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Take a walk down your taste buds’ memory lane. Here we feature nostalgic candy, vintage soda pop, classic diner and restaurant fare, and old-fashioned recipes that are tried and true.

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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Hosting a Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Party

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Although this is a Halloween post, its roots go back to December 2012 – specifically December 12. Chances are 12/12/12 was just a normal Wednesday for you, but it also was: the last sequential date we’ll see for 88 years; the day most people expected the Mayan apocalypse to occur (technically 12/21/12, but why quibble

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Cherries Jubilee!

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Created by Chef Auguste Escoffier in honor of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration, this dessert was created sometime between 1887 and 1897. There’s some conflict over whether it was the Queen’s Golden Jubilee or Diamond Jubilee for which this sweet cherries concoction was made, but there’s no argument that it was presented because cherries were her

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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Cake Time!

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My father-in-law was a long-time PB&J fan. Every year he’d volunteer to help host events for kids, and every year the committee would turn down his plea to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, in fear someone allergic to peanut butter would mistakenly bite into one. So, when he passed and we celebrated his life,

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