Clam Chowder

History of Chowder

What is traditional chowder? The true or traditional chowder is a matter of debate.  There are numerous varieties, and each has its loyal following.  Just bring up the subject of … Continued

history of cookies

History of Cookies

After reading all about cookies, be sure to check out What’s Cooking America’s many Cookie Recipes and How To Make Perfect Cookies – Secrets To Making Perfect Cookies.   In America, … Continued

History of Gelatin, Gelatine, and JELL-O

  “Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle, Jell-O brand Gelatin…” , and “There’s Always Room for JELL-O.” These advertising slogans stick in many American minds.   Jell-O is the largest … Continued

Ice Cream Cone

History of Ice Cream Cone

History of Ice Cream Cone For a detailed history of the following individual types of ice cream, click on the underlined: Baked Alaska – Ice Cream and Ices – Ice … Continued

Ice Cream Sundae

History of Ice Cream Sundae

History of Ice Cream Sundae  For a detailed history of the following individual types of ice cream, click on the underlined: Baked Alaska – Ice Cream and Ices – Ice … Continued


History of Pies

The purpose of a pastry shell was mainly to serve as a baking dish, storage container, and serving vessel, and these are often too hard to actually eat.  For hundreds … Continued


History of Popcorn

    History and Legends of Popcorn, Cracker Jacks and Popcorn Balls   There is a legend that old-timers tell of one particular summer when it got so hot that … Continued

History of Poultry Dishes

Chicken a la King: This is a rich chicken dish that uses lots of cream with pimentos and sherry.  It is served either on hot buttered toast, pastry shells, or … Continued

History of Salads and Salad Dressings

History of Salads: What exactly is the definition of salad?  Everyone’s definition of salad seems to be different.  Salads can be an entree or side dish that is prepared and composed … Continued

History of Sauces

History of Sauces

  The word “sauce” is a French word that means a relish to make our food more appetizing.  Sauces are liquid or semi-liquid foods devised to make other foods look, … Continued

Cracker Jacks Popcorn

Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe

I have such wonderful memories of eating Cracker Jacks as a kid and finding a prize at the bottom of the box!  The candy-coated popcorn and peanuts were also just … Continued

Bowl of Hoppin John Stew with collard greens

Hoppin’ John Recipe and History

Hoppin’ John Stew –  Stove Top and Slow Cooker Preparation This recipe for Hoppin’ John black-eyed peas is a southern dish rich with tradition and lore served to celebrate the New … Continued

Horseshoe Sandwich

Horseshoe Sandwich Recipe and History

This open-face sandwich is considered the signature dish of Springfield, Illinois, the home of Abraham Lincoln.  This sandwich will make your arteries cringe and your taste buds rejoice!  The people … Continued

Hot Brown Sandwich

Hot Brown Sandwich History and Recipe

Hot Brown Sandwich, sometimes know as a Kentucky Brown, is an open-faced turkey sandwich with turkey, bacon, pimientos, and a delicate Mornay sauce. The sandwich is place under the broiler … Continued

Hot Chocolate History

Hot Chocolate Drink History

 Rediscover True Hot Chocolate   The terms Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate are often used interchangeably, but technically they are as different as Milk Chocolate and bittersweet chocolate.  Hot cocoa … Continued