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Denver Ave. Cut one cup of stale bread into tiny bits, beat the yolks of two eggs, add a pint of milk and the crumbs. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef. Add the whites whipped just a moment before taking from the fire. Into a small amount of hot butter slice six good-sized green onions, tops and all. Cook until wilted, add a little water and boil until it has evaporated.

Scramble in a spoonful of Armour's Beef Extract, three eggs, pepper and salt to taste. Cook until creamy and serve hot. Use the liquor from one can of mushrooms and enough water to make one cupful. Chop the mushrooms, add one teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef, and slightly thicken with flour blended with water. Cook six minutes and serve with broiled steak.

One can of peas, one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef, two tablespoons of butter, one tablespoon of flour, one teaspoon of salt and a dash of pepper, one half teaspoon of sugar, one quart of milk or half milk and half cream. Rinse the peas, add some water and boil until soft, then rub through a colander. Add Armour's Extract of Beef to hot water and peas, making one quart in all. Melt the butter and add the flour, then gradually the hot soup. Cook until smooth, add the seasoning, and the milk and cream last. Cook in two tablespoons of butter one onion and one sprig of parsley cut fine for five minutes.

Add one cup of chopped corn and a cup of hot water in which has been dissolved one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef. Cook fifteen minutes. Add salt, pepper, one cup of milk, and bind with two tablespoons of flour and butter blended. Serve with toasted croutons. Make a clear bouillon, using one teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef to one pint of hot water. Dissolve one spoon of powdered gelatine and stir into the hot liquid. Stir in a few button mushrooms sliced, or some cold veal. Add the pulp of one orange, having it peeled, sliced and torn in sections.

When cool turn into cups or molds moistened with cold water. Stir and divide the material about equal in each cup. Set on ice to harden. Slice firm tomatoes and lay one each on lettuce leaf. Turn the bouillon molds onto these and place a large spoon of dressing over each. Mash six hard-boiled eggs very fine, adding pepper, salt and a small lump of butter.

Mix with one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef dissolved in a tablespoon of hot water, and one third cup of mayonnaise dressing. Add one cup of finely chopped pecans or peanuts. Mix well and serve between fresh crackers and thin slices of bread. Bake four large potatoes and put them through potato ricer. Season with butter, salt and white pepper and add one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef. Beat into this the stiffly beaten white of one egg. Mold this well and roll out on molding board. Cut into cakes and place on buttered sheet.

Bake in hot oven until a golden brown. Serve on platter with meat, garnished with cress or parsley. MISS S. Wash two heads of lettuce and lay them on ice until wanted, then cut in small bits and lay in salad dish, adding salt. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and pour over the lettuce. To one half cup of white wine vinegar add one teaspoon of sugar, one half teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef, one tablespoon of mayonnaise dressing.

Pour over the lettuce and garnish with slices of hard-boiled eggs. This is an age of good ready made clothes and it is also an age of clever amateur dressmaking. With excellent patterns which may be easily handled there is no reason why the woman who can sew should not make her own clothes, and have smart clothes at a reasonable price—that is, provided she has the time to give to sewing. Before starting a dress—even before buying—make a tour of the shops and see for yourself what is being worn with a keen eye for the little details which lift a gown from the home made to the professional class.

If you live far from town and can not go to the shops look through the magazines which make a feature of dress and study what is best suited to your particular style and requirements. Study materials and buy economically, which means paying a little more if necessary rather than have shoddy goods. Good patterns are essential and these usually have full directions as to the manner of using. It is a very good plan to have a pattern drafted to your own measure but if you have not this take some finished garment which is satisfactory unless there is someone at hand to take the measures that a person cannot very well take for herself and measure the lengths in different places such as front, back and under lengths on a blouse and the width across both back and front where it is broadest.

Write these down and proceed to take the same measures on the pattern to be used. In taking measures be sure to take a correct position or it will be impossible to get correct measures and you cannot hope for success if this—the initial step—is taken wrongly. For instance, stand erect with the chest raised and the abdomen held in and you will find in taking the width measures across to where the arms and body join the armhole will be straight and even looking instead of pointing in and out in places.

