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Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Well on my adventure to find the “perfect” picture of what the Union soldiers called Skillygalee I came up empty.  As this has never happened to me before, I am quite dismayed by this.  HOWEVER, we are in luck that I am persistant.  Through many hours of this link, leading to that link, and so on, I was able to find some pictures that I think will give you a pretty good idea of what the Union was cooking up.

Soggy Sustenance


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Pumpkin Bread In A Can

This is an interesting recipe.  We went camping one time and I forgot a few things.  Like a pan!  So I improvised just a smidge and this is what I came up with.

You can use this camping, at your next BBQ or any other time of the year.  Check out my “helpful hints” at the bottom of the recipe for some clever gift giving ideas.

Bread In a Can


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Monkey Bread

Ok, Okay.  I know it doesn’t sound very western or very country.  But stay with me on this, as the story is a pretty interesting one.

This recipe dates back (as best I can find via the internet) to 1945.  And was later served in the White House by Nancy Reagan in the 1980s.  By adding a few other ingredients, this yeast bread could very well become a sticky bun or honey bun. Or, our all too famous Cinnamon Bun. 😀 mmm

This was a favorite among pioneers and cowboys alike.  Requiring little ingredients and mostly time, this is sure to be a hit at any round-up and easily adapted for Dutch Oven purposes.

Onto the Monkey Business


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Hush Puppies

Now I’ve always known that Hush Puppies are something you eat.  However, when I was a kid, there was a shoe that came out call Hush Puppies.

It’s a given, I’m not going to be talking about a shoe or better yet, telling you how to make one.

This is the real deal.  Another delicious recipe, that is quick and very simple to make.

Hush Puppies


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Cowboy Bread

My Aunt, Jolene Miller (Bachman), was the President of the Arizona State Cowbelles for two consecutive years, 1982 and 1983.  I would also like to mention here, that she was, Vice-President of the Arizona Cattle Industry Research & Education Foundation, Field Crop Superintendent for the Maricopa County Fair.  And she actively worked with the 4H and the FFA receiving, the Honorary Chapter Farmer Degree in 1977. 

Many years ago, I received a wonderful present from her, that I have cherished ever since.  An original cookbook of the Arizona State Cowbelles.  It’s filled with some of the most wonderful recipes ever created and it’s a collection of recipes from Cowbelles throughout the state.

From these very pages, come my next recipe.  Not that I didn’t have enough of my own to share, but this one was just too good to pass up.  It was submitted by Carole DeSpain of Snowflake, Arizona.

Cowboy Bread


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