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Tag: retro

in the eye of the beholder: butterscotch confetti squares

Warning: you are either going to love these or hate these. I mean, just look at that tin of fluffy pastel confectionary! It’s definitely a bit frightening but beautiful, in that retro kitchy way. I wish I could tell you…

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the no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal “cookie”

To me, no-bake cookies come right out of old cookbooks with worn canvas covers. I’ve seen plenty of no-bake recipes while browsing through my vintage cookbook collection, but never thought to try them myself. Then I spied these no-bake chocolate…

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for maman: date & raisin squares

When I was little, my mom had her standard dessert recipes. She made a really fantastic chocolate chip cake (always in a pretty bunt pan) for birthdays and every summer to make use of the pear bounty from our 2…

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retro recipe: pumpkin chiffon pie

This past weekend was Thanksgiving and oh boy, did we eat! It was a meal of firsts. I brined a turkey and it seriously was the best turkey ever. I’m sure it helped that we used a free-run organic beast,…

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christmas cake: icebox peppermint yule log

My mother-in-law had asked me to make a dessert for our Christmas dinner and with so many things to do over the holidays, I wanted something without much fuss. I also wanted something kind of spectacular and festive looking. While…

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a case for the lowly tuna melt

Okay, now why would I post about the lowly tuna melt? Everyone probably has their own twist and probably has been making theirs the same way since forever. Me, I only started eating tuna after 10 years of being a…

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snackin’ cake: chocolate chip walnut squares

As a kid, I used to hate the word “snack”. I don’t know what it was, but it always made me scowl and cringe with embarassment. Maybe because everyone who said “snack” ended up sounding like a big ol’ whiner…

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kicking it old skool: garlic & zucchini chicken meatloaf

While I love fusion flavours, Thai food and sushi, sometimes there’s nothing better than a meal that harkens back to those rose-coloured 1950′s that never really existed except in advertisements for eggshell blue refrigerators. I’m talking about meatloaf. It’s a…

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