Make sure of your measures before starting to apply your pattern to the cloth. A careful study of this will save many irreparable mistakes later. The date of this oldtime celebration is always October 31st, the crucial moment 12 o'clock. To be sure, the original observance of All Hallows Eve has been considerably distorted during the course of years but the fun it affords the young folks in its present manner of keeping cannot be gainsaid and needs no changing.

Halloween is the night when a magic spell enthrals the earth. Witches, bogies, brownies and elves are all abroad to use their power. Superstition proves true, witchery is recognized and the future may be read in a hundred and one ways. It is not necessary to spend a great deal of money in giving a Halloween party. With a little time, some suitable paper and a pair of sharp scissors the witches, pumpkin faces, cats and bats, which are the distinctive features of this decoration, may be easily made at home.

Yellow, red and black are the colors and the most fascinating crepe paper can be had for a few cents. This is the best material to use, as it lends itself so well to all sorts of schemes. Not only is it made in plain colors which may be decorated at will but for every festival and occasion there are special designs which make the work of decoration very easy indeed.

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For Halloween there is a design of witches with brooms, or cats and bats in black on a yellow ground. This is ready to be laid on the table as a cover or around the room in the effect of a frieze. There are napkins to match and a crepe paper rope to finish the edge. A weird effect of lighting is obtained by making lantern boxes from any discarded boxes which may be in the house. Cover them with crepe paper, cut eyes, nose, ears and mouth, paste colored tissue paper behind the features and set a lighted candle inside.

The wise owl must not be forgotten in the Halloween decorations. Grey paper is best for him. Paste the edges of a square piece of grey crepe paper together lengthwise of the grain and gather in at the bottom. Stuff this bag with soft paper or cotton and gather again some distance from the top. Shape the top into ears and make two rosettes with black centers for eyes. A beak of black stiff paper protrudes between the eyes. Mount the owl on a branch by sewing with heavy black thread in a way to resemble claws.

Make witches' brooms by tying slashed paper tied on any old sticks or brooms to give the effect. Any brass which is exposed to the air is likely to tarnish very quickly. To obviate this, after I have cleaned and polished my brass vases etc. This keeps it bright and prevents it from tarnishing. To take stains out of white wicker-work, I get some oxalic acid, and with an old toothbrush dipped in this I brush the stained parts well.

Then I rinse the article thoroughly, first in clear, warm water, and then in cold. The brush should be destroyed after use, as oxalic acid is poisonous. To wash chiffon, wind the material round a bottle. Make a good lather of soap and water. Immerse the bottle, and move backwards and forwards in the lather for about five minutes. Rinse in clear, lukewarm water in which has been dissolved a small piece of gum arabic. Then unwind the chiffon, spread on the ironing board, lay a clean, thin cloth over it, and iron with a very hot iron. The very best way to clean a black hat, whether it be chip, mohair, or tagel, real or imitation, is to make some rather strong tea, and, after brushing all dust from the hat, apply this with a small brush.

Saturate the hat thoroughly, and when dry it will be as perfect in colour and appearance as when first bought. If you want the hat to be stiff, add half a teaspoonful of liquid gum to the tea, and mix well before applying. The hat will then keep its stiffness, but will not have a glossy appearance. Real lace should never be washed, but can be cleaned in the following way. Put it between layers of tissue paper well sprinkled with calcined magnesia, place between the leaves of a book, and under a heavy weight for three days.

Then shake the powder out and the lace will be perfectly clean. The economy of buying a whole ham at once instead of a pound or a slice is apparent to every housewife who studies her weekly bills. The initial cost is less—many trips to the store are saved and the housewife has the chance of using all of the ham—trimmings, skin, bone, etc. Grind or chop enough Armour's Star Ham to make a cupful, using a little of the fat. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a sauce pan and add one tablespoon of flour. As soon as blended add one and one third cups of milk. When slightly thickened add the ham and the whites of two hard-boiled eggs which have been mashed with fork.

