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Ice Cream Parlor Wall Decor & Recipes

May 13, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Who can resist a tasty sundae, or a thick, malted milkshake? I’m all about the chocolate soda and the banana split. No matter your favorite flavors of these frozen treats, the ice cream parlor was once the place to go after games, dates and dinner. Most of these parlors from yesteryear are long gone, but

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How to Make Movie Theater Popcorn at Home!

Mar 12, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

As Joe explained on National Popcorn Day, it is possible to get that movie theater popcorn taste right at home. It requires just four things: A kettle style popping machine. You could also use a Whirley Pop. The popcorn needs to be stirred, and the bottom of the kettle scraped, during the popping process to

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Weekend DIY: Make Your Own Rock Candy

Jan 24, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When I was a kid, fall trips to local museums meant a bag lunch and a few coins in my pocket to pick up a souvenir. But, as with most museum shops, candies were also an option, and the one I remember buying most was rock candy. Later, I’d make this delicious sweet in science

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Celebrating National Pie Day

Jan 23, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

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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Highlights From Our Spooky Bash

Oct 14, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

It’s no secret. My husband and I love Halloween. We love hosting parties, decorating the house, and scaring unsuspecting souls (within reason, of course!). So it just made sense to throw a spooky bash for our dear friends. Twenty-three of them. Throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to be expensive. There are tons of decorative

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Hosting a Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Party

Oct 07, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

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!

Sep 24, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

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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