About the Recipes

Recipes posted are lovingly borrowed from my extensive collection of American cookbooks, both published and private, and date from about 1720 to 1989.

Others are from my even more extensive collection of yellowed clippings and individual recipes... many handwritten on index cards, napkins, backs of envelopes, matchbooks, bills, Christmas cards, and charmingly pasted into personal journals.

I have tested few of these recipes, and offer no guarantees whatsoever about any and all recipes at LostAmericanRecipes.com.


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  2. I had a friend who made 7up beans and when she passed away the recipe went with her. I have been searching for the recipe for years and was astonished when I found it on your site. THANK YOU!