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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Alabama Recipes from 1867



One cup of butter, one of sour cream, onE of coffee, five eggs, one cup of currants, one of stoned raisins, one tea spoonful cinnamon, one of allspice, one nutmeg, one teaspoonful soda. Add flour to mix hard and bake slowly.


One cup of yeast, one cup of sugar, one cup of lard, one cup of milk, two eggs. Stir as stiff as you can and let it rise over night. In the morning add two cups sugar, two cups butter, one egg, a very little soda, and on pound raisins.


Take two cups of sour milk, one teaspoonful of soda, two tablespoonsful of cream, one cup of sugar and one egg, put into the mixture without beating. Add flour enough for a stiff paste, salt and spice to taste.


One egg to one cup of vinegar, small lump of butter, and boil together. Have the cabbage cut fine, sprinkle over it a little sugar, pepper and salt, and pour over the above.

Faith and Courage: 2nd edition -A Novel of Colonial America In this action packed novel, George Willson witnesses the execution of King Charles II and is forced to leave the woman he loves to witch hunters in 17th century England as he flees to his sister, Mary, and her husband Ambrose Dixons home in Colonial American. Ridden with guilt over difficult decisions he made to survive, George Willson and the Dixon’s embrace the Quaker faith which further creates problems for their existence in the New World.

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past (Kindle Edition)

By (author):  Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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