. Jameson.
BAKED SALT CODFISH.
One pint of codfish, two pints of mashed potatoes, one pint of
milk, one-half cup butter, three eggs, and salt and pepper to suit
taste. Pick up the fish fine, and soak or wash in cold water a
few minutes only. Mash your potatoes fine; beat your eggs
light, mix with the seasoning thoroughly, and bake in a moderate
oven forty -five minutes. With lovers of fish this makes a nice
dish. — Mrs. Woodard.
BAKED FRESH TROUT.
Clean and dry your fish with a cloth ; prepare stuffing of bread
crumbs; add a well-beaten egg, and season with salt and pepper.
A small piece of salt pork, chopped fine, adds much. After fill-
ing the fish with dressing sew it up tight. Bake in a quick oven
one hour ; baste in butter with hot water. • Serve with gravy with
thickening of flour. — Mrs. Woodard.
FRESH HADDOCK CHOWDER.
Cut a haddock into pieces about an inch thick, roundways.
Place slices of salt pork in the bottom of kettle, and fry brown,
after which take out the pork and cut in very small pieces, leav-
ing the fat in the kettle. Put in a layer of fish, a layer of crack-
ers (soaked first in cold water), some of the pork, an onion
chopped fine, with pepper and salt; second layer, repeat a« above;
cover with water and cook thirty minutes, after which, if too thin,
thicken with flour. The same recipe can be used with potatoes,
if you wish. — Mrs. W. Woodard.
Four dozen clams chopped fine, after draining the juice out;
one-half pound salt pork, cut in small squares and fried brown ;
three pints of sliced potatoes; three good- sized onions, sliced.
Put the fried pork with the fat in the bottom of the kettle, then
add a layer of potatoes, a layer of clams, a layer of onions, with
plenty of salt and pepper between each, and pour over the whole
the juice of the clams, and boiling water to well cover the whole.
Boil until the potatoes are soft, then add two quarts of milk and
a layer of crackers; when just ready to boil, put in one spoonful
of butter, remove from stove, and serve hot. A cod or haddock
chowder can be made in the same way. — Mrs. L. B. Jameson.
FRESH FISH CHOWDER.
Take three pounds of fish, one full quart of potatoes, six slices
of salt pork, eight Boston crackers; salt and pepper to taste.
Get a Mackinaw trout, scale and wash clean, slicing roundways.
Pare and slice the potatoes about as thick as you would to fry.
Split open the crackers and swell in cold water, using just enough
water to cover them. Fry the pork a nice light brown, and place
in the bottom of the kettle; then a layer of potatoes and fish —
season each layer on the fish ; then a layer of crackers, and so on
until you have used all your ingredients. This will make a din-
ner for six persons. Cover with hot water, and cook forty-five
minutes moderately. When done, put in a piece of butter the
size of an egg. A cup of sweet cream adds much to its flavor.
Serve hot. — Mrs. W. Woodaed.
Take the New York counts, drain them through a colander, dip
into a well- beaten egg, then in cracker crumbs, and fry in hot
lard. They will not require salt. Serve hot. — Mrs. Woodaed.
Put one quart of large fresh oysters in a basin with the liquor,
and let come to a boil. Season with salt, pepper, and a large
tablespoonful of butter. Serve on buttered toast. — Mrs. Wood-
Butter the bottom of your dish to prevent from sticking. Eoll
your crackers, putting a layer on the bottom of your dish. Take
your oysters out on a fork, so as to avoid pieces of shell. Have
the oysters cover the cracker. Add salt, pepper, and small pieces
of butter, then a layer of crackers, then oysters, same as before,
and so on until within one niche of the top of the dish, having
the top layer of crackers, after which cover the whole with milk.
Cook forty-five minutes in a quick oven. If they look too dry on
top pour over a little milk with butter melted in it. — Mrs. Wood-
One pound of oyster crackers, one cup of milk, one cup of but-
ter, two quarts of solid meat oysters (not drained), and salt and
pepper to taste. Put a layer of crackers in the dish first, then
oysters, putting in the seasoning and butter between each layer.
Eepeat this until your meterial is all used, and over the last layer
(which should be of crackers) put small bits of butter, and cook
until done. — Mrs. Warne.
Lay fifty oysters on a cloth to dry. Butter, the size of a small
egg, browned in a frying pan. Put in the oysters. As soon as
they begin to cook, pour in one teacupful of milk, in which has
been mixed a tablespoonful of flour and a little salt and pepper.
Let this boil up; then take from the fire, and add a well-beaten
egg. Pour over hot buttered toast, on a hot platter. — Mrs. D.
Heat the oysters and liquor as they come from the can, then
take out the oysters and add the yolks of eggs to the liquor
(allowing one yolk to every dozen oysters) ; salt and pepper to
taste. Make a crust, same as for pie, and line muffin rings with
the crust, cut out some tops and bake separately ; put the oysters
back into the liquor and heat them (not boil), then fill the rings,
putting over the tops, and send to the table hot. — Mes. Moyer.
Place two slices of salt pork in a kettle and fry, then skim out
the scraps, adding one quart water and one onion, sliced. Boil
ten minutes (keeping the vessel tightly covered), after which add
salt and pepper to taste, and one and one-half pints of sliced pota-
toes. Cook until done, when one quart of oysters (which have
been* previously put in enough water to cover them, and have
come to a boil), should be added; also one pint of milk. Let
this all come to a boil, and just before serving take four Boston
hard crackers, split and butter them, and add to the chowder.
This will be sufficient for a family of four or five persons. — Mrs.
H. P. Paekhuest,
POTATOES A LA CREME.
Put into a sauce-pan two tablespoonsful of butter (an iron
spoon that is used in cooking), two teaspoonsful of flour, salt,
pepper, and a tablespoonful of cbopped parsley; stir them
together, adding a good half cup of cream or milk. Set the sauce-
pan on the stove, and sti constantly until it boils; then add some
cold potatoes cut in slices or squares, and cook the whole until
the potatoes are well heated through, serving hot. This is a good
way to use up cold potatoes, and, if rightly prepared, is very nice.
— Miss Gibson.
Pare and slice raw potatoes thin (about one-eighth of an inch
in thickness), drain or wipe them dry, then butter well any ordi-
nary earthen pudding dish, place a layer of the sliced potatoes,
sprinkling over a little salt, pepper, and bits of butter ; then put
in two or three tablespoonsful of milk, dredging over a little flour;
add another layer of potatoes in the same manner, and so on
until the dish is filled. There should be enough milk to see it,
but not cover the potatoes. Put a liberal amount of butter on
the top, putting it on in bits so it will brown nicely, and bake in
a hot oven until the potatoes are done. — Miss Gibson.
Take a dish holding about two quarts and rub butter over the
sides and bottom. Then roll crackers and put a layer on the bot-
tom, then a layer of tomatoes, peeled and sliced; sprinkle pepper
and salt and small pieces of butter over the tomatoes. Repeat
about three times, leaving the tomatoes at the top. If the toma-
toes are juicy they will need no water to moisten them ; if not, a
little water should be added. — Mrs. Woodard.
Cut large ripe tomatoes in halves and place in a dripping-pan.
In each half put a small piece of butter, season with salt and
pepper, dredge with cracker crumbs, and bake about fifteen min-
utes. — Mrs. T. F. Lawrence.
Slice and peel; beat up one egg; dip each slice in the egg, then
in rolled cracker, and fry in lard; pepper and salt to taste. — Mrs.
0. C. Fordham.
Take about one-half pound of Italian macaroni, break it into
strips about three inches or so long, put it into a vessel with a
teaspoonful of salt, cover it with cold water and let it boil until
perfectly tender, then drain. Take a shallow earthen dish, but-
ter it well, put in the macaroni (and just here I always taste it to
see if it is salt enough; if not, add to taste;) and enough hot
milk so you can see it in the dish, but not cover it; put over
small bits of butter and enough grated cheese to cover it, then
place in a hot oven and cook twenty or thirty minutes, as may be
required. This is a very nice dish with roast beef. — Miss
BOSTON BAKED BEANS.
Take three pints of beans; soak over night,, and in the morn-
ing rinse thoroughly. Place them in a kettle of warm water,
bringing them to a boil for about five minutes. Again pour the
water off the beans through the colander ; then put them again
into the kettle with fresh water, seasoning with one and one-half
pounds of salt pork, three tablespoonsful of New Orleans molas-
ses, a little cayenne pepper (salt, if needed). Let it all boil for
about twenty minutes. Have ready a jar, with cover. Pour in
the beans, with the broth. Scarify your pork (your butcher will
do that for you), lay it on top of your beans, cover over, and put
them in a warm, steady oven for ten or twelve hours. Add water
two or three times while baking. Pour them out on a platter.
Never use a spoon, as that crushes them. — Mrs. Anna E. Morse.
One quart dry white beans, one full pound of fat salt pork, two
large tablespoonsful molasses, one teaspoonful of salt, one-half
teaspoonful baking soda. Pick over and wash the beans, then
soak over night in cold water enough to keep them covered. In
the morning put them in a kettle with fresh cold water, and boil
until you can mash them with a spoon. Then strain through a
colander and pour them in a bean-pot. Wash and scrape the
rind of the pork, cutting it in creases about one-fourth of an inch
apart, and put in the center of the beans. Dissolve the soda in
hot water and pour in the beans; also the molasses, with a little
salt, if needed. Cover the whole with boiling water, and bake in
a moderate oven four or five hours. Long cooking improves
them. — Mrs. W. Woodaed.
Peel and slice an egg plant; put on in cold water; boil until
tender, then drain, mash fine, and season with salt and pepper;
add one beaten egg and one tablespoonful of flour; make into
small cakes and drop into hot, scalding lard. Some think it best
to allow the egg plant to stand in salted water before boiling." —
Mrs. Gr. W. Higgins.
Take an egg plant, peel and cut it in thin slices, cover a good-
sized open dish with the slices, and sprinkle salt over them; then
add another layer, sprinkling over more salt, and so on until you
have used up all the slices of egg plant ; then cover this with cold
water (putting a plate on the top to keep the slices in the water),
letting it stand until the water is dark and of a purplish hue, when
it can be taken out and drained. Then take a spider, let it get
hot, put in butter enough to fry it until it is tender and well
browned. Place on a dish, and, if it is not too salt, put more
butter on it. — Miss Gibson.
ASPARAGUS AND EGGS.
Cut the tender part of two bunches of asparagus into pieces
half an inch long and boil, in just enough water to cover, about
twenty minutes ; drain till dry, and put into a sauce-pan contain-
ing a cup and a half of rich drawn butter. Heat together to a
boil, season with salt and pepper, pour into the dish they are to
be in, which should be buttered; then break half a dozen eggs
over the surface (be careful not to break the yolk), a small piece
of butter on each, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and put in the
oven until the eggs are set. — Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Boil, until tender, six large onions, then separate them with a
spoon, placing a layer of bread crumbs and onions, alternately,
in a buttered pudding dish ; season with salt, pepper, and butter ;
moisten with milk, and put in the oven to brown. — Mrs. Hilton.
CALF'S LIVER AND HEART HASH.
Take a good- sized liver and heart, boil them tender, then add
four onions, and chop together fine; then put it back in the liquor
that it was boiled in and let it simmer for an hour ; season with
butter, salt, and pepper. A little parsley, added just before tak-
ing up, is liked by some. — Mrs. Wells.
FORCE MEAT BALLS.
