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Category: Old Fashioned Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Menu and Recipes

The notion that a traditional Saint Patrick’s Day feast requires green beer and corned beef is dismissed with this special holiday menu for “Saint Paddy’s Day” with recipes. From The American Family Receipt Book, by Mrs. Gregory and Friends, circa 1900, sprinkled with suitable poetry as originally published. We’ve included a selection of antique St. Patrick’s Day postcards and greetings that you can use as free clip art. ‘There’s a dear little Island far over the sea, And no spot on the globe’s half so precious to me; And by lake or mountain where e’er I may roam, I shall never...

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Victorian Hand-Crank Ice Cream Recipes from an Antique Cook Book

The following Victorian hand-crank ice cream maker recipes are from The Table: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve it, by Alessandro Filippini, 1889. Alessandro Filippini was the chef of the world famous Delmonico’s in New York. And if you thought that Victorian ice cream flavors were limited to vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, read on! Vanilla Ice Cream Boil in a saucepan one pint of milk with half a vanilla-bean; put in a vessel half a pound of powdered sugar, and six egg yolks, and with a spatula mix thoroughly for ten minutes; then add...

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Fried Eggs with Pickles?! 17 Forgotten Ways to Cook Eggs

Old fashioned egg recipes for 17 different ways to cook eggs, illustrated with a lovely vintage Easter image that you can use as clip art. From Lett’s Household Magazine, 1884, these recipes have the potential to make your traditional Easter dinner complete! Eggs à la Crême – Cut some very thin slices of bread and put them in the bottom and around the sides of a moderately deep dish. Boil twelve eggs just hard enough to slice, and place them in the dish. Cover them with a layer of grated stale bread, well peppered and salted. Make several layers. Mix...

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