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Ladies Home Journal

Ladies’ Home Journal is an American magazine published by the Meredith Corporation.

The Ladies’ Home Journal was developed from a popular double-page supplement in the American magazine Tribune and Farmer titled Women at Home. 

Women at Home was written by Louisa Knapp Curtis, wife of the magazine’s publisher Cyrus H. K. Curtis. After a year it became an independent publication, with Knapp as editor for the first six years. Its original name was The Ladies Home Journal and Practical Housekeeper, but Knapp dropped the last three words in 1886.

Click here to view the current Ladies’ Home Journal subscriptions and past issues for sale.

It was first published on February 16, 1883, and eventually became one of the leading women’s magazines of the 20th century in the United States.

From 1891 it was published in Philadelphia by the Curtis Publishing Company.

In 1903, it was the first American magazine to reach one million subscribers.

The most famous cooking teacher of her time, Sarah Tyson Rorer, served as LHJ’s first food editor from 1897 to 1911 when she moved to Good Housekeeping.

It rapidly became the leading American magazine of its type, reaching a subscribed circulation of more than one million copies by 1903, the first American magazine to do so.

The shortened version of the magazine is called LHJ.

If you want to read old magazines online, I found this resource for the Ladies Home Journal archive.

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Ladies Home Journal Recipes

Below are the recipes that have been published to date from Ladies Home Journal magazine. As new recipes are published, they will be added to the list below.

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Ladies Home Journal Recipes

Ladies Home Journal 

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Monday 11th of October 2021

Can’t find recipe for large stuffed zucchini from Ladies Home Journal, August 1983 issue, can you find it?


Monday 11th of October 2021

I am looking for the vanilla bean cheesecake recipe. Not sure when I found the recipe. Probably in the 90’s. Thanks, Jean

Jeannine Dohnalik

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Looking for a recipe for gumbo soup which was seasoned with thyme and dry mustard


Sunday 13th of June 2021

I pulled up this recipe that I clipped in July 1988

Prize Winning Potato Salad

2 lbs potatoes 1/2 C mayonnaise 1/2 C sour cream 2 Tbsp horseradish 1 Tbsp chopped parsley 2 green onions, sliced thin 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs 3 slices bacon, crumbled

Peel potatoes; cook by bringing salted water to a boil, cover and cook about 20 minutes. Drain and cool completely. Cut into one-inch cubes.

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, parsley, salt and pepper until smooth.

Stir in potatoes and remaining ingredients until well combined. Cool 24 hours.

Elizabeth Weidenmoyer

Thursday 1st of April 2021

I'm looking for the strawberry shortcake recipe from July 1977 issue of Ladies Home Journal.

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