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Food: Recipe

Spiced Watermelon Rind:

9 cups (3lbs) cubed white watermelon rind. (remove all green skin)

4 cups water (1 glln)

2 tbsp salt

5 cups sugar

2 cups cider vineegar

1 cup cold water

1 sliced lemon

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 tbsp whole all spice

1 tbsp coarsley chopped cinnamon

Cover watermelon rind with 4 cups water. Add salt and let stand minute. Drain. Cover with more cold water in sacepan. Cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 2 hours. Drain. Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar and remaining 1 cup cold water. Tie spices and lemon slices in a cheesecloth bag. Drop into vinegar mixture. Boil 5 minutes. Then add watermelon rind and cook until rind is transparent - about 45/60 minutes. Remove bag of spices. Pack rind and syrup into jars and seal. For crisper rind, add 2 tbsp powdered alum to water in which rind is first cooked.

Keyword(s): Canning ; FOOD ; Jar ; Meal ; RECIPE ; Rind ; Spiced ; Watermelon

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation

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MACKEY'S IRISH POTATO SOUP

BOIL FOR THREE HOURS - ONE HAM BONE IN THREE QUARTS OF
WATER. REMOVE BONE AND ADD; 8-10 POTATOES DICED FINE,
4 STALKS OF CELERY DICED FINE, 1 GRATED CARROT,
3 SPRIGS OF FRESH PARSLEY DICED FINE, 1/2 TEASPOON
OF CELERY SALT, 1 TEASPOON OF TABLE SALT, 1/4 TEASPOON
FRESH PEPPER, 1/4 POUND OF BUTTER. SIMMER TWO MORE
HOURS WITH THE LID ON, STIRRING FREQUENTLY.

Submitter comment: UPON SERVING, THE COOK ALWAYS HAS A LITTLE SAYING
WHICH GOES LIKE THIS. "WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS
AND SOME BAD NEWS. FIRST THE BAD NEWS. ALL
WE HAVE FOR DINNER IS POTATO SOUP. NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS.
THERE IS PLENTY OF IT."

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): IRISH RECIPE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid

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HOW TO PRESERVE A HUSBAND

BE CAREFUL, IN YOUR SELECTION
DO NOT CHOOSE TOO YOUNG
SOME INSIST ON KEEPING THEM IN A PICKLE,
WHILE OTHERS KEEP THEM IN HOT WATER.
THIS ONLY MAKES THEM SOUR, HARD AND
SOMETIMES BITTER.
EVEN POOR VARIETIES MAY BE MADE SWEET,
TENDER AND GOOD BY GARNISHING THEM WITH
PATIENCE, WELL SWEETENED WITH SMILES AND
FLAVORED WITH KISSES TO TASTE.
WRAP THEM IN A MANTLE OF CHARITY,
KEEP WARM WITH A STEADY FIRE OF DOMESTIC
DEVOTION AND SERVE WITH PEACHES AND CREAM.
WHEN THUS PREPARED THEY WILL KEEP FOR YEARS.

Submitter comment: THIS "FAVORITE RECIPE" WAS PASSED FROM THE INFORMANT'S
MOTHER TO THE INFORMANT JUST BEFORE HER WEDDING IN
1952. ORIGIN CIRCA 1926 OR BEFORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RECIPE

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; METAPHOR ; MOCK RECIPE

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage

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Food: Recipe

Bread and Butter Pickles

1 gallon firm cucumbers (sliced thin crosswise)

2 green peppers (seeded and sliced)

8 small white onions

Prepare 1 quart of crushed ice. Place these in layers with 1/2 cup of salt. Cover in weighted lid and place in refrigerator for 3 hours. Drain after 3 hours, add to syrup made of:

5 cups white vinegar

5 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp ground mustard seed

1 tsp celery seed

Stir mixture while heating - dissolve sugar. Add vegetables - heat slowly. Scald , DO NOT BOIL.

Place pickles in sterilized jars at once and seal.

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Keyword(s): Cucumber ; FOOD ; Pickles ; RECIPE ; VINEGAR

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation

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Food: Recipe

Cottage Cheese:

Let the milk clabber then strain through a cheesecloth. heat the solid (left in cheesecloth0 in a skillet with a little bit of butter until its warm to hand. Make into a large patty and slice. This can then be baked in a warm oven.

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Keyword(s): Cheese ; COOK ; Cottage ; FOOD ; RECIPE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product Cheese

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Instructions

Making Lye Soap:

Put ashes in a tub and mix lye in water. Pour lye mixture over ashes and let drip through bottom of tub. The drippings will turn to lye soap.

Data entry tech comment:

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James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked [?]

Original BN [P700] crossed out

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Ashes ; Craft ; Domestic ; INSTRUCTIONS ; Lye ; Product ; Production ; RECIPE ; Soap ; Tool

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Household furniture and utensil
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Submitter comment:

Too many people trying to do the same thing, can sometimes in their haste, ruin it.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; Chef ; Cooks ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; Ruin ; Spoil ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; Chef ; COOK ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; Spoil ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the soup.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; FOOD ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; Soup ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the soup.

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; Soup ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Submitter comment:

Proverbial Metaphor

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Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; Cooks ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; COOK ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the soup.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current cassification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; Soup ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V.C.880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; COOK ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the soup.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Broth ; Cooks ; Kitchen ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RECIPE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Saying

"Dress Eggs"

Term used to label eggs which have been hard boiled then had the yellow removed and mixed with mayonaisse and used to fill the white.

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Keyword(s): Deviled ; DRESS ; FOOD ; Hard Boiled ; Language ; Nickname ; RECIPE ; Saying ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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Method of Cleaning Silverware

Clean aluminum pan. Dissolve in it:

1 teaspoon baking sode

1 teaspoon table salt

Immerse silverware until tarnish is removed. Then rinse in clean, warm water and rub dry with clean soft cloth.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Baking Soda ; Cleaning ; Domestic ; Household ; Ingredients ; METAL ; RECIPE ; Salt ; Silver ; Silverware ; Table Salt

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Household furniture and utensil

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Food: Recipe

Cracklin-Bread:

Take hog skins and render in a hot oven. Pour off the grease. Put through a grinder and season cornbread with it. Bake in hot oven.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bake ; BREAD ; COOK ; Cornbread ; Cracklin ; Fat ; FOOD ; Grease ; Hog ; Pig ; RECIPE ; SKIN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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Food: Recipe

Wheat Griddle-Cake:

Sift Together:

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder

Beat three eggs and add to 3 cups sweet milk and tablespoon of melted butter; mix all into smooth batter, as thick as will run in a stream from the lips of a pitcher.

Bake on a well grease, hot griddle, a light nice brown. Very good.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Baking Powder ; Eggs ; Flour ; FOOD ; Griddle ; Griddlecakes ; RECIPE ; Salt ; Wheat

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process
Food Drink -- Plant food Cereal

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Food: Recipe

Plain Gingerbread:

1 cup dark cooking molasses

1 cup sour cream

1 egg

1 teaspoon soda, dissolved in a little warm water

1 teaspoon salt

1 heaping teapoon ginger

Make about as thick as a cupcake. To be eaten warm.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Baking ; FOOD ; Gingerbread ; RECIPE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert

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