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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.

Vintage Style Aprons

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Once a necessity for any homemaker, the vintage apron has become a fashion statement. In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, aprons were commonplace. In fact, many women owned both “working” and “presenting” aprons. The working apron was worn during the actual cooking process, while a nicer, clean apron was worn while serving dinner. These pretty

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Practical Gifts: Pu Pu Platter with Hibachi

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Practical yet unique, a Pu Pu Platter with Hibachi can serve many purposes. The platter can be used as a serving dish or as a table centerpiece. Ideally, though, this baby is great for making s’mores, cooking appetizers, and flame-cooking meat. It’s great for get-togethers, and guests will enjoy cooking their own food to order.

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Thanksgiving Turkey: My Favorite Recipe & Tips

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I’ve eaten loads of turkey, and I’ve roasted plenty. As an avid cook, I’m always looking for ways to cook “smarter not harder” while also producing a great-tasting entree. I’ve tried many recipes and followed many tips for roasting turkey. Years ago I simply buttered and salted the bird heavily before roasting. I’ve tried the

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No More Twinkies? Retro Brand Hostess Closes Shop

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In 1930, James Alexander Dewar, a baker for the Continental Baking Company, invented a snack cake we’d come to know and love as the Twinkie. At the time, several machines used to make cream-filled shortcakes collected dust when strawberries were out of season. Like many retro inventions, Dewar’s idea was centered around putting those machine

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Retro Candy: Smarties Wafer Candies

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In 1949 an English man moved his family from abroad to New Jersey to open a confection business. Equipped with a tablet presser and wrapping machine, Edward Dee founded Ce De Candy, Inc. and began production of Smarties candy rolls. The candies weren’t exactly a unique idea. Edward’s brother, David Dee, had specialised in fizzy compressed

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