Welcome to
The Plucky Housewives

Welcome to The Plucky Housewives!


You are probably wondering where the term Plucky Housewives came from? A few years ago, I came across the "Buckeye Cookery, And Practical Housekeeping: Compiled from Original Recipes." Inside the front cover was a dedication "...to the plucky housewives of 1876, who master their work, instead of allowing it to master them." I had to look up the definition of the word "plucky" and was amused to discover its meaning - COURAGEOUS.  


No matter what the era, our desire as homemakers and caretakers is to manage our homes and families as best we can, which in today's economy can be daunting and hence, COURAGEOUS.  As Plucky Housewives, our goal is to create warm and rich memories for our families and loved ones through the food we make and the tasks we share for and with our families.  It is through these memories and traditions that we carry our love to the next generation. 


The Plucky Housewives website and community hope to be able to provide any and all who are looking for helps, suggestions and support on how to better master their work at home!  


Just as the plucky housewives of 1876 often revised and updated their cookery, our web community will be our mode to keep all of our readers up-to-date on new foods, equipment, techniques, recipes, home projects, in addition to being a  place for the home artisan to share their wares with our readers.


Follow us, comment, tell us your stories surrounding your favorite recipes, crafts and home traditions.  We'll be asking you to share your tips and tricks!


Thanks for being a Plucky Housewife!

Every week we will demonstrate, discuss, test and review recipes, products, services, designs and lend recommendations for you to try and consider.  Let us do the testing!  One of our favorite sections is Pinterest Pass or Fails.    Come visit, comment, lend us your expertise and suggestions.  This is your community too!





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