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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. dynnamae

    Hi Kevin. I’m over 60 and don’t recall ever hearing receipt for recipe. Can’t say it didn’t happen but for me those are 2 very different items. Very interesing to find out they were the same thing in another time or culture.

  2. Renee

    I have all my Grandma’s old recipes, most hand written on yellowing pieces of paper, but some are out of old magazines. A lot of them have the word “receipt” for “recipe” in them. I grew up in a small, rural town in Missouri and had all my older, extended family members living around me. When I was a kid, I heard my great-grandma and great-aunts use the word “receipt” for “recipe” also. I’m only 44, but have heard this word used all my life, although a lot less now than “back in the day”.

  3. Kentuckylady717

    Me either dynnamae :) but very interesting eh ? Kevin does come up with some good ones :)
    Tomato Jelly eh? never had it, but would try it…..maybe would even make it….come on Kevin, give us that recipe please …..thanks :)

  4. Joanne

    I’m 80 now and my mother always called it receipt. We are from Illinois but somehow I got the connotation that it was a Southern trait.

  5. Dawn

    Haven’t heard it til just now.I’m 46 & grew up & still live in NW Indiana. I hear things
    from older folks like “house note” vs. mortgage but never receipt in lieu of recipe.
    I have jam from the black nightshade tomato- first year I’ve made it &
    haven’t opened the seal & tasted it yet-I imagine it will be best with something
    savory like crackers rather than sweet stuff.


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