Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ofa meal determines the difference betweentrouble and pleasure. We all know wellthe difference between the perfunctorymeal served to cancel a fancied obliga-tion and the hearty, cordial meal served,maybe, without any help at all, where weforget instantly the trouble it may havebeen to her who serves us the well-selectedrepast, because of her evident pleasure. This means that the hostess should,with true deliberation and forethought,so plan her entertaining that she may beable to appear fresh and radiant for herfriends, even if she can have no helpwhatever. The woman who can com-mand all the needful help needs execu-tive force, and must plan her meal so wellthat her countenance may be serene whenher guests arrive. In either situationgreat care is needed in the planning andpreparation. All foods which can be got ready a dayor two beforehand should be ready, sothat the pressure on the eventful day maybe just so much less. For instance, aspics RECIPE FOR VALENTINE CAKEBy Mary H. Northern!
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Valentine Cake: One cup sugar,five egg yolks, one fourth teaspoonsalt, three quarter cup flour, one halfteaspoon cream of tartar, five eggwhites, one and one half tablespoonsorange juice, and one teaspoonlemon juice. Beat yolks until lemoncolored and thick; then add the flav-oring and sugar and continue beat-ing. Mix and sift flour and creamof tartar four times. Then cut andfold in the whites of the egg beatenstiff, alternately with flour. Bake ina deep tin one hour in a moderateoven. Ice with the following: onecup of confectioners sugar, one eggwhite, one teaspoon flavoring extract,one half teaspoon lemon juice. Mixingredients and beat until thick,spreading upon the cake. To deco-rate the cake make an ornamentalfrosting and color pink, using thepastry bag and tube to make the rowof leaves around the top and bottomof the cake, and the little flowers onthe row of leaves on the top. Smallroses may be made to hold thecandles, and a candy Cupid is placedin the center. Around the sides oft
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