Here are some fun ideas and recipes to give your July 4th holiday a truly retro vibe, plus a look back at the history of Independence Day!
What was Thanksgiving dinner like in the Colonial days? Find out how to make roast turkey with pumpkin sauce, Georgia potatoes, succotash, election cake and other classic dishes
Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Old-fashioned eggnog recipes come in many varieties, so here are more than a dozen – though definitely take a look at the traditional Southern egg nog how-to, which will apparently allow the spirit of Christmas to descend upon you.
1. European Sponge Cake Beat fourteen eggs and one pound of fine sugar well in a kettle, then set in a hot water bath and beat until
Try one or more of these classic cordial recipes – featuring cherries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, oranges and peaches – and create yourself a rainbow of fruit flavor liqueurs the old-fashioned way!
If you’re looking for a decadent heirloom dessert, here are 18 old-fashioned and deliciously classic chocolate cake recipes to inspire you!
If you think peach jam is good, wait until you try these vintage recipes for homemade sweet, warmly-flavored spiced peaches and preserves made from fresh peaches.
Here are two dozen delicious (and often unique) ways to serve bananas — try one or more of these recipes for a taste of life back more than 100 years ago!
Sandwiches are the chief reliance for any sort of cold lunches, and should be daintily made of the best ingredients. Whether for a picnic, work lunch or to serve at a luncheon at home, here are 40 sandwich recipes using fish and seafood.
One bowl brownies! Finally, a scrumptious homemade brownie that’s easy, made with Baker’s chocolate and Diamond walnuts.
Here are six different ways to make authentic old-fashioned chocolate souffle desserts, based on recipes from more than 100 years ago!
For decades, cakes using plain mashed potatoes as a main ingredient were very popular — probably in part because a mashed potato cake stayed moist longer than traditional all-flour cakes.
Buckwheat pancakes made of pure buckwheat are best, but as some do not like the distinct flavor of the grain, here’s a variety of old-fashioned recipes.
These two delicious strawberry meringue dessert recipes come from around a hundred years ago, and beat anything out of a box you can get today.
Considering that we nearly all drink it, why is it that we so seldom get a good cup of coffee?
Delicious custards How to make one kind with caramel — plus a recipe for chocolate cream custard Caramel custard recipe (creme caramel) Put a cupful of granulated sugar
What would Christmas be to the children — or even the grownups — without some of the special candies and good things appropriate to the holiday season?