Season with salt, pepper, and pour over round slices of toast which have been placed on hot platter. Grate the yolks of eggs and sprinkle over the top. Garnish with parsley. Cut from a boiled Star Ham fat and lean in equal proportions and chop fine. Season with pepper and minced sage. Make a crust of one half pound of Armour's Butterine and one pound of flour. Roll it out thick and divide it into equal portions. Put some ham into each and close up the crust.

Have ready a pot of boiling water and put in the dumplings. Boil about forty-five minutes. One cup of Armour's Star Ham boiled and chopped fine, one half cup of cream, three hard-boiled eggs, salt and pepper to taste. Scald the cream. Rub the yolks smooth with a little of the cream and add to the cream in the farina boiler with the ham. Press the whites of the two eggs through a sieve, add to the mixture and when thoroughly heated put on a hot dish. Slice the remaining eggs over the ham and serve. Boil six eggs ten minutes.

Make a thickening of two tablespoons of flour cooked in two tablespoons of melted butter, and boil it in a pint of milk until thick. Season with salt and pepper. Cut a cup of Armour's Star Ham cold boiled into dice and moisten half a cup of cracker crumbs in melted butter. Chop the whites of the eggs fine, sprinkle some crumbs in a buttered dish, then some of the ham, the chopped whites, thickened milk and sifted yolks.

Then add the remainder of the ham, whites of eggs and milk, cover with buttered crumbs and bake until brown. One cup of Armour's Star Ham chopped fine, one half cup of bread crumbs and one half cup of chopped hard-boiled eggs. Season and stir into a thick gravy flavored with Armour's Extract of Beef. Bake and serve hot in pepper shells. Three pounds of Armour's Star Ham, one cup of sweet milk, fifteen drops of lemon, salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the meat in small pieces, cover the mold with a layer of slices of hard-boiled egg, then a layer of meat. Repeat until the mold is filled, then add cup of milk, one teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef, lemon, salt and pepper. Stir well and pour over the top. Bake a nice brown. Beat three eggs until very light, add one cup of Armour's Star Ham cooked and chopped , one half cup of bread crumbs, one pint of milk, pepper and salt.

Mix thoroughly and bake thirty minutes. Two cups of ground boiled Star Ham, one teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef, half a package of gelatine, one pint of water, salt and pepper to taste. Dissolve Beef Extract in one half pint of boiling water, season. Dissolve the gelatine in one half pint of cold water.

Stand the vessel in hot water to dissolve it. Mix together with beef extract, set aside to cool. When this begins to harden, beat in the ground boiled ham, set mold in refrigerator. Serve in slices with bread and butter, sweet pickle or lettuce salad. Take the bone of an Armour's Star Ham after the meat is partly used, and boil slowly until meat is tender. Slice three potatoes, take out the bone and put in potatoes while cooking.

Make dumplings of three pints of flour, a pinch of salt and a big tablespoon of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard. Mix with water, roll thin as pie crust and drop into broth. One cup of Armour's Star Ham boiled and chopped fine, one cup of potato mashed, one cup of cracker or bread crumbs. Season well and mix all together with water and one fourth teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef.

Pour into a deep plate, smooth it over and make indentations in the top large enough to hold an egg. Put into the oven until thoroughly heated, and break an egg into each of the places. Return to oven until the eggs are cooked. One cup of finely chopped Armour's Star Ham cooked , one cup of bread crumbs, two of hot mashed potatoes, one large tablespoon of butter, three eggs, a dash of cayenne.

Beat the ham, seasoning and two of the eggs into the potatoes. Let the mixture cool slightly and shape into croquettes. Roll in bread crumbs, dip in beaten egg and again in crumbs. Put into frying basket and plunge into boiling Simon Pure Leaf Lard. Cook two minutes, drain and serve. One medium cabbage, two ounces of Armour's Star Ham, two tablespoons of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, two egg yolks, one teaspoon each of salt, chopped parsley, and chopped onions, one cup of stale bread crumbs, a dash of cayenne, one pimento pepper chopped. Parboil cabbage, drain and let cool.

Open the leaves and scoop out the center.

