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Real Food Recipes


Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Waffle Recipe from 1858A piece of waffle with butter and maple syrup and a bit of waffle on a fork all on a red china plate with a brown striped cloth underneath and a plate piled high with waffles in the background along with eggs, a whisk, and measuring spoons with a text overlay that says "Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Waffle Recipe from 1858."

Side Dishes and Snacks

Authentic Boston Baked Beans

Authentic Boston baked beans

Mashed Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon

Mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon

Scarborough Fair Maple-Glazed Carrots

Blue plate with orange carrots on a table with herbs scattered around.

Homemade Cornbread Stuffing with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries

China bowl full of homemade stuffing with bread, cornbread, chestnuts, and dried cranberries.


Healthy “Fried” Apples

Healthy Fried Apples

Old-Fashioned Maple-Sweetened Spiced Applesauce

Maple-Glazed Overwintered Parsnips

Maple-glazed overwintered parsnips

Strawberry Maple Freezer Jam

Strawberry Maple Freezer Jam

Cinnamon Maple Peach JamBowl and Mason jars full of peach jam on table with peaches and spoon.

Sweetened, Dried, Tomato Fig Recipe from 1845Dried tomatoes on plate with green checked cloth and small pear-shaped tomatoes scattered around

Main Dishes

Over 50 Easy Ground Beef Supper Recipes

Collage of different supper dishes made with ground beef and text in the center that says "Over 50 Easy Ground Beef Supper Recipes."

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Ground beef stir fry on blue plate on table

Easy Crockpot Beef and Vegetable Soup

Bowl of soup on a green checked towel with a spoon and herbs.

Autumn Harvest Stew

Autumn Harvest Stew

Farm Stand Bounty Chicken and Swiss Chard Soup

Farm stand bounty chicken and swiss chard soup

Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe from 1833

Homemade chicken broth recipe from 1833

Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Healthy homemade pizza sauce recipe

10+ DIY Herb and Spice Blend Recipes

Collage of different blends of herbs and spices.

Homemade Breading Recipe for Fried Chicken

Fried chicken coated in homemade breading mixture on a plate.


Easy Homemade Sourdough Bread Recipe from 1869

Easy homemade sourdough bread recipe from 1869

Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Made with Maple Syrup

Square slice of corn bread on a blue and white china plate on a table with measuring spoons and a blue and white striped towel beside it.

Cinnamon Maple Skillet Cornbread

Cinnamon maple skillet cornbread

Over 30 Sourdough Recipes to Make with a Sourdough Starter

\Collage of recipes made with a sourdough starter such as breads, donuts, and waffles.



Chocolate “Superfood” Frosting

Chocolate superfood frosting

Depression-Era Dark Chocolate Cake

Depression era chocolate cake

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Cake Recipe from 1870

Slice of buttermilk cake with strawberry sauce on a red china plate on top of a green cloth and strawberries scattered on the table and a bowl of strawberry sauce in the background.


Decadent Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Heirloom Apple Crisp Recipe

Plate of apple crisp surrounded by different colored apples and an old cookbook on a table.


Apple and Lemon Marlborough Pudding Recipe from 1858

slice of Marlborough pudding on red plate with the rest of the pie and apples around it on the table


Dark Chocolate Maple Cream Truffles

Dark chocolate maple cream truffles

Sour Milk Gingerbread Recipe from 1869

Slice of sour milk gingerbread with icing on a china plate with pink and purple flowers.


Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate Recipe from the 19th Century

Cup of hot chocolate on a saucer with a spoon, chocolate pieces, nutmegs, a spice grater and measuring spoons on a table.

10 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes

Collage of different colored mugs and cups of herbal tea.

Holiday Recipes

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie Recipe from 1861

Slice of pumpkin pie on a blue china plate with more of the pie in a baking dish behind it and an antique cookbook, a small gourd, eggs, a spoon, and nutmegs on the table.

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Gingerbread Recipe from 1852

Piece of sour cream gingerbread cake dusted with powdered sugar on a red china plate on a table with a pan of gingerbread in the background along with an antique cookbook, some cloves and spoons and winter greenery, berries, and pinecones.

Oven-Roasted Spiced Chestnuts

Oven-roasted spiced chestnuts

Traditional 19th Century Fruitcake

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cookie Recipe from 1868

Plate of gingerbread cookies shaped like snowflakes with white icing on a table with a rolling pin, cookie cutter, measuring spoons, pine boughs, red berries, and an antique cookbook.

Old-Fashioned Plum Pudding

Plum pudding on a red plate with a sprig of holly in the top and a slice of plum pudding on a plate beside it and pine needles and red berries scattered around.


Old-Fashioned Mincemeat Pie Recipe from 1798

Old-fashioned mincemeat pie recipe from 1798

Old Hartford Election Cake

Old Hartford Election Day Cake


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Saturday 3rd of September 2022

What a nice website and loaded with information that is all but lost. I came across it while poking about for old tomato soup recipes.

Thanks, Thomas

Lori Elliott

Monday 5th of September 2022

Thank you, Thomas, for stopping by and for your kind words!

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