One cup of raw veal, chopped fine; one *cup of cracker crumbs,
one tablespoonful of butter; salt and pepper; mix well, make
into small balls, roll in egg, and fry brown. — Mrs. George Mat-
Buy the honeycombed tripe, cut it in narrow strips, cover with
water or milk, a good piece of butter rolled in flour; season with
salt and pepper to taste; two good-sized onions, sliced. Let
simmer slowly for one hour, and serve hot, garnished with pars-
ley. — Mrs. 0. C. Fordham.
SWEETBREADS SERVED WITH PEAS.
Put them in cold water for about an hour as soon as they come
from the market, then in salted boiling water, letting them boil
until they are thoroughly tender, when they should be taken out
and immediately plunged in cold water for a few moments, to
make them firm and white. Remove the skin and little pipes and
put away until you are ready to prepare your meal, when they
should be put in a stewpan ; add more salt, if necessary ; pepper
and butter; cover with milk and flour enough to make a gravy.
The peas should be cooked separately, and, when done and ready
to serve, place tbe sweetbreads in the center of the dish and pour
the peas around them. — Miss Girson.
Let them lay in slightly salted water for three hours, then take
them out and dry them on a cloth ; split them and dip them in a
beaten egg, then in cracker crumbs, and fry slowly in hot lard for
about fifteen minutes. — Mes. Wheeler.
Two pork tenderloins cut so as to lay fiat; sew together and
stuff, and roast one and one-half hours.
Stuffing. — Three fourths of a cup of bread or cracker crumbs,
one teaspoonful of sage, a little salt, pepper, and butter. —Edith
Take pork tenderloins and split them lengthwise ; sew together,
leaving one end open to fill with a dressing of oysters, rolled
cracker, butter, pepper, and salt, the same as for turkey dressing;
then sew the end and bake, in a slow oven, one hour and a half.
Bound beefsteak may be substituted for the tenderloins ; also any
kind of dressing preferred. — Mrs. 0. C. Fordham.
Three pounds raw veal, one-half pound raw salt pork, chopped
fine; three soda crackers, rolled fine; two eggs, one teaspoonful
eacli of pepper and salt, a little sage. Make in a loaf and baste,
while baking, with water and butter size of an egg. Cover the
outside of the loaf with some of your rolled cracker. Bake
about three hours. Cut in thin slices and eat cold. — Mrs. W.
Take three or four pounds of beef cut from the round, and a
medium- sized soup bone. Cook together until the meat drops
from the bone. Put salt in while cooking. Cook the water away
except enough to moisten the meat. Take out the bones, sepa-
rate the meat, season with pepper, place in a deep dish ; turn over
the meat in the water in which it was cooked. Turn a plate over
the meat, put a heavy weight on, and let stand until thoroughly
cold. Slice thin when served. — Mrs. Parkhukst.
One and one-half pounds round steak ; put it in and boil three
hours, letting the water boil away until there is about one quart
of gravy. Thicken this with one and one-half tablespoonsful of
flour ; season with pepper and salt. Put in a two-quart earthen
dish and cover the top with a nice biscuit crust. Bake twenty
minutes. — Mrs. McFarland.
Boil about three pounds of nice lean veal. When thoroughly
cooked remove bones and fat, season, and make a nice gravy.
Cover the bottom of an earthen dish with a layer of the veal,
then a layer of raw potatoes, sliced thin ; then another of sliced
tomatoes, and last one of veal. Cover the whole with a soft crust
made like biscuit, only stirred stiff. If properly seasoned and
cooked this is a nice dish. — Mrs. C. B. Kimball.
Take cold chicken or turkey, take off the skin, mince the meat
very fine ; season with salt and cayenne pepper. Put the skin
and bones into a sauce. pan with a sliced onion, a bay leaf, and a
little salt. Let it stew for half an hour, then strain it and add
the hashed meat, and let the whole stew for a few minutes. Be-
fore serving, stir in one-half cup of cream, in which has been
rubbed smooth (to thicken it) a little corn starch. Serve on thin
slices of toast. — Miss Gibson.
Take cold meat — roast beef, mutton, or veal, and ham together
— clear from gristle, cut small, and season with pepper and salt
(and cut pickles, if liked). Boil and mash some potatoes, make
them into a paste with an egg, and roll out, dredging with flour;
cut round with a saucer, put some of the seasoned meat on one-
half, and fold the other over like a puff, pinch neatly round and
fry a light brown. This is a good method of warming up meat
that has been cooked. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
Take eight ears of corn, grate or cut very fine into a dish; to
this add one well-beaten egg, a little salt, and soda about the size
of a pea ; mix well together with one teacup of flour, and fry like
oysters, dropping it into hot fat by the spoonful. — Mrs. C. A.
For a family of five persons take one cup of milk, one egg well
beaten, flour enough to make a stiff batter; then pour in one pint
of chopped clams, add a little salt, and soda the size of a pea.
Drop a tablespoonful of the batter in hot lard at a time. — Mrs.
C. A. Morse.
GREEN CORN FRITTERS.
Twelve ears of corn, grated; four eggs, one tablespoonful of
butter, salt, and a very little flour. Drop a spoonful of the bat-
ter into boiling lard. — Mrs. W. Moyer.
One pint of milk, two well-beaten eggs, butter tbe size of an
egg (melted), one cup of sugar, salt and yeast; mix with a spoon
to a stiff batter — not as stiff as bread, but so you can pour it in
the pan ; when perfectly light add a little soda, and let it rise
until an hour before tea time, then bake in a deep tin like a loaf
cake. Put the loaf whole on the table, and cut it with a sharp
knife as you eat. Reliable. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
One cup sweet milk, one egg, one tablespoonful melted butter,
two tablespoonsful sugar, two teaspoonsful baking powder, two
cups corn meal, a little less than one cup flour. Pour into a hot
greased tin and bake one-half hour. — M. M. Bridge.
Two tablespoonsful of brown sugar, one tablespoonful butter,
two eggs; stir all together; add one cup sweet milk, three tea-
spoonsful baking powder, three-fourths of a cup of corn meal,
and flour enough to make it quite stiff. — Mrs. Wells.
MOTHERS BROWN BREAD.
Three pints of corn meal, two pints of rye meal, one cup of
New Orleans molasses, two cups of sour milk, one teaspoonful of
soda, one quart of warm water, a teaspoonful of salt; mix well
together, and bake from three to four hours in a moderate oven.
STEAMED BROWN BREAD.
One quart corn meal, one pint flour, one cup molasses, one
quart sweet milk, two teaspoonsful soda, dessert-spoonful salt.
Steam three hours and bake one half hour. — M. M. Bridge.
BOSTON BROWN BREAD.
One quart sweet milk, two-thirds of a cup of molasses, one
egg, one heaping teaspoonful saleratus, one teaspoonful salt, one
pint rye meal, two pints of Indian meal. Steam two hours and
bake one half hour.— Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
FLORA'S GRAHAM BREAD.
One quart of Graham flour, one pint of sour milk, one tea-
spoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of salt, one teacupful of New
Orleans molasses; mix well together, and bake in a moderate
oven an hour.
One pint of warm water, one cup of wheat flour,. one table-
spoonful of scalded meal, one cup of bread sponge, one-half of a
cup of molasses, a teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of
soda; then add as much Graham flour as can be stirred in with a
spoon. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
One cupful sour milk, one-half teaspoonful salt; one even tea-
spoonful saleratus, one tablespoonful sugar, a piece of lard half
the size of an egg, one-third flour, and two-thirds Graham flour;
mix to a stiff batter; heat your gem-pans hot before you fill.
Bake twenty minutes in a quick oven. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
One cup of sweet milk, one pint of Graham flour, two tea-
spoonsful of baking powder, two tablespoonsful of melted but-
ter. Pour into greased gem-pans, piping hot. Bake in a quick
oven.- — Mrs. Geo. Matthews.
Two tablespoonsful of sugar, two eggs, one coffee cup of milk,
one quart of flour, one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder.
Beat the eggs and sugar together thoroughly, adding the milk;
then put the baking powder in the flour and sift the whole, put-
ting in a little salt. This quantity will fill a dozen gem-pans,
which should be well buttered and hot before filling. — Miss
MUFFINS RAISED WITH YEAST.
One quart of warm sweet milk, two eggs, one-half of a cup of
yeast, a piece of butter the size of a walnut, a pinch of salt, and
flour enough to make a batter as stiff as pancakes. Bake in
muffin rings on a griddle. Very nice. — Miss Gibson.
Two eggs, one pint of milk, one and one-half pints of flour,
two teaspoonsful baking powder, with a pinch of salt. Bake in
gem-tins, and have the tins hot before putting in the batter. —
One teacupful sweet milk, one teacupful buttermilk, one tea-
spoonful salt, one teaspoonful soda, one tablespoonful melted but-
ter, enough meal to enable you to roll into a sheet half an inch
thick. Spread upon a buttered tin, or shallow pan, and bake
forty minutes. As soon as it begins to brown, baste it with a rag
tied to a stick and dipped in melted butter. Bepeat this five or
six times, until it is brown and crisp. Break it apart instead of
cutting up. — Mrs. S. Wheelock.
One small cup of butter, one cup of sugar, four eggs, two cups
of milk, two teaspoonsful of baking powder sifted in flour, and
enough flour to make a thin batter. Bake in a quick oven, in a
shallow pan. To be eaten warm. — Mrs. E. H. Leary.
PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST.
One pint of corn meal, two pints of flour, and about one quart
of warm water or milk, one-half of a teacup of yeast, and one
teaspoonful of salt. If more convenient, can use compressed
yeast by dissolving one-half of a cake in a little warm water, and
put in the batter and set to rise over night. — Miss Gibson.
To each pint of minced fowl add half a pint of cream ; season
with pepper, salt, and a little parsley. Heat together in a stew-
pan ; when boiling, thicken with a tahlespoonful of flour and one
of butter stirred to a smooth paste. Let it cook a few minutes,
then stir in the well-beaten yolks of two eggs, and remove from
the fire immediately. When cool, roll into forms about three
inches long, coat with egg and cracker crumbs, and fry in a wire
basket in smoking hot lard. Great care should be taken to have
the mixture as soft and delicate as can be handled, and season
with care. — Mks. G. W. Higgins.
Boil one cup of rice about two hours ; when cool, stir in one
egg, half a cup of sugar, about one teaspoonful of butter; roll
into forms about three inches long, dip into the white of one egg
and roll in cracker crumbs; place in a wire basket, and fry to a
light brown in smoking hot lard. This makes a nice dessert
when eaten with any kind of pudding sauce. — Mrs. G. W. Hig-
Take cold cooked fish and pick it from the bones, chop it fine;
add salt, pepper, and milk enough to soften them. Eoll first in
egg, beaten light, then in cracker crumbs, and fry brown in hot
lard. — Mrs. Woodard.
Mash potatoes ; salt and pepper to taste ; mix with one egg well
beaten, roll into forms about three inches long, coat with egg and
rolled cracker; fry in a wire basket, in smoking hot lard, till a
light brown. — Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Take six potatoes, cook soft, and strain through a colander;
mix three eggs (one at a time) without beating, two tablespoons-
ful of bread crumbs, a little butter and salt in the potatoes; place
over the fire, and stir just a few minutes. Set to cool, then roll
into balls, and fry in hot lard. Nice breakfast dish. — Mrs.
Take six eggs and beat up with a tablespoonful of sweet milk,
and add a little salt. Put a little butter in the frying-pan, and
when it is hot turn the eggs in and cook one minute ; stir while
cooking. — Mrs. Parkhurst.
