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Gourmet Treats: Three New England Originals are Hard to Resist

May 31, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Anyone who cooks classic goodies like dogs, burgers and BBQ, knows the flavor is about more than the cut of meat or the vessel. Condiments can make or break a dish. In a recent quest to outfit retro gift baskets with local goodies, the Retro Planet staff relied on their own experiences. There were tons of

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Making the Best Cup of Coffee

Nov 06, 2010 |  Retro Staff 5 Comments

American diners have long been known for their ready cup of hot coffee with an endless bottom. The reputation of diner coffee may not be living up to today’s taste standards, but you can always find a fresh brewed pot. If you are looking for upscale coffee, micro coffee roasters have created a new tradition

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1958 Peanut Blossom Cookie Recipe

Jan 26, 2010 |  Retro Staff No Comments

This is a familiar recipe that won the baker the Senior Grand National prize in 1958 for submitting it to the Pillsbury’s Best 9th Grand National Bake-Off. This recipe is one of those classics that will probably continue to be popular as long as there are peanut butter lovers. Peanut Blossom Cookies Temperature: 375°F Time:

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Piggies in a Blanket

Apr 18, 2008 |  Retro Staff No Comments

You haven’t lived until you’ve had Piggies in a blanket. The flip side of that is, if you have Piggies in a blanket too much, you may not live too long. Way before everyone was aware of the perils of fat, salt, cholesterol and nitrates, “Piggies” were in the regular rotation in my Mother’s supper

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