By Editors of Yankee Magazine
Wonder what Grandma may have used to scrub greasy kitchen partitions? remedy a sore throat? overcome insect pests in her vegetable backyard? ask yourself no longer!
Whatever your grandma did to mend and hold issues round the condominium and backyard, it most likely labored. That’s as the previous methods are frequently the easiest methods by way of options for daily difficulties, rules for saving time, and convenient suggestion for purchasing the task performed. And that’s the place 1,001 Old-Time loved ones Hints is available in. locate the simplest tricks, assistance, and secrets and techniques for every little thing from cooking, cleansing, and residential upkeep to puppy care, gardening, and vacation celebrations. You’ll additionally locate how one can adapt and increase a few old-time tools. realize an grand number of valuable and shrewdpermanent principles, together with tips on how to:
• fresh copper pans, utilizing buttermilk and salt
• Make actual sourdough bread the way in which the pioneers did
• struggle wrinkles and create kissable lips
• Use usual components to fix your hair
• Create your personal detailed body spray
• manage universal house at your residence
• Use ivory cleaning soap for sharpening silver and bug keep an eye on
• correctly separate consuming glasses which have been caught jointly
• And extra!
With 1,001 Old-Time loved ones Hints in your kitchen desk or nightstand, you’re constantly within the reliable corporation of an old-timer who’s able to dispense a invaluable trace, encouraging be aware, or sage mystery on the flip of a web page. 310 colour images
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MEAT MASTERY ROASTS, CHOPS, and other meat dishes were the centerpiece of the dinner table in many American homes until briefly falling from favor in the 1980s and 1990s. But with a new emphasis on high-protein diets and the wide availability of lean cuts of beef, pork, and white-meat poultry, preparing meaty meals is in vogue again. Look to the advice of past generations for preparing meats that are sure to please. Easy Homemade Gravy Lots of recipes instruct the cook to flour meat—sometimes before browning, sometimes before adding to a stew pot.
Use it for one of your main dishes at brunch or a light supper, as a side dish for a full dinner, or as your contribution to a potluck meal. Here’s the basic recipe, with a few amendments made for the modern palate—and a few specifics where D. Petre gave only generalities. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with butter or cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 quart whole milk, 6 to 8 lightly beaten eggs, 1 pound cleaned grated carrots, 1 stick of melted butter or margarine, ¼ cup packed brown sugar, ½teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and ¾ cup flour.
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1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden by Editors of Yankee Magazine