Category Archives: How Would Grandma Do It?

The old ways of doing things are often the best. How would grandma do it?

Using Vintage Kitchenware: Grandma’s CorningWare

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

For the past several years I have been mindful of the type of dishes in my kitchen. I don’t want inexpensive, cheaply-made items. I want cookware that will serve me for years.

One of the most-used items in my kitchen is my collection of CorningWare. These covered glass casserole dishes are safe to use in the oven or microwave.

And they clean up in the dishwasher. That kind of versatility works for this country girl!

I love my grandmother's vintage CorningWare covered glass casserole dishes, for the oven or microwave, and of course dishwasher safe. #TexasHomesteader

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Doing Things The Old Way With Manual Tools

 by Texas Homesteader ~
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I enjoy using manual tools as much as possible. I’m not sure why, it’s just my preference to work with my hands.

Of course I’ve had an electric can opener in the past. But I got rid of it decades ago, much preferring to use a hand-held crank one instead.

I prefer a whisk to an electric mixer and I sharp knife and cutting board to a food processor. Our youngest daughter often teases me about my old-time preference.

Using manual tools and implements is slower and takes more effort on my part, but they don't use electricity so they're much more gentle on the environment. #TexasHomesteader

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