Category Archives: Cooking

A Few 1860s Recipes

Each year I participate in an 1860s picnic by making all the food for the re-enactors and interpreters.  This year the menu was:
Roast Chicken
Pork Pies
Various Pickled Vegetables
Cheeses
Fresh Fruit
Homemade Bread
Butter
Washington Pie, which is a cake!
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All My Turkey Helps In One Place

All my Turkey info in one place. Plus a little more.
 
How To Thaw The Turkey
How To Brine A Turkey
How To Roast A Turkey
Tips For The Perfect Turkey
The Children’s Table – ideas!
Thanksgiving Lists – what to do and when
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Sweet Potato Rolls

A few years ago I made Sweet Potato Yeast Rolls for Thanksgiving.  They’ve been requested every year since then.  The recipe doesn’t have much sweet potato in it, just enough to make it nicely orange and a little sweet.

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Chocolate Half Sheet Cake

This is a delicious, moist cake with homemade chocolate icing that hits the spot for BBQs, parties, family dinners. It’s a recipe for a half-sheet cake which is 12 inches by 18 inches. It will serve 40 or more people. … Continue reading

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Saving Pumpkin Seeds

All throughout the winter I use up the pumpkins and winter squash we’ve either grown or purchased.  Winter squash/Pumpkins need to be stored in a cool, dry place. Even with optimum conditions, your winter squash and pumpkins will start to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep – My Lists

Here are all my daily lists for preparing for Thanksgiving. I’ve gathered them together from all over this site so you can use them if you want to.  The lists start on Friday, November 18th and go through Thanksgiving Day, … Continue reading

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Mammy’s Pumpkin Pie

Here is another recipe from the cookbook of my Great-grandmother. BTW, her name was Kate Dwyer. My oldest daughter is named after her; Kathryn.
This is her recipe for pumpkin pie. In my family, the regular kind of pumpkin pie (you … Continue reading

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

My whole family loves this stuff.  Do your children eat Ranch on everything like mine do?  Then this is something you should think about making.
The Worcestershire sauce makes the dressing look kind of ivory in color, not pure white like … Continue reading

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