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Lemony Blueberry Kuchen

My Mother’s Day post inspired my cousin to mail me his collection of handwritten recipes from our grandmother, Bertie. He realized how much I would welcome this addition to my archives. Her favorite category? Sweets! This recipe dresses up ordinary … Continue reading

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A ‘Cheap and Quick’ (and Comforting) Pudding from 1862

In any era, wartime cooking brings out the spirit of making do with whatever can be scrounged up when most supplies go to the war effort. The Confederate Receipt Book, published in Richmond in 1862 as the Civil War entered … Continue reading

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More Snow, More Hot Rum

Two feet of snow and more predicted? How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant’s Companion (1862) by Jerry Thomas once again provides a welcome reward for shoveling. This time, I made it up to recipe number 200, Black Stripe.

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‘Top Knot’ Cookies for a Birthday Girl

My grandmother, Hanna, launched a generation of young Richmonders by baking birthday cookies for them at the nursery school she directed. She topped each birthday boy or girl’s cookie with a Hershey’s chocolate kiss, making a special treat for a … Continue reading

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