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Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

Bird’s Nests – an interesting breakfast idea

There are countless ways to make eggs for breakfast, and I've been seeking out some of the more unusual ones featured in my old cookbooks to try.  The recipe for bird's nests seemed to fit the bill. The idea behind... Continue Reading →

Rice Pudding so Easy a Child Could Make It

I have rice pudding in the oven to have for dessert.  Rice pudding was what I'd planned on making, but I was planning on using my Instant Pot to make my usual quick rice pudding, but I had The Mary... Continue Reading →

Quirky but Delicious Cheese Sandwiches

Cheese sandwiches are pretty straight forward to make.  I think we've all made cheese sandwiches before, and had them come out just fine.  I've always, always used sliced cheese, other than a brief, inexplicable period during my teens when I... Continue Reading →

Poinsettia Salad

The first Poinsettia Salads I made looked beautiful, nestled on their beds of lettuce.  I took pictures, and then we ate the salads.  And then, because of my blind trust in my devices, I lost all the pictures I hadn't... Continue Reading →

Poached Eggs, made unecessarily complicated.

Winter has been dragging on, and sadly I've been neglecting this blog.  Don't worry, I'm still accumulating new cookbooks and advertising pamphlets, but I've just not been blogging.  Today, though, is the first day of spring, and the first Monday... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I knew if I dug around through my cookbooks, I'd find at least a few Valentine's recipes to share, and A Thousand Ways to Please a Family had a whole Valentine's luncheon menu, so I am sharing that here today.... Continue Reading →

Browny Cake

I came across this recipe the other day when I was looking for a brownie recipe, and it's so far from what I was looking for, I thought I'd share it.  I'm not going to make it, at least not... Continue Reading →

Suppers – Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions

Suppers - Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions is a small book, but one of my favourites.  It was compiled by Paul Pierce in 1907, and is full of intriguing menu and party ideas.  Even though styles of entertaining have changed drastically... Continue Reading →

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