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Grandma’s Healthy Sweets from the 1910s

Dates, nuts, flour, and eggs – what could be simpler and healthier than my Grandma Bertie’s Date Strips? Advertisements

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Comfort Food: Bread for Brides

After the loss of our two beloved family pets within a month, I barely wanted to grocery shop, let alone cook. I’m slowly regaining the kitchen by making comfort food – familiar dishes that demand little creativity and deliver the … Continue reading

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‘One of the Housekeeper’s Necessaries’

I am named after my great-grandmother, Clara, whose parents emigrated from a small village in southern Germany to Cleveland, Ohio in the 1870s. She looks genteel in this photo but her family supported itself with the rough-and-tumble Black Cat Whiskey … Continue reading

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