42: Err. So I have read it’s not exactly the same even though I have done this. I definitely wouldn’t do this for a large amount but it does work as an emergency substitution.
44: Whoa. Weird, right?
48&50: Told ya’ so.
53: Novel idea, ‘eh?
Hehe. Number 27 sounds awesome.
28: I learned this from a woman who actually knew nothing about cooking but for some reason, knew this trick and I love it.
34: Sounds like one of those depression era tricks when times were incredibly tough.
16 is a great one I read about a while ago. It really works!
Um….I love number 20.
This entire page is really meant for southerners. I mean, it’s all about how to use fat and grease to make things yummy!
7 and 9 are great tips/reminders. You can make some killer broths this way.
11: Well, yes. Not better for us…but they certainly taste better.
13: I love stuffing meat. Flank steak, chicken breasts, pork tenderloin; all great meats to stuff and make go a little further.
15: oops. I didn’t realize some would get cut off. You just have to wait.
One of the many, many, treasures my husband had from his box of his grandparents belongings and handed directly over to me, was this. I also got my hands on some amazing vintage and even antique cookbooks but those will come later.
This is a particularly special treasure to me. I started my Tip o’ the Week entries so I would have a place to put all these types of things I had learned over the years. I am proud that I never pass on a tip unless I have personally tried and tested it and found it to be true.
I love books like these as they are a fun reminder to how much times haves changed, how far science has come, and how many tricks have really lasted through generations. This is from 1948.
I had so much fun reading through this and saying, “Hey! I knew that! I can’t believe that’s such an old trick.” or “Wow! I can’t wait to try that.” Funny thing is, today, we are so focused on being “green” that this lovely little booklet is perfectly back in style.
I am going to start scanning this lovely treasure and will try to post a page a week, although, you of course, may NOT, quote me on that.
(Don’t worry. I’ll repost the first page on the right again larger so you can actually read it.)