Boil a pint of milk, and melt in it one teaspoonful of butter
and one of salt ; stir in a tablespoonful of flour, rubbed smooth
in cold milk. Pour this on seven eggs, which have been beaten
light; stir very fast; then pour the omelet in a hot buttered dish
that will hold a quart. Bake twenty minutes in a quick oven.
This is sufficient for seven or eight persons. — Milford.
Take six eggs and beat them well, allowing one tablespoonful
of milk to each egg, a little salt and pepper ; then pour into a
well-buttered spider. When almost done put it in the oven to
brown ; then put a platter on the spider, and deftly turn the whole
upside down. — Jane.
To one gallon of oysters add one pint of water ; scald them in
a porcelain kettle (but not boil); add salt; then take them out
with a skimmer and sprinkle them with whole pepper, allspice,
and cloves; cover with cold vinegar, and, after standing three or
four hours, pour off the vinegar and add fresh vinegar. — Mrs.
Two heads of cabbage, two heads of cauliflower, one dozen
cucumbers, six roots of celery, six peppers, one quart of small
white onions, two quarts of green tomatoes ; shave the cabbage,
and the rest cut in small pieces. The cucumbers, peppers, and
tomatoes should be put in salt and water over night, then drain,
and cook each vegetable separately until tender, when they should
be again drained and mixed together thoroughly. Put into a ket-
tle two gallons of vinegar, one -fourth of a pound of mustard
seed, one-fourth of a pound of dry mustard, one pot of French
mustard, one ounce of whole cloves, two ounces of turmeric. Let
it come to a boil, and pour this dressing over the chow-chow. —
Mrs. W. Mover.
One quart of large cucumbers, peeled and cut lengthwise; one
quart of small cucumbers, one quart of onions, one quart of
string beans, one quart of green tomatoes, one large cauliflower,
six green peppers, quartered. Put all in weak salt water for
twenty-four hours, then scald in the same water.
For the Paste to the Same. — Take six tablespoonsful of Tay-
lor's mustard, one tablespoonful of turmeric, one and one-half
cups of sugar, one cup of flour, two quarts of best vinegar. Cook
slowly, and pour over the pickles hot. — Mrs. Warren.
One peck of green tomatoes, four small heads of cabbage, five
onions, two red and two green peppers. Shave the cabbage and
chop the rest ; mix well together and cook a little while (there is
generally a sufficient quantity of juice to cook it) ; then add three
quarts of vinegar, two pounds of coffee sugar, one-fourth of a
pound of white mustard seed, one-half pint of salt, one-eighth
pound of whole allspice, and five cents' worth of celery seed.
Boil one hour. — Mrs. James Fernald.
Twenty-four ripe tomatoes, peel and slice; twelve green pep-
pers, chopped fine; eight large onions, chopped fine; eight table-
spoonsful sugar, four tablespoonsful salt, four tablespoonsful gin-
ger, four teaspoonsful cloves, nine tea-cups vinegar. Put all in
a large vessel and boil two hours. — Mrs. D. C. Perkins.
Twenty-four ripe tomatoes, chopped fine; four large onions,
chopped fine ; six green peppers, chopped fine ; three tablespoons-
ful salt, eight tablespoonsful brown sugar, six tea-cups vinegar.
Season with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cook slowly
until done. Seal tight. — Mrs. A. S. Bailey.
Eighteen ripe tomatoes, three green peppers, one onion; chop
the peppers and onion fine; two and one-half cups vinegar, three-
fourths of a cup of sugar, three teaspoonsful salt, and one tea-
spoonful each of cloves and allspice. Cook one-half hour and
seal tight. —Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
Twenty-four ripe tomatoes, eight onions, four large peppers,
six cups of sugar and eight cups of vinegar, four tablespoonsful
of salt, two teaspoonsful of cloves, two of cinnamon. Boil
onions, tomatoes, and peppers together (after chopping) two
hours, then add the spices just before it is done and when it
thickens. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
Twelve ripe tomatoes, six onions, two red peppers, one cup
sugar, one cup vinegar, two tablespoon sful salt. Chop tomatoes,
onions, and peppers fine; add the rest. Boil two hours and bot-
tle. — Mrs. Geo. Matthews.
Take two tablespoonsful of green mint, cut fine, add to it two
tablespoon sful of sugar and half a teacupful of vinegar. — Miss
Boil the tomatoes until they can be rubbed through a sieve.
To each gallon of pulp and juice add four tablespoonsful of salt,
four tablespoonsful of ground pepper, three tablespoonsful of
ground mustard, one -half teaspoonful of allspice (if you like),
and one pint of vinegar. Boil until it thickens ; strain through
a sieve, and while hot put into bottles and seal. — Mrs. W. Mc-
One peck ripe tomatoes; cut out all poor spots and mash. Let
it come to a boil and strain through a sieve. Then boil thick as
desired, adding one cup sugar, black and cayenne pepper, salt,
cloves, cinnamon, and ground allspice to suit the taste. — Mrs. E.
One-half bushel tomatoes, one quart of vinegar, three-fourths
of a pound of table salt, one -fourth of a pound of whole black
pepper, one-fourth of a pound of whole allspice, one ounce of
whole cloves, two pounds of brown sugar, six large onions, sliced,
two teaspoonsful (light measure) of red pepper, four teaspoonsful
of ground mustard. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes so the
.skins can be easily removed, put them in the boiler, breaking
them up in small pieces; add all the spices, vinegar, onions, and
sugar, and let it boil from four to six hours, as may seem neces-
sary, stirring constantly to keep it fsom burning; then strain
through a sieve and bottle while hot. — Miss Gibson.
Five pounds of stoned cherries, two pounds of brown sugar,
one pint of vinegar, one tablespoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of
pepper, and one teaspoonful of cloves. Cook two hours. — Mrs.
C. A. Morse.
Eight pounds of fruit, four pounds of sugar, one ounce of
ground cloves, one ounce of ground cinnamon, and one pint of
vinegar. Boil four hours. — Mrs. James Taylor.
Pulp seven pounds grapes; let them come to a boil;' squeeze
out the seeds and then add the skins, with three and one-half
pounds of sugar, one pint vinegar, one-half ounce each of cloves
and cinnamon, one tablespoonful allspice. Boil all together fif-
teen minutes. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
GREEN TOMATO PICKLES.
Two gallons green tomatoes, sliced without peeling; twelve
good-sized onions, sliced; two quarts of vinegar, one cup of sugar,
two tablespoonsful ground mustard, two tablespoonsful black
pepper, one tablespoonful allspice, one tablespoonful cloves. Slice
the tomatoes and pour over them one cup of salt, and let stand
over night. Drain them, and mix the other ingredients, and let
tliem boil until tender. Stir often, to prevent sticking. — Mrs.
Wash the cucumbers ; make a weak brine of a handful of salt
to a gallon and a half of water ; when scalding hot pour over the
cucumbers and cover. Repeat three mornings in succession,
skimming thoroughly. On the fourth day scald enough vinegar
to cover, adding a small piece of alum. When hot put in the
cucumbers, letting them scald, but not boil. Skim them out and
put them in a jar. Scald fresh vinegar, adding whole spices, to
taste, and one ounce of white mustard seed, one red pepper, and
while hot pour over and cover tightly. — Mrs. E. H. Leary.
In the month of September choose the small white round
onions, take off the brown skin; have ready a nice tin stewpan
of boiling water ; throw in as many onions as will cover the top ;
as soon as they look clear on the outside take them up as quick
as possible with a skimmer, and lay them on a clean cloth; cover
them close with another cloth, and scald some more, and so on.
Let them lie till cold, tben put them in a jar, or glass bottles with
wide mouths, and pour over them the best white wine vinegar,
just hot but not boiling; when cold cover them. Should the skin
shrivel, peel it off. They should look quite clear. — Mrs. Tapper.
Six pounds peaches. To every four peaches add three cloves
and ten pieces of cinnamon two inches long. Steam the peaches
until soft, then boil together one pint of vinegar and three pounds
of sugar. Boil the peaches in the syrup about one minute. If
necessary, boil the syrup a little longer. — Mrs. A. M. Willard.
One peck green tomatoes, eight green peppers, eight onions (if
you like), two tablespoonsful allspice, two tablespoonsful cloves,
two tablespoonsful cinnamon, one tablespoonful nutmeg. Slice
the tomatoes, chop the peppers fine (and onions, if you use tbein) ;
mix together; pour over them one cup of salt, in layers. Let
stand over night, tben drain dry. Scald two quarts vinegar, one
pint sugar; put the whole together and boil fifteen minutes. —
Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
FRENCH COLD SLAW.
Chop half a cabbage and two onions together as fine as possi-
ble, and add the follwoing dressing (cold) just before putting on
the table : Two teaspoonsf ul of dry mustard, a pinch of cayenne
pepper, one egg, three heaping teaspoonsf ul of sugar, oue tea-
spoonful of salt, butter the size of an egg, one-half cup of cream
or milk, small one-half cup of vinegar. Place on the stove and
stir until it thickens. — Mrs. Wells.
DRESSING FOR COLD SLAW.
Yolks of two raw eggs, four teaspoonsful sugar, one tablespoon-
fnl butter, three or four tablespoonsful cream, one teaspoonful
dry mustard, a little salt, one cup of vinegar. Heat all together
and pour over the cabbage hot. — Mrs. Talcott.
One head of cabbage, chopped or shaved, four eggs beaten well,
one and one-half cups vinegar, a piece of butter the size of. an
egg. Boil these all together, and while hot put in a teaspoonful
of mustard (raw), salt and pepper to taste, and when cool pour it
on the cabbage. — Mrs. A. E. Clark.
One half of a medium-sized cabbage, one dessert- spoonful of
salt, and a teaspoonful of pepper. Make a dressing of the fol-
lowing and pour over the cabbage, and stir thoroughly : Two
eggs, one tablespoonful of oil, two- thirds of a cup of vinegar, on e
tablespoonful of sugar. Beat this thoroughly, then bring to a
boil, stirring constantly. — Mrs. Wheeler.
Two eggs, two tablespoonsful of sugar, two tablespoonsful of
butter or oil, one-half cup sweet milk, well beaten with salt, pep-
per, and mustard to taste. Stir into one pint of boiling vinegar,
and keep stirring until it boils again. Theu cool and pour over
very fine-sliced cabbage. — Mrs. Hilton.
Boil two good-sized chickens until tender. Bemove the skin,
bones, and gristle, then cut or chop fine the white and dark meat,
and add a tablespoonful of salt, mixing it in the chicken thor-
oughly. Cut off the white part of the celery, and cut it up in the
same manner, using as much celery as you do chicken. Mix
them well together, and, if necessary, add more salt. In this
matter the taste must be the guide.
Dressing. — Take the yolks of eight hard-boiled eggs. When
cool mash them fine, adding three or four tablefpoonsful of mixed
mustard, rubbing them together until they are a smooth paste;
then add slowly four tablespoonsful of oil, rubbing until the
mixture is as smooth as cream; then add, slowly, the vinegar,
until the dressing is about tne consistency of good thick cream.
Chop the whites of the eggs and add to the dressing, then pour it
over the salad, mixing it thoroughly and letting it stand an hour
or so before using. — Miss Gibson.
RIPE CUCUMBER SALAD.
Twelve large ripe cucumbers, six white onions and six green
peppers, chopped fine; mix and stir into this one-half tea-
cup of salt, and let it stand over night. In the morning drain
dry, and add to it one-half teacup of mustard seed, one ounce of
celery seed, and cover with strong vinegar, boiling hot. This
will be ready for use in one month. — Miss Gibson.
