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Grapefruit Proper Preparation

I’m a lover of Grapefruit. And I know enough to know that there is a right way and a wrong way to prepare a grapefruit.  I like to think of it as the fine art of Grapefruiting.  So you can imagine my delight when I found that Good Housekeeping’s Book of Good Meals, 1929, had a section dedicated to proper Grapefruit preparation.  I had to share.  Here are some tips for preparing Grapefruit.

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Vintage to Modern Homemade Salad Dressings for Health and Thrift

Here are some of my favorite salad dressings, created and tested over time in our family’s kitchens.

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Baking Temperatures for Pies and Pastries

Here you’ll find temperatures in Fahrenheit and their Celsius conversions as well as cook times for 11 types of pies/shells:

- Mirangue pies
- Apple or any double-crust pie with raw filling
- Custard, Pumpkin, or open pies
- Open cross-cut and “fruit deep” pies
- Double crust pie with pre-cooked filling
- Open pies with soufflé filling
- Pastry straws
- Pie shells
- Puff pastry
- Tart shells
- Turnovers.

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Puddings: Basic Vintage Recipes for Baked and Steamed Puddings From Scratch

Puddings today are a bit different from the puddings of days of old.  These vintage puddings are bready and warm and scrumptious, perfect for the winter season.

Pudding Recipes in this article include:

  • Cottage Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Fruit Pudding, Ginger Pudding, Suet Pudding, Plum Pudding, Steamed Dumplings

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Vintage Valentine Luncheon, Bridge or Tea, and Dinner Menu Ideas

Valentines day is a time to celebrate with your love, of course, but getting together with friends is just as fun.  In vintage times, Valentine’s Day lunches and dinners were popular, as was Valentines Bridge or Tea get together.  This post provides you with 4 Vintage Valentine Lunch menus, 2 Vintage Valentine Bridge or Tea menus, and 1 Vintage Valentine Dinner Menu.

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Bouillon Served Hot or Cold, Use As a Base or for Detox

Bouillon is a terrific base to so many soups and jellies, and can be enjoyed year round as it can be served hot or cold).  Additions can include fish, seafood, vegetables, even fruit. Here you’ll find a simple, vintage, beef bouillon recipe and one for tomato bouillon.

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