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Suppers – Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions

Suppers - Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions is a small book, but one of my favourites.  It was compiled by Paul Pierce in 1907, and is full of intriguing menu and party ideas.  Even though styles of entertaining have changed drastically... Continue Reading →

A Few Etiquette Pointers

Annie R. Gregory has 3 and a half pages dedicated to table etiquette tips in her 1907 Woman's Favourite Cook Book.  I won't list them all, but I'll give you some of the less obvious ones to help you get... Continue Reading →

Cream of Banana Soup

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explanation, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out!

What were they thinking???

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explaination, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out!

Birthday Cake Update

Well, I'm happy to report that the Lazy Daisy Cake recipe that Marjorie got from Hilda turned out perfectly!  Lovely flavour and texture.  My deep, round cake did take more time to bake, and I should have maybe done it... Continue Reading →

Happy birthday, Little Sister!

Well, today is my little sister's birthday.  I won't say just how old she is, because I'm a few years older.  Suffice it to say that we are both a little older than in the picture!  Even though she's not... Continue Reading →

What Were They Thinking???

Since there are so many recipes, tips, and sometimes illustrations that defy explaination, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to these. Just a page from a book. I will not be trying them, but if you're brave enough to, please let us all know how it turned out

Another Hallowe’en Post

I was flipping through my cookbooks this morning (yes, that's something I do a lot!) and found more Hallowe'en menus in a charming little book called Suppers.  Its entire focus is on themed supper parties, and let me assure you,... Continue Reading →

Happy Hallowe’en

It seems, that in 1907, at least, Hallowe'en was a holiday just for boys.  I'm not sure if girls were too delicate, too ladylike, or just too chicken to participate, but Annie R. Gregory (who was assisted by one thousand... Continue Reading →

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