I would love to help if I can. It is such fun to read old recipes and figure out (or try to) what the cook meant! I have a few very old cookbooks and each of my grand daughters will sit and read them like a novel just as I do!!
Welcome! I see we're neighbors. I live here in the heart of the Ozarks too, just south of Branson and near the Buffalo River. There's a great old time cooking heritage here that I've not seen anywhere else except Guam. I think it takes a culture that cares about it's roots in order to preserve what was best from our past. The local Mennonites have taught me that.
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard