There are some foods that are so intertwined with certain memories that they seem to define certain places, events, and most importantly family. For me, Strawberry Cake will always be the dessert of church potluck dinners. This classic strawberry...
This sweet retro dessert hit peak popularity in the 1950's, and is just as pretty as it is easy to make. This version of the classic cake is made from scratch and features a light and tender white cake topped with canned pineapple slices and maraschino cherries.

Italian Ricotta Cookies

Italian Ricotta Cookies are those classic soft cake-like cookies with a delicate lemon flavor that are have become a holiday mainstay, even for non-Italians like myself!  The chances that you have had a Italian Ricotta Cookie are incredibly high, these...
No holiday cookie tray is complete without a gingerbread man! These cut-out cookies are soft and chewy, with that classic gingerbread flavor.

Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip (1955)

Neiman-Marcus Cheese Dip from Helen Corbitt’s 1955 Cookbook. The original recipe was simply named Almond-Bacon-Cheese Spread, this recipe has stood the test of time and is now known as either Million Dollar Dip or Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip, but no matter what you call it, it is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Homemade Sweet Corn Relish

Enjoy this delicious relish on your hot dogs and hamburgers, it is also a great addition to salads! Water Bath can for long term shelf storage.
The classic hot milk vanilla cake with a coconut-butter-brown sugar topping.

Watergate Salad (1975)

Congealed desserts, political scandals, and summer barbecues. Sounds like unlikely bedfellows, but say “Watergate Salad” and all these things come to mind. In this dish, which even by the loosest definitions should never really be classified as a salad, an...
Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950, is credited with making banana bread mainstream. This easy recipe from the 50's has stood the test of time.
During the 1950s and ’60s, an epidemic of island fever swept the United States. Tiki-themed restaurants, drinks, and decor were all the rage and the height of classy dining and entertaining. Now viewed as decidedly kitsch the Tiki fad...
I am a modern gal, inspired by the past to create a home that is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I believe that we can fill every aspect of our homes, and ourselves with creativity, comfort, and calm. Join me as I rediscover the lost art of homemaking.

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