One head of lettuce, chopped fine and drained, one lobster (two
pounds), chopped coarse. Take the yolk of one hard-boiled egg
and rub it fine, then add one raw egg, one teaspoonful of ground
mustard, same of pepper, one-half cup of melted butter, one-half
cup of sugar, juice of one lemon, one tablespoonful of vinegar.
Mix the lettuce and lobster well together and pour over the dress-
ing. — Mbs. J. B. Lanaed.
MRS. TALCOTT'S SALAD.
One quart of well-boiled chicken, chopped; three quarts of cel-
ery and cabbage, chopped together; season with salt and pepper.
Yolks of eight hard-boiled eggs mashed to a paste, using a few
spoonfuls of cold water; a little salt, four tablespoonsful of made
mustard, four tablespoonsful of melted butter, eight tablespoons-
ful of vinegar, salad oil or Durkee's salad dressing to suit the
taste. One-half hour before using, mix the dressing with the
chicken, celery, and cabbage thoroughly. Cut fine the whites of
the eight eggs, and mix all together. Cabbage may be used
without the celery by using more eggs and more of the salad
Cold boiled potatoes, cut in small slices or little squares, one
little white onion sliced and laid through.
Dressing. — One small teacupful of vinegar, one well-beaten
egg, one teaspoonful of sugar and salt, butter the size of an egg.
Stir this constantly, while cooking, until it thickens, then cool
and pour over just before serving.— Mrs. C. A. Morse.
Take six or eight medium sized potatoes, boil them, and when
cold cut in very thin slices. Boil two eggs, and when cold cut in
slices also. Put a layer of potatoes in your dish, then a layer of
the dressing and boiled eggs, and so on until you have exhausted
Dressing for the Salad. — Two eggs (beaten separately, then
together), two teaspoonsful of made mustard, one teaspoonfvl of
salt, a dash of cayenne pepper, one teaspoonful of sugar, three
tablespoonsful of vinegar. Stir these together, then pour into
the beaten egg, being sure to get it well mixed ; then cook slowly
until the dressing is the consistency of country cream, beating it
hard. While it is cooling drop in slowly two tablespoonsful of
melted butter, and beat until perfectly cold and smooth. When
ready to pour over the potatoes, put in enough cream to make as
,thin as may seem desirable. This dressing may be kept for any
length of time by keeping it air-tight and in a cool place. — Miss
I can recommend this recipe for dressing as very fine — one of
the best I have ever tried. — Miss Gibson.
Two-thirds of a cup of vinegar, two teaspoonsful of mustard,
one teaspoonful of pepper, two teaspoonsful of sugar, two tea-
spoonsful of salt, butter size of two eggs, one-half cup of milk.
Mix the mustard, pepper, sugar, and salt with a little vinegar,
beat three eggs to a froth, have the milk and vinegar both boil-
ing; add eggs and seasoning, and remove from the fire. — Mrs. F.
Take two pounds veal, after cooking. When done enough to
break into pieces, chop after it is cold. Take four boiled eggs,
beat the yolks up with six tablespoonsful of German mustard.
Chop the whites with lettuce and celery, to taste; stir all together,
and add salt the last thing. Ornament the top with celery and
boiled eggs. — Mrs. Kendall.
Whites of twelve eggs beaten to a stiff froth, two cups pow-
dered sugar, one cup flour, one teaspoonful cream tartar. Sift
flour, sugar, and cream tartar four or five times, and bake sixty
minutes in an ungreased tin with a tube in the center. — Mrs.
Whites of eleven eggs, one and one-half tumblers powdered
sugar, one tumbler flour, one teaspoonful vanilla, one even tea-
spoonful cream tartar. Sift flour through flour sieve, then again
through a much finer one, tbis time having the cream tartar sifted
with it. Sift the sugar through a fine sieve once. Beat the eggs
to a stiff froth, then let a second person drop in lightly first
sugar, then flour, stirring the same way and as little as possible
so as not to heat the cake; lastly the vanilla. Put immediately
into an ungreased tin to bake. Do not look into the oven the
first fifteen minutes. It should then be a light brown. Close
the door without a jar. Bake in a moderate oven fifty minutes.
Turn the pan, which should have feet, upside down to cool. Let
it remain till ready to be used; it can then be removed by loosen-
ing around the sides with a knife. Break — never cut it. The
tumbler for measuring should hold two and one-fourth gills. —
Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Put one fourth of a teaspoonful of salt into the whites of ten
eggs and whip stiff. Beat into them one and one-half cups of
granulated sugar sifted three times; then gradually add one cup-
ful of flour that has been sifted six times, and with which one
teaspoonful of cream tartar has been mixed; beat thoroughly,
pour into an ungreased pan, and bake sixty minutes in a moder-
ate oven. Flavor to your taste. Reverse the pan, when done,
and let cool. — Mrs. Woodard.
One coffee-cup flour, one teacupful sugar, three eggs, one tea-
spoonful butter, and three-fourths cup of milk.
Filling. — Take three bananas, mashed, and put with one tea-
cupful of powdered sugar. — Mrs. Wheelock.
BLACK CHOCOLATE CAKE.
Two cups sugar, three-fourths cup butter, yolks of five eggs
well beaten, whites of two eggs beaten to a froth, one half cake
chocolate (grated), one cup sour milk, one teaspoonful soda, and
two and one-half cups of flour.
Filling for Cake. — One pound powdered sugar wet with one
teacupful cold water; beat the remaining three whites not very
stiff, add the other half cake of chocolate (grated), boil until very
thick, then add a grated cocoanut. This makes a large cake. —
BLACK FRUIT CAKE.
One-fourth pound butter, one pound brown sugar, one pound
flour, three pounds raisins (seeded and chopped), two pounds cur-
rants, one pound citron, thirteen eggs (beaten separately), one
cup Madeira wine, two cups brandy, one cup molasses, one large
nutmeg (grated) two teaspoonsful cinnamon, one teaspoonful
each of cloves and mace. Beat butter and sugar, then stir in
one -fourth of the flour, whip the eggs very stiff and add gradu-
ally, then remainder of the flour, one-half at a time. After beat-
ing well add wine, brandy, and spices. Add the fruit gradually
after mixing well. Bake slowly four hours. — Mrs. D. C. P.
Two coffee-cups dough, two teacups sugar, one-half teacup
lard, one half teacup butter, two eggs, one teaspoonful soda dis-
solved in milk or water, one-half teaspoonful cloves, one-half
teaspoonful cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful allspice, one cup
raisins, one cup currants. Mix well, raise, and bake. — Mrs.
M. M. Bridge.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, one cup milk, three and one-
half scant cups flour, two teaspoonsful cream tartar, one tea
spoonful soda, four eggs, and nutmeg. Bake in two pans. — Mrs.
J. M. Arnold.
Two cups sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup milk, three
and one half cups flour, three teaspoonsful baking powder, and
whites of seven eggs. Bake one-half of this like jelly cake ; one-
half cake of chocolate, grated. Put all the chocolate but three
tablespoonsful in remainder. Bake like jelly cake.
Custard for Cake. — Use the yolks of seven eggs, three table-
spoonsful sugar, three tablespoonsful chocolate, one pint sweet
milk, two teaspoonsful vanilla. Let this stand in hot water until
it thickens. When cool, spread between the layers. — M. M.
One cup butter, one cup cold coffee, one cup raisins, one cup
currants, two cups brown sugar, three eggs, three cups flour, one
teaspoonful soda, spices to taste. — Mrs. Wells.
One-half cup butter, two cups sugar, two eggs, one cup sweet
milk, three cups flour, two teaspoonsful baking powder. — Ida
One pint of water with three-fourths of a cup of butter, boiled.
Stir in one and three-fourths cups flour, then remove from stove
and add five eggs, one at a time, without having beaten them,
and one-half teaspoonful soda. Drop on a greased pan and bake,
making round cakes.
Filling. — Cook one quart milk, five eggs (well beaten), one
and one-half cups sugar, two tablespoonsful corn starch flavor.
When the cakes are cold cut open and fill. You will find them
nearly hollow for the filling. — Mrs. J. H. Kendall.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, three eggs, flour enough to
stiffen, two teaspoonsful baking powder, one teaspoonful ginger,
and one teaspoonful vanilla. Be sure not to use too much flour.
It should be as delicate as can possibly be handled. Koll very
thin and bake quickly.— Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Three eggs beaten light, one-half teacup of drippings and but-
ter mixed, one cup sugar, two tablespoonsful of cream, vanilla to
flavor, one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half teaspoonful soda,
and flour enough to roll. When rolled thin sprinkle with sugar,
roll again, cut and bake in a quick oven. — Mrs. J. H. Kendall.
DELICIOUS CARAMEL CAKE.
One-half cup butter, one-half cup milk, one cup sugar, one and
one-half cups flour, two eggs, and two teaspoonsful Royal baking
Two cups sugar, one cup of butter beaten to a cream, whites of
four eggs, one cup milk, two cups flour, and two teaspoonsful of
baking powder. — Mrs. J. P. Taylor.
One cup sugar, one egg well beaten, one cup sour milk, one
teaspoonful soda dissolved in the sour milk, four cups sifted flour.
Let them stand an hour in not too warm a place, then roll and
cut, frying in hot lard. — L. A. S.
Two cups sour milk, two cups sugar (scant measure), three
eggs, three tablespoonsful melted butter, one teaspoonful soda,
salt, and nutmeg. Fry in hot lard. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
ENGLISH WALNUT CAKE.
One and one-half cups sugar, one-half cup butter, two cups
flour, three-fourths cup sweet milk, whites of four eggs, one tea-
spoonful cream tartar stirred in the flour, one-half teaspoonful
so;la dissolved in the milk. Add one cup of meats, chopped fine
and floured. — E. H. Leary.
One cup sugar, two tablespoonsful butter; stir butter and sugar
to a cream; one-half cup sweet milk, one-balf teaspoonful soda,
one teaspoonful cream tartar; flavor to taste. When used for a
dessert make a sauce of one cup cream, the whites of four eggs
beaten to a stiff froth, three tablespoonsful sugar. Beat all
thoroughly together. — Mrs. Leary.
One and one-half cups of butter, one cup of sugar, one cup of
molasses, one cup of sweet milk, four and one-half cups of flour,
five eggs, one teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of cinnamon,
one teaspoonful of cloves, one nutmeg, one pound of raisins, one
pound of figs. Chop the raisins and figs, rub in flour, and add
them last. Very good. — Mrs. James Fernald.
Two cups sugar, two-thirds cup of milk, butter size of a
small egg; boil six minutes; flavor strongly with vanilla; beat
until cold. Bake three layers, and spread between each layer and
. over the top. — Mrs. Cobb.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, four eggs, one cup molasses,
one cup sweet milk, four cups flour, one teaspoonful soda, one
nutmeg, one teaspoonful of each kind of spice, four cups raisins,
and one-half pound citron. — Mrs. Wheeler.
One cup butter, one cup sugar, one cup molasses, one- fourth
tablespoonful ginger, one teaspoonful soda, and flour to make
hard. Roll thin and bake. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
One cup of lard, two cups of molasses (New Orleans). Boil
molasses, and add the lard while hot. When a little cool add one
even tablespoonful of ginger, one heaping tablespoonful of saler-
atus, one teaspoonful of salt. Stir till molasses foams; mix very
stiff; roll only a portion at a time, as too much rolling makes it
hard. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
One-half cup butter, one cup sugar, two cups flour, one-half cup
sweet milk, the whites of four eggs, one and one-half teaspoons-
ful baking powder, one cup nuts, chopped a little, rub them in
flour and add them last. Make one loaf. — Mrs. James Fernald.