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Beat the eggs, add bread moistened with melted Simon Pure Leaf Lard, add the ham and seasoning and all other ingredients. Fill the center, tie cabbage in cheese cloth and boil until tender. Cut one and one half pounds of veal into thin slices, also one pound of Armour's Star Ham. Season the veal highly with pepper and salt, with which cover the bottom of roaster.

Lay upon this a few slices of ham, then the remainder of the veal and finish with the ham. Add one pint of water in which one teaspoon of Armour's Extract of Beef has been dissolved. Bake one hour. Thirty minutes before serving cover with good paste and bake. One cup of Armour's Star Ham, one third cup of French peas drained from their liquor, one third cup of celery, one third cup of English walnuts or hickory nuts, one pimento, two small sweet pickles, one hard boiled egg.

Chop all ingredients separately and just before serving, mix with a good mayonnaise dressing. But a girl who tried it would be badly handicapped if she did not use the best of materials for the work. Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard is the perfect shortening for all kinds of baking. Five heaping kitchenspoonfuls of flour and two of sugar, two heaping teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Sift these three times. Add one level tablespoon of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, rub in well and mix with one egg well beaten, and enough cream or milk to make three fourths of a teacup.

Roll out and bake in quick oven. One quart of flour, three cups of milk, four tablespoons of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, two teaspoons of baking powder, one teaspoon of salt. Sift salt and baking powder with flour, chop in the lard, add milk and mix to a soft dough. Roll out in a thin sheet, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, add bits of butter and raisins or currants.

Roll up as for jelly roll and cut into pieces about half an inch thick. Place in pan and bake. One third cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard and one third cup of butterine, two cups of white sugar, the yolks of four eggs, one cup of cold water, two heaping cups of flour sifted with two teaspoons of baking powder, one cup each of raisins and nuts. Fold in the whites of four eggs beaten to a stiff froth.

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Add two teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Ice with caramel icing. To one cup of bread sponge add one cup of sugar, one cup of raisins, one half cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard. Sift one cup of flour with one level teaspoon of soda and a level teaspoon of cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Add to the first mixture with two well-beaten eggs, and beat all until smooth. Bake in a buttered pan in moderate oven. One egg, one half cup of brown sugar, one teaspoon of salt, two cups of milk or water, two tablespoons of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, four teaspoons of baking powder sifted in four cups of flour, one cup of broken nut meats.

Beat well and stand twenty minutes to rise. Bake forty-five minutes to one hour. Two cups of sugar, three eggs, one half cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, three cups of flour, three teaspoons of baking powder, one half teaspoon of vanilla extract. Icing : One generous cup of XXX sugar, softened with a glass of pineapple marmalade and a few drops of vanilla. Take the yolks of four eggs, one cup of sugar, four level tablespoons of flour and beat lightly together.

Add one pint of sweet milk, put into a double boiler and boil until thick. Then put one cup of sugar into an iron skillet. When melted to a brown syrup pour into the first mixture, adding two tablespoons of melted butter, two teaspoons of vanilla, and bake in a single crust made with two cups of flour, one cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, one half cup of water and a pinch of salt.

One cup of sugar, one half cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, one half teaspoon of salt, one egg well beaten, two cups of flour in which two teaspoons of baking powder have been mixed, one cup of sweet milk and one teaspoon of lemon extract.


Roll the dough, cut with biscuit cutter and bake in moderate oven. Boil together for five minutes the following ingredients: One cup of brown sugar, one cup of water, one cup of seeded raisins, one half cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, one half teaspoon of nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Remove from the stove and let cool. When cold add one level teaspoon of soda dissolved in hot water and add three and one half cups of flour and one teaspoon of baking powder. Drop from teaspoon on greased pan and bake in moderate oven.

Add a well-beaten egg and half cup of milk. Stir in two and one fourth cups of sifted flour to which have been added two teaspoons of baking powder, and vanilla. Bake in layers in moderate oven about fifteen minutes. When ready to serve, whip one half pint of cream, add two teaspoons of sugar and a little vanilla. Spread between layers and on top layer. Serve on dessert plate with fork.

