New Life, New Grocery Budget

“Of course, changing our food customs means changing our cooking customs to some degree, but we ought to be thankful to be jostled out of our old notions, now and then, to wake us up and set us thinking.” on saving money on food, 1919 When I lived in Wisconsin, I had the best-case scenario…

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Rest Where You Are, 1925

With the exception of one aspect, I have truly loved my 40+ years of being a housewife. What is my one exception? The following old saying states it best: “A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s (housewife’s) work is never done.” Since my home is my workplace, my many duties are always…

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Planning for Success in the Winter Downtime

There are many women upon farms who, because they wish an independent income of their own, or perhaps because there is a mortgage to be lifted or unusual expenses to be met, feel that they must carry on some work aside from that of caring for the home and family, that shall promise pecuniary returns.…

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Observations of World War I Cooking–Still Useful for Today

Go back to the simple life, be contented with simple food, simple pleasures, simple clothes. Work hard, pray hard, play hard. Work, eat, recreate, and sleep. Do it all courageously. ~Herbert Hoover, US Food Administration in World War I I’m one of those people who read cookbooks from cover to cover, especially old ones, just…

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