"Dainty bits make rich the ribs."

Potato Pancakes

Grate 10 good sized raw potatoes; 1 teaspoon salt, 3 eggs well beaten, one tablespoon flour. Fry in butter.

French Toast

Thoroughly beat one egg, add a pinch of salt and a teacup of sweet milk. Dip slices or pieces of stale bread in this and fry in butter until a nice brown on both sides.

Chicken Omelet

Mince fine 1 cup stewed chicken, warm in a teacup of sweet milk, 1 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper; thicken with 1 tablespoon of flour. Make a plain omelet, then add this mixture just before turning it over.

Cheese Straws

One cup grated cheese, 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon butter; rub butter into flour, add teaspoon salt; mix with water as for pie crust. Roll thin; cut into straws and bake.


One quart sweet milk, 4 tablespoons corn starch, 4 tablespoons sugar; divide into three equal parts; take 1-3 of it out into a dish, grate up one small cake Baker's chocolate and stir into another third; add a few drops of fruit coloring and rose flavoring to the other third. Serve with whipped cream.


One cup sugar, butter the size of an egg, 2 eggs, 2-3 cup sweet milk, 1 cup currants, 2 teaspoons baking powder, flour to make rather stiff batter. Bake in gem pans.


Three cups sour milk, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon soda, 2 tincups flour. Sift flour, soda and baking powder together.


One quart sweet milk, 6 eggs, whites beaten separately; add last. Two teaspoonfuls baking powder, flour enough for a thin batter, 1 cup of melted butter, a little salt. This makes waffles enough for eight people.

Banana Fritters

One egg, 1 cup milk, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3 bananas sliced thin, enough flour to make a very stiff batter. Drop in hot lard until deep brown. Serve hot with a sauce.

Griddle Cakes

One pint sweet milk, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon salt; stir in wheat flour until thick batter, bake on hot griddle.


Two eggs, 1 pint sweet milk, 2 teaspoons baking powder, enough flour to make a stiff batter. Fry in hot lard.

Cheese Fondu

One cup bread crumbs, 1 cup grated cheese, 1 cup sweet milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt; 1 saltspoon red pepper, 3 eggs beaten separately. Bake in a quick oven until brown.

Hickorynut Macroons

One quart kernels rolled fine, whites of 8 eggs beaten stiff, 2 cups sugar, flour to stiffen; drop on buttered tins and bake in a quick oven.

Lettuce-Ham Sandwich

Cut slices of bread, spread with butter, lay lettuce leaf on one piece and cold boiled ham chopped very fine, mixed with mayonnaise dressing, spread on slice of bread, buttered, and lay on lettuce leaf.

Rice Croquettes

Take rice you have left over and break an egg in, season with salt, mix enough rolled crackers in to make it thick enough so you can make long rolls as thick as your two fingers and put in enough lard so they will float before putting in. Nice for supper.