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Ron’s American Goulash

Print Ron's American Goulash Ron cooked up this recipe at our DOG held during Establishment Day at Hopewell Furnace. He told me he found the recipe by browsing the Internet and came across something called American Goulash. Not satisified, Ron … Continue reading

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1796 Lemon Cream

Print 1796 Lemon Cream from Amelia Simmons "American Cookery" Here is the text of the original 1796 recipe: “Take the juice of 4 large lemons, half a pint of water, a pound of double refined sugar beaten fine, the whites … Continue reading

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Sourdough Biscuits

Print Sourdough Biscuits Ingredients 1 pkg (1/4 oz) Rapid rise yeast 3 cups sourdough starter 4 – 5 Tbls sugar 1/3 cup oil 2-1/2 Tbls baking powder 2 tsp salt 2-1/2 – 3 cups all purpose flour 2 Tbls butter, … Continue reading

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Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project

I just came across this Michigan State University Historic American Cookbook Project.┬áJan Longone, Curator of American Culinary History, Clements Library, University of Michigan, starts her introductory essay with the following two paragraphs: “Seventy-five books to represent American culinary history may … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful Day for Our Last DOG of the Season, October 2015

We were all watching the weather fearing the forecast for cold weather but it turned out to be a great day. Between that and the dishes that were prepared we couldn’t have asked for a better day to be with … Continue reading

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