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Civil War Cookin’: You Say Receipt, I’ll Say Recipe

This weekend I’m handing out a lot of receipts after ringing up the orders at my retail job. Earlier, my mom and I studied recipes to decide what to make for Thanksgiving. Ever noticed the “receipt vs. recipe” conflict in … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: No Coffee…No Problem?

Who’s getting up early this Friday morning? Hitting the sales for Black Friday or heading to work? Many of us will grab a cup of coffee at some point this morning or during the day for an extra boost of … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Did A Thanksgiving Meal Save This Man’s Life?

Jane Stuart Woolsey volunteered as a hospital nurse with the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. Later, she wrote about her experiences and memories, offering a glimpse into a Union hospital, and in one of the chapters, details about … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: All That Work To Make A Cake

I plopped the eggs and sugar into the bowl beneath the beater of the stand-up electric mixer, turned the speed to medium, set the timer for twenty minutes, and started measuring the ingredients for the next step. Lazy! My foremothers … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Oysters, Sage, Onion – What To Stuff In A Turkey

When I think of historical stories about stuffing a turkey, the first one that usually comes to mind is a humorous scene from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiographical novel By The Shores of Silver Lake. Although set in Dakota Territory well … Continue reading

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Civil War Cooking: Harvesting a “Mess of Beans” During Battle

By July 2, 1863, Joseph Broadhead just wanted a good meal. In the past week, he had experienced more adventures than he ever wanted to and now had no way to stop or change the battle unfolding in his community. … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Is This A Tradition?

In 2016, I shared some Civil War-related stories about food during the week of Thanksgiving. I found some more stories for 2017, and Chris Mackowski dubbed that year’s features “second helpings.” Now, it’s the week of Thanksgiving, and I’m excited … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: It’s Just A Book Review

Well, it’s a couple days after Thanksgiving and since we’ve already “decked the halls with boughs of holly” (at least at my home), it’s probably time to wrap up Civil War Cookin‘ for 2017. If you’ve been intrigued by the … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Want A Doughnut?

Doughnuts! Right now, I can’t imagine a better food to discuss on a Saturday morning. I usually associate doughnuts with World War I history, so imagine my surprise when I found an account about civilian ladies during the Civil War … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: Turkey For Dinner?

Civil War soldiers mention eating turkey (or wanting to eat turkey) for holiday meals. If they were lucky enough to catch, forage, or receive a turkey, that glorious moment would come when the big bird on a platter landed at … Continue reading

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