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The fruitcake was delicious!

Just an update to let you know that the Christmas or Wedding Cake recipe I posted a month or so back from the Ogilvie Cook Book turned out perfectly!  Moist, fruity, delicious... yum!  Definitely a recipe I'll be making again!... Continue Reading →

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Vegetarian Options for Christmas Dinner

My niece is vegetarian, and since she was coming for dinner, I started researching vegetarian main dish options that were festive enough for Christmas dinner.  I found two, and ran them past her for approval.  She ended up with tofu.... Continue Reading →

Candy for Christmas

It's almost Christmas, and I've been rushed off my feet, too busy to make Christmas candy, but since The Correct Art of Candy-Making arrived in the mail yesterday, I thought I'd better share some recipes!  The classic, of course, is... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Menu, 1907 Style

For those of you who haven't yet planned your Christmas menu, or those who are curious about how holiday meals have changed over the years, I'll be posting a few different Christmas menus over the next couple of weeks.  I... Continue Reading →

Bettina’s Christmas Cake

As I had a lot of fruit leftover from my first Christmas cake, I decided to make a second one.  Admittedly, this was partly to use the painstakingly prepped pans!  I flipped through a few books, and found A Butterless-Eggless-Milkless... Continue Reading →

Nanny’s Famous Shortbread

Nanny, my paternal grandmother, was quite famous for her shortbread.  Any time butter - real butter, of course - went on sale, she'd buy up as much as she could carry.  Because, you know, butter freezes so well. But then,... Continue Reading →

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas!

Today is a baking day.  I've been meaning to get around to making a Christmas Cake for a few weeks now, and finally it's happened.  I was worried, while measuring out all the fruit, that it wouldn't all fit into... Continue Reading →

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