Three fourths cup of stoned raisins washed and chopped, one fourth cup of currants washed and chopped, pinch of salt, one tablespoon of vinegar, two tablespoons of butter, one half cup of molasses, one cup of brown sugar, two cups of water. Thoroughly mix the above and boil together for ten minutes, then thicken with five tablespoons of flour mixed with water.

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For the crust take one heaping cup of flour, one half teaspoon of salt, one half teaspoon of baking powder, one third cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard, and enough cold water to make a stiff dough. Rub together until creamy one half cup of butter or Glendale Butterine, one half cup of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard and two cups of granulated sugar. Add three eggs well beaten, one cup of raisins, one teaspoon of cinnamon, one teaspoon of nutmeg, one half teaspoon of soda dissolved in a little water.

Add this mixture to three cups of very light sponge and beat well, adding a little more flour if needed. Should be as thick as ordinary loaf cake batter. Fill greased bread pans half full and let rise one hour. Bake in a moderate oven forty-five minutes. Two eggs, two cups of sugar, one cup of molasses, three fourths cup of coffee, one small teaspoon of salt, five large tablespoons of Armour's Simon Pure Leaf Lard melted, two teaspoons of soda dissolved in the coffee, one teaspoon of cloves and one of cinnamon, one cup of raisins and five cups of flour.

Drop by spoonfuls on buttered tins and bake in quick oven. Planning the days meals ahead is a big help in systematizing the days work. As we are lovers of good ham we always use Armour's Star Brand. I generally buy the ham on Saturday as it keeps better than fresh meat. I buy a whole ham try to get one about ten pounds , then get the dealer to cut two nice slices thick enough to broil, a little beyond the center, leaving two nice ends, the string end the smaller.

One slice I use for Sunday morning Breakfast, the other one I wrap in a moist cloth, place between two plates. This will keep three or four days. I now take the large end, put it on in cold water, let simmer for a couple of hours, then take out and drain; cut off skin, and part of the fat and put it in the oven to finish cooking. The skin I save for use on the griddle, the fat I render and use the dripping for salads. After baking, serve hot or cold, sliced; I still have a small end and one slice left, the small end I boil until thoroughly done, take out and use the water for vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach, beans, etc.

The small end does not slice as well as the other so I take all the meat from the bone, and put it through the chopper, grind it fine, and use it for ham loaf, toast filling for tomato cups or for ham omelet. The baked end I serve sliced, also, use for sandwiches. If I have to keep the sandwiches I put them in a moistened napkin; it keeps the ham moist and juicy. Sunday Breakfast : Water cress, slice Star Ham broiled with milk gravy, hot rolls, coffee, home-made peach cake.

Sunday Dinner : Beef pot roast, white potatoes whipped, sweet potatoes roasted under the meat, cauliflower boiled in the ham water, cream dressing, fruit sherbet, in which I use Armour's Grape Juice. Sunday Supper : Cold baked Star Ham sliced thin, or tomato cups on lettuce with mustard dressing, white bread and butter, home-made cake, sliced peaches, and tea.

To make Tomato Cups , take medium size tomatoes, skin them by pouring boiling water over them first, this is easily done and put on ice until cold; scoop out the center. Make a filling of minced ham, a little chicken, breadcrumbs equal parts , a seasoning of chopped peppers; fill tomatoes; on top of each put a little mustard dressing. Set each cup on a lettuce leaf, and serve. Now I still have one slice of ham left, some minced ham, some of the baked ham.

The last slice I broil and serve with poached eggs; the baked ham, makes sandwiches. The week I buy a whole ham I don't buy much other meat. Trusting this will be of value to some, I remain,—I. One day the children teased for milk toast for supper, and to my dismay I found the milk was 'short' that day. Not wishing to disappoint them I tried to see what I could do.

Our 'milk' toast was fit for a king. The children pronounced it the best ever. In these times of high prices, with milk at ten cents per quart, many a family would welcome such an excellent substitute as Armour's Extract. Most useful are the Armour's Bouillon Cubes. I use them in preparing soups, gravies, dissolved and poured over a roast while cooking. I give my husband and children each one in a cup of hot water, every morning for breakfast, the first thing, as it seems to be an appetizer; also serve it to my aged parents in the morning before rising, as it gives them strength to make their toilet.

