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21 February, 2018

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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14 February, 2018

Rosewater Currant Cakes

Rosewater Currant Cakes
Posted in : antique, baking, berry, cake, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For Valentine’s Day, I was going to make a post about diabetic-friendly brownies, but the first batch tasted like crap, so I decided to take a bit more time to perfect the recipe (or at least make them taste less like sweetened dirt and more like actual chocolate baked goods). Fortunately for everyone involved, these
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27 December, 2017

Wine Cakes

Wine Cakes
Posted in : alcohol, bread, cake, Christmas, cookies, dessert, holidays, honey, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Back in the Christmas post, I made a brief mention of wine cakes, and I showed the recipe in my little slideshow. Well, if you looked at the recipe, you might have noticed that it was a little… well, cryptic. After a few calls to my mom and a little bit of trial and error,
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20 December, 2017

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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13 December, 2017

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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6 December, 2017

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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1 November, 2017

Lemon and Squash Bread

Lemon and Squash Bread
Posted in : baking, bread, breakfast, dessert, easy, healthy, honey, lemon, snack, squash on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I love lemon baked goods at any time of year, though my biggest struggle is making baked goods “healthy” (although those guilt-free “fudge” brownies I made are probably the best example to date). I love sweets, but as I’m getting older, they’ve started sticking to me a bit and more and more of my friends
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18 October, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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This is a recipe I’ve actually been sitting on for some time now. I first made it probably three years ago, then I put my recipe away, thought about it a few times over the years, and didn’t actually bother making it again until now. Oh. My. God. Why did I wait?? Not only are
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11 October, 2017

Banana Pumpkin Bread

Banana Pumpkin Bread
Posted in : banana, bread, breakfast, dessert, easy, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, snack, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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One of my friend-Skylers (the local one) mentioned the idea of banana pumpkin bread to me, and I had to say, I was intrigued. I enjoyed banana bread and I happened to have a surplus of pumpkin puree in the cupboard due to a sale at the local grocery store. 3 for 1. Great deal,
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27 September, 2017

Anisette Cookies

Anisette Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, food, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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When I was a little girl, we used to have big family Christmases with lots of people, tons of food, and enough cookies to feed all of Santa’s elves. While there are a few baked goods we continued to make after the Christmas get-togethers stopped, but these weren’t one of them, for some reason. When
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