The following unorganized list of recipes has been taken from the Household Cyclopedia, published in 1881. This publication has hundreds of almost lost recipes, such as how the make mock turtle soup from a calf's head!

This book also contains some terms from our past that may take a bit of detective work. The book's list of measurements is placed first so that you will know about gills and pecks. And be careful of certain advice such as the suggestion to use molds made of lead for candy making. Remember that this advice dates back over 100 years, well before many modern understandings of health and safety concerns.