Home Cook Book
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"
A Carefully Compiled Book of
By the Ladies of Perry, Kansas, and Vicinity
WE wish to thank our friends for their generosity in supplying
recipes with which this book is filled.
VIII. EGGS AND OMELETS
IX. CHEESE DISHES
X. BREAD AND YEAST
XIII. CAKE FILLINGS AND ICINGS
XIV. COOKIES AND DOUGHNUTS
XV. PUDDING AND DESSERTS
XVII. FROZEN DISHES
XIX. PRESERVES AND JELLIES
XX. PICKLES AND RELISHES
XXIII. COOKING FOR INVALIDS
XXV. HELPFUL HINTS
XXVI. FORMAL AND INFORMAL DINNERS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pare 3 potatoes, medium size; cut in quarters; chop 1 onion; drop
water to cover; cook quickly; add 1 pint milk; season salt and
pepper or paprika.
Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon flour dissolved in a
little milk. Cook 5
2 eggs beaten; 1 pint mIlk; 1 tablespoon butter; stir thick with
flour; with last
flour add 2 teaspoons baking powder; drop lightly into soup. Boil
¼ cup cooked fish; 1 teaspoon butter; 1 teaspoon flour;
¼ cup milk; 3
drops onion juice; salt to taste. Make sauce of butter, flour and
fish and reheat.
boiler; reserve enough to rub to smooth paste 1 cup flour; add this to hot milk with ½ cup butter. Cook until smooth and very thick. Let cool; then beat 1 at a time 2 eggs; add 1 teaspoon baking powder and salt to taste. Put into baking dish using first the batter, then the fish, having batter on top. Cover with cracker crumbs; moisten with milk; bake 30 minutes.
-- MRS. A. C. ZIMMERMAN
Mince 1 can salmon, saving liquor for sauce. Put in 4 tablespoons
cup fine bread crumbs, pepper and salt and finally 3 well-beaten
eggs. Put in
buttered mold, set in a pan of hot water; cover and steam in oven
I hour, filing
pan with boiling water as it evaporates. Set in cold water a
minute and turn out
salted. Dip oysters in batter roll in cracker crumbs, dip again in batter - roll in crumbs and fry in hot fat, ¾ butter, ¼ lard.
-- KATE MONTAGUE
1 pint oysters. ¼ cup melted butter, 1 cup bread crumbs,
½ cup milk
pepper and salt. Cover the bottom of a baking dish with bread
carefully over it a layer of oysters, dust with salt and pepper.
another layer of crumbs then more oysters making top layer
crumbs. Strain oyster
liquor, add melted butter and milk scalding hot. Pour it over the
dish. Bake in
oven a nice brown.
--MRS. M. W. SHORTALL
A slice of round beef about 2 inches thick; put in double pans.
Salt and pepper it; put a layer of chopped onions and crackers
over meat; then onions; add crackers and another layer of beef,
and onions and crackers on top.
removing seeds; 1 heaping cupful of bread or cracker crumbs; 1
and about 2 teaspoons salt. Mix; pack in buttered pan and bake 1
1 lb. ground beef; ½ to ¾ cup uncooked rice; 2 eggs;
salt and pepper to
taste; Form in small balls; fry until brown on both sides then
add 1 can tomatoes
(strained) and 1 sliced onion. Let simmer 2½ hours adding a
little water as
--ESTHER E. LEE
Take a medium size ham; soak overnight in cold water. In morning
put in a large
kettle; fill with boiling water and add 1 pt. vinegar. Cook
slowly for 2 hours
or until tender. Remove from water; take off rind; place in
baking dish; sprinkle
with powdered sugar and grated bread crumbs. Have sweet potatoes
bake in pan till tender. This recipe is nice for fresh pork.
--MRS. E. G. JENKINS
Prepare chicken by cutting into pieces; roll in flour; season
with salt and
pepper. Fry brown in hot fat; then pour water over 1½ inches
and let simmer
on back of stove 1 hours or until tender.