One-half cup butter, two cups sugar, two and one-half cups
flour, one-half cup corn starch, one cup milk, whites of six eggs,
two teaspoonsful baking powder. Bake in layers.
Filling. — Two lemons (grated), two eggs, one arid one-half cups
sugar. Stir over the fire until thick, then spread your layers. —
LEMON JELLY CAKE.
One cup sugar, one-half cup butter, three eggs beaten light
(whites and yolks separately), one-half cup sweet milk, two cups
flour, two teaspoonsful baking powder; flavor with lemon. This
will make four layers.
Felling. — One cup white sugar, one well-beaten egg, one table-
spoonful butter, rind and juice of one lemon. Boil until thick
and spread between layers. — Mrs. S. Wheelock.
MARBLED CHOCOLATE CAKE.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, with three
even teaspoonsful of baking powder in it, whites of six eggs, and
one cup milk ; flavor with vanilla. After these are all thoroughly
mixed take out one and one-half teacupsful, add to it seven
tablespoon sful of grated chocolate, moistened with milk, and
flavor with vanilla. Pour a layer of the white cake into the pan,
then drop the chocolate batter Avith a spoon in spots, and spread
the remainder of the white cake over it. This is very nice. —
Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
One cup sugar, one cup molasses, one-half cup sour cream, one-
half cup butter, four eggs, and two and one-half cups of flour.
Save the whites of two eggs for frosting. Flavor with vanilla
and bake in jelly tins. — Mrs. W. Moyer.
Two and one-half cups molasses, one-half cup brown sugar,
eighteen tablespoonsful melted butter, six teaspoonsful soda dis-
solved in six tablespoonsful of water, two teaspoonsful alum dis-
solved in six tablespoonsful of water, and flour enough to make a
stiff batter. Boll out and bake. — Mrs. W. Moyer.
MOLASSES LEMON COOKIES.
One cup of molasses, one cup of sugar, one cup of sour cream
or milk, one cup of butter or lard, one teaspoonful (heaping) of
saleratus, one-half teaspoonful of cloves, one tablespoonful of gin-
ger, the grated rind of one lemon, and two eggs. Mix stiff with
flour. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
White Layers. — Two cups sugar, one-half cup butter, one cup
milk, three cups flour, whites of four eggs, a small teaspoonful
Black Layers. — One cup brown sugar, one-half cup strong cold
coffee, two eggs, one-half cup butter, one-half cup molasses, two
and one-half cups flour, one and one-half cups stoned raisins, one
cup floured currants, one teaspoonful each of soda, cloves, and
cinnamon, and one-half teaspoonful of mace. Make a frosting
of the whites of two eggs and some powdered sugar, to put
between layers, alternating dark, then light. — Mrs. G. W. Hig-
Two cups sugar, one-half cup water, one-half cup butter, yolks
of five eggs, whites of three, one-half teaspoonful soda, one tea-
spoonful cream tartar, two cups flour, juice of one orange, and
bake in layers.
Filling. — Juice and grated rind of one orange, whites of two
eggs beaten stiff with sugar. Spread between layers.— Mrs.
One egg (beaten light;, one cup sugar and lump of butter size
of egg, rubbed to a cream; one cupful sweet milk, two cups flour,
two teaspoonsful baking powder. — Mrs. J. H. Kendall.
One-half cup sweet milk, one-half cup butter, one and one-half
cups sugar, two eggs, two teaspoonsful baking powder, one tea-
spoonful extract lemon. Bake one hour slowly. — Mrs. E. Park-
One cup butter, one cup sugar, one cup molasses, one-half cup
milk, three cups flour, two eggs, one-fourth teaspoonful soda, one-
fourth teaspoonful cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Put in as
much chopped raisins, currants, and citron as will make the cake
well filled with fruit. Bake in one deep pan. — Mrs. Arnold.
QUINCY POINT CAKE.
One-half cup molasses, one-half cup sugar, one-half cup butter,
one-half cup milk, one egg, one cup raisins, one-half teaspoonful
soda, one teaspoonful cream of tartar. — Mrs. J. P. Taylor.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAKE.
Two cups sugar, one half cup butter, the whites of six eggs,
three cups flour, two teaspoonsful baking powder, one cup
sweet milk, and bake in three quite deep jelly tins. Make a
thin icing <5f the whites of three eggs and two cups of powdered
sugar; let the sugar come to a boil in a half cup of water. After
the eggs are well beaten, add to the boiling sugar and beat three
minutes, then ice both sides of each layer.
Fruit for the Filling. — Six large figs, one cup raisins, one-
half cup of currants, one-half pound of dates, one-half pound
of citron ; chop all together very fine, and mix with it a small
quantity of cocoanut, spreading it between layers. Spread
the fruit and cocoanut on the top layer, and decorate with a half
pound of blanched almonds, — Mrs. James Fernald.
One-half cup butter, two cups powdered sugar, three cups flour,
one cup sweet milk, three eggs, two tablespoonsful baking pow-
der. This is an excellent recipe for layer cake. When baked in
a loaf use raisins, citron, or lemon. — Miss Gibson.
SODA BREAD CAKE.
One egg, one-third cup butter, one and one-half cups sugar,
one cup sour milk, one teaspoonful soda, one cup fruit, three cups
flour, one teaspoonful each of cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. —
Two cups of molasses, two and one-half cups of sugar, two eggs,
one teaspoonful of salt, one heaping teaspoonful of ginger, one-
half cup of lard, one-half of a cup of butter, two teaspoonsful of
saleratus, dissolved in two cups of boiling water put in last and
stirred until it foams. Add flour to make a thick batter. — Mrs.
S. J. Wheeler.
One cup molasses, one teaspoonful of ginger, one teaspoonful
cloves ; put butter size of an egg and one teaspoonful soda into
a teacup and fill it with hot water; three scant cups of flour. —
One cup molasses, one cup warm water, three cups flour, one
tablespoonful shortening, two teaspoonsful soda, one-half table-
spoonful ginger, a pinch of salt. Bake in one pan in a quick
oven. — Mrs. J. M. Arnold.
One and one-half cups New Orleans molasses, one-half cup
brown sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half cup sweet milk, one tea-
spoonful each of soda and allspice, one half teaspoonful ginger.
Mix all together thoroughly, then add sifted flour enough to make
it not quite so stiff as cake — say two and three fourths cupsful.
Be sure and do not make it too stiff. Bake in a shallow pan. —
Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Three eggs, one cup granulated sugar (sifted fine), one cup
flour, one teaspoonful baking powder. Beat the eggs well and
quickly, add the sugar, after sifting, sift the baking powder with
the flour. Bake in a quick oven. — Mrs. Woodard.
Beat three eggs two minutes, add one and one-half cups sugar
and beat five minutes, one cup flour, with one teaspoonful cream
tartar, and beat two minutes, one-half cup cold water, with one-
half teaspoonful soda, and beat one minute, the grated rind and
juice of half a lemon, a little salt, one more cup flour, and beat
one minute. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
Four eggs and two cups of sugar, well beaten, three-fourths of
a cup of boiling water, stirred in quickly; flavor to taste, then
add two cups of flour and two small teaspoonsful of baking pow-
der. — Mrs. James Fernald.
One egg, one cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one-half teaspoon-
ful cream tartar, one teaspoonful soda or saleratus, two table-
spoonsful milk, a pinch of salt, flour enough to roll out thin.
Then cut in squares and bake in that form. — Mrs. J. M.
Two cups sugar, one-half cup butter, one cup sour milk, two
cups flour, yolks of four eggs, one-half teaspoonful soda, nutmeg
to suit taste. — Mrs. J. P. Taylor.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, one-half cup sweet milk, three
eggs, one-half nutmeg, one-half teaspoonful soda, juice of one
lemon, flour enough to make hard, one-half teaspoonful cinna-
mon. Boll the dough very thin, sprinkle the top with granulated
sugar, press lightly with rolling-pin, then bake in a quick oven.
— Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
One pound sugar, one pound flour, one-half pound butter, one
coffee-cup sweet milk, one-half cup brandy, six eggs, one tea-
spoonful soda in milk, two teaspoonsful cream tartar in flour, one
pint walnut meats, one pint raisins. Mix butter and sugar to a
cream, add yolks, milk, two-thirds of the flour, then whites, then
flour, then fruits, and the brandy last. — Mrs. J. Spink.
One cup butter, two cups sugar, one cup milk or water, the
whites of six eggs, four cups flour, and two heaping teaspoonsful
of baking powder. Gold cake made as above, using the yolks
of the six eggs. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
WHITE SPONGE CAKE.
The whites of eleven eggs, one and one-half cups powdered
sugar, one cup flour, one even teaspoonful cream tartar, one
teaspoonful vanilla. Sift the sugar and flour three times, put-
ting the cream tartar in the flour before the last sifting. Beat
the whites to a stiff froth, then add the sugar, flour, and flavor-
ing. Bake in a moderate oven fifty minutes, and do not butter
the tin, which is better to be new. When it is done turn it
upside down, letting it rest on the corners of something while it
is cooling.— Miss Gibson.
PUDDINGS AND PIDS
Pare and core four or five apples, place in a kettle or saucepan
with enough water to nearly cover them, put in a small piece of
butter. Then make a crust like biscuit and cover over the apples.
Cut a hole in the top and let the steam out. Cook on the top of
the stove, slowly, one-half hour. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
BAKED APPLE DUMPLINGS.
One quart flour, two tablespoonsful lard (or half butter is
better), two cups milk, three teaspoonsful baking powder, sifted
in the dry flour. Chop the shortening into the flour, and wet up
quickly just stiff enough to roll into a paste less than half an inch
thick. Cut into squares, and lay in the center of each a juicy
tart apple, pared and cored. Bring the corners of the square
neatly together, and pinch them slightly. Lay in a buttered bak-
ing pan with the joined edges downward, and bake to a fine brown.
When done, brush over with beaten egg, and set back in the oven
to glaze for two or three minutes. Sift powdered sugar over them,
and eat hot with a rich, sweet sauce. This crust is very nice for
all kinds of dumplings. — Mrs. S. Wheelock.
Slice six bananas, sprinkle with sugar, over which pour boiled
custard made from the yolks of eggs. Use the whites, beaten to
a froth, and pour on the top. — Mrs. Adams.
BROWN BETTY PUDDING.
One cup bread crumbs, two cups chopped apples, one half cup
sugar, one teaspoonful cinnamon, two tablespoonsful butter, cut
in small bits. Bake about one-half hour. — Mrs. E. H. Leary.
BAKED INDIAN PUDDING.
Sift one -half of a pint of white corn meal in one quart scalded
milk; to this add two-thirds of a cup of molasses, salt and cin-
namon to taste. When cool, add a well-beaten egg and one pint
of cold milk, and bake in a covered dish, in a moderate oven,
four hours. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
One cup of white corn meal, three pints of milk, and two eggs.
