I love old cookbooks and here’s why

a stack of old cookbooks

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Old cookbooks, whether antique or vintage, will always have a place in my kitchen. 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 my early specialties.…

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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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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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The Fireless Cooker, a Non-Electric Slow Cooker

fireless cooker

The fireless cooker. I came across the concept awhile ago and it had me curious. Basically, it’s the original slow cooker, a non-electric way to cook meals while conserving fuel. It was invented in the 1800s but reached the height of its popularity in the early 1900s, until it was replaced by electrical appliances. There…

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