An old-fashioned celebrations recipes cookbook from Bear Wallow Books with home style recipes for family celebrations. Find recipes for Easter, New Year’s, weddings, funerals, Halloween, and Christmas.
The celebrations we have here in America are very much about bringing people together. Good food is a large part of your family and community. Many of the foods found in this cookbook are from traditional family meals from around the turn of the century.
The recipes in this cookbook highlight some of the wonderful foods that accompanied bigger holiday celebrations such as Christmas, New Year’s and Easter, as well as work gatherings, camp meetings, weddings and funerals. Notes are provided from Conner Prairie Museum and give a historical perspective on some of these early American celebrations.
One of the most interesting things about this cookbook is the separate section for funeral recipes. I guess that was eye opening to me that there would actually be specific recipes associated with funerals.
The other recipes in this book encompass a nice, well-rounded selection of foods that would have been expected at each holiday. It is interesting to see how times and recipes have changed over the years.
Here are a few of the titles from this celebrations recipes cookbook.
New Year’s Day: Pork Roast and Sauerkraut, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and New Year’s Cake.
Valentine’s Day: Valentine Buns, Apple Custard Pie, and Molasses Taffy.
Easter Recipes: Peas with Mint, Greens and Hot Dressing, Glazed Ham, and Egg Cheese.
Funerals: Stewed Chicken, Ham Pie, Mashed Potatoes with Onions, Raisin Pie and “Funeral Pie”.
Weddings: Pork and Ham Loaf, Green Corn Pudding, Stack Cake, Rice Pudding, and Cherry Pie.
Independence Day: Fried Chicken, Sweet Pickles, Muster Day Gingerbread, Election Cake, Black Raspberry Pie, and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Work Frolics: Pickled Beet Root and Eggs, Virginia Corn Pone, Venison Steaks, Apple Butter, Squash Pie, and Brown Sugar Pound Cake.
Camp Meetings: Molasses Bread, Potato Balls, Chicken Salad, and Apple Pie.
Halloween and Thanksgiving: Doughnuts, Lemon Sponge Cake, Cider Cake, Stewed Peaches, Batter Bread, and Thanksgiving Pudding.
Christmas: Roast Goose with Sauerkraut, Moravian Cookies, Custard Pie, and Bourbon Cake.
Old Fashioned Celebrations Recipes Cookbook
- This 32-page softcover paperback cookbook measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
- All recipes in these cookbooks are in US equivalents (cups, pounds, ounces).
- Take your pick and order a few different titles. They are a nice item to have on hand when you need a last minute shower or wedding gift.