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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie
Posted in : beef, casserole, classic, dinner, easy, farming, food, food history, holidays, intermediate, leftovers, potato, potatoes, savory on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Shepherd’s pie is another meal that tends to resurface around St. Patrick’s Day, but the peasant dish isn’t truly Irish. Many countries have their own versions of this meal, which was traditionally made out of the scraps of a Sunday feast. A “true” shepherd’sĀ pie uses a mix of lamb and vegetables as a base with
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Hoover Stew

Hoover Stew
Posted in : antique, cheap, dinner, food, food history, History, hot dog, pasta, recipe, vegetables, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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During the Great Depression, food was scarce and people had to make due with what they could get. Canned goods were extremely popular because they had long shelf lives and were inexpensive. For some people who grew up during the Depression, canned goods remained a staple in the pantry. As a kid, I remember my
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Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja
Posted in : beans, beef, chicken, dinner, easy, food history, foreign, History, pork, rice, Slow cooker on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This recipe is one of my childhood favorites. Here’s a big thanksĀ  to my mom for sending me her recipe for it, since I currently am having a hard time cooking (and typing and doing most things that involve two hands) since my “sprained” wrist turned out to be fractured. I’ll do my best to
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A Christmas Anthology

A Christmas Anthology
Comments : 1 Posted in : baking, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, cranberry, dessert, food, food history, holidays, lasagna, sauerkraut, story on by : Jeanette Rueb
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“Christmas” means something slightly different to everyone. For some, it’s a time of community traditions and religious celebration. For others, it’s a family time, where loved ones gather around their own traditions. For others still, like myself, we really don’t have much in the way of tradition, or we did at one point, but as
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Hanukkah Meals

Hanukkah Meals
Comments : 2 Posted in : beef, chicken, dessert, dinner, easy, food, food history, Hanukkah, History, holidays, pancakes, potato, potatoes, snack, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This week’s recipes in the holiday lineup are brought to you by Rebekah Carter, a guest poster whose name you might recognize from her last guest post, Juicing for Healthy Hair. This time around, Rebekah would like to share a handful of healthy and traditional Hanukkah recipes she’s gathered, so that everyone can learn a
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Diwali: A Festival of Light

Diwali: A Festival of Light
Comments : 1 Posted in : bread, food, food history, guest post, History, holidays, Indian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This year, to bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and New Year, I’m going to feature a series of collaborative posts that highlight different winter holidays from around the world. It will be a tour of culture, history, and of course, food from all different cultures and religions, and starting it all off is the Hindu
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