In honor of Mina Edison's 147th birthday, here are some fun facts!
Born July 6, 1865 in Akron, Ohio, Mina Miller was the seventh of eleven children.
Her father, Lewis Miller, was an inventor, manufacturer and co-founder of the Chautauqua Institute.
The Chautauqua Institute, an outdoor camp founded in 1874, offered cultural, religious, educational and musical programs. It quickly became an American Institution.
Lewis Miller's inventions helped to revolution..
Old Fashioned Recipe for Ginger Snaps
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups molasses
1 cup shortening
4 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
Heat and bring to boiling point sugar, molasses, shortening (part of which should be butter), ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Remove from fire and cool. In the meantime, mix and sift the salt and flour and stir part of it into cooling mixture. Dissolve the soda in a tab..
Old Fashioned Recipe for Corn Flake Cookies
Whites of 2 eggs beaten stiff
1 cup of pecans and a few black walnuts cut in pieces
½ cup sugar
2 cups toasted corn flakes
Beat egg whites stiff, adding sugar gradually. Fold in nuts and carefully fold in corn flakes so as not to break them. Drop on greased tin and bake in very slow oven.
The Edisons’ recipes were written during their lifetime, therefore the directions, measurements and styles of the recipes re..
Old Fashioned Recipe for Hickory Nut Cake
Thomas Edison’s favorite, according to a letter from John Randolph, dated April 2, 1903.
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 cup of butter scaint
1 cup of milk
3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint chopped nuts
1 ½ cups pulverized sugar
Cake Mix sugar and butter scaint until a cream. Combine with milk, flour, baking powder, 6 egg whites beaten very stiff and vanilla. Ad the nuts, mix..
Old Fashioned Recipe for Mina’s Deviled Crab
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cream
2 full cups crab meat
½ cup celery and little red peppers if desired
Cream butter and add flour, mustard and blend together; then add everything else. Put cream in last with the crab meat and be sure to blend them well before putting them in shells. Sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs ..
Old Fashioned Recipe for Chocolate Caramels
1 cup of milk
1 cup of molasses
1 small cup of butter (size of an egg)
2 cups of sugar
½ pound of chocolate
1 teaspoon of flour
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Combine milk, molasses and butter and let boil until butter completely melts, then add 2 cups white sugar, ½ pound of chocolate and a teaspoon of flour well mixed in a little water or milk.
Let it all boil for 30 minutes but after it has boiled 10 minutes, add 2 teaspoo..