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Domesticated livestock and wild game were the foundation of the colonist's meat diet. Most recipes were not to create a uniqely-flavored dish, but were simply instructions to ensure that the critter was cooked properly; feel free to add any herbs, spices or other ingredients to enhance the flavor of the basics.
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Colonial dessert

Colonial dessert

Pie/cake/cookie topping

Elegant dessert

"Very rich"

Hearty, nutty soup

Basic fish

Seafood sauce

Earliest recipe available

"very good article on the tea-table"

Without cider

"A Dessert Dish"

"Very Good"

Classic side dish with colonial accent

"for Geese, Pork, &c."

Colonial dessert

Early American fruit soup

Early American pie

(A Plain Dish.)

(A pretty Supper Dish)

Chilled dessert

Colonial dessert

Pie filling

a very fine Cordial

Baked or Boiled

For puddings

"A White Soup"

Basic vegetable

(Entremets, or Small Dish, to be served with the Second Course.)

(Entremets, side-dish with the Second Course)

"A delicious Dish"

Summer soup

Basic soup

Basic vegetables

Best for winter

Easy dessert

"a very cheap and wholesome soup"

Basic fish

Easy hearty soup

For invalids

Good in winter

Colonial dessert

with Dried or Fresh Fruit

Colonial dessert

French White Sauce

Great for leftovers

Colonial steaks

Primarily for invalids

For invalids

Soyer's Recipe

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Basic cooking

Basic vegetable

Basic vegetable

(to serve with Hot or Cold Roast Beef)

Basic baking

Basic baking

Which may be flavoured with Ground Ginger, Cinnamon, &c. &c.

Basic bread

Tangy treat

Basic bread

Basic baking

Basic baking

Basic baking

Basic baking

aka Black Grouse

(A Supper Dish)

(An inexpensive Supper Dish)

Colonial dessert

Colonial dessert

Basic dessert

Colonial dessert

(to serve with Roast Turkey, Fowl, Game, &c.)

(to serve with Roast Turkey, Fowl, Game, &c.)

"Economical"

..with potatoes

(Miss Acton's Recipe)

Basic fish

Hearty beef and vegetable soup

A sweet brown bread

For roasted fowl

A French Thickening for Gravies and Sauces

Winter pudding

For Stock

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Makes 12 buns or one cake

Makes 18 buns

Basic baking

Makes 7-8 buns

Colonial staple

(A French sauce, aka Beurre Noir)

Colonial staple

Flavored butter

Colonial staple

(More Economical)

(the French Sauce Blanche)

Good for seafood

enriched butter

Seasonable in winter

aka Christening Cake

Suitable for sending to Children at School

Basic baking

Basic baking

Colonial main dish

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Lemony dessert

Colonial candy

Adapted from Martha Washington's recipe

For fish

Basic fish

Updated 18 century recipe

Basic soup

Basic soup

Basic vegetable

For roasted fowl

Basic soup

For salads

Colonial side dish

Delicious refresher

Pass-around drink for events

Summer soup

Potent Potable

Great topping for bread

Autumn soup

A very old recipe

Delicious chocolate treats

Holiday dessert

Made for weddings and other events

Winter drink

Autumn soup

Good for leftover fish

Great for leftover cod

Basic fish

Basic beverage

Colonial breakfast drink

Adapted for bread machine

Great dessert or snack

Salad/veggie dressing

Hearty soup

Colonial drink

Colonial wine

Colonial seafood

for Boiled Puddings

For Raised Pies

Basic baking

"for Pies or Puddings"

(French Recipe)

Best in late summer

Colonial side dish

Colonial side dish

Colonial side dish

(Plain and Economical)

Currant juice and rum

Basic dessert

Colonial wine

Great use for dill seed

Basic gravy

Winter entree

Basic meat

Basic baking

Basic broth

Very nutritious broth

Basic soup

Basic fish

Basic fish

Basic fish

Colonial side dish

Great for camping

Colonial soup

Primarily for invalids

Colonial wine

Colonial side dish

Basic vegetable

Variation of Irish Stew

Colonial candy

Makes six rolls

(Very rich)

Holiday dessert

(Staffordshire Recipe)

Small cakes/cookies

Great for leftovers

Great for parties!

Basic sauce

Potent potable

Basic fish

Basic fish

Early American pudding

For Fish Soups

for Roast or Boiled Turkey

for Veal, Turkeys, Fowls, Hare, &c.

for Pike, Carp, Haddock, & Various Fish

For Baked Pike

For Cold Savoury Pies

For chicken, et&.

Basic Meat

Basic Meat

Chives and parsley add to the flavor

Sweet fritters

Colonial dessert

Hearty soup

"A pretty Dessert Dish"

Colonial refresher

Colonial refresher

Mayflower-era treat

Colonial dessert

Summer wine

Sweet colonial bread

Tasty sweet bread

Basic baking

Basic baking

Colonial preserves

Colonial dessert

"An Excellent Recipe"

Potent colonial wine

Colonial wine

For Roast Meat

"Excellent"

Basic Meat

Basic fish

Basic fish

Economical dessert

Basic cooking

Colonial side dish

Or white haricot beans

Great use for leftovers

Vegetarian left-over remix

Basic cooking

Hearty stew

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Sweet bread

Potent winter warmer

Apple-nut cake

Seasonable in winter

(Parisian Recipe)

Early American pudding

Colonial maize bread

Cornmeal cakes

A tasty vegetarian medley

"a Scotch Recipe"

(a Breakfast or Supper Dish)

Basic cooking

Basic meat

Bay leaves add the flavor

(an Entree)

(aka Lamb's Liver)

Basic cooking

Basic cooking

Basic cooking

aka Corn-Crake

Colonial winter soup

Potent tangy flavor

Basic baking

Cookie/cake topping

For boiled fowl

Used for "refreshing summer drink"

Colonial wine

Summer refresher

When regular lemonade is just too much!