--MRS. PIUS VOELKER
For 100 pounds of meat: 10 pounds common salt (Michigan best); 24
saltpetre; 3 pounds granulated cane sugar; 6 gallons cold water
If brine gets
thick and ropy-like do not be alarmed. Take meat out and make a
new brine. You
may test brine by placing an egg or potato in same: if either
swims with a
portion out of brine, you will know your brine is strong enough
or as a test that
your salt is all right. Now leave your meat in brine from 20 to
60 days according
to the size of the pieces. Dry and smoke.
Wash and pare potatoes; slice very thin; let lie in cold water
until ready to
fry. Drain and dry well before frying. Fry a tow at a time: until
drain; sprinkle with salt: serve hot.
--MRS. D. M. BERGIN
1 can corn; 3 eggs beaten light; ½ teaspoon salt; 1 teaspoon
milk; 1 tablespoon melted butter; 1 tablespoon bits of butter on
Take ½ head of cabbage, 2 tablespoon flour, 4 eggs, 2 oz.
butter, 1 pint
milk, 1 teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper. Wash and chop cabbage
fine; put into
boiling salt water; boil 20 minutes. Drain. Have ready 4 hard
boiled eggs chopped
fine. Put butter in saucepan; when melted add flour and milk,
stirring until it
boils; add eggs, salt and pepper. Put cabbage in dish; pour sauce
with bread crumbs and bake in hot oven 15 minutes.
Pick off dry leaves from sprouts and soak in cold water for
½ hour, wash and
put on to cook in slightly salted boiling water. Boil rapidly in
kettle till tender - Drain in colander. Put saucepan on stove
with a little
butter. When hot put in sprouts, season with salt and pepper and
--MRS. JOHN INGENTHRONE
Mix a bowl full of boiled rice, 1 teaspoon each of sugar and
½ teaspoon salt. 1 beaten egg and enough milk to make a firm
lip in beaten egg; roll in cracker crumbs. Fry in hot fat.
Peel and split fruit; put some butter in pan; when boiling hot
put bananas in.
When brown on both sides remove, place to drain, sprinkle with
sugar. Serve hot
spoon melted butter, 2 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/3 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon baking powder. Beat well and fry in small spoonfuls in hot fat.
-- MOLLIE LEE
½ can corn, ½ cup flour, 1 egg, ½ teaspoon baking
teaspoon salt, A teaspoon pepper. Beat well fry in hot fat, 1
fritter. Will make 16 fritters. Serve hot with syrup.
-- KATHLEEN HACKETT, Topeka.
1 chicken, diced; 2 cups celery; 1 cup mushrooms; 1 small bottle
olives; 1 cup
pecans; pimentoes; use cream boiled dressing.
1 pint of cold boiled ham cut in small cubes; ½ pint celery;
pickles; 1 cup mayonnaise dressing.
-- MRS. V. C. HAINES
1 cup marshmallows; 1 cup grapes; 1 can sliced pineapple; 1 cup
½ cup almonds or English walnuts; mayonnaise with whipped
In center of half a peach place some green grapes. Pour over
sprinkle nuts on top; garnish with parsley and place on lettuce
-- MRS. JAMES PLUMMER
Chop 6 medium size cold potatoes, 1 onion, 3 hard boiled eggs, 1
head of celery
in small pieces; mix with boiled dressing. Serve on lettuce
garnished with small
-- MRS. W. H. DIRCK, Oskaloosa, Kan.
Peel six large size tomatoes and cut off stems. Remove centers
the solid portion; mix with ½ cup chopped celery and a small
of chopped onion; 1 tablespoon of finely ground nuts, salt and
taste. Refill the tomato shell and serve with mayonnaise on
-- HELEN TRANT
Add yolks of 4 eggs to 1 cup sour cream and beat well; then stir
slowly 1 cup sugar, 1 cup vinegar heated together till sugar is
Cook, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken; take from
stove and add 1
teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon celery seed. Will keep for weeks in
-- MARY CAVANAGH
4 or 5 egg yolks; 1 tablespoon ground mustard; 1 teaspoon salt;
flour; 2 tablespoons sugar; sift flour, salt, sugar and mustard
beat in yolks of
eggs; add 1 cup vinegar; if strong use part water. Cook in double
smooth or medium thick. Put in mason jar with lid; this will keep
for a long
time. if too thick when used add sweet cream.