They are both very aged and failing and the effect of the bouillon is wonderful. My husband also takes Armour's Bouillon Cubes with him in his lunch basket to the factory where he holds a clerical position; he keeps his bouillon cup and spoon and there is plenty of boiling water accessible, so it makes a nice, nourishing drink at lunch time.

We have a friend who derived more benefit in our estimation from Armour's Extract, than any one we have ever heard of. He is an expert machinist and is sent to all parts of the world to put up machines, such as reapers, mowers, etc.

The particular trip I write of he was sent to Bulgaria, to a small village, where the accommodations were very poor. Sleep was almost out of the question and to eat the black bread, which was the principal food, was impossible. The water in all foreign countries was so bad that he always carried jars of the Extract with him. This time he not only dissolved it in hot water and drank it, but took his penknife and fed himself the extract raw. He claims it saved his life, as for four days that was all he had with him to eat or drink. He says he felt fine and did his work better than when he had been where the food was palatable and he had eaten heartily.

Of course he swears by the Extract and never takes a trip now without taking a good supply with him. This gives a blend pleasant to many tastes, and it is sufficient to flavor a soup for a large family. When the soup seems to have taken enough of the flavor the bag should be removed. To make one bag at a time would be foolish, but when enough are made to last the year out it helps out in fine shape. We also made jelly bags for sale, many ladies not having the right thickness of cloth in the house at jelly-making time.

This is their recipe: Cut six large navel oranges in slices the long way of the fruit, and boil, until tender, in three waters, pouring off the water each time. Make a syrup of five cups of sugar and one cup of water and boil the orange in this until the syrup is almost boiled away. Remove with skimmer and let stand half an hour and roll each piece in granulated sugar.

The confection was packed in dainty white boxes and covered with paraffin paper. They found a very ready sale. Here are some of the things we made with the result that when we held our sale at Easter there was not one article left over and we had the sum of ninety-five dollars in the treasury. They are twenty-four inches long by twenty-seven inches wide and have a drawstring of common twine. They cost almost nothing and found ready sale at a quarter apiece. When hot cloths are to be applied it is hard to wring them out by hand as hot as the doctor would like.

The bags are made of strong ticking and measure eighteen inches in width and are ten inches deep. At each end a loop the depth of the bag was stitched, through which a piece of broom handle was run when in use. To use, put the flannel into the bag, and set the bag into the pan of boiling water on the stove first inserting the sticks. When ready, simply lift the bag and wring it by the sticks. This order has led to our making over two hundred of these aprons, as others hearing of it would want their aprons home-made rather than factory made.

They are made of strong ticking, with a strap around the neck and another at the waist. In some, the straps are around the shoulders instead of the neck. Pockets are made for a rule, knife, nails, and a strap for a hammer. Housekeeping money to many men means the actual money required for food. Not very many husbands realize how many little expenses the housekeeping money has to take care of—little expenses that have nothing to do with food. Here are some and the Editor will be very glad if the readers will send in their own experiences in this line.

Most men smoke, and most men like to pocket a nice fresh box of matches when starting off for the day. Matches don't cost much to be sure but a fresh box each morning cuts quite a hole in the housekeeping money which is used to buy them. Does your husband like to sit up late reading, playing chess, etc.?

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That sort of thing increases the light and coal bill quite a bit. Returning little courtesies—very often to "his" people—such as sending flowers, books, and occasional lunch or matinee, etc. The wear and tear of household utensils, linen, etc. A man may realize that his buggy or motor car has to have certain parts replaced once in a while but he is not apt to think of the pots and pans of the household side of things unless reminded.

It is a good plan to keep a few simple medicines at hand in case of sudden sickness, also a few bandages and the usual dressings required for accidents. Does your housekeeping money make provision for this? Money for the education of the children is not generally included in the housekeeping money, but when the children get old enough to want to have their friends visit them it means little lunches, suppers, entertainments of various kinds, all of which cuts into the housekeeping money. As this is really the social side of their education it is only fair that extra provision should be made for it.

