- One pint boiling water, half tea-cup cream; add broken pieces of toasted bread and a little salt.
- To each pint of berry juice add one pound of sugar. Let it stand over night; next morning boil ten minutes, and bottle for use.
- Cook in custard-kettle a half cup parched rice in one pint boiling salted water; when done serve with cream and sugar.
- Mix half ounce powdered alum with one pint sweet milk,* strain and add sugar and nutmeg; it is good in hemorrhages, and sometimes for colic.
- Soak two table-spoons sago in a tumbler of water an hour or more, then boil in same water until clear, and add a tumbler of sweet milk; when it boils, add sugar to taste, then a beaten egg and flavoring.
Boil one pint butter-milk, add small lump butter, and sweeten to taste. Some add a tea-spoon of ginger and honey instead of sugar.
- Take the first and second joints of a chicken, boil in one quart of water till very tender, and season with a very little salt and pepper.
Beat the yolk of an egg with a table-spoon of sugar, beating the white separately; add a tea-cup of boiling water to the yolk, then stir in the white, and add any seasoning; good for a cold.
- Mix an ounce of tamarind pulp with a pint of milk, strain and sweeten. Or, simply stir a table-spoon of tamarinds into a pint of water.
After pouring in dish, pass clean white wrapping-paper quickly over the top of broth, using several pieces, till all grease is removed.
- Take the pith of sassafras boughs, break in small pieces and let soak in cold water till the water becomes glutinous. This is good nourishment, and much relished.
- One pint of wheat, one half gallon new milk, sweeten and flavor to taste, bake one hour. This is a delicious and simple pudding.
Chop fresh, lean beef (the best steak or roast) very fine, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and put between thin slices of Graham or white battered-bread. This is a very nutritious diet.