-- MRS. ROY YOST, Clovis, N. Mex.
2 hard boiled eggs; 1 green pepper; 1 pimento; 1 bunch of chives
all chopped very
fine and mixed with 1 pint mayonnaise; ½ pint whipped cream;
chili sauce. Keep in a cool place.
Beat slightly two eggs in a double boiler and add a rounded
Beat slightly 2 eggs in a double boiler and add a rounded
of butter that has been melted. Add ½ cup of sour cream;
mustard pepper and salt. Cook till thick.
-- MRS. ELLA SHARKEY
1 egg; 1½ tablespoons thick cream; teaspoon salt; 2 table
spoons fine stale
bread crumbs. Mix cream, bread crumbs and salt. Put ½
in oblong dish about 3 inches high. Slip in egg; cover with
remaining mixture and
bake 6 minutes in moderate oven.
-- ESTHER E. LEE
1 cup milk; 1 cup grated cheese; ½ teaspoon salt; ¼
teaspoons flour; 1 teaspoon butter; 1 egg; dash of cayenne
pepper; 2 slices of
toast. Mix cheese, flour, salt, pepper and beaten egg; add
scalded milk, a little
at a time, cooking over hot water. When creamy, add butter and
1½ pints yeast sponge; 1 cup sugar; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons
lard; 1 tablespoon
salt; pint warm water; mix flour and make like bread, let rise.
Make in buns, let
rise and bake.
-- MRS. JOE CAVANAGH
½ cup sugar; 2 eggs; 2 cups milk; 4 cups flour; 4 teaspoons
1 teaspoon salt; 1 1//2 cup nuts. Let rise 20 minutes and bake
carefully in slow
-- ELIZABETH A. LEE
2 cups corn meal; 1 cup flour; 1 cup sweet milk; 1 cup sour milk;
molasses; ½ cup sugar; 1 tablespoon butter; 1 teaspoon salt;
egg; mix flour, meal and salt; then add milk, soda dissolved in
sour milk; add
egg, molasses, butter and sugar. Beat well; bake until brown.
3 cups sour milk; 1 level tablespoon soda; 1 cup sorghum 2
lard; 4 cups graham flour; 2 cups white flour; salt. Raisins or
nuts may be added
-- FERN SMITH
2 cups of light bread sponge, 1 level teaspoon salt, ½ cup
melted lard, 2
cups sugar, 3 tea cups luke warm water; enough flour to mix same
as light bread
only not so stiff as light bread. Let rise well. Grease 5 or 6
pie tins and roll
it about 2 inches thick put in tins and let rise until light.
then moisten with
lukewarm water sprinkle with sugar; bake until brown, from 25 to
2 cups flour; 4 teaspoons baking powder; ¾ teaspoon salt; 1
to 2 tablespoons
fat; about ¾ cup milk; mix and sift add milk and shortening.
If ¾ cup
milk isn't enough required for batter soft enough to drop from
spoon, add more
milk. Drop in well-greased muffin pans and bake in hot oven.
-- MRS. GAIL H. STARK
1 pint flour; 3 teaspoons baking powder; 1½ cups milk;
salt; 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons fat; mix as griddle cakes; serve with
1 square pimento cheese; 1 dozen olives; ¼ pound English
mix thoroughly with cheese; spread on thin slices of bread.
1 cup sugar; ½ cup lard; 1 egg; 1 cup raisins; 1½ cups
apple sauce; 1
cup nuts; 1 teaspoon soda in 1 tablespoon hot water.
