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Depression Era Recipes

Cushaw pie is an old southern recipe. Recently cushaw has been a forgotten gourd but now I am growing it in my garden.

~ Potato Candy, I learned to make this candy from my mother-in-law, it is an old southern recipe, very easy to make and I make it every year at Christmas.

  • Angelique Swords

    My husbands family make this for Christmas to. It is so good! So happy i have a recipe now!

Poet Sylvia Plath's favorite: Tomato Soup Cake Recipe. This dates back to the early 1920's and at times has been called Depression Era Husband Cake and also Mystery Cake. A rich spice cake similar to carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting.

Biscuits with cracklings-old recipe (translator on sidebar)

Grandmother's Coconut Pie Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes

Pickled Beets from This is a recipe that has been passed down in my family from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mom, and now to me! I am so glad to have this family favorite! I have now become the designated "pickled beets" preparer in our family!

My Grandmother’s Ice Box Cookie Recipe | Welcome Company

Squash pickles are a family favorite - using a recipe from my grandmother, this 24HR version brought about a tangy taste, almost like a cross of bread n butter with hamburger chips.

One of my favorites to make for my grandmother... Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Chocolate Pie Recipe - trying to recreate husband's grandmother's recipe

Gingerbread/Gingerbread Cake from This is my grandmother's recipe from the 1930's. It's my favorite spicy gingerbread/cake recipe that's wonderful served warm with whipped cream or butter. Prep time is estimated.

Old Fashioned Brown Sugar Fudge - my grandmother's recipe

salmon patties - sounds very much like my Grandmother's recipe

An Irish Grandmother's recipe for Dandelion Wine from 1926

Based on my grandmother Mur’s recipe, this is the pie I tote to Thanksgiving dinner and the go-to pie when berries and peaches aren’t in season. It is simple and delicious, based on just eggs, butter, sugar, buttermilk, a little cornmeal, and a pie crust. So simple, so the story goes, that the first baker of this classic Southern recipe didn’t want praise for the pie, saying “it’s jess pie.”

Crisp Cornbread Crust : To get a crisp Southern-style cornbread crust, pour cornbread batter into a sizzling-hot cast-iron skillet—the drippings should hiss and sputter as soon as the batter hits the pan. Also, sprinkle a little cornmeal in pan first

Old Fashioned Biscuit Bread... A quick biscuit bread, sometimes called hoecake bread, fried in bacon drippings in a screaming hot, cast iron skillet on top of the stove.

Salt-rising bread, a.k.a. pioneer bread because it needed no yeast. From an old, old recipe book, sent to Country magazine by a reader. It's their most-requested recipe ever -- get it here. -have to try this

This is the 1933 Hoover Dam cookbook. It is darned obscure to find now. I have been making a recipe a week from these lost Depression era recipes compiled by a Boulder City church in 1933. First one: Kidney bean, onion and cheese loaf. Outstanding. The whole family gobbled it up

Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's and More From Your Kitchen Today, Vol. 1 (Stories & Recipes of the Great Depression) by Janet Van Amber Paske,

Depression Era Cooking and Recipes