It is a very good plan to find out the medicinal and curative properties of the different fruits and to make the fruit your system requires a part of your diet. Apples, for instance, have an excellent effect on the health generally. They contain a large proportion of water and a large quantity of potash as well as of malic acid, which has valuable properties, and ether which is beneficial to the liver. Plums, too, have certain virtues and lemons are good for several forms of stomach trouble.

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As for grapes, they are so valuable as to form a distinctive "cure" just in themselves. They possess an enormous quantity of potash and plenty of water and they also contain sugar and salts of tartar. That all means that grapes will do much for the person who is tired and run down, whose nerves are weakened and whose organs are overworked, that they will tone and regulate the system, purify the blood and assist the different organs in performing their functions. The presence of sugar indicates that they can provide fuel for the body—the human engine—whether it be the romping child or the man whose day is filled with hard physical labor.

So it follows that grapes are really a very valuable addition to our diet list. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to have grapes on our table but wise manufacturers have found a way by which the juice of the grape may be possible at all times of the year and in every corner of the land. They have built large factories right in the very heart of the country where the best grapes grow and there the grapes are taken while the dew is still on them and their luscious fragrant deliciousness is squeezed out, poured into bottles and quickly sealed to prevent any escape of the exquisite bouquet.

Nothing is added—no water to weaken and adulterate, no sugar to sweeten, no coloring essence to deceive the eye. It is just the pure, natural juice of earth's best offering. This bottled concentration of earth's sweetness and richness with all the life and warmth of the sunshine is Armour's Grape Juice. To many people baked beans means just one thing—baked beans, served hot or cold.

To the woman, however, who is really interested in furnishing variety in diet, and this in a very economical way, baked beans offers boundless possibilities. First of all, she lays in a stock of Veribest Baked Beans—Veribest, because she knows that in this particular brand the beans are even more thoroughly cooked than she herself could do them. There are two kinds of Veribest Baked Beans, plain, and with tomato sauce, and with both the mellow richness of the bean is preserved with all its natural flavor, making it a most toothsome dish as well as nutritious and economical.

Having a good stock to draw from the economical housewife proceeds to serve baked beans to her family every day for a week, varying the dish each day. Drop the can of baked beans into hot water and boil for 20 minutes.

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Turn out, garnish with parsley and serve with mustard pickles. Tuesday, for lunch. Drain Veribest Pork and Beans without tomato sauce , and pass them through a colander. Measure and allow one teaspoon of dry bread crumbs to each cup of beans. Season with cayenne pepper and a little minced parsley.

For a pint of the mixture, beat one egg. Save enough of the egg to dip the croquettes in, and add the remainder to the beans. Mix and form into small croquettes, or balls, then roll in fine bread crumbs. Dip them in egg and again in the crumbs, and fry in deep boiling Simon Pure Leaf Lard. Border with slices of dill pickles or sweet green peppers. Wednesday, School Lunches. Cut some thin slices from a loaf of brown bread, butter and put crisp lettuce leaves, with a teaspoon of mayonnaise, on each half of the slices, and on the others spread a layer of Armour's Veribest Pork and Beans, which have been mashed until smooth.

Put the slices together and wrap each sandwich separately in paraffin paper. Mix one can of Veribest Pork and Beans, four tablespoons of celery cut in one eighth inch rings, two tablespoons of finely chopped onions, and one fourth cup of good boiled dressing. Marinate thoroughly, but stir slightly. Rub the salad dish with a cut clove of garlic. Arrange lettuce leaves around the salad bowl and in the center make a mound of the salad mixture, to which one fourth cup of whipped cream has been added. Garnish with stuffed olives cut in rings. Heat one can of Veribest Pork and Beans without tomato sauce , tossing about with fork to prevent breaking or mashing the beans.

Season to taste. Serve in beet shells which have been previously prepared as follows: Wash the beets carefully, so as not to break the skins, and boil rapidly until tender. Then cover with cold water, and with the hands remove the skins. Scoop out the centers and fill the cases with the beans. Garnish with young celery leaves. To one can of Armour's Veribest Beans and Tomato Sauce add two cups of milk; boil for a few minutes and pass through a sieve.