--MRS. ARTHUR MICHAEL
1½ cups sugar; cup butter; 2 cups flour; beaten whites of 2
eggs; 1 cup
water; 2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 teaspoon vanilla; yolks of 2
butter, sugar and yolks; add water and flour; beat 5 minutes;
then add burnt
sugar and flavoring; afterward mix in 2 tablespoons flour with
(saved from the 2 cups); fold in whites of eggs; bake in slow
Stiffly beaten whites of 2 eggs. Boil 2 cups sugar with cup water
threads. Pour over beaten whites; add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1
1 cup sugar; one-third cup butter; ½ cup boiling water; 1
cup sour milk;
yolks of 2 eggs or 1 whole egg beaten to cream; 1 teaspoon soda;
baking powder; 2 cups flour; flavoring.
--MRS. L. T. STARK
1 cup brown sugar; 1 cup chocolate; ½ cup sweet milk. Put on
dissolve but do not boil. 2nd part: 1 cup brown sugar; 1 cup
sweet milk; ½
cup butter; 2 cups flour; 1 teaspoon soda sifted in flour; 3 eggs
(save whites of
2 for icing); cover with boiled icing.
2 cups pulverized sugar; ½ cup butter; 2 cups flour; 1 cup
2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 cup sweet milk; whites of 5 eggs; 1
vanilla. This should make 3 layers. Mix butter and sugar; add
milk, flour and
cornstarch. Beat. Fold in whites; add baking powder and vanilla.
Bake about 20
minutes in hot oven. Icing: 3 cups sugar, ½ cup white syrup;
water. Cook till it spins a thread. Beat this into stiffly beaten
whites of 2
eggs; add a pinch of cream tartar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
--MRS. E. G. JENKINS
1 lb. butter; 1 lb. brown sugar; 1 cup flour; 11 eggs; 3
teaspoons molasses; 1
lb. figs; lb. dates; lb. candied cherries; lb. pineapple; 2 lb.
seeded raisins; 2
lb. currants; 1 lb. citron shredded; 1 wine glass of wine or
grape juice; 3
teaspoons cinnamon; 1½ teaspoons cloves; 1 even teaspoon
soda. Steam 2
hours and bake 1 hour in a very moderate oven. This makes 3
medium or 2 large
½ cup butter; 2 cups sugar; 1 cup milk; 2½ cups flour;
teaspoons baking powder; 4 egg whites beaten; 1 teaspoon
--MRS. STEPHEN HACKETT, Topeka, Kan.
Cream ¼ cup butter; add gradually 1 cup white sugar and
vanilla. Sift together 1 2/3 cups flour and 1 rounding teaspoons
and add alternately with ½ cup milk. Beat in 2 egg whites
beaten stiff. Bake
in moderate oven 45 minutes. Cover with boiled frosting.
1 cup sugar; 1 egg; 2 cups flour; 1 heaping tablespoon butter; 1
vanilla; 2 teaspoons baking powder. Bake in 3 layers. Sweeten and
put between layers.
1 cup sugar; ½ cup sweet cream; 1 tablespoon butter; 1
Cook cream and sugar until it strings; then stir in butter and
Boil 2 cups sugar, ¼ cup water until it spins a thread. Pour
over 2 beaten
whites of 2 eggs. Beat until cold and thick enough to spread. Add
chopped walnuts. Put between and on top cake.
1 cup butter; 1½ cups sugar (brown or white); 3 eggs well
cups flour; 1 cup chopped nuts and raisins; 1 teaspoon cinnamon,
pinch of salt; 1
scant teaspoon soda in flour. These are delicious for
¾ cup butter; 2 eggs; 2 cups flour; 1 cup oatmeal (raw);
1¼ cups sugar;
1 scant teaspoon soda; ½ teaspoon salt; 1 cup nuts; 1 cup
teaspoon cinnamon; 2 teaspoon vanilla.
3 eggs; 1 cup lard; 1 cup brown sugar; 1 cup molasses; 5 cups
large tablespoon ginger; 1 tablespoon soda dissolved in cup
boiling water. Drop
on greased pan about 3 inches apart.
