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From homemade desserts and candy to the tiki cocktail, these tried-and-true recipes remind us of yesteryear. No box mixes here!

Celebrating National Pie Day

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Apple Pie. Made with fresh-cut Romes and two Granny Smiths (to add some tartness), cinnamon, sugar and butter. In a flaky crust made with lard, not shortening. That’s my favorite homemade pie. And today is the perfect day to bake one. It’s National Pie Day, after all. According to the American Pie Council, there are

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Cheesepocalypse? Say it isn’t so!

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I didn’t think anything of it when I clicked on #Velveeta–a trending topic on Twitter today. Needless to say, imagine my surprise when I learned that Kraft Foods has announced that there’s an honest-to-goodness Velveeta shortage. Me? I didn’t think such a thing was possible. I mean, not that I’m questioning the amount of actual

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When It Comes To Eggs? Nog Makes the Grade

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Eggs. Sure, they’re a food staple and a fave for many worldwide. Me? I’m not one of those people. For yours truly, when it comes to eggs, they’d better be cooked into brownies or a cake, because that’s about the extent of my yolking around. That said, however, I recall a Christmas gathering my parents threw, circa 1975 or

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Top of the Pops: America’s Ongoing Infatuation With Popcorn

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October is National Popcorn Popping Month! Discovered thousands of years ago, popcorn dates back to before 3600 B.C. in what is now Peru. Some believe popcorn was developed by American Indians, but researchers have found no evidence to support that. It wasn’t until the 1840s that popped corn garnered the title of “snack food,” when it was

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Vintage Whitman’s Valentine’s Day Ads

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In the beginning (nearly 2,000 years ago), consumption of chocolate drinks and the like were reserved for special occasions. Its labeling as an aphrodisiac increased chocolate’s popularity.  For some time, the elite enjoyed the benefits of the cocoa bean, while others used it as currency. Chocolate was a true luxury – some believed it even

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