Take about half the milk, pour it in a spider, and when it comes
to boiling point pour in the corn meal, which has been wet in
some of the milk, and stir it into the hot milk, letting it cook
about five minutes ; then add a cupful of molasses and let it cook
thoroughly, stirring constantly to keep from burning, about fif-
teen minutes. When cool, add the rest of the milk, also the eggs,
well beaten. Butter an earthen pudding dish well, pour in the
pudding, putting in a generous piece of butter (at least as large
as an egg) in the center of the dish, and cook one hour. A tea-
spoonful of grated nutmeg or cinnamon, as preferred. — Mrs. H.
Take one-half of a box of gelatine dissolved in one pint of
milk. Let it stand on the back of the stove and it will dissolve
quicker. Then strain it into one pint of cream, sweeten and
flavor to suit the taste, and beat until it thickens. After arrang-
ing the sponge cake in your mold, pour over the cream and put
in a cool place. — Mrs. Taylor.
Three fourths cup tapioca, one cup dessicated cocoanut, three
eggs, three large cups sweet milk, one-fourth teaspoonful salt.
Soak the tapioca over night in enough warm water to cover it.
Then cook it in a rice-boiler until done, after which add the yolks
of eggs, beaten well, with one-half cup sugar. Stir thoroughly,
and turn into an earthen dish. When cool, spread over the top
a frosting made of the whites of eggs, well beaten, with one
tablespoonful powdered sugar. Sprinkle top of frosting with one-
half cup cocoanut, and brown lightly in the oven. — Mrs. M. W.
A delicious pudding is made from this recipe : Dry and grate
two coffee-cups of bread, or break into fine crumbs; mix with it
nine tablespoonsful of grated chocolate. Heat one quart of milk
to a boiling point, and pour over the chocolate and bread ; add a
little salt and a piece of butler, if the milk is not rich. When it
has cooled, stir in the yolks of four eggs, with sugar to your taste.
Flavor with vanilla or nutmeg, or not anything. Bake for one
hour. When done, have beaten (and mixed with powdered sugar)
the whites of the four eggs and two tablespoonsful of sugar, and
spread this over the top and set in the oven to brown. This
makes a dessert sufficient for eight persons. Set the whole in a
silver pudding-holder and serve on the table. The same quan-
tity of rolled wheat may be used instead of the bread. A finely-
flavored pie (apple), cut in thin slices, added to the mixture, is a
decided improvement. — H. B. M.
One pint flour, one teaspoonful baking powder, a little salt, one
cup sweet milk, one cup sugar, one egg. Bake in a quick oven.
Sauce. — One pint flour starch (made in the usual way), one-
half cup butter, a little salt. Flavor to taste. — Mrs. S. J.
One-half cup raw rice, boiled in one and one-half cups water.
When nearly clone, add two cups of milk and cook until the rice
is soft. Add the yolks of four eggs, beaten with one-half cup
sugar, a little salt, and one-half teaspoonful vanilla. Take from
the fire, and stir in the beaten whites of two eggs. Make a
meiingue of the other two whites, beaten with one-half cup of
sugar, spread over the top, and put in the oven to brown. — Mrs.
O. W. Higgins.
DRAWN PUDDING SAUCE.
One-half teacup butter, one-half teacup sugar. Stir to a foam,
put in a tin dish, and add one-half cup hot water. Stir one way
until it comes to a foam. When done, add a lemon, peeled and
sliced very thin. — Mrs. E. H. Leary.
For a small f-araily whip one pint of cream until light and
frothy, add a few drops of rose extract, and turn over pieces of
sponge cake one-half hour before serving. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
For small family take one-half cup sago, four tart apples, two
tablespoon sful sugar, one-fourth teaspoonful salt. Add enough
water to cover. Cook slowly on the top of the stove. To be
eaten with cream and sugar. — Mrs. E. Parkhurst.
One pint of flour, one teaspoonful of salt, two teaspoonsful of
baking powder. Beat one egg, and add three -fourths of a cup of
milk. Mix the dough soft enough to spread half an inch in a
buttered baking tin. Pare and cut into eight pieces four apples
and place them in the dough, the narrow edge down. Sprinkle
over the whole two tablespoonsful of sugar, and bake in a quick
Sauce. — One cup of sugar, two cups of water put on to boil,
three teaspoonsful of corn starch, rubbed in a little water and put
in when boiling. Cook about eight minutes. The juice and rind
of one lemon, one tablespoonful of butter, and stir until melted,
then serve. — Mrs. Eastman.
ENGLISH PLUM PUDDING.
One pound of raisins (stoned), one pound of currants, one
pound of suet (chopped fine), one pound of bread crumbs (finely
grated), three-fourths pound of brown sugar, one-fourth pound of
mixed candied peel, six large apples (chopped), one teaspoonful
of mixed spice, one nutmeg, six eggs, salt, and one wine glass of
brandy, if you like. Tie up very tightly in a cloth and boil six
hours, then hang up until wanted for dinner, when boil again
four hours. By following this plan I find the pudding is richer
and easier turned out. A great deal depends upon tightly com-
pressing the pudding in the cloth, for if it is loose it will be sod-
den. A plate should be put in the bottom of the pot. — Mr".
One cup of molasses, one cup of milk, three cups of flour, two
cups of raisins, and one-half of a cup of butter (scant measure),
one teaspoonful of soda, and spice to the taste. Boil three
Sauce. — One cup of sugar, one -half of a cup of butter rubbed
to a cream, one-half of a cup of milk; flavor with wine to taste.
Excellent. — Mrs. C. A. Morse.
Six eggs, leaving out the whites of three for sauce; six table-
spoonfuls of flour; one tablespoonful of melted butter; one pint
of milk. Bake in gem pans, in a quick oven. Take them out,
place on a platter, and pour over them a sauce made as follows :
One large cup of sugar, and the juice of four or five oranges,
added to the three whites of eggs well beaten. This is a delicious
pudding.— Mrs. C. A. Godfrey.
Two cups chopped bread, one-half cup chopped suet, one-half
cup molasses, one egg, one cup raisins, one cup currants, a little
citron or lemon peel, one cup sweet milk, one-half teaspoonful
soda dissolved in the milk, one-half teaspoonful cloves, one tea-
spoonful cinnamon, and a pinch of mace and salt. Boil two
hours in a tin pudding boiler. — Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
Beat three eggs well; add one pint sweet milk and a pinch of
salt. Cut a loaf of bakers' bread into slices about one inch thick,
cutting off the crust. Dip the slices into the egg and milk and
drop into hot lard, just as you would doughnuts, until a delicate
brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot. This
makes a very nice dish for dessert, served with pudding sauce. —
Mrs. G. W. Higgins.
NANTUCKET CORN PUDDING.
One dozen and a half of green corn, three pints of milk, one
tablespoonful of butter, sugar and salt to taste. Plane or grate
off the corn, add the milk and all the other ingredients, then put
it in a shallow tin pan or pudding dish, which should be well but-
tered, and bake in a slow oven one hour and a half. This will
make a pudding sufficient for a large family. — Mes. Lodge.
Beat the whites of ten eggs to a stiff froth ; the yolks, with
three-fourths pound of sugar, juice and rind of one lemon; mix
all together lightly. Butter a dish that will hold it. Bake ten or
fifteen minutes in a quick oven. Serve with brandy or wine sauce.
— Mrs. James Spink.
ORANGE MARMALADE PUDDING.
One cup fine bread crumbs, one-half cup sugar, one cup of milk
or cream, four eggs, two teaspoonsful butter, one cup orange or
other sweet marmalade. Rub the butter and sugar together, add
the yolks (well beaten), the milk, bread crumbs, and the whites
beaten to a froth. Put a layer of this in the bottom of a well-
buttered mold, spread this layer with some pretty stiff marma-
lade (orange is nicest), then another layer of the mixture, and so
on until the mold is full, having the custard mixture at the top.
Bake in a moderate oven about an hour. Turn out of the mold
upon a dish and serve cold, with sweetened cream or custard. —
Mrs. S. Wheelock.
One quart of sweet milk, three eggs well beaten, one-half of a
loaf of bakers' bread (if a five-cent loaf, use three-fourths
of a loaf), four heaping tablespoonsful of molasses and a
little sugar, one pound of raisins (stoned), one-half pound
currants, a tablespoonful of cinnamon (if it is strong), and a
good teaspoonful of baking powder, one full cup of flour (it should
be quite thick), and bake two hours. The fruit, after it is well
cleansed, should be rubbed in flour thoroughly, and put in the
last thing, being careful not to stir much.
Sauce. — One cup of powdered sugar, one-half cup of but-
ter beaten to a cream; flavor to taste. On the second day this
pudding can be steamed, and is very nice. Any liquid sauce can
be used if preferred. — Miss Gibson.
Six soda crackers, rolled fine, one quart sweet milk, two eggs,
one-half cup sugar, one-half cup raisins, one-fourth cup molasses,
one half teaspoonful each of cloves and cinnamon, one-half nut-
meg (grated), one teaspoonful salt, two teaspoonsful baking pow-
der. Mix well, place in a buttered dish, and bake slowly two and
one-half hours. Turn out when cold. To be eaten with or
without sauce. — Lizzie.
One cup of flour, one cup of milk, one pinch of salt; beat thor-
oughly; heat the pans and butter them; fill about half full with
batter, and bake in a hot oven. This makes a nice dessert served
with the following dressing : One cup of sugar, two cups of water
put on to boil, three teaspoonsful of corn starch, rubbed smooth
in a little water and put in when boiling the juice, and grated rind
of one lemon and one tablespoonful of butter. Cook about eight
minutes. — Miss Gibson.
One and one-half pounds prunes. Stew as for sauce, but with
less syrup; sweeten while cooking. When done, remove the pits.
When cold, beat the whites of four eggs to a froth; add sugar to
taste. Take about half and mix with the prunes. Put the
remainder of meringue on the top. Place in oven to brown.
Eaten with cream. — Mrs. J. Spink.
PUFF PASTE PUDDING, With Strawberry Sauce.
Four eggs, ten tablespoonsful flour, one pint milk, and a little
salt. The eggs to be beaten separately, and the whites added the
last thing. Bake one-half hour in a buttered dish.
Sauce. — One -half cup butter, one cup sugar. Beat to a cream
and mix with a bowl full of mashed strawberries. — Mrs. Tristram.
RICE PUDDING, WITHOUT EGGS.
One-half teacup of rice, two quarts milk, and one cup sugar.
Bake in a moderately warm oven and cook slowly for three hours.
Stir two or three times. This is a delicious pudding, and very
nice to be eaten cold. Convenient to make on Saturday and serve
for Sunday's dessert. — Mrs. Lamberson.
One-half box gelatine in one quart sweet milk; heat nearly to
boiling; then add the yolks of four eggs, with one cup sugar.
Cook about one-half minute, or long enough to cook the yolks,
then add the whites, well beaten. Just as you take from the fire
flavor with lemon. — Lizzie.
One-half box gelatine and one pint milk, boiled together, yolks
of three eggs, and five tablespoonsful sugar, beaten together and
added to the above. Eemove from the stove as soon as it thick-
ens, then stir in the whites of three eggs beaten to a stiff froth.
Flavor with vanilla. Te be eaten cold, with cream and sugar. —
Mrs. E. M. Tristram.
One-half box of Cox's gelatine dissolved in one teacup of hot
water; let it stand until dissolved. One quart milk, one teacup
sugar, four eggs. When the milk is scalding hot put in first the,
dissolved gelatine, then the yolks of the eggs and the sugar, well
beaten together. Stir until you think the custard has formed,
then take off and flavor. Stir in the whites of the eggs carefully,
after having beaten them stiff. Turn into molds. To be eaten
cold, with sugar and cream. To be made the day before using.