2 tablespoons melted butter; 1 cup sugar; 2 cups sour milk;
extract; 2 eggs;
flour to roll; 1 teaspoon soda; pinch of salt.
--MRS. SYLVIA DOUGLAS, Oskaloosa, Kans.
--MRS. JOHN HACKETT
Pare and core well-shaped apples; fill centers with marshmallows,
and nut-meats, and bake until tender; put into a saucepan a
quarter cup of sugar
and a quarter cup boiling water; stir until melted and cook 5
apples with this sauce, then roll in chopped cocoanut; top with
They are fine.
add at once a grated cocoanut; take from fire; flavor with 1 teaspoon rosewater; serve cold with cream and sugar.
--MRS. WM. KELLEY
1 cup sugar; ½ cup sweet milk; 1 egg; 1 tablespoon butter; 2
cups flour; 2
teaspoons baking powder. Sauce--4 tablespoons sugar; 2
tablespoons butter; 2
tablespoons flour; add boiling water. Let boil; add flavoring and
15 soda crackers rolled fine; 1 cup sugar; 4 tablespoons brandy;
1 pound figs
minced; 2 eggs; 1 cup suet chopped; 1 cup milk; ½ teaspoon
nutmeg and cloves; ½ teaspoon soda dissolved in hot water;
steam 4 hours.
Strain the juice of 5 oranges and sweeten with powdered loaf
sugar; stir it over
fire until quite hot; remove and allow to cool; when nearly cold
well-beaten yolks of 5 eggs; pint milk. Put in saucepan; stir
pour into custard glasses and serve cold.
Wash l/4 lb. prunes; cook soft in a little water; remove stones
and. rub through
colander; add ¾ cup sugar; beat whites of 4 eggs stiff; add
at a time. Bake in slow oven till light brown, 20 minutes. Serve
cream sweetened and flavored with vanilla.
1 cup chopped suet; 1 cup molasses; 1 cup raisins; 1 cup sweet
currants; ½ cup nuts; ½ cup dates; 2 eggs; 1 teaspoon
soda in hot
water; 4 cups flour or enough to make stiff batter; 1 salt spoon
teaspoons cinnamon; 1 scant teaspoon cloves; put in 1 lb. baking
powder cans and
steam 2 ½ hours.
Line a pie-tin with good crust, fill ½ full with cherries;
cup sugar, a little flour; dot with butter, finish filling with
with crust and bake.
Heat 2 cups mIlk; dissolve 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch; add
2 beaten yolks,
3 tablespoons sugar and a little milk; stir slowly into heated
milk; cook till
thick, flavor with lemon; cool; pour a little into baked crust,
thin layer of custard, then 1 of cocoanut, until crust is filled;
One cup sour cream. 1 cup sugar. ½ cup raisins, cut fine; 3
cinnamon. ¼ teaspoon cloves; 1 white of egg. Bake like lemon
whites of 2 eggs with 2 tablespoons sugar for meringue. Put on
after pie is baked
and brown in oven.
2 lbs beef; 2 lbs. currants; 2 lbs. raisins; 1 lb. citron; 2 lbs.
suet; 4 lbs. apples; 2 lbs. sugar; 3 nutmegs grated; 1 tablespoon
cinnamon; 1 teaspoon salt; juice and rind of 2 oranges and 2
thoroughly after adding beef liquid. Cook ½ hour; seal in
Juice of 2 oranges and ½ lemon, or 1 cup juice; 1 cup sugar,
one heaping tablespoon flour, 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons melted
Mix sugar and flour together, add the melted butter, orange and
lemon juice and the well-beaten yolk of eggs. Heat slowly till it
begins to thicken. Pour into baked crust and set in moderate oven
till slightly browned. Use white of eggs. adding 3
½ cup sugar; 2 eggs (save white of 1 for icing); 1 cup sour
cream; 1 cup raisins, ground; spice to suit taste. Mix well and
bake with one crust. in cold weather set mixture on the stove to
warm, as it mixes better. When baked, cover with white of egg and
Thicken 2 cups milk scalded In double boiler, with two
tablespoonsful flour, blended in cold milk; add 1 cup sugar, 1/8
teaspoon salt; cook 5 minutes, add beaten yolks of 2, eggs, cook
minute longer; Cool, then add 3 cups cream and any flavor
Freeze. Flavors which may be added: 2 tablespoons vanilla,
-sweetened and crushed fruit, - 2 squares chocolate and 1
tablespoon vanilla, chopped candied fruits and 1 tablespoon
vanilla; dried and pounded macaroons, 1 tablespoon vanilla.
