Nostalgia

Turkey Hill Junior Mint Ice Cream

April 17, 2009
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You know how Carrie Bradshaw is all “hello lover” when it comes to Manolo Blahniks? Well that’s what I said when I saw this Turkey Hill Junior Mint ice cream today in the freezer section of the Porter Square Shaws. I literally stopped in the middle of the aisle and did a double take. Then […]

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The Wacky Antique Kitchen Gadget Revealed

April 15, 2009
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You guys had some seriously creative guesses as to the identity of the mystery item I posted about on Monday. They ran the gamut from candle snuffer to tea strainer. The winner of the random drawing, Evelyn, ventured a guess that the object in question was a flour sifter. She unfortunately wasn’t correct, but she’s […]

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Let’s Play: Guess the Antique Kitchen Gadget

April 13, 2009
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Erin’s Note: The contest has ended. If you would like to learn the identity of the gadget please click here. For many years my grandmother worked for a living history museum called the Norlands. Norlands is the ancestral home of the Washburn family. You’ve probably never heard of them but during the 19th century the […]

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The Animal Crossing Kitchen

March 20, 2009
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After several months of diligent game play and a little help from my sister Nicole, Carrie, and my cousin Amanda, I’ve finally managed to collect all of the items I needed to make an Animal Crossing: City Folk kitchen. Adorably enough the sink, microwave, stove, and blender all turn on and off, and I can’t […]

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Sugar Cookies for Santa

December 20, 2008
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How old does something have to be before it’s considered an antique? I suppose the cookie cutters I used to make these sugar cookie Santas and trees haven’t quite made the cut-off yet, but I calculate that they’re at least 23 years old, possibly more. With the exception that I used my own favorite recipe, […]

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Dirty Bird Sandwiches

November 30, 2008
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While piecing together our Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches Friday evening CK and I had an impassioned discussion over the correct technique for creating a true snacking masterpiece. I’m a steadfast fan of the holiday holy trinity: turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. It has to be on white bread, or a white bulky roll and there definitely […]

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CK Cooks: Aunt Kara’s Ambrosia

November 27, 2008
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Thanksgiving is the premier holiday for the Kelly family, and for as long as I can remember my favorite part of the meal has always been Ambrosia. This admittedly strange concoction of coconut, marshmallows, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and sour cream has touched my taste buds like nothing else on the overflowing table. While I’ve always […]

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Tastes and Tales of Massachusetts

October 19, 2008

With all of the buzz circulating lately around the importance of eating local I wondered if perhaps a little emphasis might also be spared for the preservation of local recipes? So many of us, myself included, are cookbook addicts, rushing out to pick up the next shiny new title from Ina Garten or Nigella Lawson […]

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