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Cooking Up Some American History! 

Table of Contents

Cooking Up Some American History cookbook front cover

50 Authentic Recipes

86 pages

To The Teacher

Kitchen and Safety Rules

Permission Slips

Classroom Safety Signs

Native American Foods



Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This unique cookbook

provides 50 authentic

recipes in historical contexts

adding flavor to learning!

Cooking Up Some American History

All of the items on this page have lessons in Cooking Up Some American History, a teacher resource book published by Sunflower Education. Each recipe is accompanied by an introduction and a Classroom Connection. Short, simple, fun activities that connect the recipe to history, math, science, or the language arts.

Cooking Up Some American history cookbook front cover

Spanish Colonial Fare

Butter Wafers


Corn Tortillas

A photograph of a stack of corn tortillas
A photograph of colorful rock candy on sticks

English Colonial Dishes

Rock Candy

Shrewsbury Cakes

Pea Soup

Foods of the Revolutionary War

Hasty Pudding



Dining in Young America



Pumpkin Bread

A photograph of freshly popped pop corn

Staying Fed on the Frontier

Journey Potatoes

Peach Leather

Scalloped Tomatoes

Foods Out of Africa

Black-Eyed Peas

Fried Okra


Soldiers’ Mess: The Civil War


Johnnie Cake

Eggs and Bread

Idiot’s Delight

A photograph of hardtack a hard bread or cracker a Civil War food

Dishes of World War I

Bullets in a Pot

Cabbage Soup

1917 War Cake

Surviving the Great Depression

Bunny Salad

Meatless Meatloaf

Creamed Peas on Toast

Foods of World War II

Potato Floddie

Syrup Loaf

Honey Cake

A photograph of a freshly baked honey cake

American Fare: the 1950s

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

California Dip

Red Hot Salad

Vanilla Milkshake

Popular Dishes of the 1960s

Potato Salad

Cheese Fondue

Tomato Delight

A photograph of creamy potato salad

Recipes of the 1970s

Cucumber, Mango, and Red Onion Salad

Deviled Eggs

Lucy Lemon Squares

Some Current Treats

Trail Mix

Yogurt Parfait

Monkey Bread

A photograph of freshly baked lemon squares dessert