--MRS. H. O. BRUCKMILLER, Lawrence, Kans.
One pint cream, 1 pint of milk, 1 pint sugar, juice of 2 oranges,
juice of 2 lemons; mix and freeze.
1 cups sugar, scant ½ cup Karo syrup, scant cup water, let
boil until inclined to harden in cold water. Have 2 whItes of
beaten stiff, pour syrup over beaten whites while hot. Beat
together and when getting hard add 1 cup nutmeats.
Beat the whites of 4 eggs with a pinch of salt to a stiff froth,
add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup broken nut meats. 1 cup shredded cocoanut,
3 cups of corn flakes, and 1teaspoon vanilla. Drop on buttered
tins and bake a delicate brown.
--MRS. JAMES WORTHINGTON.
Put 1½ pounds sugar, ½ pint molasses, ½ pint
cup vinegar in agate kettle. When boiling add ½ teaspoon
tartar; boil until it crisps in cold water: stir when almost
add ¼ teaspoon soda. Cool on buttered pan and pull.
6 pounds pears, peeled and ground; 4 pound sugar; large can
pineapple, 1 lb. raisins chopped; 1 lb. nuts, chopped; 1 orange;
rind and all ground. Cook together for 30 minutes,
adding nuts five minutes before removing.
Cover berries with water, let cook until berries are well done.
over night; measure juice and put scant half amount of sugar as
juice, for raspberry is not tart. Boil juice for about 10
sugar. Boil till it congeals.
2 qts. ripe tomatoes; 2 qts. green tomatoes; 1 large head
cabbage; 12 large onions; 3 red peppers. Chop salt and. drain
overnight; 2 cups vinegar, 5 cups sugar; ½ cup mustard seed;
cup horseradish. Mix all together and boil ½ hour.
Pack a jar full of large firm ripe cherries, stemmed, but not
seeded and with the skins unbroken. Over them pour a brine made
cup salt: 1 pint vinegar, and 1quart of soft water. Seal without
cooking, the vinegar will cause the cherries to lose their color
entirely. When they are eaten the brine remaining in jar will
be found to have a fine cherry flavor and to be remarkably good
making boiled salad dressing.
100 cucumbers sliced (medium size); 3 pints silver skin onions; 2
oz. ground black pepper; 1 oz. celery seed; 3 oz. white mustard
seed; 1 pint olive oil. Put2 small cups salt on the onions and
cucumbers after slicing them. Let stand 3hours, then press out
all of the water; mix with spices and fill your jars, allowing 1
tablespoon of sugar to a quart of pickles. Cover with cold
vinegar and seal.
6 red peppers; 6 onions; 6 mangoes. Grind in food. chopper, cover
with boiling water, let stand 5 mInutes. Drain, add 1 cup sugar;
tablespoons salt, ½ cup vinegar. Simmer slowly 20 minutes.
To 10 gallons of chopped cabbage, add 1 coffee cup of salt. Stamp
cabbage and salt in layers in jar until it makes its own pickle.
When jar is full put weight on to keep cabbage under brine; let
ferment and in. or three weeks it is ready for use.
