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A Pan of Fudge

Six girls and their bemused-looking chaperone posed for this photograph in a pennant-bedecked room, possibly at York College, York, Nebraska, in about 1910. Many food historians trace the origins of fudge to the dormitories of Ivy League colleges in the … Continue reading

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Rhubarb, the Pie Lover’s Delight

Rhubarb, a plant well known to pie and dessert lovers in Nebraska, has a long history in this state. Its use as a substitute for fruit in a newly settled country where fruit growing was limited made it popular with … Continue reading

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Henry D. Perky, the Shredded Wheat King

Henry D. Perky (1843-1906), a businessman, inventor, and promoter, is best remembered for his invention of shredded wheat, a ready-to-eat cereal that revolutionized the way Americans ate breakfast. Less known is Perky’s early Nebraska background and his promotion of a … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen

Candy Mold, 9815-32-(1), Clara S. Byrne Many of us probably have recipes, handed down to us from our parents and grandparents, but what about the gadgets, molds, and tools that helped create those tasty treats? Sure, the ingredients are important, … Continue reading

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