Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, folks! My favorite time of the year is finally here. Pretty lights, countdown calendars, amazing smells (tree, candles, spices...) and baking. So much baking. For my first Retro recipe of the month, I wanted to try something I've never made before (I'm not even sure I've even… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1968 Dublin Fruit Cake

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A Gilmore Girls Snack Adventure

Every September, I feel the urge to snuggle up on the couch with either a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and start watching the Gilmore Girls again. Each time, my husband sighs but by season 2, he's hooked and making me wait to watch the episodes together. What can I say, I… Continue reading A Gilmore Girls Snack Adventure

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1965 Dinner From Les Recettes Faciles

When I started my Retro Cooking Series, many kind friends and family members offered to let me borrow some of their precious cookbooks. One of my good friend and co-worker, Marie, promptly brought me her mother's cookbook, Les Recettes Faciles, by Françoise Bernard, published in France in 1965. It is a fascinating book and I had… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1965 Dinner From Les Recettes Faciles

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1928 Nun’s Cake

For this month's Retro Cooking, I decided to make a nun's cake, from the book Anyone Can Bake, published by the Royal Baking Powder Company in 1928. In all honesty, I was intrigued by the name. A French-Canadian really can't deny her Catholic-influenced culture! After looking it up, I learned a lot about the type of… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1928 Nun’s Cake