--MRS. M. W. SHORTELL
Stem and squeeze well 2 lbs. ripe grapes in a coarse cloth; add
to the juice 3 tablespoons loaf sugar; when this is dissolved add
a cup of cold water; set on ice till cold; pour into pitcher over
a piece of ice; add more sugar if desired.
After cherries are pitted, peaches peeled and halved, apples and
pears peeled and cored, berries picked and washed, the process of
canning is about the same for each. Put what fruit you think it
takes to fill jar into a stew kettle and add sugar in proportion
of 1 cup sugar to quart; add just a little water and put a lid
over it and let heat. While it is heating, prepare another the
same way and put back further from the fire. When the first fruit
has just reached the boiling point, fill the jar and seal,
leaving any little extra juice to start the next one. By this
the second kettle is brought over the fire and ready to
seal, making the work as fast as one person can attend to it. By
heating each can separately no fruit is overcooked. Tomatoes are
same way only adding a pinch of salt and letting boil for about a
Always use new jar rubbers for canned fruit.
Boil ¼ cup sugar and ½ cup water, 10 minutes; cool, add
Plain, 1 white of egg, cup water.
First year, cotton; 2d, paper; 3d, leather; 5th, wooden; 7th, woolen; 10th tin; 12th, linen; 15th, crystal; 20th, china; 25th, silver; 30th, pearl; 40th, ruby, 50th, golden. 75th, diamond.
January, garnet; February, amethyst; March, bloodstone; April diamond May, emerald; June, agate; July, ruby; August, sardonyx; September sapphire; October, opal; November, topaz; Dec. , turquoise.
Senna Paste One-half pound raisins; ½ lb. figs, ½ lb.
dates; 1 pint
sorghum 2 ounces senna leaves. Grind in food-chopper, putting
leaves through first; - mix with sorghum; put in a fruit jar and
a cool place This makes a splendid laxative and is easily given
children they will gladly take a piece and eat it any time.
Into 8 oz. olive oil put as much camphor as the oil will take up, then add 80 drops of carbolic acid. Put over nostrils and eyes of sick fowls also between wattles, at least 8 times a day. Isolate sick fowls.
Five pounds washing soda 1 gallon water; let boil 15 minutes,
then add one can
chloride lime; mix well and seal in jar. Use 1 teacup to a boiler
A little boiling water added to an omelet as it thickens will prevent it being tough.
The white of a raw egg turned over a burn or scald is soothing and cooling. If quickly applied it will prevent inflammation besides relieving the stinging pain.
Rust on steel may be removed by covering with sweet oil, rubbing it well and letting it stand for 48 hours: then rub the steel with unslaked lime finely powdered till all the marks have disappeared.
Use a little ammonia in dishwater when washing glassware will make it sparkle like cut glass.
Pour milk added to the water with which oil cloth or linoleum is washed will make it luster like new.
To cut hard-boiled eggs In smooth slices, dip the knife in water.
To remove mildew: Rub the spot with yellow soap, wash and while wet rub powdered chalk into it and cover with chalk. Lay article on grass in sun, sprinkle with clear water. Repeat if necessary.
Much of the heavy cake and bread is the result of the oven door being slammed. Close as gently as possible.
To clean oil cloth, rub with sweet milk.
Equal parts of turpentine and ammonia will remove paint from clothing.
An empty baking powder can makes a good cutter for slaw or potatoes.
Honey is good for sore throat. also good for bee stings.
To remove grass stains, wet with lemon juice. sprinkle with salt and spread in sun.
For neuralgia nothing is better than a muslin bag filled with hot salt.
A little vinegar in the water will help make tender an old fowl when cooking.
A pinch of ginger will keep bread sweet.
To remove varnish from glass use Sal Soda.
A pinch of salt will make the white of an egg beaten quicker.
Salt thrown on soot which has fallen on the carpet will prevent stains.
Kerosene will remove fresh paint.
Mud stains on milk can generally be removed by rubbing with a piece of flannel.
Ink stain can be removed by dipping stain in hot tallow. then wash out tallow and ink will be removed.