(with sherry & eggs)

For Poultry

For Poultry

Basic entree

Entree

"an Entree"

Seafood sauce

Basic baking

Almond cookies

Basic fish

Basic cooking

Basic fish

Basic cooking

"to serve with Calf's Head, Boiled Eels, and different Fish."

Sweet potable

Modernized 18th-century exotic dessert

Pancake topping

Presidential punch

a Nice Dish for Children

"to serve with Roast Lamb"

Fruity dessert

Fruity wine

Corn fritters

Spiced wine

Basic fish

Very old recipe

Colonial grits

"one of the most useful store sauces to the experienced cook"

A Breakfast, Luncheon, or Supper Dish

"A Breakfast, Luncheon, or Supper Dish"

Basic Vegetable

(also for Veal Broth)

Easy soup for an invalid

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Basic cooking

Wine for "children's parties"

Great fish soup

Attributed to the Duke of Norfolk

Adapted from a traditional recipe

Flavoring for sweet dishes

Potent potable

Potent potable

Vegetarian pastry

"for a Turkie"

Colonial side dish

(a very Simple Method, and exceedingly Good)

Colonial side dish

Best for winter

"Excellent"

Colonial dessert

"for Wildfowl, Widgeon, Teal, &c."

(also for Ginger Wine)

Cow-Heel may also be used

Basic meat

Seafood sauce

Basic cooking

Great by themselves or as a garnish

"Delicious delicacy"

Basic Vegetable

Basic soup

Basic meat

for Family Pies

French pie dough

aka French Crust, for Raised Pies

Rich Pie Dough

Moderately-sweet cake

Suitable for cold weather

Pie filling

Vegetarian

Colonial candy

Basic fish

Basic fish

Great use for basil

Winter soup

Basic cooking

Basic cooking

Basic fish

Basic fish

Seafood entree

Refreshing (and potent!) drink

For Warm Weather

"Very Good"

Great, tasty side!

aka Spring Soup

Great side dish

Colonial side dish

Easy side dish

Hearty vegetaian stew

Basic cooking

Economy puff paste

Used in many other recipes

Delicious autumn bread

Simple (yet tasty) entree

Basic cooking

Basic meat

Winter dish

(Plain and Economical)

Colonial candy

(also used as medicine)

Basic Soup

Potent potable

Basic baking

aka Gateau De Riz

Colonial soup

Basic soup

Basic soup

"wholesome for children"

Party drink

A tasty herbed bread

Colonial cookies

Modernized colonial bread

Hearty broth

Colonial salad

Basic fish

Basic fish

British-style fish

Great for leftovers

Great for breakfast

Basic meat

Cold Meat Cookery

Great for cold days

Colonial sweet bread

Basic fish

Spring side dish

Colonial dessert

Colonial soup

Basic seafood

"For a scrag of boiled mutton"

Economic imitation

Seafood sauce

Easy seafood dish

Orange juice and rum

Orange/lemon juice and liquor

Orange juice and rum

Basic fish

a la Francaise

Basic fish

Basic fish

Early American pancakes

Basic fish

Basic fish

"A very pretty Supper Dish"

Basic baking

Colonial dessert

"This will be found a most delicate and delicious dish."

Basic fish

Basic fish

Basic fish

"An Excellent Soup, very Beneficial for the Voice"

Colonial soup

i.e. without Meat (vegetarian)

Cookie cookies

Great for parties!

Colonial refresher

"a la Francaise"

For Colouring Various Dishes

Colonial beer

Colonial refresher

Tasty breakfast treat

Clears muddy soup stock

For leftovers

Basic soup stock

Basic soup stock

Basic stock

"To be Used in the Preparation of White Soups"

Colonial jellies

Fruit & coffeecake topping

Fruit & coffeecake topping

Basic fish

Impressive main dish

Effervescing lemon drink

Colonial cake

for Venison

Soft custard pudding

Basic beverage

Cake with your tea

Crusty & slightly sour

(Cold Meat Cookery)

Tasty snack or dessert topping

"Excellent"

Basic fish

Basic fish

Good for leftovers

Good for leftovers

Basic fish

Cold Meat Cookery

Great use of leftovers

Basic Meat

Basic vegetable

Colonial soup

Basic cooking

Colonial side dish

"For Benevolent Purposes"

"An excellent dish"

soup/gravy stock

"a Convenient Dish for a Picnic"

"an Entree"

Cold Meat Cookery

Cold Meat Cookery

Basic cooking

"A pretty side or corner dish"

for Breakfast

Cold Meat Cookery

Basic cooking

Colonial Entree

Colonial Entree

Colonial soup

Sweet treats!

Versatile sauce

From walnut shells

(Very Good)

Colonial hot cider punch

Colonial drink

Seasonable in July

Basic gravy

Basic fish

aka Baked Whiting

Colonial fish

Basic fish

Basic fish

Basic fish

Winter drink
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