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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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Boston Cookies

Boston Cookies
Posted in : antique, baking, cookies, dessert, easy, food, History, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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There’s a local antique shop in town that has a variety of items, from world war relics and period clothing to old dolls and kitchenwares. They also occasionally have some incredible finds, such as newspapers from the day of the first moonwalk or the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, or 105 year-old home medical and
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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 thanks  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 Yuletide Solstice Celebration

A Yuletide Solstice Celebration
Posted in : bread, Christmas, cookies, dessert, dinner, food, History, holidays, Pagan, salmon on by : Jeanette Rueb
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We’ve covered Diwali, Hanukkah, and Christmas in our holiday food and story features. Now, it’s time to go way back to a celebration that may seem familiar in some ways, though it is often forgotten as a niche practice in the shadow of the flashier, more popular holidays. I’m talking about the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice
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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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Ham and Potatoes

Ham and Potatoes
Posted in : dinner, easy, food, funny, History, humor, potato, potatoes, recipe, Thanksgiving on by : Jeanette Rueb
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It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and a lot of you are probably wondering why I’ve decided to make a post about ham and potatoes instead of turkey and stuffing, like pretty much every other blogger on the planet. Honestly, I don’t have a good answer for that, but I do have a kind of funny,
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War Cake

War Cake
Posted in : dessert, food, History, recipe, snack, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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The days surrounding Independence Day (for any country) are always a good time to do some delving into your nation’s history. For me, as an American, I’ve done my fair share of reading on periods of war from the 1700s through to current times. A period that holds a lot of personal interest for me
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