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A Thrilling Surprise for Hallowe’en

Hallowe'en is fast approaching, and of course you're all wondering what exciting things to make for the big night.  I am here to help you with that!  I've found a rather perplexing recipe for small cakes (or cookies??) that look... Continue Reading →


Another Hallowe’en Post

I was flipping through my cookbooks this morning (yes, that's something I do a lot!) and found more Hallowe'en menus in a charming little book called Suppers.  Its entire focus is on themed supper parties, and let me assure you,... Continue Reading →

Happy Hallowe’en

It seems, that in 1907, at least, Hallowe'en was a holiday just for boys.  I'm not sure if girls were too delicate, too ladylike, or just too chicken to participate, but Annie R. Gregory (who was assisted by one thousand... Continue Reading →

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