Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Welcoming Bread

Take ordinary baking powder biscuits, top them with a sugary fruit and nut mix, and suddenly they transform into Christmas bread. That’s what the Michie Tavern in Charlottesville, Virginia served in the 1700’s, Advertisements

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6-4-2-1 Equals a Family Cocktail

The recipe paper-clipped inside one of my grandmother’s cooking pamphlets sounds like a scientific formula: 6 orange juice, 4 ging, 2 vermouth, 1 lemon.

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More Joys of Jell-O

Take the ingredients of a typical Christmas dessert (dried fruits, citron, nuts, cinnamon), mix them with Jell-O and what do you get? Jell-O Plum Pudding, of course!

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Fruits that Sink, Fruits that Float

Jell-O for the holidays? In the 1930s, festive molds competed with cookies on many holiday buffets. 

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