Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Plums: The "Macaroon Of The Month" Recipe

November's Macaroon Of The Month begins with this vintage recipe.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Vintage Macaroon Of The Month Recipe For October (& Halloween!)

Orange 'N' Date Macaroons are the Macaroon Of The Month. (Remember, the basic recipe is here!)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Vintage Macaroon Of The Month Recipe For September

Spicy Apple "Macs" for school lunches!  The basic recipe begins here, with the Lever House Macaroons recipe from 1952's Aunt Jenny's Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Other All-Time Favorites.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vintage "Macroon Of The Month" Recipe For August

Peanut Macaroons are suggested to be served with minted fruit juices. ...I'm not sure I'm down with trying that. Again, the basic recipe you begin with is here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vintage Praline Macaroon Recipe

The Macaroon Of The Month recipe for July is Praline Macaroons. In keeping with the Mid-Century Modern lifestyle, these cookies are said to be perfect for picnics -- and, served with sugared berries or chilled melon balls, a hit at garden suppers.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sugar-Crisp Tea Macaroons

The Macaroon Of The Month recipe (which starts with this basic Lever House Macaroon recipe) is Sugar-Crisp Tea Macaroons. It's supposed to be fabulous for bridal showers and weddings.

Have you been trying the Macaroon Of The Month cookie recipes? If so, please do tell us how it is going!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cutting & Chopping Food Tips

More tips from Cookies Galore (by Frances Barton, General Foods Corporation, copyright 1956).

Friday, May 1, 2015

Vintage Crunchy Coco-Roon Recipe

Crunchy Coco-Roons is May's Macaroon Of The Month  -- that's a lot of "M"s!

This recipe, and the basic recipe you start with, are from Aunt Jenny's Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies & Other All-Time Favorites.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Is Your Bed Dirty?

You may know why we do the laundry, but Missy Tannen, president of luxury linen company Boll & Branch, says we are doing it wrong.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tips On Storing Cookies

These tips on storing cookies come from Cookies Galore (from Frances Barton of the General Foods Corporation, copyright 1956).

Store cookies in a refrigerator if they are the no-bake type. Store baked cookies in a tightly covered metal or earthenware container. To soften cookies, keep a piece of fresh apple in the cooky jar.

Best of all is the adorable photo tip: A cookie jar should have a tight lid, "but not so tight a small boy can't raid the jar." *wink*

Monday, April 6, 2015

How To Identify Common Garden Insects

Clear illustrations on identifying common garden pests from 4-H Bulletin number 52, the 4-H Vegetable Gardener, from the Michigan State College Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing. Second printing of First Revision, June 1953. NOTE: The suggested treatments may be vastly out of date. This is posted as a guide for identification.

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