Vintage cookbooks and why they’re still useful

a stack of old cookbooks

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Vintage cookbooks will always have a place in my kitchen. (They may have even taken over, actually…) On my 9th birthday, I received my first “very own” cookbook and there began my love of cooking and cookbooks. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin custard, and hot milk sponge cakes were…

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5 Alternatives to Freezer Meals

woman cooking at an old-fashioned stove

Freezer meals. Love ’em or hate ’em? If you’re not a fan, try these freezer meal alternatives that may fit your busy lifestyle. For every second-rate housekeeper I ever knew was wont to declare that the hardest thing in her life was to tell what to get for three meals a day. ~1884 I hear…

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How a Housewife in 1919 Lived in the Summer

The specifics are a little different in 2023, but on the whole, things haven’t changed a lot in the past 100+ years. We still prefer lighter, fresher meals cooked outside in hot weather. There’s an abundance of garden produce that we need to preserve. End-of-summer sales are a good time to stock up and in…

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How to Make Kombucha Without a SCOBY

There are SO many decisions to make when you’re moving, trying to decide what is worth packing and hauling and what is better left behind. When I moved to Texas last year, I made a last-minute decision to keep my kombucha SCOBY, not wanting to toss a faithful friend to the curb. I put it…

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