By Barbara Swell
Children at the Hearth contains a charming group of recipes, folklore, and vintage photographs which make for amusing and entertaining reading for all ages. The recipes are written for children to prepare, under adult supervision. It includes fascinating and funny tidbits about manners, hygiene, chores, and other aspects of life in the 19th century. Learn how to make Fudge Snow Taffy, Hoppin John, and Peanut Soup. 19th century lore of how to get your wish: "Spit on a bridge, then go away"; "Kiss the hem of your skirt if it turns up"; "Make a wish when you try on another person's shoe."
Eat your way back in time and enter the world of American children as they lived 150 years ago. Sample foods, folklore and games found in the parlors of the wealthy, the boarding houses of the working class, and the cabins on the western frontier. Includes over 60 vintage photos plus historic recipes like cathead biscuits, sugar plums and hobo mulligan stew. Learn to make snow candles and snow taffy, tell Appalachian ghost stories and play roley hole and jack straws.
"Children at the Hearth" is a funny, informative, and highly readable volume that includes not only old-time recipes but also priceless nuggets of wisdom, lore, superstitions, and tips from our pioneer ancestors." - Sarah Johnson, The Land On Line.com,ï¾ Minnesota's Rural Life Magazine on the web.
RECIPES INCLUDE: Beverages: Strawberry Water, Pineapple-ade, Lemonade, Milk Punch,Make-Do Hot Cocoa, Hot Mulled Cider, Soups & Stews: Hobo Mulligan Stew, Tomato Bisque, Peanut Soup, Creamy Corn Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Bread: Hard Tack, Corn Egg Bread, Cat Head Biscuits, Cheese Crescents, Corn Dodgers, Ash Cake, Hoe Cake, Soft Pretzels, Peasant, Bread: Sausage and Apples, Kabobs, Meat Hash, Parmesan Chicken, Chicken & Dumplings, Weird Foods: Pickled Glazed Tongue, Eels with Anchovies, Chocolate Sandwiches, New Sandwiches, Vegetables: Squash with Apples, Sweet Potato Cobbler, Ash Potatoes, Succotash, Corn Oysters, Hopping John, Potato Snow, Fruit: Berry Fruit Leather, Talking Fruit Basket, Fruit Salad, Pineapple Ice, Dessert: Nutty Snowball Cookies, Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookies, Face Cookies, Thumbprint Cookies, Apple Upside Down Cake, Gingerbread Apple Cake, Persimmon Pudding, Berry Pie, Pie Pastry, Moist & Chewy Mudpies, Apple Turnover, Fudge Snow Taffy, Sugar Plums, Popcorn Balls.