— Ida McFarland.
STEAMED INDIAN PUDDING.
Two cups of corn meal, one cup flour, two and one-half cups
water, one cup molasses, one-half teaspoonful soda. Steam in
a pan or pail two and one-half hours. Serve with sauce. — Mrs.
One cup suet chopped fine, one cup molasses, one cup sweet
milk, three and one-half cups flour, one and one-half cups raisins,
one cup currants, one teaspoonful soda. Steam two hours in a
dish or bag.
Sauce. — Four tablespoonsful white sugar, two tablespoonsful
butter, one tablespoonful flour. Beat to a cream, and add one
gill of boiling water and a little wine, brandy, or flavoring. —
Edith F. Greene.
One cup suet, one cup sour milk, one teaspoonful soda, two-
thirds cup molasses, three cups flour, as much fruit as you like,
and all kinds of spices. Steam three hours. — Mrs. A. A.
TAPIOCA PUDDING, WITH APPLES.
One medium-sized cup of flake tapioca, washed once or twice,
as seems necessary. Put in a dish, covering it with cold water,
putting in a good pinch of salt. Then place it on the back of the
stove — not where it will boil, but where the water will get warm
enough to soften the tapioca — letting it stand two hours. Then
pare and quarter three or four tart apples, according to the size,
place them in a shallow earthen dish, and cover with the tapioca.
Bake in a quick oven, browning nicely on top. Serve with cream
and sugar. Excellent. — Miss Gibson.
YANKEE PAN (DOWDY).
Line a deep dish with pie paste ; slice apple as for pie ; fill the
dish half full of apple, add sugar, nutmeg, and salt to taste. Now
fill the dish full with apple, and add more sugar, nutmeg, and
salt. Upper crust should be a little thicker than for common pie.
Bake in a slow oven about two hours. "When done, pass a knife
around the edge of the upper crust, remove carefully (top down)
into a plate, dip out half of the apple and part of the juice into
the upper crust. Pour half of a cup of thick sweet cream into
the pie, and add three bits of butter. Slide the upper crust into
dish (crust down), add half cup more of cream and three bits of
butter. Cover with a plate and set in a cool place until wanted.
A delicious dish for dessert. — Mrs. S. J. Wheeler.
Put in a farina kettle a scant pint of milk, yolks of two eggs,
and one heaping tablespoonful of flour. Moisten the flour with
the yolks of the eggs, and sweeten to taste. Allow this to come
to a boil. Have ready an under-crust. Pour in the prepared
cream. Beat the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth, and sweeten
with six teaspoonsful of sugar. Place over the top, put in the
oven, and allow to remain until it becomes a light brown. — Mrs.
0. C. Fordham.
Take a raw carrot and grate it, and two eggs and beat them
light; put in a little salt, and sweeten to the taste; add milk, as
you do for a custard. Flavor with nutmeg, and bake the same
as custard. Squash pie made in like manner. — Mrs. Woodard.
FROSTED CURRANT PIE.
Two cups ripe currants, mashed fine, one and one-fourth cups
sugar, one-half cup water, one tablespoonful flour, yolks of two
eggs. Bake with under crust. Beat the whites of two eggs, add
a little sugar, spread over the top, set back in the oven and brown.
— Mrs. J. Spink.
FROSTED LEMON PIE.
Take one lemon (using the rind and pulp only), three eggs
(save the whites for frosting), one cup sugar, one teacup water,
one and one-half tablespoonsful flour. Beat yolks, flour, and
sugar together, then add water. Bake with a lower crust. When
done, take whites of eggs and beat stiff; add one tablespoonful
sugar. Spread over pie and set in the oven. Let it brown. —
One lemon, one cup sugar, yolks of three eggs, two tablespoons-
ful rolled crackers, butter size of a large walnut. Grate the rind
of the lemon, and squeeze the juice out; one cup of milk, put in
the last thing. Bake like a custard pie.
Frosting. — Beat the whites to a froth, add three tablespoonsful
pulverized sugar and a little lemon extract. When the pie is
baked, spread the frosting on the top and brown in the oven.—
One lemon, one teacup sugar, one tablespoonful flour dissolved
in three-fourths of a cup of cold water, three eggs. Grate off the
yellow part of the lemon, take off the white rind (do not use it),
take out seeds, and chop the pulp and what you have grated.
Beat the sugar and yolks of eggs well, stir whites to a froth; add
the sugar and eggs to the chopped lemon, then the flour and
water, and last the whites of the eggs. Cover your plate with
crust, and bake as you would a custard pie. — Ida McFarland.
Two soda crackers, or one and one-half Boston crackers, one
cup of sugar, one-half cup water, one egg, one lemon (the rind
grated and juice), small piece of butter. Put top crust on. Makes
one pie. — Mrs. Arnold.
MOCK MINCE PIE.
Four soda crackers (pounded fine), one cup sugar, one cup
molasses, one cup boiling water, one-half cup vinegar, one-half
cup butter, two eggs, one cup raisins, one teaspoonful of all kinds
of spices, and a pinch of salt. Make two pies. — Mrs. Arnold.
MRS. WOODARDS MINCE PIES.
One quart of beef (chopped), two quarts of apples, two pounds
of raisins, two pounds of currants, one .pound of citron, three
lemons, two tablespoonsful of cinnamon, one of allspice, one of
cloves, two of fine table salt, one-half pint of New Orleans mo-
lasses, four pints of boiled cider. I get my beef and boil it until
tender, then take out the bones, gristle and skin, and leave until
quite cold, then chop fine, then measure. My apples I pare with
care; when slicing, avoid hulls and seeds, which are so obnox-
ious in a pie. When chopped fine, I put them in my preserving
kettle, with the molasses and cider and all the spices. I take my
lemons, roll and squeeze out all the juice in a glass, and strain;
pull out the inside of the peel and throw it away, then chop the
outside very fine and put it in with the rest. My raisins I wash
clean and stone. I also pick over my currants with care, and
wash and drain, then dry on a cloth. When I make the pies I
put a generous piece of butter on the top. The meat should be
tasted to see if it suits the taste, as it should be very sweet.
Boil or grate one large white potato in a cup of cold water.
Add one cup sugar, white of one egg, juice and rind of one lemon.
When baked, beat the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth, add
sugar, spread over the top, and garnish with jelly. — Mrs. E. H.
Same as for creamed dates, but boiled until it becomes brittle
when tried in a cup of water. Then dip in the nuts. — Edith F.
Two cups of white sugar and one-half cup of skimmed milk.
Boil briskly five minutes, stirring constantly. Then stir until
cold enough to roll into balls; drop in melted chocolate, and set
in a cool place on a greased paper. — Mrs. J. H. Kendall.
One cup water, two cups sugar, one-half teaspoonful cream tar-
tar, one-half teaspoonful flavoring. Boil, and try in water if it
becomes gummy. Take it off and beat until cool, white, and
sugary. Stone the dates and fill them with the candy. — Edith
Two cups of molasses, one cup of sugar, one spoonful of vin-
egar. Boil twenty-five minutes, and just before removing from
the fire put in one-eighth of a teaspoonful of soda — Mrs. F. H.
NICE BUTTER TAFFY.
Three cups of sugar (white coffee-crushed), a little more than
two cups of New Orleans molasses, one cup of butter. Flavor
with vanilla. Boil until it will rope in water. Pour in tins and
cut in squares. This is very nice if made of the best materials.
— L. A. S.
Same rule as for the molasses candy, omitting the soda. Boil
until it is hard enough to break easily when cool. Spread the
nuts in the bottom of a shallow tin, and pour over enough candy
to cover the bottom of the pan. Cool and cut in squares. — Mrs.
F. H. Cobb.
PHILADELPHIA WALNUT CANDY.
Boil one quart of New Orleans molasses. When done, stir in
one pint of walnut meats, one teaspoonful of soda, and a piece
of butter the size of a nut. Stir hard until white, then turn off
into buttered tins. — L. A. S.
Two cups of sugar, one cup of water, and as much cream tar-
tar as you can take on the point of a knife ; put it into the water
and sugar, and put it on to cook, letting it boil until it will harden
in a little cold water, and just before it is done put in a lump of
butter as large as a walnut. After it begins to cool and you have
pulled it a little, make a few holes in the candy, putting in the
vanilla, then finish pulling. — L. A. S.
Delicacies for tlie Sick
Cut two large apples in slices, and pour on them one pint of
boiling water. Strain well, and sweeten to taste. Ice will
improve it before drinking.
Soak one pint of barley in warm water a few minutes, then
drain off the water. Put the barley in three quarts of cold water
and cook slowly until the barley is quite soft. Skim it nicely,
When cold, flavor with lemon juice.
To one pound of lean beef add one coffee-cup of cold water.
Cut the beef in small pieces, cover, and let it boil slowly for ten
minutes. Add a V ' '(salt after it is boiled. — Mrs. Welles.
Li-ce beef tea is made by cutting up tender, juicy beef into
pieces about one inch square, put into a strong bottle, cork tightly,
and set iu a kettle of cold water. Boil it about two hours ; the
nutriment of the meat will be obtained, and the tonic effect will
be very perceptible.
• Cut raw lean beef into small pieces and cover with cold water.
Set it on the back of the stove where it will steep slowly until all
the juice is extracted from the beef. When wanted, season and
strain. It wih be very nourishing.
Take part of a chicken, joint it, and cover with water. Let it
boil, keeping closely covered, until the meat drops from the bones.
Then skim off the fat, strain, and season with a little salt. Eat
it, if liked, with rolled crackers.
Warm and squeeeze the berries. Add fco one pint of juice one
pound of white sugar, one-half ounce of powdered cinnamon, one-
fourth ounce of mace, two teaspoonsful of cloves. Boil all
together for fifteen miDutes. Strain the sirup, and to each pint
add a glass of French brandy. Two or three doses of a table-
spoonful, or less, will check a diarrhoea. When the attack is vio-
lent, give a tablespoonful after each discharge until the complaint
is subdued. It will arrest dysentery, if taken in season, and is a
pleasant and safe remedy.
To one teacupful of cracked wheat add one quart of hot water
and a little salt. Boil slowly for half an hour ; stir it frequently
to avoid burning. Serve with cream and sugar, or rich milk.
Make a thin batter of white flour and cold milk, and stir it into
the boiling milk, with a little salt. Let it boil a few minutes,
OAT MEAL GRUEL.
Put two large spoonsful of oat meal, wet in cold water, into
one pint of boiling water. Boil it slowly one-half hour. Skim,
and add a little salt. Some like sugar and nutmeg.
OAT MEAL MUSH.
Sift into boiling water, with a little salt, oat meal to about the
thickness of common mush. Let it boil one-half hour. Eat
with milk or cream.
PORT WINE JELLY.
Melt in a little warm water one ounce of isinglass, stir it into
one pint of port wine, adding two ounces of sugar, an ounce of
gum arabic, and half a nutmeg, grated. Mix all well and boil
ten minutes. See that the ingredients are well dissolved, then
strain. When cold it will be ready for use.
Break a fresh egg into a glass and beat until very light.
Sweeten to taste, and add two tablespoonsful port wine. Stir
TO PREPARE AN EGG.
Beat an egg until very light, add seasoning to the taste, and
then steam until thoroughly warmed through. This will not take
more than two minutes. The most delicate stomach will be able
to digest it.
VEAL OR MUTTON BROTH.
To each pound of meat add one quart of cold water; let it boil
gently, then skim and add salt, and let it simmer about three
hours. It improves the broth by adding one-half teacupful of
rice. All the fat should be skimmed off.
