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100 Years Ago In America

100 Years Ago In America

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years old. Americans spent 1/3 of their income on food. Children remained under their parents’ roofs until they were married. Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. […]

Turkey

Turkey

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks of turkey that roamed wild […]

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling Here is a secret. You can turn your gas or charcoal grill into a smoker by just using beer. Soak wood chips in beer before you fire up the grill. The beer will be imparted into your smoked food. Soak wood chips in beer for at least 30 […]

Constitution Week - Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II The standard grains included wheat, barley, oats and rye.  Finely ground wheat flour, “boulted” or sieved through a fine cloth, was used to make white bread for the rich early in the fifteenth century.  Most of the gentry ate what we would call cracked or whole […]

Labor Day Weekend Picnic

Labor Day Weekend Picnic

Labor Day Weekend Picnic Labor Day Weekend is the perfect weekend for a picnic.  To celebrate the end of summer I’ve organized a feast of some of America’s favorites – from fried chicken to chocolate cake, cheeseburgers to homemade strawberry ice cream.    Parsley Potato Salad Mushroom Artichoke Salad Chile-Spiced Bean Salad Crusty Parmesan Chicken […]