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Pioneer Recipes: Hardtack

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This pioneer hardtack is delicious served plain or with jam, peanut butter, cheese, meat spreads, or whatever you like. Try seasoning the crackers by adding onion powder, cheese, barbecue sauce, bacon bits, herbs, or spices to the dough.

Hardtack is an old-fashioned flatbread, or sea biscuit, that was popular with pioneers and sailors because it was lightweight, compact, tasty, and long lasting. It is just as delicious today and is handy for hiking, backpacking, or snacking.

Food has a way of bringing the family together and carrying the emotions of family memories with it. Learn more about your pioneer ancestry and gather the family to try some of these historic recipes and to bring a taste of what life was like for your pioneer ancestors into your home.

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