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Dolls and Desserts

Dolls and Desserts

Strawberries are plentiful this season, sweet and juicy. I made shortcake biscuits for traditional strawberry shortcake. Its an easy recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and is delicious. Must have whipped cream, of course! Do you remember the Strawberry Shortcake doll? Raggedy Ann is the popular rag doll from the early 1900’s. She was created with...
Bread and Records from the Past

Bread and Records from the Past

The good ole days of department store restaurants is a lost treasure. This old box from May Co reminded me of lunching in The Mission Room in the Mission Valley store. Driving through Mission Valley, you can still see where the restaurant had been with the windows facing the freeway. Their strawberry pie was famous...
Spring and Sweet Baking

Spring and Sweet Baking

My post about breads and cookies for spring is a bit late, but still worth a read.  In fact, the baked goods can be made year round! Challah bread always seemed intimidating to make when I first began baking bread. In 1986, a friend wrote this detailed recipe and reminded me it wasn’t difficult to...
Snoopy, Pillsbury and M&M's

Snoopy, Pillsbury and M&M’s

Going back to the 70’s with Snoopy and Woodstock telephone and carrot cake. I remember the discussions about the original carrot cake recipe and if you added crushed pineapple that was just not right. My hand-me-down recipe is simple with flour, sugar, eggs, oil, grated carrots and cinnamon. And the cream cheese frosting is the...
Barbie and Midge Dolls Eating During Quarantine

Barbie and Midge Dolls Eating During Quarantine

Vintage dolls Midge and Tammy wanted a vacation away from Barbie and Ken so they packed 7 layer cookies (Magic Bars) in their luggage to take as snacks. The flight to Hawaii was canceled and now they will just have to wait like the rest of us! I used to make the recipe often with...