Wall paper cleaner 1 quart flour, 1½ tablespoons powdered alum mixed dry add cold water, let cook ten minutes. work on board. add a
To clean ink stains from fingers, rub spots with a match, then wash in soap. Salt and vinegar will remove tea stains from china.
Salt placed under baking tins in oven will prevent contents from scorching.
For headache 2 or 3 slices of lemon in a cup of strong tea will cure a nervous headache.
A teaspoon full of lemon Juice in a small cup of black coffee will relieve a bilious headache.
A pinch of soda stirred Into milk that is to be boiled will prevent curdling.
If cake sticks to pan, set it on a wet cloth 5 minutes and cake can be removed.
To mend a crack on inside of range, use a filling made of equal parts of wood ashes and common salt moistened with water. This will prove hard and lasting.
To remove odors from ice box, cupboard or pantry, fill a dish with boiling water and drop in a piece of charcoal.
Milk will keep sweet longer in a shallow pan than in a pitcher.
A small quantity of green sage placed in pantry will keep out red ants. Ink stains may be removed by covering spots with borax and saturating with peroxide.
If juice from pies runs out in oven, salt sprinkled on juice will move the odor and smoke.
Heat oranges a few minutes in oven before peeling, then the white inner skin will come off with rind.
Add a tablespoon of ammonia to dishwater and it will not become greasy.
To cure a burn: Cut open and scrape a raw potato, bind on burn; repeat if burning sensation returns.
Cover table with white linen cloth. Center piece should be round.
be low but as large around as you wish. Salt and pepper shaker
between each 2
guests. Knife at right side of plate, fork and salad fork at
left, dinner fork
next to plate, salad fork outside; teaspoon beside knife at
right, also soup
spoon at outside of teaspoon. Dessert spoon or a fork can be
placed in front of
dinner plate or on dessert plate. Butter plate placed in front of
knife placed on side of butter plate; The glass in front of
knife. If salad is
placed on table when set, it should be placed before dinner plate
or can be
served after dinner. If coffee is served with dinner it should be
placed at right
side of plate. Napkin should be placed at left side. Jelly and
pickles can be
placed on table. Serve from left side.
Mr. and Mrs. _____________________ request the pleasure of
company at dinner on___________ evening at __________ o'clock
115 Delaware St.
8. Desserts--Plum pudding, short cake, baked bananas, apple balls. Cold:Strawberries, caramel custards, date souffles, etc.
Hot Sauce --banana, chocolate, fruit, orange and sherry.
Pudding Sauce--Whipped cream, hard and maple sauce.
At a formal dinner there should be at least 6 or S courses, as
Make a point to be on time at family meals. Exactitude is the
politeness of kings
and of wellbred people.
The following estimate of quantity sufficient to serve 40 persons
will probably be helpful to those in charge of receptions,
Four teaspoonfuls of liquid 1 tablespoon.
The following friends have donated:
|Father O'Reilly||W. M. Gardiner|
|Mrs. S. Burke||W. F. Leech|
|Wm. Connors||H. N. Casebier|
|P. T. Shortall||James B. Shortall|
|B. J. Sturm||C. E. Bliss|
|A. C. Elswick||John A. Decker|
|W. Bennett||S. H. Steffey|
|H. T. Phinney||G. W. Raines|
|Jefferson County Bank||J. H. Tenpenny|
|J. J. Nicolas||S. J. Hodgins|
|State Bank of Oskaloosa||Warren M. Crosby Co.|
|Amos H. Leech||A. K. Springer|
|Ford & Weishaar||Tully-McFarland Drug Co.|
|Bert Patrick Root Bros.||Frank Sharp|
|Farmer Elevator Co. , Ozawkie||Frank Simmons|
|Joe Cavanagh||Dr D. M. Stevens|
|The Perry Telephone Co.||I. L. Dennis|
|W. L. Pinnell||F. A. Goldman|
|The Noble Clothing Co.||Pete Machiels|
|George Olson||W. J. Nineheiser|
|D. M. Bergin|