The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Child Lydia Maria Child first published The American Frugal Housewife in 1829. She was self-motivated, went against the tide, and took risks in an era when many women did not. Her writing style was ridiculed by many as lacking class, but her gritty writing was a reflection of the work itself.
The Complete Guide to Home Canning by Department of Agriculture This publication contains many new research-based recommendations for canning safer and better quality food at home. It is an invaluable resource book for persons who are canning food for the first time. Experienced canners will find updated information to help them improve their canning practices.