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This week I have a special recipe test for all of you! It is sort of a guest test, but in another way it isn’t. This week, we all get to enjoy a recipe...

By RetroRuth This week’s recipe was all about what I had laying around the house.  I was out of cheese and tuna, which knocked a whole bunch of...

This year for our Christmas baking we decided to throw all caution to the wind and to venture into the land of doorstops and vibrantly-colored, nuclear fruit. That’s right. This year it’s fruit cake for all! What’s funny is that during the mid-century, fruit cake was already considered a “grandma’s dessert” and the butt of many a joke. So we thought it would...

When I first saw this recipe in a newspaper clipping from the 1950’s, I was terrified it was going to use some sort of savory cracker. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that graham crackers made up the “cracker” part in the recipe.  I was also intrigued and wanted to make it as soon as possible. Plus, it has chocolate chips in it, so there was that too. ...

I LOVE English Toffee. It is always my first candy choice when we visit a chocolate shop, but I have to admit that I don’t like making it. Even though it is one of the easiest candies to make, I still would rather buy it that make it. Luckily, I found this recipe for English Toffee Cookies that is even easier than the candy recipe to make. And I am hooked! This recipe...

It’s day two of our ten days of Vintage Christmas Cookies, and today we have one that turned out to be a personal favorite of mine. These lovelies are Chocolate-Filled Snowballs, and they are basically a pecan crescent cookie with a Hershey’s kiss stuffed inside. Score. I’ve seen this cookie, or versions of it, floating around recently in modern cookbooks and whenever...

“A cookie with a different shape, and a new flavor!” From Pillsbury’s 7th Grand National Cookbook, 1956. Like this:Like Loading......

There’s something for everyone in Planters Mixed Nuts! From Woman’s Home Companion, 1961 Like this:Like Loading......

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