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Welcome to Cooking in the 13′s

January 2, 2013

Cooking in the 13's

This blog started with the discovery of a cookbook – a church cookbook from 1913. It is “The Congregational Cook Book” with the date of 1913 printed on the cover.  The title page states that was compiled by the Ladies Guild of St. Paul’s Congregational Church of Nutley, NJ.

As I began to carefully look through the cookbook, the idea to cook a recipe a day came to me.  I’m just a home cook, like the women who submitted their recipes a hundred years ago.  I do not have any formal training in how to cook.

My thought is that this will be a learning experience on many levels. I may have to do some research and I’m going to have to set some ground rules for myself. I’m allowing myself the use of my hand mixer, the stand mixture with the dough hook for bread recipes only, along with…

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