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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 80 cookies

16 tablespoons (2 sticks or 1 cup) butter, softened
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract… 233 more words


ON THIS DAY: January 7, 2017

January 7th is

Bobblehead Day *

Harlem Globetrotters Day *

Tempura Day

Old Rock Day


MORE! Francis Bacon, Fannie Farmer, and Charles Addams, click 906 more words


Expat Feasts in Athens on the Eve of the Balkan Wars

“Maybe I asked you before, but will you save all my letters, dear, for I may want to use some of the material in them” Zillah Pierce Dinsmoor (1886-1960) reminded her mother a month after her arrival in Greece (Oct. 2,808 more words

Archival Research

How To Clean A Fish - 1896

It’s fun to watch an old-time fisherman work magic with a knife. They are like surgeons, except they had to perform usually on a rolling deck. 513 more words

Seafood Recipes

Favorite Cookbooks, Part 1

We’re trekking back in time again today!  Here is the cookbook I grew up with!  I mean THE cookbook I grew up with!

This is The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and it is the first cookbook I remember using.  313 more words

Cleaning Out the Basement--The Boston Cooking School Cookbook

I feel about Fannie Farmer the way I do about McKim, Mead, and White. (Stay with me.) Just at the cusp of modernism, as Louis Sullivan was exploring form and function to develop a uniquely American style of architecture, MMW swept into the Columbian Exposition and brought us back to the European Beaux Arts. 373 more words


The American Issue with Weight

No, this is not a discussion about obesity. It is a discussion about cups. And grams. And ounces. And all the complicated, confusing differences in weight measurement in the UK and the US. 915 more words

American Baking Measurements