These recipes and household hints are taken from my collection of
vintage & antique newspapers dating back to the
Not too long
ago, newspapers were one of the only ready sources of
fresh cooking inspiration for most homemakers. While nearly
every homemaker probably had a treasured cookbook or two, folks
couldn't just search Yahoo or click over to Amazon.com's
Cookbooks whenever they needed a new idea!
I've tried to
include a broad selection of dishes in order to give you a feel
for what sorts of foods were likely to be on our ancestors'
dinner tables. Admittedly, some are more appealing than
When using these recipes, keep in mind that the sometimes limited instructions tell us that the cook was already supposed to know the basics. For example, there might be no more directions to baking a Dried Apple Cake after you've assembled the batter, because it's assumed that you, the woman of 1914 at whom the recipe is aimed, already know how hot to keep your oven when baking a cake!
At this time,
the recipes are in the order of their addition to this website,
but will eventually be categorized.
If you enjoy
these recipes, you might want to check out some of the books
we've selected in Heritage
Cooking, or perhaps treat your Inner Chef to a kitchen
gift! Your purchases make this website possible - thanks!