Books

Vintage Southern Living Cookbooks

My paternal grandmother, from the mountains of Kentucky, loved her some Southern Living cookbooks. No matter that she lived most of her life in northern Wisconsin. She loved cooking (oh Lord. Her blackberry cobbler.) and cookbooks in general, but I'm talking about vintage Southern Living Cookbooks - most of them are from the '70s.  … Continue reading Vintage Southern Living Cookbooks

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Using a Pressure Canner When You’re Terrified of Using a Pressure Canner

Let me just start off by saying that pressure canning is not my favorite thing. It's loud, it'll make your kitchen hotter than the hubs of hell during the summer, and can often take hours to finish. But it's absolutely necessary in order to preserve low-acid foods, so I do it anyway. The first thing… Continue reading Using a Pressure Canner When You’re Terrified of Using a Pressure Canner

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Ham Salad Sandwiches (From ‘The Modern Family Cook Book’ by Meta Given)

During my tomato-canning madness last week it happened to be rather hot outside. Not too horrible, but in the mid-80s, and with high humidity because of course there has to be high humidity. And while I can't speak for anyone else, the last thing I want to do after spending hours over a steaming-hot canner… Continue reading Ham Salad Sandwiches (From ‘The Modern Family Cook Book’ by Meta Given)