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Old-fashioned cherry nut loaf

A retro treat for today’s tea parties (or….breakfast)!

When I was a kid, my mom seemed to make this loaf primarily at Christmastime so I associate it with all sorts of happy, festive feelings. 340 more words

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Sausage Rolls

I don’t know when it started, but at some point, sausage rolls became our favourite Christmas food. Every year, I grab a box of frozen mini-rolls and that gets us through the holidays. 214 more words


Jellied Waldorf Salad

It took me years to find out that Waldorf Salad doesn’t involve Jello. Even the “Waldorf Salad” episode that I must’ve seen 15 times as a child didn’t tip me off. 383 more words

Sides And Salads

Ambrosia Salad Mold

Ambrosia is, by definition, “the food of the gods.” I’m not sure if I can picture Athena serving a jellied salad* to Heracles, but it is a lovely thought, isn’t it? 396 more words

Baking And Desserts

Bologna Cake 

After serving Bologna Cake at a recent retro-food party, I have come to the conclusion that everybody secretly likes bologna. Not enough to actually buy it, but if it just so happens to appear at a party, well, maybe I… 283 more words


Retro spinach-artichoke ring

In the United States in 1971, Nixon was president, the Vietnam war was going on, the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, National Public Radio broadcast for the first time, Amtrak was founded, Texas Instruments released the first pocket calculator, soft contact lenses became available, cigarette advertising on television was finally banned and the Walt Disney Resort opened in Orlando, Florida. 2,037 more words