Add salt and pepper to taste, a dash of sage, dry mustard and more water if required. Strain over croutons in the tureen and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Sunday Night Supper. Two cups of Veribest Pork and Beans, mashed to a pulp, one fourth cup of chopped nuts, one cup of browned bread crumbs, two teaspoons of grated onion, two eggs, one half cup of cream or rich milk, one teaspoon of salt. Mix thoroughly and put into a greased bread pan.

Brush with the beaten yolk of egg, milk or cream and bake one half hour. Please tell me the proper way to send wedding announcements. In a family where there are several young men and women do I send each a separate one? If economy is no object send each a separate card.

If you do not care to do this and they are brothers and sisters you may say "The Misses Brown" and "The Messrs. James and John Wilson. I would like very much to be able to help other housekeepers, but I always feel that I only know the simple things of my rather humdrum life in the country. What you know is not known to everyone, nor is what any housekeeper knows a matter of everyday use with other housekeepers.

Everyone has some short cut or recipe, or personal way of doing things that would lighten the way for others. Your recommendation of butterine for instance, would carry weight with some housekeepers who had never before thought of trying it and they would be grateful always for being shown how to cut their butter bill. So with the other suggestions in your good letter from which I have taken extracts for the other pages. I want just such letters as yours. We must not forget that the younger generation of housekeepers are starting housekeeping and scanning columns like these for "the things everyone knows.

Many thanks for the nice things you say about the Cook Book. Am very glad you have enjoyed it so long. The color scheme you mention could be carried out further by wearing white dresses with yellow sashes and hair ribbons. Have yellow ices and cakes with white and yellow frosting. Egg sandwiches, potato salad garnished with hard boiled eggs halved and yellow flowers, which are quite plentiful now would all help to carry out the idea.

What is the seventh anniversary of a wedding called? It is perfectly proper to celebrate and you can have a merry time with little expense. Have tiny woolly toy sheep for favors and serve lamb salad made after a chicken salad recipe. Wear a woolen dress and your husband white flannels. I belong to a little card club and have to entertain the other members one afternoon soon. Can you suggest something which is easily prepared and can be served as a lap lunch? Ham mousse in individual moulds with thin bread and butter sandwiches. Ice cream served in cantaloupe. Iced tea with a slice of lemon and Armour's Grape Juice, which needs no flavoring.

What can I put with my silverware when packing it away to keep it from tarnishing? Pack in bags of Canton flannel before putting into the drawers or boxes and place with them a few pieces of camphor gum. Take one cup molasses ribbon cane is the best; I have never tried corn syrup , add one half cup sugar, stir well and put on fire to boil for at least five minutes.

Let cool for a short time, than add three well-beaten eggs, stirring constantly to keep the eggs from curdling. Add a tablespoonful of cornstarch. Bake in pie crust in the regular way but slowly. To keep from browning too quickly I sometimes place a tin in oven over pie. Place the bacon in a saucepan with sufficient cold water to cover it. Bring the water to the simmering point and simmer gently until done time, about half an hour for a pound for large pieces, less for smaller.

Add to the water an onion with two or three cloves stuck in it, one carrot, one turnip and some sticks of celery. The farm, which once grew corn and flax, sheep and horses, once belonged to a woman named Mary. Edie bought the farm 12 years ago, and now grows only hay.


Roasting brings out the most flavor. There seems to be moisture enough. Photo Gallery Full Gallery. Before starting a dress—even before buying—make a tour of the shops and see for yourself what is being worn with a keen eye for the little details which lift a gown from the home made to the professional class. Make sure of your measures before starting to apply your pattern to the cloth.

And stories. She has taught workshops and lectured frequently about writing and reporting. She has written the text for an orchestral work entitled Monadnock Tales, a fusion of music and poetry, which had its world premiere in and continues to please audiences. Edie is the author of The Place He Made, a memoir about her husband, Paul Bolton, who died of cancer at the age of Though the book takes a wide-eyed look at cancer and at death, The Place He Made is a love story, more about life than it is about death.

The book was reissued in a new edition last year.