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Four Old Fashioned Helpful Hints

When my grandmother died she left us an old book with recipes, hints and gardening projects filling the pages.  In the book she posted many of the helpful hints she used to make her life a little easier.  I return to that book whenever I need an old fashioned answer to a question.  Posted here you will find  four of her favorite hints.

Coffee to serve 100 people

1 1/2 pounds coffee

coffee-cup
Coffee to serve 100

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp mustard

5 gallons of water

Combine first 3 ingredients and tie loosely in cheesecloth.  Drop in boiling water.  Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.

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1 cup salt

1/2 cup flour Continue reading “Four Old Fashioned Helpful Hints”

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