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Meatballs (not the kind you have with spaghetti)

Here’s a handwritten (Mom’s handwriting) recipe for “Meatballs” Meatballs 2 lbs. hamburger 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 2 eggs 1 cup breadcrumbs Make meatballs 1 bottle chili sauce 1 can cranberry sauce 16 oz. sauerkraut 1 c. brown sugar Pour over top. Bake 1.5 hours at 350. It is probably pretty good — but … Continue reading »

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Six recipes from The Free Press, Elgin, Illinois, 1970

In a bag of recipes, some handwritten, some clipped from newspapers or magazines, I found six that were clipped from the Free Press newspaper. None of them look very healthy and only a few look appetizing. I might actually make this recipe — it doesn’t look too bad. I’d call this recipe “Spanish Rice” instead … Continue reading »

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A Swedish Meal and a Swedish Smorgasbord by Mary Martensen

Until today, I’d never heard of Mary Martensen. Apparently she was a dietitian who wrote cookbooks and cooking columns for newspapers. She also was head of the home economics department at the┬áChicago American whose duties included conducting lessons for large audiences. The document below must have been given out at one of the lessons. Lesson … Continue reading »

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Recommendations from the Milk Foundation — circa 1960

Thinking has changed regarding what we should eat each day. Note this was recommendations of the the Milk Foundation in the middle of the last century. Internet searches on ‘”milk foundation” Chicago recommendation’ returns over 2000 results, but most reference the new Milk Foundation (Milk as in Harvey Milk) or Milk Makeup. One Mother Jones‘ … Continue reading »

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Mac and Cheese for Newlywed[bride]s

Hey 1971, I thought you were more progressive than this! And what newlywed couple has a fancy milk(?) pitcher like that? And what is that thing on the lower right of the photo? I will make this, with a few changes (margarine?) and report back.

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Declutter 2017: Live Off the Land and Like It by Dayton Primrose

Several years ago my mother’s friend, Wendy, learned I was interested in edible wild foods. I may have told her that I owned Stalking the Wild Asparagus┬áby Euell Gibbons or else we were just talking about wildflowers. Her mother had a wonderful yard full of lovely wildflowers and maybe it was when I visited it. … Continue reading »

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In which this non-baker makes Christmas cookies

Our basement remodel is nearly finished and we are in the process of putting everything back to where it belongs. I’m being a grown-up and donating or throwing away things I don’t use or don’t need. It’s a tough process because maybe, someday, I might use the three burner food warmer or the old electric … Continue reading »

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Camping Meal Memories

I check every day and a lot of time they have deals for dehydrated meals — the kind you might take camping or have in your pantry to prepare for a disaster. My brain always says “yuck” but something else in me says “yum.” A couple of years ago, visiting the family lake house … Continue reading »

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Frankly…the best pizza I’ve ever tasted!

We try to go out for dinner once a week or so. Sometimes more often, sometimes less often. Last night was our planned night out and Dean suggested a new restaurant he’d read about in the Washington Post. A restaurant in Kensington. We rarely go to Kensington for dinner — in fact the only restaurant … Continue reading »

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Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pot Roast for an icy afternoon

I finally made my rounds of the folks whose blogs I read and saw a couple of posts about food. Apparently Mali suggested we post a favorite recipe or two and IB did just that. I have some recipes here and there, but I’ll post my favorite pot roast recipe here. It is not a … Continue reading »

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