Minnesota Territory 1849-1858
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Are Ya Hungry?

It is 150 years ago, and you live in Minnesota Territory. You are hungry, and you want a snack. Get out your cookbook.

Like many other settlers, you own The Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child of Boston. Thirty-two editions of her cookbook were published between 1829 and 1850. One of the recipes is for hot chocolate. Let's make some.