Recipes Created During Tough Times

Atlas Obscura has several articles about recipes that were created during hard times. Scarcity of ingredients or their expense led to a lot of creativity:

I think it is safe to say we are in a time of discomfort. Maybe some tomato soup cake will hit the spot.

Easy Beer Bread

Want to impress with homemade bread? Here is an easy beer bread recipe from a staff member, original source unknown.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can beer
  • 1/2 cup melted butter


  • mix dry ingredients together
  • add beer and mix together
  • pour into a greased loaf pan
  • pour the melted butter over the bread
  • bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour


Share a Favorite Recipe!

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe you like to make? Or a just favorite that you would love to share with coworkers? If so, send your recipes to Katy Emerson ( by next Wednesday and have them featured in the Muse!