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Lemon Relish for Grilling Season

So what if we’re standing outside in our down coats instead of chili pepper-printed aprons? Spring traditions must go on. Continue reading

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1960s Casserole Magic

Casseroles built on cream of mushroom soup fed many families in the 1960s, when canned goods seemed ever so much more modern than cooking from scratch. The 1961 top seller, the Better Homes & Gardens Casserole Cook Book, put a … Continue reading

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From ‘Mad Men’: Party Like It’s 1969

“Mad Men,” scheduled to begin broadcasting its final season April 5, slavishly recreates the 1960s in every detail, from desktop ashtrays to skinny ties and go-go boots. Drinks – poured straight from bottles in the office – often get more air time than … Continue reading

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A Swedish “Hot Dish” from a Church Basement

Shelves of lingonberry jam and Wasa crackers at the markets near my summer job reflect the large Swedish community that settled in Jamestown, New York starting in the 1840s.

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