Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Day 9 of Jacob's Journey: Easy As Pie

    Posted on May 30, 2012

    May 21, 1819

    Pioneer's ride into Berkeley Springs today was as easy as pie. That's when I realized that in his day and age, folks love comparing all things good, easy, and kind to pie. Beats me why this is a common phrase, except that perhaps pie is one of the best culinary creations to this day, and much beloved throughout America. Pie can be sweet, savory, and juicy, and quite nothing else tickles the palette than a slice with a big ol' glass of cold milk!

    If you don't currently have anything to bake a pie in, may I suggest my Golden Era Pie Plate? This 9" plate turns out the perfect size pies, whether they be blueberry, pumpkin, huckleberry, or my personal favorite, apple. Made of tin, they're still built in the USA. Not only that, but if you get the hankerin' you can even use them to pan for treasure--just like the 49ers did!

    However, I think they're best for making pie, which is what I plan on chowing down on as soon as I've dipped into the tepid waters of Berkeley Springs for a freshening up. More on this fascinating, historical village in my next entry! In the meantime, click here for this classic lemon meringue pie recipe, courtesy of Southern Living.

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  • A Man of His Word: The Jacob Bromwell Guarantee

    Posted on May 24, 2012

    My pappy most certainly was a man of his word. If a neighbor needed help with a barn raising, my father would be there on time, hammer ready in the hand. If he borrowed a gold coin from a pal, he'd repay him within a week's time. And when he was courting my ma, he'd be waiting on my grandparents' porch when he said he would--even if it sometimes meant that ma was the one keeping him waiting!

    I suppose that folks like my father are hard to come by these days. That's why Jacob Bromwell, Inc. has always offered a lifetime guarantee on all of my products, going back to 1819. We care about each and every product that goes out our door. Our promise to you is simple: If you're not 100% satisfied with a Jacob Bromwell product, we'll offer you a complete refund on it--no questions asked. It's one of the reasons why loyal customers purchase Jacob Bromwell products over and over again, and pass them onto younger generations.

    Scout's honor. And if you'd like to save 10% on an order, just enter this here code into your shopping cart and punch that "apply coupon" button: JACOB10.

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  • Day 7 of Jacob's Journey: Aches and Griddlecakes

    Posted on May 18, 2012

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    May 4, 1819

    There is no finer traveling time than May. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the bees are a-buzzing. Unfortunately, they're also a-stinging, as my poor steed Pioneer found out today. While passing a grove of lilac trees along a farm, a big ol' bumblebee--laden with pollen--landed on Pioneer's rump. Before I had the chance to swat it away, I found myself landing--with a big TWACK in the middle of the dirt road.

    I was unscathed, but a little achy. The farmer and his wife who witnessed the show were kindly people. They helped me to my shaky feet and invited me into their abode (and Pioneer into a field where he recovered from his sting with a bucket of oats.) And it was in their hearth that I was treated to a stack of bacon and corn griddle cakes--the best that ever passed my lips! As the father's wife, Mary, said to me, "Mr. Bromwell, there are few things that a good bellyful of griddle cakes cannot fix." I declare Mary to be correct. Oh, a nip of the farmer's whiskey stash may have lent a helping hand as well.

    To try these scrumptious griddle cakes for yourself, just click here for the recipe from

    Next stop: Berkeley Springs, West Virginia--said to be the oldest spa in our good nation! Here's hoping for bee-free passage!

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