A CURE FOR WHISKY DRINKERS.
Sulphate of iron, five grains; magnesia, ten grains; pepper-
mint water, eleven drachms; spirit of nutmeg, one drachm. To
be taken twice a day.
Lavender, two drachms ; bergamot, two drachms ; lemon,
one-half drachm; cinnamon, six drops; rosemary, ten drops;
musk, ten drops; cologne spirits, one quart.
One grain of tartar emetic, one grain of morphine, four ounces
of water. Take a teaspoonful once in three hours.
CURE FOR NEURALGIA.
Horseradish grated and slightly moistened with vinegar and
put in a bag, or between cloths, and applied to the seat of pain.
FOR CLEANING STATUARY.
Tiy calcimine. If not handy, take Indian meal and apply with
a tooth brush.
FOR REMOVING GREASE AND CLEANING GLOVES,
LACES, SATINS, SILKS, ETC.
One gallon deodorized benzine, one ounce alcohol, one-half
ounce chloroform, one-half ounce ether, one ounce of lavender
or oil of cologne. Pour the mixture into a bowl, and rub as in
water. For large articles rub with a cloth. After cleaning small
articles, lay them on a folded cloth and rub until dry. Be very
careful not to use the mixture near the fire or a light of any
TO PREVENT LAMPS FROM SMOKING.
Dip the wick in strong hot vinegar and dry it before putting it
in your lamp.
One quart boiling water, one square inch of hops. Boil a few
minutes and strain. Then boil in the hop water four medium-
sized potatoes, one teaspoonful salt, one tablespoonful sugar.
Stir in four tablespoonsful flour while boiling. When nearly
cold, add one-half cup yeast, or one cake of compressed yeast.
Let it rise, cork tight, and set in a cool place. — Mrs. Willard.
Mix alum and common salt in equal quantities, finely pulver-
ized. Then wet some cotton (enough to fill the cavity), which
cover with salt and alum, and apply it. We have the authority
of those who have tested it for saying it will produce an imme-
TO CLEAN HOT WATER BOILER.
One teaspoonful oxalic acid, one and one-half teacupsful water.
Bub on with a cloth, then rub off with a dry cloth. It will leave
TO REMOVE RATS.
Corks cut as thin as sixpence, stewed in grease and placed in
their way; or dried sponge in small pieces, fried in grease or
dipped in honey or a little oil of Bhodium; or bird lime, laid in
their haunts, will stick to their fur and cause their departure.
One box of Babbitt's potash, one ounce of ammonia, one-half
of an ounce of the salts of tartar. Pour one gallon of boiling
water slowly over the potash. After standing a few minutes, add
salts of tartar; when cold, add the ammonia, and cover up tightly.
Use one teacupful of fluid to three pails of water. Put the
clothes in and soak over night. In the morning wring them out
and put them in the boiler with cold water and two -thirds of a bar
of soap, sliced thin. Boil fifteen minutes, then rub and rinse
well. I use no blueing. The clothes will look white and nice if
done according to directions, and will not take half as much
time as the old way. Sometimes I add more fluid for the second
boiler, and put the clothes in cold.
Tli anks giving Dinner
MRS. WOODARD'S BILL OF FARE.
Oyster soup; roast turkey, stuffed; a pair of chickens, stuffed,
and boiled with cabbage and one-balf pound of lean salt pork;
a chicken pie, with pastry crust; potatoes, mashed; turnips;
squash ; onions ; gravy ; apple and cranberry sauce ; oyster sauce ;
brown and white bread; plum and plain pudding, with sweet
sauce; mince, apple, and pumpkin pies; cheese; fruit and raised
cake ; uuts and raisins.
[P. S. — The chickens are prepared in the same manner as you
would to roast them. Fill the chickens, and sew them up close.
Boil them two and one-half hours, or until tender.]
Foe Turnip Sauce. — Boil your turnips and mash them fine;
add the same amount of mealy mashed potatoes; season with
pepper and salt; moisten with cream and butter.
Squash. — Boil, peel, and squeeze it dry in a cloth; mash it
fine; season it with salt, pepper, and butter.
Onions. — Boil in water until nearly done. Pour off tbe water,
add a little milk and water, boil tender, and serve by adding pep-
per, salt, and butter.
Gravy Sauce. — Boil the neck, wings, gizzard, liver, and heart
of the fowls till tender; chop it all fine, add two or three pounded
crackers, a piece of butter, and a little flour thickening; season
with pepper and salt.
Cranberry Sauce. — Wash and stew your cranberries in water,
and add almost their weight in wbite sugar just before you take
tbem from the fire.
If prepared properly this will make a nice dinner.
Advice in Making Soup Stock 5
Potato Soup 5
Potato Soup, with Stock .... 6
"White Swiss Soup 6
Tomato Soup 6
Black Bean Soup 7
Bean Soup 8
Barley Soup 8
Vegetable Soup 8
Gumbo Soup 9
Noodle Soup 9
Dumplings for Soup 9
Milk Soup 10
Mock Turtle Soup 10
Potage-aux Poireaux 10
Oyster Soup 11
Eoast Beef 13
Koast Veal 13
Smothered Beef and Onions . 13
Lamb or Mutton Koast 13
Eoast Pork 14
Boast Ham 14
Baked Tenderloin 14
Toad in the Hole 14
Beefst'k smothered in oysters 14
Fried Liver 14
Fried Veal 15
To Fry Veal Cutlets 15
Hot Pot 15
Cooked Corn Beef 15
Boiled Leg of Mutton with
Caper Sauce 15
Chicken Pot Pie 19
Broiled Quail 19
Smothered Chicken 20
Jellied Chicken 20
Eoast Turkey 20
Chicken Pie 20
Fricasseed Chicken 21
How to Cook Fish 23
Boiled Salt Mackerel 23
Fried Eels 24
Fried Salt Mackerel 24
Boiled Fish, Parsley Sauce . 24
Quick and Novel way to Fresh-
en Salt Mackerel 24
Baked Whitefish 24
Baked Salt Codfish 24
Baked Fresh Trout 25
Fresh Haddock ChoAvder .... 25
Clam Chowder 25
Fresh Fish Chowder 26
Fried Oysters 29
Eoast Oysters 29
Escaloped Oysters 29
Fricassee Oysters 30
Oyster Patties 30
Oyster Chowder 30
Potatoes, a la Creme 33
Escaloped Potatoes 33
Escaloped Tomatoes 33
Baked Tomatoes 34
Fried Tomatoes 34
Boston Baked Beans 34
Baked Beans 35
Egg Plant 35
Asparagus and Eggs 35
Escaloped Onions 86
Call's Liver and Heart Hash, 39
Force Meat Balls 39
Fricasseed Tripe 39
Sweetbreads served with Peas 39
Fried Sweetbreads 40
Mock Duck 40
Veal Loaf 40
Pressed Beef 40
Beef Pie 41
Veal Pie 41
White Hash 41
Potato Puff 41
Corn Oysters 42
Clam Fritters 42
Green Corn Fritters 42
Maryland Bread . . 45 -
Corn Bread 45
Mother's Brown Bread 45
Steamed Brown Bread 45
Boston Brown Bread 46
Flora's Graham Bread 46
Graham Bread 46
Graham Gems 46
Muffins raised with yeast 47
Johnny Cake 47
Sally Lunn 47
Pancakes for Breakfast 47
Chicken Croquetts 49
Bice Croquetts 49
Fish Croquetts 49
Potato Bissoles 49
Potato Croquetts 50
Scrambled Eggs 51
Baked Omelet 51
Egg Omelet 51
Pickled Oysters 53
Bordeaux Sauce 54
Chili Sauce 54
Tomato Sauce 54
Shirley Sauce 55
Mint Sauce 55
Tomato Catsup 55
Cherry Catsup 56
Spiced Gooseberries 56
Spiced Grapes . . 56
Green Tomato Pickles 56
Cucumber Pickles 56
Pickled Onions 57
Pickled Peaches 57
French Cold Slaw 57
Dressing for Cold Slaw 58
Cal ibage Salad 58
Chicken Salad 58
Ripe Cucumber Salad 59
Lobster Salad 59
Mrs. Talcott's Salad 59
Potato Salad 60
Salad Dressing 60
Veal Salad 61
Angel Cake 63
Angel's Food 63
Banana Cake 64
Black Chocolate Cake 64
Black Fruit Cake 64
Bread Cake 64
Bridgeport Cake 65
Chocolate Cake 65
Coffee Cake 65
Common Cake 65
Cream Puffs . 65
Delicious Caramel Cake 66
Delicate Cake 66
English Walnut Cake 66
Feather Cake 67
Fig Cake 67
Ginger Snaps 67
Hickory Nut Cake 68
Lemon Cake 68
Lemon Jelly Cake 68
Marbled Chocolate Cake .... 68
Molasses Cake 68
Molasses Cookies 69
Molasses Lemon Cookies .... 69
Napolitau Cake 69
Orange Cake 69
One Egg Cake 70
Plain Cake 70
Plum Cake 70
Quincy Point Cake 70
Rocky Mountain Cake 70
Railroad Cake 71
Soda Bread Cake 71
Soft Gingerbread 71
Sponge Cake 72
Sugar Gingerbread 72
Taylor Cake 72
Walnut Cake 73
White Cake 73
White Sponge Cake 73
Puddings and Fies.
Apple Pot Pie 75
Baked Apple Dumplings 7">
Banana Float 75
Brown Betty Pudding 75
Baked Indian Pudding 76
Charlotte Russe 76
Coeoanut Pudding. 76
Chocolate Pudding 77
Cottage Pudding 77
Delicate Pudding 77
Drawn Pudding Sauce 77
Dutch Apple 78
English Plum Pudding 78
Fruit Pudding 7?)
German Puffs 79
John's Delight 79
Mennonite Toast 79
Nantucket Corn Pudding. ... 79
Omelet Souffle 80
Orange Marmalade Pudding. 80
Plum Pudding 80
Prune Pudding 81
Puff Paste Pudding, with
[Strawberry Sauce 81
Rice Pudding, without Eggs. 81
Spanish Cream 82
Steamed Indian Pudding .... 82
Suet Pudding 82
Tapioca Pudding, with Apples 83
Yankee Pan Dowdv 83
Cream Pie ' 83
Carrot Pie 84
Frosted Currant Pie 84
Frosted Lemon Pic 84
Lemon Pie 84
Mock Mince Pie 85
Mrs. Woodard's Mince Pies. . 85
Silver Pie. 85
Candied Nuts 87
Chocolate Creams 87
Creamed Dates 87
Molasses Candy. 87
Nice Butter Taffy 87
Nut Candy 88
Philadelphia 'Walnut Candy . . 88
Sugar Candy 88
Delicacies for the Sick.
Barlev Water 89
Beef Tea 89
Chicken Broth 89
Blackberry Cordial 90
Cracked Wheat 90
Milk Porridge 90
Oat Meal Gruel 00
Oat Meal Mush 90
Port Wine Jelly 90
Raw Egg 91
To Prepare an Egg 91
Veal or Mutton Broth 91
A Cure for Whisky Drinkers. 93
Cough Medicine 93
Cure for Neuralgia 93
For Cleaning Statuary 93
For Removing Grease, &c. . . 98
To Prevent Lamps Smoking. 93
Hop Yeast 94
To Clean Hot Water Boilers. 94
To Remove Rats 94
Washing Fluid 94
Bill of Fare for Thanksgiving